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Exporter under attack in rice row

In December 2011, the managing director of Megagreen Imex Cambodia, Renne Outh, proudly announced that his firm had inked a $21 million deal to be the first to ship Cambodian rice to the Philippines. Nearly two and a half years on, not a single Cambodian grain ...

Daniel de Carteret and May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/exporter-under-attack-rice-row

PAL urged not to pursue deal to form Cambodia Airlines

 Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is said to be better off not pursuing a deal with Royal Group of Cambodia (RGC) to form Cambodia Airlines Co. Ltd., saying there are other “bigger priorities” for the flag carrier. CAPA said the Cambodia-Philippines is a small market, ...

Lenie Lectura
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/02/04/14/pal-urged-not-pursue-deal-form-cambodia-airlines

Cambodia Airlines to add planes

Cambodia Airlines plans to spend $1.5 billion to acquire up to 22 planes, a move that might see the new airline’s eventual fleet size overtake that of national carrier Cambodia Angkor Air. “We [will be] starting to deploy 16 to 22 aircraft immediately once it’s ready ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051065531/Business/cambodia-airlines-to-add-planes.html

Ambassadors fill Cambodia, terrorism posts

SENIOR diplomat Alison Burrows has been appointed Australia’s next ambassador to Cambodia. Ms Burrows will replace Penny Richards in April, Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr announced on Thursday. She is assistant secretary with the North Asia investment and services branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs ...

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/ambassadors-fill-cambodia-terrorism-posts/story-e6frf7kf-1226597146112

Philippines seeks closer ties with Cambodia

Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay says Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen supports the signing of agreements between Manila and Phnom Penh in rice trading and in fighting transnational crime. Cambodian officials have also expressed interest in launching direct flights between Manila and Phnom Penh. ...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-09/an-philippines2c-cambodia-seek-stronger-ties/4510270?section=business

More regional flights to be available in Cambodia

Regional flights to Cambodia will rise next year with the news that Philippines Airlines is eyeing flights to the Kingdom and Singapore’s SilkAir announced it would increase the frequency of flights to Siem Reap. The regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, announced on Tuesday an increase ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122060379/Business/more-regional-flights-to-be-available-in-cambodia.html

PAL seeks CAB green light for flights to Turkey, Kuwait, Cambodia

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines is eying flights to Kuwait, Turkey, and Cambodia starting next year amid its refleeting and expansion program, the Civil Aeronautics Board said Wednesday. PAL has filed petitions with the industry regulator for flights to Istanbul in Turkey, Phnom Penh in Cambodia, and ...

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/286103/economy/companies/pal-seeks-cab-green-light-for-flights-to-turkey-kuwait-cambodia

Envoy hopeful of more direct flights from Phl to Cambodia

The Philippine ambassador in Cambodia is confident there will be more direct flights between the two Asian countries, apart from the current Manila-Siem Reap route, which is six hours away by land from this capital. Ambassador Noe Wong expressed optimism there will be another memorandum of ...

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2012/11/19/868375/envoy-hopeful-more-direct-flights-phl-cambodia

South China Sea outlook

The disputes over sovereignty in the South China Sea are approaching a tipping point. As former ASEAN secretary-general Rodolfo Severino said last month: “The disputes cannot be resolved anytime soon, if at all. The most that can be done is to prevent them developing into armed ...

http://www.mmtimes.com/2012/news/643/news05.html

Newest ASEAN fund may be out of reach for Cambodian govt

The ASEAN Infrastructure Fund, the largest pooling of financial resources among Southeast Asia’s 10-member bloc, held its first board meeting in Manila last week, but the extent to which Cambodia will borrow from the non-concessional fund has yet to be determined, experts said. ASEAN countries and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050756005/Business/newest-asean-fund-may-be-out-of-reach-for-cambodian-govt.html

Flights from Manila ready for take-off

The Philippines’ Cebu-Pacific Airlines will launch direct flights to Siem Reap from Manila on April 19, according to a Cambodian civil aviation official. The Philippine airline sought to take advantage of Siem Reap’s status as a big tourist destination, Soy Sokhan said. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041255588/Business/touching-down-flights-from-manila-ready-for-take-off.html

Filipino real estate firm targets local expats

Megaworld International a Philippines-based development company is expanding its operations in Cambodia in order to attract more of Cambodia’s growing middle class. They held an exhibition in Phnom Penh to entice locals to invest in the Manila property market. There are approximately 3000 residents in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011071150300/Business/filipino-real-estate-firm-targets-local-expats.html

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