Southeast Asia visitors backing Cambodian tourism industry

Cambodia welcomed 217,038 visitors from Southeast Asia from January to May of 2022, signifying a 282 per cent jump year-on-year, the Ministry of Tourism said, while noting that nearly 50 per cent of the figure arrived from Vietnam. ...

Hin Pisei

Angkor crowned as the Best Place to visit in Southeast Asia

Angkor in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province came first among the 29 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia, according to a survey of Touropia Travel Guides. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia among fastest growing economies in region: McKinsey

Cambodia has emerged as one of the four recent economic out performers in the Southeast Asian region, according to analyst firm McKinsey & Company in a report published on Wednesday. ...

Kazi Mahmood

Desperate times for Cambodia's farmers

The first rainfall this year did not arrive until early June to Pursat, a province located in the northwest of the country, where land looked bare and thirsty at the height of the planting season. The devastating drought, which the government has described as the ...

Ana Salvá

ASEAN market watch: Cambodian corruption, telecoms bidding in Myanmar, and increasing Philippine trade deficits

Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranks Cambodia as the ‘Most Corrupt’ country in Southeast Asia. Cambodia score was 21 out a possible 100 points, which is the same as the country’s score in 2014. ...

ASEAN Briefing

Cambodian team 2nd in regional stock challenge

Two Cambodian university students won $8,000 on Monday by placing second in a regional stock trading competition, after making it to the final round of the contest ahead of nearly 2,000 other teams from across Southeast Asia. ...

George Styllis

Cambodia says increased networks with ASEAN, China key to boosting economy

Cambodia sees the development of physical networks between itself and other Southeast Asian nations and China as key to boosting its economy and achieving closer regional ties, government officials said recently. Transport Minister Tram Iv Tek said Cambodia has well-developed overland roads to connect the country ... News Staff

Rubber smuggling threatens industry’s recovery

An illicit cross-border rubber trade is thriving in Cambodia amid plummeting global prices and is threatening legitimate processing operations in the country, according to business owners and industry experts. And while Cambodia’s natural rubber export tariffs are set at between 2 and 10 percent, Vietnam ...

Kang Sothear and George Styllis

Nest farmers hatch ambitious China export plan

Standing inside her shop behind a heavy glass door secured with an electronic lock, it would be easy to mistake Nguon Chorda for a jewelry boutique owner, not the manager of a store that sells dried bird saliva. Mr. Sothy said once the CBNF gets ...

Hul Reaksmey and Chris Mueller

Cambodia’s milled rice exports up 1.2 per cent in first nine months this year

Cambodia’s milled rice export hit 269,370 tonnes in the first nine months of 2014, up 1.2 per cent from 266,123 tonnes over the same period last year, according to latest official data. Seventy-seven companies have brokered Cambodian rice for 57 countries and regions around the world, ...

Far Eastern Agriculture News Staff

Cambodia, Seychelles sign 6 deals to pave way for cooperation

Cambodia and Seychelles on Thursday inked six documents to pave the way for bilateral cooperation in the fields of politics, trade, investment, tourism, agriculture, and air services. The deals were made during the two-day visit of Seychelles Foreign Minister Jean-Paul Adam to Cambodia. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Thailand seen as growing source of counterfeit dollars in Southeast Asia

He may be just the police chief of Battambang, a languid riverside town in western Cambodia, but, recently, people have taken to calling Brig Gen Sar Theth the $7 million man. On Sept. 19, Brig Gen Theth’s officers tracked three Thai men in a pickup truck ...

Prak Chan Thul, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Amy Sawitta Lefevre

Cambodia sees 44% rise in new company registrations in 7 months

Cambodia has granted operating licenses to 2,424 new companies in the first seven months of 2014, up 44 percent compared with 1,688 firms over the same period last year, according to the latest report of the Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday. ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Cambodia’s tourism slows a mite

Cambodia’s tourist arrivals registered a 0.3% decline in June according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information Department. The country attracted 300,454 visits compared to 301,412 during the same month last year. Released officially by the Ministry of Tourism, last week, data showed Vietnam led the field ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

ASEAN FMs reiterate continued commitment to realizing ASEAN Community

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Sunday reiterated their continued commitment to the realization of ASEAN Community by 2015 and beyond. They pledged their commitment in the joint communique issued on the final day of their 47th annual meeting in Nay ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia economy bucks regional trend

Driven by garment and improved agricultural export markets, Cambodia has bucked the wider trend of slowing Southeast Asian economies, according to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). ESCAP’s semi-annual Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, published ...

Eddie Morton

Cambodia expected to greet 4.6 mln foreign tourists in 2014: minister

Cambodia is projected to receive 4.6 million international visitors this year, an expected rise of 10 percent from 4.2 million last year, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said Saturday. “In the first six months of this year, more than 2.2 million foreigners visited Cambodia, up 5.2 ...

Global Post News Staff

Much to discuss at upcoming regional forum, analysts say

Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries are preparing for a major regional meeting, which will be held in Burma Aug. 10. Analysts say Cambodia should raise ongoing security issues that threaten regional economic integration at the Asean Regional Forum. The South China Sea issue continues to ...

Khoun Theara

Drug-resistant malaria widespread in Southeast Asia: study

Drug-resistant malaria is now widespread in Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control malaria, a new study warned Wednesday. An analysis of blood samples from 1,241 malaria patients in 10 countries across Asia and Africa found resistance to the world’s most effective anti-malarial drug, artemisinin, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia's rubber exports up 91 pct in H1

Cambodia has seen a 91 percent rise in dry rubber exports in the first half of 2014 as revenue from the exports increased only 3 percent due to global decline of rubber prices. During the January-June period this year, the country exported 42,190 tons of dry ...

ASEAN-China Center News Staff

Cambodia Business Conference opens registration

Cambodia’s business community is anticipating keen interest from overseas investors as registration for the country’s international investment conference opens this week. The International Business Chamber (IBC) of Cambodia investment conference will take place on October 6th and 7th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Phnom Penh. The ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Easing sex trade laws ‘could lower’ HIV rate

Decriminalising sex work could slash the world’s HIV infections by a third or more, according to a new study. Published yesterday in health journal The Lancet, the paper says that punitive treatment of sex workers can “elevate HIV acquisition and transmission risks”. In Cambodia, which has Southeast Asia’s ...

Laignee Barron

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