Kingdom, Italy to strengthen relations

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn highlighted the importance of long-term relations between Cambodia and Italy and encouraged the further strengthening and enhancement of bilateral relations and cooperation.   ...

Rice lobby, EU discuss Italian trade complaint

A visiting delegation from the European Union met with the Cambodia Rice Federation yesterday to discuss concerns raised by Italian rice producers, who say duty-free Cambodian rice imports are undercutting the Italian market. Sok Puthyvuth, president of the Cambodia Rice Federation, said yesterday that the purpose ...

Hor Kimsay

Cambodia, Australia vow to honor refugee deal despite criticism

Cambodia and Australia have reiterated their commitment to comply with a refugee agreement they signed last month, despite persistent criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties of the two countries, a senior official said on Sunday. The commitment was made during a meeting on ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Thai PM to visit Cambodia to boost bilateral relations

Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha will make an official visit to Cambodia on Oct. 30-31 to boost bilateral ties and cooperation, a senior Cambodian official said Sunday. The official added that the two leaders also pledged to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation in politics, ...

Global Post News Staff

Cambodia's garment industry seen approaching crossroads

Cambodia’s $5.5 billion garment industry is nearing a crossroads amid uncertain prospects for outsourcing, an industry source says, citing participants at a recent trade show in Phnom Penh. “Many industry suppliers believe that while Cambodia remains a growing market for their textile and garment products, there ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Italy seeks to halt EU imports of duty-free Cambodian rice: report

Italy plans to lobby the European Union to halt duty-free imports of rice from Cambodia to protect local rice growers and millers, an industry source says. In a report Thursday, said Italy was preparing to submit a report to Brussels saying that Cambodian rice was ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia Not Ready for Inter-Country Adoptions

It has been one year since Cambodia announced that it was lifting its ban on intercountry adoptions beginning January 1, 2013, but despite praising Cambodia’s efforts to implement international regulations, countries that ban adoptions of Cambodians said this week that they were no closer to ...

Simon Henderson

Cambodia scores high marks for renewable energy

Cambodia’s share of modern biomass in total energy consumption is among the highest in the world, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency. The report also found that growth in Cambodia’s dependence on renewable energy excluding traditional biomass ...

Cambodia's Public Debt

According to the [inter]national Monetary Fund (IMF), at the end of 2011, the stock of Cambodia’s external public debt, including arrears, stood at around US 3.8 billion or 30 percent of GDP (24 percent in NPV terms). China remains the largest bilateral creditor, contributing to ...

Telecom Group Vimpelcom Hires Adviser to Help Sell Beeline

United Arab Emirates-telecoms group Vimpelcom has hired Standard Chartered to advice it on the sale of its business in Cambodia, Laos, Burundi, Zimbabwe and the Central African Republic, two people familiar with the matter said. New York-listed Vimpelcom wants to focus on its largest markets of ...

AHAVA expanding to 7 more countries

AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories is expanding its international activity Dead Sea products to be sold in Poland, Italy, Switzerland, Korea, Greece, Denmark and Cambodia. Company CEO expects 10% growth in sales in coming year “In Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, we are operating through a franchisee’s store, ...,7340,L-4291229,00.html

Piaggio to return to Cambodia with legendary Vespa scooters

Europe’s largest manufacturer of two-wheeled vehicles, Italy’s Piaggio, will return to Cambodia in September, being absent since the Khmer Rouge takeover. Vespa Cambodia Co Ltd, part of Narith Long’s Narita group, signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Piaggio last month to distribute its Piaggio scooters, ...

Anthony Galliano, P. 9

Machinery Manufacturers Tap Garment Sector

More than 150 companies from China, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, as well as Germany and England on Thursday set up shop at the exhibition center on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich island, displaying everything from $900 labeling machines to sewing machines worth $56,000 that automatically attach ...

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