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More than $1bn invested in local infrastructure

Cambodia has invested more than $1 billion on infrastructure, especially on transport, a senior official at the Ministry of Economy and Finance says. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40155/more-than--1bn-invested-in-local-infrastructure/

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

US Taxman Provides Investigation Training

The U.S. tax collection agency is this week training Cambodian bank staff as well as anti-corruption officials, police, judges and prosecutors in how to investigate financial activity to detect wrongdoing, officials said Monday. U.S. Embassy spokesman Sean McIntosh said the program, called Intermediate Financial Investigations Training, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/us-taxman-provides-investigation-training-40220/

Toyota to import used cars

Toyota Cambodia unveiled plans yesterday to add second-hand vehicles to its showroom in response to consumer preference for less expensive cars and a competitive grey market full of unauthorised dealers. Kong Nuon, chairman of Toyota Cambodia, the country’s largest car dealer, said that while demand for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/toyota-import-used-cars

Malaysia's Dataprep considers presence in Cambodia

Malaysian information technology service provider Dataprep Holdings Bhd is considering establishing a presence in Cambodia, the Malaysian Reserve reported Monday. “We are currently looking at increasing our presence in Indochina, ASEAN and China,” chief executive Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim was quoted as telling reporters Friday. ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZjViNjdmMjg5ZTc

Car Maker Mazda Opens in Cambodia

Japanese automaker Mazda opened its first showroom in Cambodia on Wednesday, making it the third foreign car company to move into the country since the beginning of the year. “Mazda starts selling in Cambodia from today,” said Chanthan Ngon, general manager of HGB Auto, the company’s ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/car-maker-mazda-opens-in-cambodia-39630/

Electric car is still on the charger

What happened to Cambodia’s electric car? The short answer is, the wait continues. More than seven months after its owners unveiled the new and improved Angkor EV 2013 to great fanfare, they are chronically short of funding and assembly is taking place in piecemeal fashion. Seang Chan ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/electric-car-still-charger

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

Gaming outfit reports loss

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc (EGA), a NASDAQ-listed company that supplies NagaWorld Casino with slot machines and operates casinos in Poipet town and Pailin province, reported a net loss of $385,000 from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2013, according to a statement from the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gaming-outfit-reports-loss

Mortgage loans see extension

CIMB Bank announced over the weekend that it will enlarge mortgage loans provided to clients, going from 70 per cent last year to 80 per cent financing of the total purchase price of properties for 2013. Heng Thida, head of retail financial services for the Malaysia-based ...

http://The Phnom Penh Post

Growth at risk from ‘turmoil’

Cambodia’s Minister of Commerce and long-time ruling party stalwart Cham Prasidh said yesterday that post-election demonstrations could prevent growth and even result in small-scale looting. “If they want to destroy the economy, they have to protest more and more in order to destroy,” he said. Speaking ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/growth-risk-%E2%80%98turmoil%E2%80%99

Hyundai’s Cambodia plans

After two years of assembling Hyundai vehicles in Cambodia for the domestic market, South Korea-based Hyundai Motor Company is increasing its production to meet rising demand, aiming to reach 800 units in 2013, a company’s representative said. Located in the Koh Kong Special Economic Zone, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hyundai%E2%80%99s-cambodia-plans

Malaysian firms urged to venture into Cambodia's agri sector

Malaysian companies have been urged to venture into Cambodia’s agriculture sector especially in paddy planting and opening up rubber estates. In making the call, Raja Saiful Ridzuan, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Malaysian Embassy here, said Malaysian firms, with its vast expertise in agriculture sector, ...

http://www.nst.com.my/latest/malaysian-firms-urged-to-venture-into-cambodia-s-agri-sector-1.334244

Angry factory workers block National Road 6

About 4,000 angry workers crowded National Road 6 for about 10 minutes yesterday morning The striking employees of the Chinese-owned Juhui Footwear Co, Ltd, who walked out on Friday, took to the street and blocked traffic after officials from the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/angry-factory-workers-block-national-road-6

Global hotel group sees profits rise 20 per cent

Intercontinental Hotels Group, one of the world’s leading hotel companies and operator of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts – one of whose hotels is located in Phnom Penh – said first-half-of-year profits rose 20 per cent on strong gains in the Americas region. According to a statement ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/global-hotel-group-sees-profits-rise-20-cent

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