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Cambodia's garment workers confront multinationals

Since mid-January a group of illegally laid off Cambodian garment workers – mostly women – have been picketing the factory they worked in. Their objective was to stop the company, which closed down, owing the workers, collectively, about US$200,000 of unpaid wages, from removing the ...

http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53454

LED lights’ lure of lower electricity bills

The locally based Global Media Group is bringing the latest LED lighting technology to the Cambodian market in an effort to reduce people’s electricity bills. GMG assistant chief executive Bun Sim said the company would use all its know-how, as well as experts from South Korea, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012460969/Business/led-lights-lure-of-lower-electricity-bills.html

Acleda readies to open Myanmar’s first micro-finance firm

Cambodia’s largest bank is ready to launch its first micro-finance institution (MFI) in Myanmar, but one final barrier remains: an operating licence from Myanmar’s government. Acleda Bank’s chief executive, In Channy, expects the licence to be granted by the end of this month. Once that is done, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011760823/Business/acleda-readies-to-open-myanmar-s-first-micro-finance-firm.html

Factory worker wages to be re-examined

Amid threats of another mass strike in the thriving garment sector, the Ministry of Social Affairs has called a meeting with the industry’s leading players to discuss union demands for a $150-per-month minimum wage, a letter obtained yesterday reveals. At the behest of Prime Minister Hun ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010260589/National/factory-worker-wages-to-be-re-examined.html

Asean Leaders See Economic Integration as Important

Asean leaders Tuesday discussed the importance of expanding economic opportunity for the region, vowing to increase efforts for better trade and investment amid members states and with the US. Surin Pitsuwan, secretary-general of Asean, said “more and more” was expected of Asean today. “So it is ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/asean-leaders-see-economic-integration-as-important/1549856.html

Rise in foreign tourist arrivals

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Cambodia increased 23 per cent in the third quarter of the year compared to the same period last year, according to new statistics from the Ministry of Tourism.  The data show the number of tourists who arrived in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110259529/Business/rise-in-foreign-tourist-arrivals.html

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