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Russian-Cambodian satellite venture launched

A new Russian-Cambodian digital satellite television service plans to have 400,000 subscribers in the next two years with 60 channels in Khmer, English, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese and other languages. The venture between Russia’s General Satellite and Cambodia’s Royal Group was soft-launched last night at Sofitel, with ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072557590/Business/onetv-satellite-venture-launched.html

Rocket Internet launches e-commerce site in Cambodia

A local representative of controversial online start-up incubator Rocket Internet said the company would invest “millions” in Cambodia as it launched a new online retail store yesterday, in what market insiders call a trend toward increasing e-commerce in the Kingdom. The site, shop.com.kh is offered in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071157333/Business/rocket-launches-e-commerce-site.html

A winning wager

Near the river in Phnom Penh and next to Diamond Island, there’s a huge, bunker-like building that is almost always a beehive of activity. Inside, there are people enjoying an evening concert or strolling around studying the decor, including large stone faces of the Buddha. Others, however, are occupied with more mundane matters-placing ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/blog.php?article=474

Hun Sen Takes Aim at US During Speech

Addressing the killing of 14-year-old Heng Chantha for the first time since she was shot dead last month by government security forces, Prime Minister Hun Sen offered his condolences before declaring that the killing of the teenager was not as serious as the U.S. bombing ...

Mobile dating finds Cambodia

A new mobile dating and networking service called Chibi, designed to be used by even rural Cambodians, has made an agreement with Smart Mobile to enable anyone with a mobile phone to inexpensively meet and send messages to potential love interests. Australian David Wilkie and his ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061456788/Business/mobile-dating-finds-cambodia.html

Chinese factory ordeal over for Khmer quartet

Four Cambodian women working at a garment factory in Dongguan, China returned home yesterday after a nine-month ordeal during which they found themselves sick, overworked and trapped without passports in a foreign country. Yin Sophy, 27, Sok Kunthea, 25, Non Sopheap, 21, and Yin Sophea, 20, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856673/National-news/chinese-factory-ordeal-over-for-khmer-quartet.html

‘Arbitrary decision’ decried by silenced outlets

The two US-backed media outlets and a local NGO’s news service whose broadcasts in Khmer were yanked off the airwaves by government officials before Sunday’s elections aren’t staying silent about the effect of such a move, with one calling it a giant step backward for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060556591/National-news/arbitrary-decision-decried-by-silenced-outlets.html

Ministry Bans US-Backed Radio Broadcasts for Election Weekend

The Ministry of Information ordered local radio stations not to transmit programs from U.S.-backed broadcasters over the election weekend, an official said. Voice of America (VOA), the U.S. government’s official broadcaster overseas, and Radio Free Asia (RFA), a station funded in part by the U.S. government, ...

Sotheby’s Gets Stay on Khmer Statue Confiscation

The future of a 1,000-year-old Khmer statue—which Sotheby’s auction house in New York was ordered by the US government on Wednesday to hand back to Cambodia—is now in the hands of the US courts. The statue of the guardian Duryodhana is believed to have come from ...

US Agents Poised to Seize Khmer Statue

Government officials and a representative at Unesco in Phnom Penh yesterday said that Sotheby’s in New York had no right to a 10th-century Khmer statue worth more than $2 million that US federal agents were expected to seize from the auction house today. On Wednesday, New ...

BDO expands Cambodia operations

The former country partner and staff of Grant Thornton Law and associates in Cambodia have joined the accountancy and advisory firm BDO Malaysia effective July 1, according to a statement. BDO is one of three accounting firms licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550176/Business/bdo-expands-cambodia-operations.html

Overloaded vehicles at issue

Overloaded vehicles are contributing to a more rapid than anticipated deterioriation of Cambodia’s road network, experts said yesterday The ADB has funded an axle-load control programme as part of a US$1 million technical package to support government rehabilitation of about 150 kilometers of the Kingdom’s roads. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550177/Business/overloaded-vehicles-at-issue.html

GMAC head sets clothing export goal

Cambodia is set for a 30 per cent increase in garment exports this year, according to Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia [GMAC] President Van Sou Ieng. The sector was heavily dependent on foreign buyers, which were increasing their orders as the global economy recovered, he said. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550174/Business/garment-gains-gmac-head-sets-clothing-export-goal.html

Bank Says No Railway Evictee To Be Left Behind

The Asian Development Bank announced yesterday that the organizations behind the rehabilitation of Cambodia’s railways, including the government and the Australian development agency, have jointly pledged to address the complaints of people facing eviction from dwellings across the rail lines. The Australian government provided ...

Online launch voice

Internet Service provider Online is aiming to compete in the voice call market with its latest product, TalkMobile, a Skype-like application for handsets. Customers are not required to connect via Online to use the application and may connect through rival ISPs and mobile companies. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070450152/Business/online-launch-voice.html

Cambodia to Cooperate with Korean Prosecutors

Following a meeting in Seoul yesterday, Cambodian officials have reportedly decided to cooperate with South Korean prosecutors in the investigation of Busan Savings Bank Group, where shareholders are suspected of illegally financing $365 million worth of investments in Cambodia, according to Yonhap News. Busan’s ...

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