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Cambodia priced out of Filipino rice tender again

Cambodia has lost a 100,000-tonne Filipino rice bid to Vietnam, on account of a higher costs as compared to regional competitors, marking the fourth time the Kingdom has failed to win a rice tender issued by the Philippines. The Philippines National Food Authority last week awarded ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-priced-out-filipino-rice-tender-again

Hun Sen asks Philippines to expand tourism cooperation

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday asked Philippines to expand tourism cooperation between the two countries. Hun Sen made the comments during a meeting with Neo A Wong, outgoing Philippine Ambassador to Cambodia, at the Peace Palace. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/hun-sen-asks-philippines-to-expand-tourism-cooperation-7381

Cambodia set to take second go at rice bid

Despite failing in its latest attempt to win the Philippine government’s bid to import rice, Cambodia will once again throw its hat into the ring when the offer is reissued, industry representatives said yesterday. ...

Chan Muyhong
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-set-take-second-go-rice-bid

Cambodia to bid on Philippine rice tender

Cambodia is vying for a share of the Philippines’ latest rice import tender of 500,000 tons, according to Thon Virak, general-director of state-owned Green Trade Company. ...

Kang Sothear and George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/cambodia-to-bid-on-philippine-rice-tender-65922/

Cambodia rice exporters hope to clinch philippines rice import deal

Cambodian rice exporters are keen on winning the Philippines government’s latest rice import tender for 500,000 tons of 25% broken white rice slated for August 27, 2014, according to local sources. ...

Oryza News Staff
http://www.oryza.com/news/rice-news/cambodia-rice-exporters-hope-clinch-philippines-rice-import-deal

Ministry issues warning as tropical depression moves in

Those living along the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Tonle Bassac rivers were warned Sunday by the Ministry of Water Resources to exercise caution in the coming days as a tropical depression is expected to lead to flooding. Typhoon Rammasun has killed more than 100 people in ...

Ouch Sony
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-issues-warning-as-tropical-depression-moves-in-64527/

Agreement provides better access to Cambodia and the Philippines

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet approval of two new air services agreements will make it easier for New Zealanders to travel and do business in Cambodia and the Philippines. The new agreement with Cambodia places no limits on flights and routes operated by airlines ...

Voxy News Staff
http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/agreement-provides-better-access-cambodia-and-philippines/5/195776

New Zealand opens door to more flights to Philippines, Cambodia

The number of flights between New Zealand and Southeast Asia is set to grow with the approval of new air services agreements with the Philippines and Cambodia, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee said Wednesday. “These agreements help provide New Zealanders with better access to Southeast Asia, providing ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=228794

Cambodia revising gambling laws to attract investment

The Cambodian government is in the process of amending its gaming laws in a bid to draw major casino operators, industry sources have confirmed to GGRAsia. Earlier on Tuesday, the Phnom Penh Post reported that the new draft of the national casino law could be finalised ...

GGRAsia News Staff
http://www.ggrasia.com/cambodia-revising-gambling-laws-to-attract-investment/

Gov’t continues to seek new markets

The Ministry of Commerce has vowed to uncover more markets for Cambodian products to help buffer against price fluctuations caused by the Kingdom’s dependency on neighboring countries. In a response to concerns raised on social media, Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol wrote on the ministry’s official Facebook ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gov%E2%80%99t-continues-seek-new-markets

Japan firm buys share of new power plant

In what looks to be a concerted push into the Southeast Asian energy sector, Japanese import and export conglomerate Marubeni Corporation has acquired a large stake of Cambodia’s power generation infrastructure. In a Tokyo Stock Exchange filing dated June 2, Marubeni announced it had purchased a ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japan-firm-buys-share-new-power-plant

PAL still keen on Cambodia Air venture

FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has not lost its interest in pursuing a joint-venture agreement with Royal Group of Cambodia (RGC) to establish Cambodia Airlines Co. Ltd.  PAL President Ramon S. Ang confirmed that his airline’s discussions for investment in the Cambodian carrier are ongoing, as ...

Lorenz S. Marasigan
http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/business/companies/32817-pal-still-keen-on-cambodia-air-venture

Cambodia sees rise of Asean tourists in Q1

Cambodia received 424,300 visitors from Asean countries in the first quarter of the year, up 4 per cent year-on-year. Data from the Tourism Ministry showed tourist arrivals from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) accounted for 33 per cent of 1.27 million overseas arrivals from January ...

Bernama News Staff
http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1039613

Land activists ‘under threat’

Cambodian land advocates face some of the most threatening and deadly working conditions in the world, according to a new report by UK-based environmental watchdog Global Witness. Since 2002, 908 reported killings linked to land activism have occurred across 35 countries – with 13 taking place ...

Amelia Woodside and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-activists-%E2%80%98under-threat%E2%80%99

IMF projects further acceleration in Cambodian growth

The International Monetary Fund is projecting further modest acceleration in Cambodia’s rate of economic  expansion over the next five years. In the latest World Economic Outlook released Tuesday, the IMF projects that Cambodia’s gross domestic product will grow from an estimated 7.0 percent last year to ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=M2VkZmJjNTE5ZjU

Government says drug seizures, trafficking rose in 2013

Drug seizures jumped last year, while drug arrests remained relatively steady, according to the annual report from the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) released Monday. As in 2012, methamphetamine retained its position as the most commonly seized type of drug. Police confiscated 17.3 kg of methamphetamine ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-says-drug-seizures-trafficking-rose-in-2013-54862/

Cambodia sets 2020 tourism target

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen expects the country to welcome 8 million foreign visitors by 2020. Talking to local media, the PM said the country was on track to achieve the ambitious target by 2020. The largest sources of tourists to Cambodia are Vietnam, China, South ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit
http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2014/02/cambodia-sets-2020-tourism-target/

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
http://www.bike-eu.com/Sales-Trends/Market-trends/2014/2/Cambodias-Export-to-EU-Skyrockets-1463329W/

A Year On, Cambodia’s Role as Asean Chairman a Bitter Memory

Resentment is still simmering toward Cambodia for its handling of the contentions South China Sea issue last year, which fractured the unity of Asean, analysts from around the region said Thursday. During the first day of a two-day regional conference in Phnom Penh organized by the ...

Hul Reaksmey and Dene-Hern Chen
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/a-year-on-cambodias-role-as-asean-chairman-a-bitter-memory-42812/

Study charts AIDS progress

Cambodia’s decline in HIV/AIDS mortalities has made it a regional anomaly, according to a new study published today by a global health research centre at the University of Washington. While HIV/AIDS remains a leading cause of disease burden in Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and mortality ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/study-charts-aids-progress

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