Taipei re-indict alleged human traffickers after more victims rescued from Cambodia

The leaders of two rings that allegedly lured 88 Taiwanese nationals to Cambodia and forced them to participate in scams have been indicted for a second time by Taipei prosecutors after 30 more of their victims were rescued and returned to Taiwan. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Fresh sand ‘fraud’, claims NGO Mother Nature, as sand numbers between Taiwan and the government appear to be off by more than 1.5M tonnes

More than $30 million in Cambodian sand exports registered by Taiwan appear to be missing from Cambodia’s customs records, according to data from both governments, marking yet another large-scale discrepancy in the Kingdom’s figures on the trade. ...

Phak Seangly and Shaun Turton

Bird’s nest producers eye China market

Edible bird’s nest producers have called on the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) to facilitate the industry’s access to the Chinese market. Nang Sothy, president of the Cambodia Bird’s Nest Federation, said yesterday that the association had requested the MoC to include the delicacy on the list ...

Chan Muyhong

Cambodia's garment industry seen approaching crossroads

Cambodia’s $5.5 billion garment industry is nearing a crossroads amid uncertain prospects for outsourcing, an industry source says, citing participants at a recent trade show in Phnom Penh. “Many industry suppliers believe that while Cambodia remains a growing market for their textile and garment products, there ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Factory ends strike after compromise

Workers at a Taiwanese-owned sandal factory in Kompong Cham province on strike since last week over an eight-point list of demands agreed to go back to work Tuesday after reaching a deal with management that included a monthly lunch stipend. A few hundred of the Carlington ...

Ben Sokhean

TAITRA reiterates Phnom Penh trade center approved

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) yesterday insisted it has received the green light from the Cambodian government to open a Taiwan trade center in Phnom Penh. TAITRA, a non-profit trade promotion organization affiliated with the Ministry of Economic Affairs, made the remarks in response ...

Shih Hsiu-chuan

Cambodia denies allowing China's Taiwan to open representative office

Cambodia on Friday afternoon issued a statement to reject a news report that the country had given approval to China’s Taiwan to open a trade center in its territory. According to the statement posted on its website, the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Taiwan gets green light to open trade center in Cambodia

The nation has received approval from the Cambodian government to open a trade center in Phnom Penh, the semi-official Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said. The center, which is expected to be officially opened next month at the earliest, will raise the number of the ...

Taipei Times News Staff

One China policy stymies citizenship scam

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday heard the case of a member of Interior Minister Sar Kheng’s cabinet who was charged with fraud for accepting $38,000 from the representative of a Taiwanese national in exchange for citizenship documents that were never delivered. Suong Veasna, a ...

Eang Mengleng

Two’s company at CSX

It may not have all the glitter, adrenaline or the iconic tolling bell of Wall Street, but today, the usually deserted Cambodian Stock Exchange (CSX) will be a hive of activity. After first hinting at an initial public offering more than two years ago, garment manufacturer ...

Eddie Morton

CSX gets help from Thailand

Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) will partner with the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) to bolster technical knowledge and potential investment into Cambodia’s nascent stock market. An agreement between the two financial institutions was signed in Phnom Penh yesterday at the CSX office, a deal that will ...

Hor Kimsay

Cambodia sees big jump in construction investment in first quarter

Cambodia’s construction sector received a total investment of 851 million U.S. dollars in the first three months of 2014, up 311 percent compared with 207 million U.S. dollars over the same period last year, the official figures showed Thursday. During the January-March period this year, the ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Cambodia may present safer base for Taiwanese businesses

Cambodia is a promising target for Taiwanese entrepreneurs seeking cheap labor without risking the social unrest that has surged through Vietnam, according to an economics professor in Taiwan cited in our Chinese-language sister paper China Times. Riots have broken out in Vietnam against China’s oil rig ...

Hong Kai-yin, Huang Tsung-yuan, Tang Yu-lin and Staff Reporter

Momentum building for GTI

The next stage of Grand Twins International’s (GTI) listing on the Cambodia Stock Exchange – public subscriptions – has had a positive response, according to the head of one of the country’s brokerage firms. Svay Hay, CEO of Acleda Securities, a registered broker for GTI, said ...

Eddie Morton

Trafficker gets 10 years

The manager of Giant Ocean International, a now-defunct recruitment firm notorious for abuse scandals, was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in jail for trafficking hundreds of Cambodian fishermen to work in slave-like conditions overseas. Taiwanese national Lin Yu-shin, who ran the firm, was arrested in May ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea and Laignee Barron

Failing to sew up support

Cambodian stockbrokers yesterday admitted to a disappointing level of investor interest in Grand Twins International’s (GTI) initial public offering. Garment industry unrest, distrust in the private sector and a lack of liquidity in the market were all said to be discouraging investors from buying into the ...

Eddie Morton

Factory shutters in shame

The Zongtex Garment factory off Phnom Penh’s Russian Boulevard looks like a nondescript residential compound, hidden down a dead-end road. There are no signs suggesting that it supplied to some of the world’s leading high street names – and the US military. Taiwanese-owned Zongtex Garment Manufacturing ...

Daniel Pye, Alice Cuddy and Chhay Channyda

Taiwan's bike makers shrug off challenge from Cambodia

Giant Bicycles founder and chairman King Liu said on March 5 that Taiwan’s bicycle manufacturers are still competitive, despite the challenge from Cambodian competitors becoming stronger due to the country’s favorable tax policy. Bicycles exports from Taiwan were down 11.49% year-on-year in 2013, while exports ...

Want China Times News Staff

Cambodia could lose competitive edge in bicycles: report

Cambodia could lose its competitive advantage in bicycle manufacturing and assembly, an industry source says. In a report from the Taipei Cycle Show late Wednesday, the US-based Bicycle Retailer and Industry News said Cambodia had used low wages and zero tariffs in the European Union to ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia’s export to EU skyrockets

Despite the depressed market conditions throughout Europe in 2013 Cambodia’s export to the EU skyrocketed. The country is well under way to take over Taiwan’s leading position in bike export to Europe. Between January and October 2013 Cambodia’s bike export showed a huge increase of no ...

Jack Oortwijn

Garment IPO to pay for factory

Taiwanese garment factory Grand Twins International (GTI) has carefully laid out a schedule so it can go public on Cambodia’s stock exchange after the dust settles from unrest tied to minimum wage disputes, according to the company’s chief financial controller, Henry Chen. GTI received approval from ...

Eddie Morton and Hor Kimsay

Cambodia bourse to get second IPO in April

Taiwanese garment factory Grand Twins International will be the second company to go public on Cambodia’s fledgling stock exchange, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) confirmed yesterday. ...

Daniel de Carteret

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