East Asia growth to recover next year: WB

Economic growth in the East Asia and Pacific region – covering 14 countries, including Thailand – may slow by a full percentage point to 7.2 per cent this year, before recovering to 7.6 per cent next year, according to a World Bank report Excluding China, the ...

Cafta report card

China is encouraged by growing cooperation with Asean countries and hopes to see even more development in China-Asean trade to generate benefits for both sides. Under the China-Asean Free Trade Agreement (Cafta) that went into effect on Jan 1, 2010, more than 7,000 products are now ...

Cambodia will not export rice to Philippines

After the Philippines government issued their own policy regarding milled rice exports the Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia has expressed its disinterest in exporting milled rice to its neighbour, Cambodia’s Commerce Minister said yesterday. Local rice millers will not be encouraged to make any efforts to ...

Southeast Asia's solid economic growth rides over global woes

Southeast Asia is showing stronger signs of resilience to global turbulence than the rest of Asia as buoyant domestic spending offsets struggling exports, while low debt levels give governments more room than their cash-strapped counterparts in the West to deliver stimulus. On Thursday, the Philippines became ...

PH may tap Cambodia rice buffer stocks

The Philippines may decide to choose Cambodia to supply some of the rice it needs to boost its buffer stocks, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said on Friday. Alcala said the government still has to buy 120,000 metric tons of rice to fill the 500,000 metric tons ...

Flights from Manila ready for take-off

The Philippines’ Cebu-Pacific Airlines will launch direct flights to Siem Reap from Manila on April 19, according to a Cambodian civil aviation official. The Philippine airline sought to take advantage of Siem Reap’s status as a big tourist destination, Soy Sokhan said. ...

Phl, Cambodia working together to combat transnational crimes

The Philippines and Cambodia are working together through the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) to combat transnational crimes within their borders, the Philippine Ambassador to Cambodia has said. They also strengthened talks on human development and exchange of experts on agriculture, capacity building through ...,-Cambodia-working-together-to-combat-transnational-crimes.html

Study says country unlikely to meet rice goal

Cambodia is unlikely to meet even half of its 2015 goal to export 1 million tons of milled rice unless export and production costs are greatly reduced and more private investment goes toward the agriculture sector, according to a new World Bank study obtained Monday. The ...

Cambodia, Singapore urge peaceful solution to South China Sea dispute

Phnom Penh — Cambodia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hor Namhong and his Singapore’s counterpart K Shanmugam agreed on Wednesday that the territorial dispute in the South China Sea between China and some ASEAN countries should be solved peacefully. “We have exchanged ideas on the issue of ...

ABF Freight Adds Offices in Asia

ABF Freight System Inc. on Monday announced it had opened offices in Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, India and Sri Lanka. The locations are in addition to ABF offices in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, ABF said in a ...

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