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Cambodian Sommeliers Head to Singapore for Regional Contest

Beer, whisky and strong, home-brewed moonshine have long been Cambodians’ favorite tipples, but with an ever-growing middle class, tastes are changing and if you’re part of the new elite, it is increasingly important to know your Pinot Gris from your Pinot Noir. To help enhance one’s ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodian-sommeliers-head-to-singapore-for-regional-contest-40504/

Cambodian, Chinese top diplomats pledge to advance ties

Cambodian and Chinese top diplomats on Wednesday pledged to maintain and further heighten bilateral ties and cooperation for the mutual benefits of the two countries and peoples. The pledge came after a bilateral talk between Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong and visiting ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-08/21/c_132650650.htm

Chinese Arrivals To Cambodia Continue To Grow

Cambodia’s Tourism Ministry said about 231,000 Chinese visited Cambodia in the first six months of the year, up 55 percent over the previous year. Cambodia received 334,000 Chinese visitors in 2012, up 35 percent year-on-year, Xinhua news agency quoted the ministry saying in a report. Kong Sopheareak, ...

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=970883

Speaking in tongues: Young Cambodians learning foreign languages to improve economic opportunities

In the globalised world, being able to communicate in more than one language is becoming essential for many people seeking rewarding careers. Young Cambodians have taken this message to heart and are learning Cambodia is slowly moving up the development ladder but low-wage factory labour still ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/365365/speaking-in-tongues

Microsoft decries pirated software

Microsoft Cambodia has found that an overwhelming majority of computer retailers surveyed earlier this year failed to offer customers the option to purchase licensed, as opposed to pirated, software. Out of the 54 Cambodian computer retailers included in the May survey, the results of which were ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/microsoft-decries-pirated-software

Sri Lankan company to plant 20,000 hectares of rubber in Cambodia

Sri Lankan agricultural group Lankem Ceylon PLC says it plans to plant 20,000 hectares of rubber in Cambodia as part of a diversification strategy. Lankem chairman A Rajaratnam disclosed the strategy in the company’s annual report for the year to March, 2012, released by the company ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=OGEzOGYyMjJhYTI

UN Rights Envoy Says Democracy Is Limited in Cambodia

Cambodia is falling short of the full liberal democracy enshrined in its Constitution, the government is becoming increasingly intolerant to constructive criticism and judicial, parliamentary and electoral reforms have been slow to take effect, according to U.N. human rights envoy Surya Subedi’s latest report on ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-rights-envoy-says-democracy-is-limited-in-cambodia-39949/

Cambodia Delays US Military Aid

Cambodia postponed U.S.-backed military assistance programs immediately after the July 28 national election, officials of both countries confirmed Tuesday, in a move that analysts said reflects a strain in relations after years of strengthening military ties. The U.S. has in recent years expanded training and other ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-delays-us-military-assistance-39509/

U.S. Ambassadors Fund to give grants for Cambodia preservation

The U.S. Embassy has just announced it will be awarding grants to two recipients for the 2013 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation in Cambodia. The Archaeology and Development Foundation is the first recipient and will receive $47,000 to implements it’s proposal called the “Documentation of ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZjYxOGFmM2ExNDk

Cambodia very lucrative for investors

Economic diversification is attracting substantial sums of FDI from China and beyond. Rich in history and culture and blessed with wonderful natural and human resources that are driving its impressive economic growth and attracting record sums of foreign direct investment (FDI), the Kingdom of Cambodia offers ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZTk3NDYwNTAyZjc

Bilateral trade with China rises

Trade volume between Cambodia and China was valued at $1.79 billion in the first four months this year, a 42 per cent increase compared to the  same period last year, according to the Chinese embassy in Cambodia. In 2012, bilateral trade between the countries reached about ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070566680/Business/bilateral-trade-with-china-rises.html

Cambodia wants better ties with Pakistan in economics, trade, tourism: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday expressed his desire to see better relations with Pakistan, particularly in economics, trade and tourism. He said the two countries signed an agreement on the investment protection and promotion in April 2004 during the visit of former Prime ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/01/c_132501129.htm

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