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Japanese investment worth $1.6 billion in 2017

With over 130 registered projects in banking, manufacturing, agriculture, service and infrastructure, among other sectors, Japanese investment in the kingdom was valued at $1.6 billion in 2017, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50109243/japanese-investment-worth-1-6-billion-2017/

Japanese investment in light industry desired

Cambodia hopes to see Japanese investment in the light industry sector, which will help develop the kingdom’s labor force. Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak, in a meeting last week with Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Hidehisa Horinouchi, asked Japan to consider investing in the light industry sector. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34342/japanese-investment-in-light-industry-desired/

Dramatic rise in exports to Japan

The Kingdom’s total exports to Japan, one of the world’s largest economies, sharply increased in the first nine months of the year, a result of Cambodia’s effort to diversify export markets and preferential trade treatment from Japan. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31878/dramatic-rise-in-exports-to-japan/

Language gap cited at job fair

While Japanese investment is soaring in Cambodia, Japanese employers say there is a shortage of Japanese-speaking staff available to fill the demand. Kong Solina, assistant to the manager of the Service and Culture Department of the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC), said the purpose of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/language-gap-cited-job-fair

Scooter connects to phone

Japan-base Terra Motors said it plans to sell its smartphone-compatible electric scooter in Cambodia by the end of this year. The lithium-battery-powered A4000i, introduced last week in Tokyo, can be connected to an iPhone, delivering live data while driving. “We will start to sell this scooter ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/scooter-connects-phone

Combi plans $1.5m factory for baby goods

CONSTRUCTION is progressing on a $1.5 million baby-products factory that will be among the largest in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ). Combi (Cambodia), which owns the factory, announced the plans for its new facility in an online job listing yesterday. The five-hectare factory was scheduled ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032164550/Business/combi-plans-1-5m-factory-for-baby-goods.html

Japan’s commerce with Cambodia up

Bilateral trade volume between Cambodia and Japan amounted to $641 million last year, up 25 percent compared with $512 million a year earlier, a report by the Japan External Trade Organization showed Thursday. On the investment side, Japanese firms have begun to focus their ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/760900.shtml

Ambition Trumps Reality in Investment Figures

Since 2008, a whopping $28 billion worth of investments has been pledged by local and international firms looking to set up lux­ury hotels, a new airport and even Cam­­bo­dia’s first horse racing venue. But a closer look at the list of in­vestments approved by the Cam­bodian ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/ambition-trumps-reality-in-investment-figures-9387/

Japan Marks 60 Years of Relations With Cambodia

This year marks the 60th anniversary since the start of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Japan – the country’s largest bilateral donor – and to celebrate, the Japanese Embassy is planning an array of cultural events. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the anniversary, Japanese Ambassador ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Investors speculating on Phnom Penh condos

While the scores of new condominium properties appearing in Phnom Penh are selling well, their buyers are mainly speculators hoping to make quick profits, a leading property firm said. A report by international realty group CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), distributed Wednesday, says that the city’s property market in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Mikasa's Koh Rong factory Sees it join Japanese influx

Mikasa Corporation, a famous Japanese sports goods manufacturing company, is to invest more than $5 million in building a ball production factory in Cambodia’s Koh Kong Special Economic Zone (KKSEZ) and plans to start construction early next year according to officials. Hiroshi Suzuki, chief executive ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012121860344/Business/mikasas-koh-kong-factory-sees-it-join-japanese-influx.html

Hun Sen Warns of Labor Shortage, Praises Japanese Investment

Cambodia is facing a grave labor shortage due to the large number of workers seeking jobs in Thailand, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday, urging employers to help reduce illegal migration by improving working conditions at home. Mr. Hun Sen also applauded growing Japanese investment in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Hun Sen says growing Japanese investment reflects maturing economy

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that the gradual increase in Japanese investment in Cambodia reflected a maturing of the domestic economy. His remarks came at a groundbreaking ceremony for a shopping mall being built by top Japanese retailer Aeon Co Ltd. The $200 million mall ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MzZmMTY5YTIyN2RiMGIyYjE4NGVhY2Y5MWM0ZDA0

Japanese Investment in Cambodia Grows, but Hurdles Remain

Japanese Investment in Cambodia is steadily increasing as a result of sharply rising wages in China and other Southeast Asian nations. But experts warned this week that for sustained investment growth and to avoid driving Japanese companies to other attractive investment destinations such as Burma ...

http://www.cbre.com.kh/2012/11/japanese-investment-cambodia-grows-hurdles-remain/

Japanses Police Arrest Ten for Defrauding Investors

Tokyo police arrested 10 Japanese nationals earlier this month for allegedly defrauding more than 1,000 investors out of $20 millions using fictitious investment projects in Cambodia, according to Japanese media reports. “The Metropolitan Police Department found no evidence that the amount of money raised was ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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