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Textile Industry Gets Lessons From Korean Designers

Cambodian manufacturers on Wednesday received training from Korean designers on how to make apparel in line with current fashion trends in the hopes of assisting them in penetrating the lucrative but difficult Korean market. The event was organized by the ASEAN-Korea Center—an intergovernmental organization that aims ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/textile-industry-gets-lessons-from-korean-designers-35468/

Phnom Penh Port Trade Volume Increases by 29%

The number of shipping containers that passed through the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port increased by 29 percent during the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2012, according to figures released yesterday. The port received 50,157 standard containers between January and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Hong Kong delegation seeks business opportunities in Cambodia

A delegation from China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are currently seeking possibilities to broaden bilateral trade and investment ties in Cambodia. The delegation comprising of business executives from 24 different firms in the financial and professional services, infrastructure and real estate, garments and textiles, telecommunications, ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=Y2Y2MTQ4Zjk2YmR

British Minister kicks off SE Asia tour in Cambodia

Britain’s Minister of Trade and Investment Lord Green is starting his two week visit to Southeast Asia, to promote opportunities for British businesses, in Cambodia Monday, June 10, 2013. The promotion of British businesses is part of a larger effort to enhance the support available to ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=NjM3MDY2YzIyODJ

Cambodia’s garment exports grow 17.5% in Jan-March’13

The exports of garments and textiles from Cambodia have grown by 17.5 percent year-on-year to reach US$ 1.34 billion during the first three months of the current year, data released by the Ministry of Commerce shows. Last year, Cambodia exported apparels worth US$ 4.61 billion, ...

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/apparel-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=146951

Cambodia’s garment industry expanding

Both exports and imports of garment materials rose more than 17 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared with the same period last year, reflecting a growth in Cambodia’s biggest industry. Exports of garment and textile materials went up by 17.5 per cent ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060466032/Business/cambodia-s-garment-industry-expanding.html

Cambodia: A rising star with a falling reputation?

Cambodia’s reputation as a standard-bearer for apparel workers’ rights is wearing thin – and yet the country is a rising star when it comes to attracting foreign investment and increasing exports. There are many reasons to deter brands and retailers from sourcing clothing in Cambodia. The Kingdom ...

http://www.just-style.com/analysis/a-rising-star-with-a-falling-reputation_id117944.aspx

Cambodia defies global crisis

Cambodia’s economic performance this year has been heartening despite the global economic slowdown, especially the chaos caused in Europe by the sovereign-debt crisis and the sluggish recovery of the US economy. In October, the International Monetary Fund revised its world growth projections to 3.3 per cent ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

Cambodia's cheap labour attracts interest

TK Garment Co Ltd, a leading Thai original equipment manufacturer for fashion lines in Thailand, is relocating its largest production site to Cambodia to escape high wage costs, the Bangkok Post reported yesterday. According to Ken Loo, secretary general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012120560104/Business/cambodias-cheap-labour-attracts-interest.html

Regus Opens in Cambodia, Expands Footprint to 99 Countries

Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces is offering a helping hand to local and international businesses in Cambodia, with the launch of its first business centre there. The flexible workspace at the center enables companies of all sizes to expand their presence in ...

http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Regus+Opens+Cambodia+Expands+Footprint+Countries/7550616/story.html

H&M under fire for low Cambodia wages

H&M workers in Cambodia are only paid 3 kronor ($0.45) an hour, forcing many into debt to feed their families, according to a report on the TV4 documentary Kalla Fakta (The Cold Facts) Many textile workers therefore borrow money for food, leading to considerable debts with ...

http://www.thelocal.se/44010/20121024/

Garment Exports to EU Catching Up With US

The value of garment and shoe exports to the European Union are expected to reach the same level as those sent to the U.S. by 2013, an official from the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said yesterday. Garment, textile and shoe exports to the E.U. ...

International expo in Cambodia to boost garment sector

The four-day second Cambodia International Machinery Industrial Fair (CIMIF 2012) has begun in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Leading global brands of industrial equipment for textiles, garment and accessories are among the more than 200 exhibitors from 20 countries displaying their products. The exhibition provides a ...

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/apparel-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=114673

Kingdom's exports up 42% on garments, food

Cambodia’s total exports surged 42 per cent through November to US$4.5 billion from $3.16 billion, official data from the Ministry of Commerce showed, as the Kingdom’s staple products of garments, textiles and agriculture led the move. Rising global demand, new trade agreements with regional neighbours and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122653607/Business/kingdoms-exports-up-42-on-garments-food.html

Exports reach $3.5 billion in the first nine months

Total exports during the first nine months of the year rose 41 percent to $3.5 billion compared to the same period in 2010, according to data released by the Ministry of Commerce. Of the total amount, $3.1 billion was in garments, $10 million in paddy rice, ...

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