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Government fails to recoup on rubber expenses

Despite a 31 percent increase in Cambodian rubber exports during the first 11 months of this year, the Ministry of Agriculture is failing to recoup on expenses it has spent sending expert technicians into the field in order to help boost production. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-fails-recoup-rubber-expenses

Sri Lankan company to plant 20,000 hectares of rubber in Cambodia

Sri Lankan agricultural group Lankem Ceylon PLC says it plans to plant 20,000 hectares of rubber in Cambodia as part of a diversification strategy. Lankem chairman A Rajaratnam disclosed the strategy in the company’s annual report for the year to March, 2012, released by the company ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=OGEzOGYyMjJhYTI

Malaysian firms urged to venture into Cambodia's agri sector

Malaysian companies have been urged to venture into Cambodia’s agriculture sector especially in paddy planting and opening up rubber estates. In making the call, Raja Saiful Ridzuan, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Malaysian Embassy here, said Malaysian firms, with its vast expertise in agriculture sector, ...

http://www.nst.com.my/latest/malaysian-firms-urged-to-venture-into-cambodia-s-agri-sector-1.334244

Cambodian rubber earnings fall

Following global supply growth and falling prices, Cambodian rubber has decreased in value over the past three months, according to industry experts. Men Sopheak, deputy director-general of the Chop Rubber Plantation, a major rubber exporter in Cambodia, said yesterday that the price of dried [natural] rubber ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rubber-earnings-fall

Cambodia's rubber exports up 29 pct in 5 months

Cambodia reported a 29 percent rise in dry rubber exports in the first five months of 2013, but revenues from the exports rose only 4 percent due to price decline in international markets. Currently, the country has about 300,000 hectares of rubber trees, according to ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-07/19/c_132556398.htm#

Villagers blame rubber company

Villagers in Preah Vihear’s Kulen district are seeking the assistance of rights group Adhoc, claiming a Malaysian rubber company has stopped them from receiving land titles. Sok Yam, 48, one of the four representatives of the Sro Yong commune residents, said members of 72 families thumbprinted ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-blame-rubber-company

Cambodia's trade with S. Korea up 12% in 5 months

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and South Korea has reached 329 million U.S. dollars in the first five months of this year, up 12 percent over the same period last year, showed the latest figures from the Korea Trade- Investment Promotion Agency to Phnom Penh on ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-07/17/c_132549530.htm

RISDA To Open Two Plantations In Cambodia

The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) is opening two plantations in Cambodia, its director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Zuki Mohamad said Wednesday. He said discussions had been held with the companies that would be tasked with managing the plantations last week. “We are now awaiting approval ...

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=964158

Mystery Surrounds Ratanakkiri’s First Special Economic Zone

Construction of a special economic zone (SEZ) near the Vietnamese border in Ratanakkiri province’s eastern O’Yad­aw district is on track, but who exactly will avail of the facility and its services remains a mystery—even for senior provincial officials. The latest announced venture of agro-industry land concession ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mystery-surrounds-ratanakkiris-first-special-economic-zone-35235/

Despite Land Loss, Minorities Back Status Quo

Romam Gvin could be described as a counterintuitive voter. Intuition might lead you to believe that Mr. Gvin blames the government for the loss of his land to the Vietnamese rubber company that now owns everything for as far as the eye can see here in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/despite-land-loss-minorities-back-status-quo-34786/

Korea trade nears $1 billion

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and South Korea nearly reached the $1 billion dollar realm in 2012, a hike of nearly 100 per cent from the year before, senior officials said yesterday. According to official data from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, total bilateral trade between ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/korea-trade-nears-1-billion

Crop burning alleged

Less than two months after staffers at a Vietnamese rubber concessionaire were charged over setting homes aflame during a land dispute, the company has been accused of burning and bulldozing more than 900 cashew nut trees and eight hectares of plantation land in O’Chum district, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866717/National/crop-burning-alleged.html

Cambodia's foreign trade worth over 6 bln USD in 5 months

Cambodia’s trade with foreign countries amounted to 6.25 billion U.S. dollars in value in the first five months of this year, up 20 percent from the same period last year, according to statistics from the Commerce Ministry on Wednesday. During the January-May period this year, the ...

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/

FGVH to develop upstream, downstream plantation business in Cambodia

Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGVH) is planning to develop upstream and downstream activities in the plantation sector in Cambodia. Chief executive officer-designate Dr Emir Mavani Abdullah  said that apart from marketing its products, including palm oil-based products in Cambodia, FGVH was also planning to set up rubber ...

http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/6/25/business/13283257&sec=business

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