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Cambodia garment workers’ plight worsening: ILO

Cambodia is backsliding in efforts to improve working conditions in its garment industry, the International Labour Organisation said yesterday, following a series of strikes at factories producing western-brand clothing. The kingdom is failing to make progress in key areas such as worker and fire safety and ...

http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/asia/245622-cambodia-garment-workers%E2%80%99-plight-worsening-ilo.html

Japanese Companies Host Employment Fair in Phnom Penh

Cambodian students, graduates and jobseekers filled the main hall of the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center on Tuesday looking for employment opportunities with some of Japan’s largest corporations. Organizers said the event aimed to bridge the gap between skilled Cambodian job seekers and companies from the world’s third ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/japanese-companies-host-employment-fair-in-phnom-penh-35242/

Asian garment industry to undergo further segmentation

The Asian garment manufacturing industry will undergo further segmentation in the next three to four years as competition becomes more intense, experts said. China, Thailand and Vietnam will mainly produce high-end clothing, while Bangladesh, Laos, Burma and Cambodia will mainly produce low-end clothing. Lu Qijian, ...

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-07/15/content_16778408.htm

Cambodia's garment exports up 22 pct in 5 months

Cambodia’s garment industry, the country’s biggest income earner, recorded 2.06 billion U.S. dollars in export value in the first five months of this year, up 22 percent on the same period last year, a Commerce Ministry’s report showed Tuesday. Garment export accounts for more than 80 ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-06/27/c_132492345.htm

Beware risk with ASEAN investment

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have become magnets for Chinese investment amid the global economic slump. Among the most recent deals, Hunan Province-based Xinyuan Mining Co Ltd bought a license to exploit a 28 million square meter gold mine in Cambodia, and ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/791893.shtml#.UcueODuj2xA

Cambodia’s garment exports grow 17.5% in Jan-March’13

The exports of garments and textiles from Cambodia have grown by 17.5 percent year-on-year to reach US$ 1.34 billion during the first three months of the current year, data released by the Ministry of Commerce shows. Last year, Cambodia exported apparels worth US$ 4.61 billion, ...

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/apparel-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=146951

Pirated Software May Threaten Garment Firms

Garment factories run the risk of having their cargo confiscated by U.S. customs authorities if they continue using pirated computer software in their administrative operations, and may be prosecuted under a law that requires all manufacturers to use licensed digital software, according to a local ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/pirated-software-may-threaten-garment-firms-28459/

Money machines

The secong Cambodia International Textile and Garment Exhibition from August 17 to 20 aimed to boost the Kingdom’s all-important garment sector by highlighting high-tech machinery which could boost factories’ productivity and bottom lines. Over 2,700 square meters at the Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Center, the ...

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