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Government braces for population boom

As the Kingdom anticipates population growth to reach 20 million by 2030, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday predicted that most citizens will eventually gravitate towards urban areas. According to Mr Hun Sen during a speech in Phnom Penh, the population of Cambodia could even potentially ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50581662/government-braces-for-population-boom/

March inflation rate rises to 4.3 percent

Although growth in Cambodia’s consumer price index (CPI) went up by 4.3 percent year-on-year in March, according to latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics, an expert maintains that the increase in cost of living will have minimal effect on the lives of Cambodians. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39611/march-inflation-rate-rises-to-4-3-percent/

First-ever FDI survey identifies $20B in capital inflow

Foreign direct investment (FDI) to Cambodia over a 20-year period – from 1994 to 2014 – is estimated to have reached $19.2 billion and was heavily weighed by inflows of capital from China, according to the first-ever comprehensive survey on FDI, released yesterday. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/first-ever-fdi-survey-identifies-20b-capital-inflow

Socio-economic survey shows Cambodia’s balanced sex ratio

The Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey 2014 has revealed the balanced sex ratio in the country, according to the state news agency-AKP. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/socio-economic-survey-shows-cambodia%E2%80%99s-balanced-sex-ratio-9023

Population to grow 22% by 2030: UN

Cambodia’s population is expected to grow by 22 per cent to almost 19 million by 2030, while infant mortality is slated to decrease and life expectancy to increase, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. ...

Sarah Taguiam
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/population-grow-22-2030-un

Inflation down as global oil prices ease off

Cambodia experienced low inflation of around 1 per cent over the last three months thanks to a decline in oil prices, according to the latest data from the National Institute of Statistics. Inflation went from 0.8 per cent in January to 1.2 per cent in February, ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/inflation-down-global-oil-prices-ease

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/

Risk of hearing loss increasing: experts

Increasing exposure to damaging sound levels in recreational areas and the unsafe use of personal audio devices are putting Cambodians, especially teenagers and young adults, at a high risk of hearing loss, health experts said yesterday. ...

Sarah Taguiam
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/risk-hearing-loss-increasing-experts

Health gains in Kingdom reported

The Kingdom has seen vast improvements in nutrition, general health and mortality rates over the past four years, according to the preliminary results of the fourth Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey (CDHS) released yesterday. ...

Sarah Taguiam
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/health-gains-kingdom-reported

Cambodia’s Small Businesses Serve as Backbone of Sustainable Economy

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced in late March that the nation was on target to move from the status of a low-income to a lower-middle-income nation by the end of 2013, ranking it the 15th country that obtained high economic growth in the world in the ...

http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2013/05/15/cambodias-small-businesses-serve-as-backbone-of-sustainable-economy/

Cambodia's inflation increases by 1.6 pct in November

Cambodia’s inflation rate had increased by 1.6 percent in November 2012 if compared with November 2011 due to moderate increases in food and petroleum prices, according to the latest statistics of the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) on Tuesday. The statistics said the total consumer price ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-01/01/c_132075617.htm

CPI: cost of living falls slightly

The Kingdom’s consumer price index declined by 0.1 per cent in October for the first time in 2012 due to a decline in food and gasoline prices and a stable US dollar exchange rate, according to official data released by the National Institute of Statistics ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112359895/Business/cpi-cost-of-living-falls-slightly.html

Consumer price index climbs on food and fuel

Cambodia’s consumer price index (CPI) increased slightly year-on-year in July by 1.3 per cent, which was driven by increased food and fuel prices, according official data from the National Institute of Statistics (NIS). “The increase for all index groups was 1.3 per cent of inflation in July 2012 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091058593/Business/consumer-price-index-climbs-on-food-and-fuel.html

Cambodia's inflation slightly up to 3.8% in June

Cambodia’s consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.1 percent to 3.8 percent in June from 3.7 percent in May this year, according to the latest statistics of the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) on Wednesday. From May to June 2012, price for food increased by 0.9 ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2012-07/25/c_131737766.htm

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