IMF maintains Cambodia's projected growth at 7.2 pct in 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday kept its projection for Cambodia's economic growth rate at 7.2 percent this year and 7.3 percent next year. ... ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodian PM says economy to grow by 7.5 pct this year

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that the country's economy is forecast to grow by 7. 5 percent in 2014, driven by steady growth in agriculture, garment export, tourism, and construction. ... ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

PM says BRICS bank to ease dependency

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday applauded the recent creation of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB), saying it could ease Cambodia’s dependence on institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). BRICS member nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa announced ...

May Kunmakara

Taiwan gets green light to open trade center in Cambodia

The nation has received approval from the Cambodian government to open a trade center in Phnom Penh, the semi-official Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said. The center, which is expected to be officially opened next month at the earliest, will raise the number of the ...

Taipei Times News Staff

Human Rights Watch attacks IMF chief over Cambodia visit

American lobby group Human Rights Watch has lashed out at Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, for her trip to Cambodia earlier this month. In a commentary posted Thursday, it noted that the IMF recognized that corruption threatened market integrity, distorted competition, ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

IMF Reiterates 7 Percent Growth Prediction for Cambodia

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has reaffirmed an earlier prediction that Cambodia will grow 7 percent this year, in an interview published today by The Post newspaper. Lagarde praised the country's economic outlook, although she acknowledged that it will face challenges, ...

Prensa Latina News Staff

IMF chief pledges continued support to Cambodian reforms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde pledged Monday to continue providing technical assistance to Cambodia for financial and fiscal reforms. Speaking during a meeting with Cambodian Economy and Finance Minister Aun Porn Moniroth, Lagarde hailed Cambodia for sound macroeconomic management and fruitful cooperation ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde to Visit Cambodia

nternational Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde will visit Cambodia next week as part of an Asia tour that will also include stops in South Korea and Burma, according to an IMF spokesman. Ms. Lagarde will meet with Cambodian government officials, university students, investors and ...

Colin Meyn

IMF Predicts Country’s Economy to Grow 7%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday said it expects Cambodia’s economy to grow by 7 percent this year, fueled mostly by the garment, tourism and construction sectors, though risks such as extreme weather and labor market instabilities could cause growth to fluctuate. The IMF also ...

Joshua Wilwohl

Cargo shipments up 16 pct

The volume of cargo shipments going through the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS), the biggest deep-water port in Cambodia, saw a 16 per cent year-on-year increase in the first nine months of this year, data released by the port on Friday show. About 2.27 million tonnes of ...

May Kunmakara

Hun Sen’s Cabinet Approves $3.5B Draft Budget

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s new Cabinet on Friday approved a 2014 draft budget of $3.5 billion, a 13 percent increase over this year’s budget, but gave no details as to how the money would be spent. The CPP also said it will go ahead with a ...

Hul Reaksmey and Zsombor Peter

Cambodia's inflation stands at 2.9 pct in first half of 2013: central bank

Cambodia's inflation rate has accelerated to 2.9 percent in the first six months of the year, up from 1.8 percent over the same period last year, according to a report of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on Wednesday. "The rate, below 3 percent, is low ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Congressional Hearing in US Pushes Cut to Cambodian Aid

At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday that scathingly rebuked Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling CPP, a U.S. lawmaker called for legislation to cut American aid to Cambodia following the national election on July 28. Representative Steve Chabot, who chaired the House Subcom­mittee ...

World Bank revises 2013 growth figures

The World Bank has revised its growth prediction for Cambodia upwards to 7 per cent for 2013, from its January prediction of 6.7 per cent, a revision it attributes to the performance of the Kingdom’s agriculture, tourism and garment sectors. Cambodia’s outlook is generally positive, according ...

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