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Agro report reveals drop in state fisheries revenue

A report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture for the first nine months of this year showed a dramatic decline in government revenue from the fisheries sector, while providing incomplete information on revenue from other agricultural sectors. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agro-report-reveals-drop-state-fisheries-revenue

As Foreign Aid Increases, Questions About Conditions

Cambodia has seen huge growth of foreign aid and loans over the past two decades, but experts are beginning to question its worth—and what conditions might be attached. Total aid from 1993 to 2012 amounts to around $10 billion, with the percentage of aid coming as ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/as-foreign-aid-increases-questions-about-conditions/1664821.html

Cambodia’s Economic Growth Will Help Poverty Reduction

Cambodia economic growth was 7.3 percent in 2012. Agriculture grew by 4.3 percent, crops by 4.9 percent, fisheries by 6.7 percent, industry by 9.2 percent, garment [sector] by 6.9 percent and the service industry by 8.1 percent, said Dr Hang Chuon Naron, Secretary of State ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Hun Sen Says 2013 Budget Will Balance Despite Spending

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that Cambodia’s budget for next year was balanced, claiming that a planned increase in public spending will be made up for by a rise in government revenue. Despite concerns from the opposition that foreign borrowing should be reduced, the National ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Hun Sen Announces Tax on Land Concessions

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday amended a directive on economic land concession (ELC) taxes, which will mean that owners of agricultural ELCs must pay tax of $5 on every hectare of land after the fifth year of ownership, according to the Council of Ministers. Mr. ...

Cambodian government considers raising duty tax on local cigarettes

A packet of local Cambodian ARA cigarettes costs 1400Riel, around £0.22. Government tobacco tax on local products is currently 10%. Smoking and drinking is endemic in the poor youth of Cambodia and tax hike is proposed to cut the addiction. Ayda Yurekli, an academic from the ...

http://www.demotix.com/news/1456882/cambodian-government-considers-raising-duty-tax-local-cigarettes#media-1456638

A winning wager

Near the river in Phnom Penh and next to Diamond Island, there’s a huge, bunker-like building that is almost always a beehive of activity. Inside, there are people enjoying an evening concert or strolling around studying the decor, including large stone faces of the Buddha. Others, however, are occupied with more mundane matters-placing ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/blog.php?article=474

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