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Economic Census Sheds Light on Businesses

The Ministry of Planning yesterday released the preliminary results of the 2011 economic census, which found that Cambodia has a total of 503,008 businesses nationwide, of which nearly 20 percent are based in Phnom Penh. The census, which began on March 1 and was financed ...

Interest up at Angkor Wat

Increased interest by Asian tourists has led to about 33 percent growth for Angkor Wat ticket sales so far this year, according to the Apsara Authority. Revenues during the first six months hit US$20 million, compared with about $15 million in the period last year, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080450870/Business/interest-up-at-angkor-wat.html

Potential for more Europe exports

Cambodian exporters ought to make further use of tariff-free entry to the European Union, particularly given loosened regulations governing rule of origin, EU officials said at a trade seminar yesterday. Least Developed Countries such as the Kingdom could export to the EU duty and quota ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080250795/Business/potential-for-more-europe-exports.html

Coffee beans are on the boil

Coffee plantations in Cambodia’s northeast are struggling to keep up with rising international demand for the increasingly lucrative beans, farmers and traders said. Orders for Cambodian-grown coffee beans from countries such as Japan and Korea as well as domestic demand has increased rapidly, while prices have ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072950714/Business/coffee-beans-are-on-the-boil.html

Cambodia eyes solar future for rural power

Cambodian officials yesterday touted the potential for green energy to meet its goal of bringing electricity to 100 percent of households by 2020. The Kingdom was looking to develop solar energy, small-scale hydropower and biomass-fuelled power to meet the target, said Ministry of Industry, Mines and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072950712/Business/cambodia-eyes-solar-future-for-rural-power.html

Double-digit rise in tourist arrivals

Cambodia has seen an increase in the number of tourist during the first six months of the year of 13 percent according to the Ministry of Tourism. Increased direct flights to Cambodia are cited as the explanation for the increase. Tourists have been coming from ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072650633/Business/double-digit-rise-in-tourist-arrivals.html

Rise in Worker Numbers Heading to South Korea

An expected 4,500 Cambodians are expected to be working in South Korea by the end of the year, up from the estimated 2,915 according to the Ministry of Labour. The strong economy in Korea combined with a Buddhist background is a big draw for the ...

Garment growth led by EU and Asia

Garment exports for the first half of 2011 have increased as demand from Europe and Asia grows. The relaxation of duty-free exports to Europe has sped the growth according to the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia. Exports are said to have increased by 32 percent ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072550615/Business/garment-growth-led-by-eu-and-asia.html

Cambodia’s airports see growth in 2011

There has been a 13 percent increase to Cambodia’s two international airports since the beginning of the year. The USA, China, South Korea and Vietnam along with Japan were the key factors in this growth. The government’s attempts to attract visitors and investors is cited ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072150548/Business/cambodias-airports-see-growth-in-2011.html

Growth in vehicle sales fuelled by bank loans, dealers say

Commercial banks are providing more loans for vehicle purchases, leading to a jump in car sales this year, according to dealers. While the improved domestic economy and effects of the March disasters in Japan on its competitors had improved sales figures of Great Wall vehicles, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070450153/Business/growth-in-vehicle-sales-fuelled-by-bank-loans-dealers-say.html

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