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Airports operator looks to expand

While Cambodia Airports, of which France-based Vinci Group is major stakeholder, sees tourist numbers taking off, eviction issues are gnawing at the company’s image. Emmanuel Menanteau, chief executive of Cambodia Airports, talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust about the expansion plans. How many tourist arrivals do ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013053165965/CEO-Talk/airports-operator-looks-to-expand.html

Ecuador, Cambodia Sign Antiquities Agreement

Government officials yesterday met with representatives from the Republic of Ecuador to discuss ways to improve economic and political ties between the two countries, Foreign Ministry Secretary of State Ouch Borith said. The two countries also signed a memorandum of understanding to protect Cambodian artifacts ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cambodia sees 2.65 bln USD trade deficit in 2012

Cambodia recorded a trade deficit of 2.65 billion U.S. dollars in 2012, according to the government’s statistics on Wednesday. The country’s total import and export volume had reached 13.63 billion U.S. dollars last year, up 19 percent from 11.48 billion U. S. dollars in a year ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-01/09/c_132091653.htm

Cargos via Cambodia's city port up 17% in 2012

Cargos entering and leaving through Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, Cambodia’s second largest port, increased by 17 percent in 2012 thanks to increasing import and export activities, a senior port official said Thursday. The state-owned port had received 95,333 twenty-foot-equivalent units, or standard-sized containers (TEUs) last year, ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-01/03/c_132077675.htm

Royal Group to Import BMWs Into Cambodia

Cambodian conglomerate Royal Group will be the first authorized importer and dealer of BMW automobiles in the country, and has begun construction on a showroom and service center in Phnom Penh. Premium Auto Import Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Royal Group, aims to import roughly 200 ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Refined sugar for domestic market

Phnom Penh Sugar will begin producing white sugar this month for the Cambodian market to reduce the demand for imported sugar, according to a spokeswoman for the firm. Chheang Kemsoun, a representative of Phnom Penh Sugar, told the Post yesterday the company would produce white sugar ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110759620/Business/refined-sugar-for-domestic-market.html

Kingdom’s trade deficit widens

Cambodia’s total exports increased more than 13 per cent in the first nine months of this year, with a year-on-year comparison indicating a widening trade deficit. A private-sector representative, an exporter and an independent economist said the slow growth was mainly due to the slowing of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110759621/Business/kingdoms-trade-deficit-widens.html

Phnom Penh Port Cargo Up 15 Percent on Last Year

The amount of cargo entering Cambodia through the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port increased 14.92 percent over the first 10 months of the year compared to the same period in 2011, a port official said yesterday. “We are seeing that the major imports are construction equipment ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

EU Bike Import Shows Huge Shifts

The import flow of bicycles (excluding e-bikes) into the European Union is changing rapidly between countries What is in particular striking is the massive upswing in imports from Cambodia. In 2011 the European Union imported 366,000 bikes from Cambodia which took the country to the 9th ...

http://www.bike-eu.com/Sales-Trends/Product-trends/2012/10/EU-Bike-Import-Shows-Huge-Shifts-1081701W/

Cambodia records 1.51 bln trade deficit in 7 months

Cambodia reported a trade deficit of 34 percent in equivalent to 1.51 billion U.S. dollars in the first seven of this year, the report of the Commerce Ministry showed on Thursday. During January-July period this year, the country’s total import and export value was 7.45 billion ...

http://www.nzweek.com/world/cambodia-records-1-51-bln-trade-deficit-in-7-months-7684/

Cambodia records US$1.51-B trade deficit in 7 months

Cambodia reported a trade deficit of 34% in equivalent to US$1.51-B in the 1st 7 months of this year, the report of the Commerce Ministry showed Thursday. During January-July period this year, the country’s total import and export value was US$7.45-B, up 15% from US$6.47-B at ...

http://www.livetradingnews.com/cambodia-records-us1-51-b-trade-deficit-in-7-months-85827.htm

Local Farmers Can't Compete With Cheap Pork

Cambodians like pork. The average Cambodian consumes almost 9.29 kg of the meat each year, and local farmers supplied about 2 million pigs, more than 90 percent of the domestic demand, in 2008. But the market for small-scale pig farmers has flown. Live pig prices have fallen ...

Indonesia, Cambodia 'to sign rice pact'

Indonesia plans to sign an agreement to import rice from Cambodia if needed to supplement domestically produced supply, Iman Pambagyo, director general of international trade cooperation at the Trade Ministry, said on Tuesday. “The agreement will be similar with the ones Indonesia has with Thailand and ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/309760/indonesia-cambodia-to-sign-rice-pact

Vehicle Imports up 45 pct in first half

Ministry of Commerce officials maintained that low import taxes and increased demand from consumers were the causes behind the 45.26 increase in vehicle imports in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year. The data showed 486,827 vehicles, of all makes and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081057918/Business/vehicle-imports-up-45-pct-in-first-half.html

Push for trade in yuan increasing

Slowly but steadily, demand to do cross-border business in Chinese yuan is pushing its way into one of Asia’s dollar-dominated strongholds. As China continues to liberalise the yuan – or at least hint at when some capital controls could be lifted – Cambodian businesses that import ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072557593/Business/push-for-trade-in-yuan-increasing.html

Sihanoukville port construction in final phase

The government will spend a total of $85 million, funded by a Japanese government loan, for the third and final phase of the expansion of Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, which will more than double the port’s import-export capacity by 2012, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. “It ...

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