Poipet SEZ signs first lease to Japan firm

Japanese firm Sumitronics signed a lease to become the first tenant at the Poipet Special Economic Zone, which was established as a subsidiary of the publicly listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ) in 2014. The electronics firm leased a 1-hectare plot of land in ...

Robin Spiess

PPSEZ’s rethink after sharp profit fall

Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ) ‒ a listed company on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) ‒ reveled on Friday that by 2020, 50 percent of the company’s revenue would be generated by sales of services. This new target was made after PPSEZ informed the ...

Chea Vannak

Inside the corporate utopias where capitalism rules and Labor Laws don’t apply

Under Cambodian law, the right to organize is supposed to be ironclad. No employer, government agent or citizen may impede union activity. Inside the walls of Cambodia’s largest special economic zones (SEZs), however, In These Times’ reporters saw a system designed to tightly control the workforce by ...

Matt Kennard and Claire Provost

Fourth IPO kicks off roadshow

Phnom Penh SEZ Plc, which operates the country’s busiest industrial park, launched its IPO public roadshow yesterday, pitching its solid track record and growth potential to prospective investors that it hopes will sink up to $11.6 million into the company’s initial public offering on the ...

Cam McGrath

Thailand planning more border SEZs

A Thai study being carried out on special economic zones (SEZ) in 15 provinces along the country’s borders has been welcomed by Cambodian and foreign businessmen, who say both countries can benefit, but some uncertainty remains over exactly where and when the zones will be ...

May Kunmakara

Gov’t urges business to invest in power

The government is calling for more private investment in the energy sector to meet rising demand from households and industry, a senior official from state-owned Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) said yesterday. ...

Sok Chan

Hotel with foreigners in mind set for PPSEZ

A hotel catering to foreign investors and expatriate employees is being built inside the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ), management confirmed yesterday. The project will be constructed through a joint venture between PPSEZ and the Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Tama Home. ...

Daniel de Carteret

Made in Cambodia: Foreign Industry Calls on Cambodia as the Next “Low-Cost” Alternative in All Things Manufacturing

About a decade ago, global manufacturing firms staged a mass exodus to Asia in search of low-cost alternatives to increasing domestic wage demands and operational costs. The consensus was the continued development of a regional supply chain that had formed in countries like Vietnam and Indonesia, ...

Cambodia’s first dairy plant

Cambodia’s first dairy factory is being planned for Phnom Penh, as one of the owners, a Vietnam-based dairy company, hopes to tap strong local demand for its products. The 2.7-hectare factory, in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ), would produce condensed milk, yoghurt and UHT ...

Hedging China risks, Japan firms turn to booming SE Asia

Hiroshi Uematsu had a tough start in Cambodia, where he heads an economic zone that aims to attract business from his native Japan. He arrived just before the global financial crisis sent the Asian Economic Minnow’s exports into a tailspin and dried up investment interest. Now, ...

Cambodia might benefit from Japan-China row

A lot of Japanese companies have been making inquiries about investing in Cambodia. And a good number of them are companies who are considering relocating from China. This was revealed by Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone manager Hiroshi Uematsu in the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. Recent ...

CSX Slated to Start Trading by the End of 2011

While the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) recently opened its doors for business, it’s not quite ready to actually do business. As it currently stands, there is no actual trade taking place, making it the smallest bourse in the world in terms of market capitalization. However, ...

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