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Fasmec brings in website for SMEs

Cambodian entrepreneurs who are members of the Federation of Association for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (Fasmec), can soon display and sell their products on a new shopping website, thanks to a partnership with London-based Sram & Mram Resources Ltd. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fasmec-brings-website-smes

Local goods replacing imports

The value of imports from neighboring Thailand has decreased by almost $500,000 in the first seven months of this year, a possible sign of health of Cambodia’s domestic production capabilities. According to figures released by the Thai embassy, the value of imports dropped by 16 percent ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29638/local-goods-replacing-imports/

SMEs in anti-graft partnership

The Federation of Associations of Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (FASMAC) has sought support from the anti-corruption organization Transparency International, to prepare it to be a graft-free business entity and help its members to be listed on the Cambodia Stock Exchange (CSX). ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29307/smes-in-anti-graft-partnership/

Consumer protection draft law almost ready

Officials at the Ministry of Commerce and Council of Ministers announced yesterday that a draft consumer protection law, which is intended to ensure that food and consumer products made domestically or imported into Cambodia are safe, was almost complete. A quarter of the almost 60 ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28562/consumer-protection-draft-law-almost-ready/

Rice crackers bound for China

Cambodian rice cracker manufacturer Ly Ly Food Industry Co. Ltd., has begun exporting its products to China, as part of a push to expand beyond Asean markets. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28557/rice-crackers-bound-for-china/

Board of CRF seeks a double term

Just a month since their election, the leaders of the nation’s apex rice industry have cast a motion to extend their terms – a move some have greeted with suspicion. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/board-crf-seeks-double-term

Thai bilateral trade falls

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Thailand fell by about 15 percent in the first four months of the year, compared to the same period last year, due to the Kingdom’s decreasing imports of oil, food and beverages from its neighbor. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26325/thai-bilateral-trade-falls/

Stock exchange ready for SMEs

The Federation of Associations for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (FASMEC) sees small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) as the engine to drive growth on the local stock market, while the companies already listed have been growing steadily. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25855/stock-exchange-ready-for-smes/

Tourism a key revenue generator for SMEs

Cambodia’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) earned $1.9 billion in revenue last year from the tourism sector, and could increase this amount further by reducing imports, an industry spokesman said yesterday.   ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tourism-key-revenue-generator-smes

SME federation wants its own SEZ

The Federation of Associations for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia is planning to propose that the government set up special economic zone (SEZ) for small and medium-sized sized enterprises (SMEs) so that they can work in clusters, saying this will enhance their productivity, increase ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21157/sme-federation-wants-its-own-sez/

Domestic production strengthens as F&B imports fall

Food and beverage imports to Cambodia have fallen over the past 12 months, marking a notable shift in domestic production and the public’s recognition of the “Made in Cambodia” brand, officials say. Cambodia spent around $223 million on food and beverage imports to supply the domestic ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/domestic-production-strengthens-fb-imports-fall

Cambodia promotes rice to international buyers

Cambodia held the 4th rice forum on Tuesday with an aim to promote milled rice to local and international buyers, an organizer said. Potential buyers from China, Singapore, Nigeria, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Iraq, South Africa, the United States, Italy, Poland, Germany, India, and Myanmar were ...

Asean-China Center News Staff
http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2014-10/23/c_133737454.htm

Hun Sen says business breeds bribes

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday defended his government, saying its reputation for corruption is undeserved, laying blame on the private sector for initiating the bribe process and calling out international development partners for applying double standards. Speaking at the Eighth Regional Conference of Anti-Corruption Intiative for ...

Chan Muyhong
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/hun-sen-says-business-breeds-bribes

‘SMEs have role’ in graft fight

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to intensify self-regulatory efforts against corrupt practices to help foster a stronger business environment, NGO Transparency International (TI) Cambodia said yesterday. At a seminar in Phnom Penh, TI Cambodia executive director Preap Kol told business representatives that while government corruption ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/%E2%80%98smes-have-role%E2%80%99-graft-fight

Deadlock end lifts business spirits

Cambodia’s business community welcomed the news yesterday that the county’s longest-ever parliamentary deadlock had come to an end – a resolution investors say will help ease fears of political instability. The ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday struck a deal ...

Eddie Morton and Daniel de Carteret
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/deadlock-end-lifts-business-spirits

Online registration option to be rolled out to SMEs

The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft will introduce an online registration platform for Cambodia’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) this year, a ministry official confirmed yesterday. Heng Sok Kong, secretary of state at the ministry, said the new software for web registration was built in partnership ...

Annie Lee
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/online-registration-option-be-rolled-out-smes

As oknha ranks grow, honorific loses meaning

Initially a status reserved for a privileged few, the number of businesspeople bearing the honorific “oknha” has ballooned from an estimated 20 individuals in 2004 to some 200 in 2008 and more than 700 today. Traditionally a title of nobility bestowed by the king to honor ...

Sek Odom and Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/as-oknha-ranks-grow-honorific-loses-meaning-62057/

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