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CEOs: cut the business slack

Top executives from foreign firms have spoken out about the constraints of doing business in Cambodia, citing high electricity and infrastructure costs, unskilled local workers, limited transparency, a lack of local manufacturing suppliers and limited sources of raw materials as impediments to progress. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32563/ceos--cut-the-business-slack/

Inside the corporate utopias where capitalism rules and Labor Laws don’t apply

Under Cambodian law, the right to organize is supposed to be ironclad. No employer, government agent or citizen may impede union activity. Inside the walls of Cambodia’s largest special economic zones (SEZs), however, In These Times’ reporters saw a system designed to tightly control the workforce by ...

Matt Kennard and Claire Provost
http://inthesetimes.com/features/special-economic-zones-corporate-utopia-capitalism.html

Despite a slow start, SEZ profits booming

Special economic zones (SEZs), billed as a one-stop shop for potential investors, have had a slow start in the Kingdom – only 13 out of 30 registered zones are operational – with many failing to get off the ground given the difficulty in providing the ...

Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/despite-slow-start-sez-profits-booming

Five more arrested over SEZs’s riot in Bavet city

At least five men were respectively arrested by police on Wednesday and Thursday for involvement in violence protest in two special economic zones (SEZs) in Svay Rieng province, Bavet city. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/five-more-arrested-over-sezs%E2%80%99s-riot-in-bavet-city-9123

Authorities block observers as Svay Rieng factory protests continue

Observers and trade union representatives said they were blocked from monitoring protests in Svay Rieng province, where striking workers clashed with security forces once again on Tuesday morning. ...

Neou Vannarin
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/authorities-block-observers-as-svay-rieng-factory-protests-continue/3113652.html

Major labor protest underway in industrial zone near Vietnam

Thousands of protesters in Svay Rieng province clashed with police Monday, as they continued a prolonged demonstration over the minimum wage in a special economic zone near the Vietnam border.Riot police dispersed protesters with water canons. Protesters threw stones at police. At least a 50 ...

Neou Vannarin
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/major-labor-protest-under-way-in-industrial-zone-near-vietnam/3112380.html

Workers sent to court over strikes in Bavet economic zones

Four workers were questioned at the Svay Rieng Provincial Court on Sunday for allegedly participating in violent protests that effectively shut down factory operations in two special economic zones (SEZs) in Bavet City last week, according to officials. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/workers-sent-to-court-over-strikes-in-bavet-economic-zones-103532/

Cambodia's SEZ exports expected to hit 1.2 bln USD in 2015

Exports from Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Cambodia are projected to reach about 1.2 billion U.S. dollars this year, up 87 percent year-on-year, a local English newspaper reported Tuesday, citing figures from the Commerce Ministry.Exports from SEZs totalled 672 million U.S. dollars last year. ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/article/6705473/2015/12/15/cambodias-sez-exports-expected-hit-12-bln-usd-2015

Move to increase cross-border trade with Cambodia

THAILAND and Cambodia will work on strategies next month in a bid to boost bilateral trade by 30 per cent a year over the next five years, while also stimulating more investment in planned special economic zones (SEZs). ...

Petchanet Pratruangkrai
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Move-to-increase-cross-border-trade-with-Cambodia-30273937.html

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