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Striking Power Plant Trainees Get Wage Raise

More than 170 trainees at a Chinese-backed power plant under construction in Preah Sihanouk province ended a five-day protest on Monday after securing higher wages from their employer, according to a union representative and provincial official. Khmer Workers Power Federation Union president Chey Sovann, who negotiated ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/striking-power-plant-trainees-get-wage-raise-39520/

PAL sets new closing date for investment in Cambodia Airlines

The deal between national flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Royal Group of Cambodia (RCG) to form Cambodia Airlines Co.  Ltd. is set to be completed within the next two months. This was according to Ma. Cecilia Pesayco, assistant corporate secretary of PAL’s parent firm PAL ...

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/321652/economy/business/pal-sets-new-closing-date-for-investment-in-cambodia-airlines

Facebook safe: government

Although some of its users have made a habit of posting content critical of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, Facebook will be not be banned or restricted in any way, Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said on Saturday. Just days after Metfone customers were not able ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/facebook-safe-government

Rail gets rice exports on move

For the first time since a railway rehabilitation project was launched in 2006, Cambodian rice is now being transported from Phnom Penh to the Sihanoukville port along the country’s southern line for export, operators Toll said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Phnom Penh cargo loading station, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rail-gets-rice-exports-move

Villagers protest hike in electricity expense

More than 60 villagers from Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district staged a protest on Monday at Arak Tnort commune hall, demanding answers for a massive price hike that has accompanied the installation of electricity meters ahead of a planned switchover to state-provided power. Private company ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-protest-hike-electricity-expense

Mfone's towers are a hard sell

Nearly a decade ago, Meng Chor inherited a rooftop rental agreement with a telecommunications firm after buying a property on Mao Tse Toung Boulevard. For $300 a month over a 10-year lease, the contract allowed the company that later became Mfone to keep the cell tower ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mfones-towers-are-hard-sell

Koh Pich Awash With Development, but Don’t Ask for Details

Business is booming on Koh Pich. Since development began in 2006—and about 300 families were pushed off what was then farmland—the island has slowly grown into the symbol of commercial modernity in Phnom Penh. The developer, Overseas Cam­bodia Investment Corp., is also extending the island by ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/koh-pich-awash-with-development-but-dont-ask-for-details-36411/

Building exhibition scheduled for Sept

The third edition of CAMBUILD, one of the country’s biggest international building and construction conferences, is scheduled for September 10-12 on Koh Pich. Three hundred participants are expected to exhibit at the event. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/building-exhibition-scheduled-sept

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 ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/congressional-hearing-in-us-pushes-cut-to-cambodian-aid-34389/

Korea trade nears $1 billion

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and South Korea nearly reached the $1 billion dollar realm in 2012, a hike of nearly 100 per cent from the year before, senior officials said yesterday. According to official data from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, total bilateral trade between ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/korea-trade-nears-1-billion

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