Charcoal prices rise in urban areas

Deforestation and Cambodia’s strong economic growth have resulted in an increase in the price of charcoal, an energy source the poor are dependent on, charcoal vendors say. The price of charcoal in Phnom Penh had increased at least 200 riel ($0.05) a kilogram compared to 2012, charcoal ...

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 ...

Rats Good Business for Cambodians, Food for Vietnamese

Koh Thom district, Kandal province – On a quiet stretch of road in this sleepy border town, there are some telltale signs of an unusual trade: A trail of discarded dead rats, some upturned with their paws stiff in the air, others covered with a ...

Homing in on the IPO price

From June 22 to 28, the price of Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) stock slowly approached its Initial Public Offering (IPO) price while trading volumes stayed within the range of 10,000 to 22,000 shares. The price dropped from KHR 6,6so (US$1.63) to KHR 6,3so (US$LS6) from June 22 to 28. ...

The week at CSX

The price of Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) stock varied only slightly between June 14 to June 21-hovering between KHR 6,600 (US$1.62) and KHR 6,700 (US$1.64). The relative stability tells investors that the stock is approaching its fundamental price, which experts say is between KHR 4,050 (US$0.99) and KHR 6,350 (US$1.56). ...

Commodities Prices a Risk, Bank Says

Despite offering an uplifting outlook for Cambodia’s economy this year, economists at the World Bank said yesterday that it could still succumb to volatile commodities prices, particularly food and gas. Speaking to journalists after the release the bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update for 2012, ...

As pig imports grow, price of pork drops

A rise in pig imports from Thailand and Vietnam has driven down pork prices by as much as 33 percent in the past month, leaving farmers here worried that an oversupply in the market will cut into profits. Prathna Preap, a swine market expert at USAID, ...

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