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Mine casualties continue to decline

Casualties caused by landmines and unexploded ordnance decreased last year in comparison to 2016, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority has said. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50106145/mine-casualties-continue-to-decline/

Fishing and forest crackdown yields results

Nearly 3,000 cases have been detected in a crackdown on fisheries and forest crime in the first nine months of this year.​ The results were in a Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery report published on Friday. ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5087200/fishing-forest-crackdown-yields-results/

Investment in Cambodia's construction up 85 pct in 7 months

Construction sector had attracted the investment of $1.38 billion in the first seven months of 2012, a 85 percent rise from $747 million at the same period last year, a report from the ministry of land management, urban planning and construction showed on Monday. During the ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/732180.shtml

New Draft Law Could Legalize Land Grabbing

A law on the management of farmland currently being drafted by the Ministry of Agriculture is a threat to private landowners as it imposes criminal penalties for farmers who do not abide by new powers the government would have to demarcate land, a human rights ...

Cambodia's garment export reaches 2.1 bln USD in H1, up 9 pct

Cambodia had exported garment and textile products in equivalent to 2.1 billion U.S. dollars in the first six months of 2012, up 9 percent from 1.93 billion U.S. dollars in the same period last year, a report from the Commerce Ministry showed on Monday. ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2012-07/23/c_131732434.htm

Cambodia’s tourism growth rate slows

Arrivals from Thailand and Laos gained the highest growth rate in May of all Cambodia’s tourist suppliers according to the country’s latest tourism report. Released by the Statistics and Tourism Information Department of the Tourism Ministry, the report showed a slowdown in travel from Thailand during ...

http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2012/07/cambodias-tourism-growth-rate-slows/

Reported Cases of Land Grabbing Decrease

The number of new land disputes reported in the first six months of this year decreased by 38 percent compared to the same period in 2011, according to data released by rights group Licadho last week. According to the figures, which represent 15 of the country’s ...

ANZ report shows a vulnerable Cambodia

Cambodia and Thailand’s financial exposure to Europe would make the two counties the most vulnerable regionally, an ANZ Bank report showed. The Kingdom’s exports and tourism sectors were on increasingly unstable ground as Europe’s debt crisis advanced. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070957290/Business/anz-report-vulnerable-cambodia.html

Laos only ‘surveying’ Xayaburi

Laos has denied it is pushing forward with the controversial Xayaburi hydropower dam in violation of international legal obligations, the country’s state media reported on Friday. Under a 1995 agreement with Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, Laos was obligated to not begin construction without a prior ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070957302/National-news/laos-only-surveying-xayaburi.html

Outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease decrease, but are still painful for Cambodian farmers

The number of cases of foot-and-mouth disease dropped significantly in first six months of 2012 compared with the three previous years, according to new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). However, the report’s authors say the disease is still a problem for Cambodian farmers, especially owners of small farms, and can severely ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/index.php

Global death toll of environmental activists rising, report says

In April, Chut Wutty was shot to death in the Cambodian forests he was so outspoken in defending, a slaying that outraged human rights activists suspicious of the conflicting explanations given by police. His death appears to be part of a chilling trend. Growing numbers of activists ...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/06/growing-number-of-environmental-defenders-killed-report-says.html

Cambodia reports trade deficit of $1.1 b in first 5 months

Cambodia recorded a trade deficit in equivalent to 1.1 billion US dollars in the first five months of this year, according to a report of the Commerce Ministry on Saturday. During January-May period this year, the report showed that the country’s total import and export value ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/715292.shtml

Semi-skilled builders see wages drop, report says

Real wages for Cambodia’s semi-skilled construction workers fell during the past five years, according to a recent report from market research firm BDLINK Cambodia. A 36 per cent increase in the Kingdom’s consumer price index during the period put semi-skilled workers’ real wages last year ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061156714/Business/semi-skilled-builders-see-wages-drop-report-says.html

KR Banking Chief Says Institution Was Sham

On his first day of questioning at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday, Sar Kim Lomouth, the deputy director of the State Bank of Democratic Kampuchea, described how the national financial institution was nothing but a charade during the Pol Pot regime. Currency had been abolished and financial transactions eliminated under ...

Cambodia's economic growth predicted 6.6% in 2012: World Bank

PHNOM PENH: the World Bank here said May 23 that the economic growth of Cambodia will project 6.6 percent even though it slightly downed from last year growth, which was 6.9 percent. “Cambodian economy has continued its high growth path as real GDP expanded by 6.9 per cent in 2011 and is expected to ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Broadcast Bias Means CPP Dominates Airtime

The ruling CPP recieved nearly twice as much television and radio airtime last year than any other political party, and access to the broadcast media continues to be constrained by bias toward Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party, an election-monitoring group said in its annual report. ...

Land evictions hurt women most, rights group report says

Amnesty International yesterday launched a report on land evictions in Cambodia that details the impact that government-bestowed economic land concessions have had on women, and sets out recommendations for the government in light of those findings. The new report, titled ‘Eviction and Resistance in Cambodia: Five ...

Subpar sanitation, high food prices curbing growth, UN says

Economic growth in Cambodia is being hampered by poor sanitation and hygiene, and rising food prices are leaving people struggling to afford basic produce for a balanced diet, according to a report released yesterday by the UN Development Program (UNDP). The UNDP’s 2011 Human Development Report ...

WTO review of Kingdom trade policy expected

The World Trade Organisation today will conclude its first-ever review of Cambodia’s trade policies and practices and issue its concluding remarks. The trade review, which began on November 1, is the first time the Kingdom, which was the first least-developed country to fully accede to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011110352508/Business/wto-review-of-kingdom-trade-policy-expected.html

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