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Cambodians advised to delay Indonesia travel

The Cambodian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, has issued a warning to all citizens planning to travel to the quake- and tsunami-hit region of Indonesia. The embassy urged “all Cambodians with no urgency to visit the disaster-hit area in Central Sulawesi province to suspend their travel ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodians-advised-delay-indonesia-travel

Foreign Minister hopes trip to Indonesia will boost relations

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn will travel to Indonesia for a three-day goodwill visit to boost bilateral ties between the two countries from tomorrow until Saturday, according to a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50105501/foreign-minister-hopes-trip-to-indonesia-will-boost-relations/

Indonesia, Cambodia discuss defence cooperation

Indonesia is willing to offer Cambodia’s navy ships at a discount and would like the Kingdom to be involved in joint patrols in the region, Indonesia’s Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu yesterday told the Post, amid his meetings with government leaders. ...

Shaun Turton and Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/indonesia-cambodia-discuss-defence-cooperation

20 Cambodian workers rescued in Indonesia to return home this afternoon

20 Cambodian workers, who were rescued recently in Indonesia, will return home Wednesday afternoon, said a senior official. Kuong said the repatriation of the Cambodian workers is arranged by the Cambodian Embassy in Indonesia in collaboration with International Organization for Migration (IOM). Following a request ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/20-cambodian-workers-rescued-in-indonesia-to-return-home-this-afternoon:-spokesman-7684

Farmers hope for rubber fix

Cambodia’s small rubber farmers are hoping a commitment to stabilise prices among rubber producing countries will help curb sliding profits in the sector. Industry representatives from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and other rubber producing countries met in Malaysia last week to discuss what can be ...

Hor Kimsay and Daniel de Carteret
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/farmers-hope-rubber-fix

Smart posts midyear gains

Mobile service provider Smart has outperformed its fellow Axiata Group subsidiaries in the first half of the year, according to the Malaysian conglomerate’s latest financial report. Driven by a 115 per cent increase in data traffic revenue, Axiata’s results show Smart’s gross revenue totalled 270 million ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/smart-posts-midyear-gains

Cambodian PM congratulates newly-elected Indonesian president

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has congratulated Joko Widodo on his election as Indonesian president. “On behalf of the Royal Government and people of Cambodia, I have the honor to extend to you my warmest and heartfelt congratulations on your election as the President of the ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-07/28/c_133515956.htm

Cambodia sees rise of Asean tourists in Q1

Cambodia received 424,300 visitors from Asean countries in the first quarter of the year, up 4 per cent year-on-year. Data from the Tourism Ministry showed tourist arrivals from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) accounted for 33 per cent of 1.27 million overseas arrivals from January ...

Bernama News Staff
http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1039613

IMF projects further acceleration in Cambodian growth

The International Monetary Fund is projecting further modest acceleration in Cambodia’s rate of economic  expansion over the next five years. In the latest World Economic Outlook released Tuesday, the IMF projects that Cambodia’s gross domestic product will grow from an estimated 7.0 percent last year to ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=M2VkZmJjNTE5ZjU

World Bank raises growth forecast for Cambodia in 2014

The World Bank upwardly revised Monday its GDP growth forecast for Cambodia this year to 7.2 percent, up from its October projection of 7.0 percent. In explaining the higher forecast, the bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update pointed to “the expectation of renewed confidence and ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=YjY5Zjc3MTUwZDg

World Bank says Cambodia has most liberal foreign investment regime in ASEAN

The World Bank says Cambodia has the most open foreign direct investment regime in ASEAN while Thailand has the most restrictive. In a report released Monday, the bank also said that Cambodia had recently emerged as ASEAN’s second-biggest recipient of foreign direct investment in the agricultural ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=OGM2MTVmYTQ0NTM

Government says drug seizures, trafficking rose in 2013

Drug seizures jumped last year, while drug arrests remained relatively steady, according to the annual report from the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) released Monday. As in 2012, methamphetamine retained its position as the most commonly seized type of drug. Police confiscated 17.3 kg of methamphetamine ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-says-drug-seizures-trafficking-rose-in-2013-54862/

The protester clause

A majority government-owned life insurance company has stopped paying out benefits to policy holders who die while taking part in protests and demonstrations, the company confirmed yesterday. The Cambodian Life Insurance Company – 51 per cent owned by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and 49 ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protester-clause

Cambodia sets 2020 tourism target

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen expects the country to welcome 8 million foreign visitors by 2020. Talking to local media, the PM said the country was on track to achieve the ambitious target by 2020. The largest sources of tourists to Cambodia are Vietnam, China, South ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit
http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2014/02/cambodia-sets-2020-tourism-target/

Cambodia attracts over 879,000 tourists from ASEAN region

For the first semester of 2013, Cambodia attracted 879, 782 tourist arrivals from ASEAN region, plus 23.5 per cent if compared in the same period of last year, a report from tourism ministry obtained on Tuesday said.  The figure of tourist arrivals from ASEAN for the ...

The Southeast Asia Weekly Staff
http://www.thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/cambodia-attracts-over-879000-tourists-from-asean-region/

Trade With Indonesia up but Logistics a Hurdle

Trade and tourism between Indonesia and Cambodia is growing but the two countries can still increase cooperation in those fields, according to participants in the 7th Indonesian Trade and Tourism Promotion exhibition on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich on Sunday. The sale of Indonesian pharmaceuticals, food products ...

George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/trade-with-indonesia-up-but-logistics-a-hurdle-46146/

Kubota enters Cambodia

Siam Kubota Corporation (SKC), a leading farm truck maker, has partnered with Group Lease to enter the agriculture machine market in Cambodia. Mitsuji Konoshita, chief executive of Group Lease, said the partnership with SKC is a bid to extend leasing service to Kubota’s clients in ...

Nuntawun Polkuamdee
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/368267/kubota-enters-cambodia

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