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On garment exports, gov’t figures vary wildly

Cambodia’s critical garment industry may be doing significantly better than Commerce Ministry figures suggest, judging by the Finance Ministry’s count, but just whose numbers to trust is up for debate. ...

Zsombor Peter and Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/on-garment-exports-govt-figures-vary-wildly-81437/

Minister calls for old car ban

Imports of older cars and vans should be banned to help reduce pollution, Minister of Industry and Handicrafts Cham Prasidh said on Monday. Speaking to Cambodia’s business community at a Green Industry workshop in Phnom Penh on Monday, Prasidh said all countries had a role to ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/minister-calls-old-car-ban

Food Vendors Feel the Bite of Soaring Inflation

Two months ago, Sok Sathya spent less than a dollar for a kilogram of oranges to sell from his sidewalk stall across from a row of garment factories in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. Now the same oranges cost Mr. Sathya, 39, more than 6,000 riel, or ...

Hul Reaksmey and Colin Meyn
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/food-vendors-feel-the-bite-of-soaring-inflation-50773/

Fears over new bank note

The new 100,000 riel banknote depicting the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk is not just a pretty historical token. It will also help inject much needed cash into the economy, according to the National Bank of Cambodia. Although take-up will occur as older banknotes of other ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051465591/Business/fears-over-new-bank-note.html

Food Imports See Big Jump

CAMBODIA’S total food and beverage imports jumped 28 percent year-on-year through June to US$74 million, as domestic demand continued to outpace the Kingdom’s production capacity. The demand comes as Cambodia’s economy regains momentum following the global financial crisis, said officials at the Ministry of Commerce, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011082351201/Business/food-imports-see-big-jump.html

No Change to Reserve Requirement

Cambodia has decided not to increase its reserve requirement for banks to tackle inflation, National Bank of Cambodia Director General and spokeswoman Nguon Sokha said yesterdayThe Kingdom’s reserve-requirement rate for banks stands at 12 percent, meaning 12 percent of total deposits at banks must be ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011081851125/Business/no-change-to-reserve-requirement.html

Proposed changes to reserve requirement meets controversy

A proposed increase in the reserve requirement would decrease lending and slow Cambodia’s economic growth, according to some bankers and experts.  The National Bank of Cambodia is set to hold a meeting later this month discussing a possible raise of the reserve requirement from 12 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080550887/Business/proposed-changes-to-reserve-requirement-meets-controversy.html

Business Registrations Up 34% This Year

The number of businesses that registered at the Ministry of Commerce during the first seven months of this year increased 34 percent compared to the same period last year, according to ministry figures released yesterday. According to the data, in the first seven months of ...

Banking sector grows

The global economic recovery this year continues to benefit Cambodian banks, although insiders said yesterday macro-economic press-ures were still weighing on the industry. Some of Cambodia’s biggest banks had enjoyed a strong 2011 thanks to a rebound in lending, deposits and profits, officials said. Economists, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550175/Business/banking-sector-grows.html

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