Deal gives UAE more confidence to invest

The Kingdom’s investment authority signed an agreement yesterday to promote and protect investments between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cambodia, a move government officials hope will attract foreign direct investment from the oil-rich Gulf state, which currently stands at almost zero. ...

Hor Kimsay

Alarm over workers to Emirates

Cambodian labourers may soon be recruited to construction sites in the United Arab Emirates, where conditions are described as “tragic” by human rights groups. The Lebanon-based company that would hire the workers under the prospective scheme, Agostine & Raphael Group, is run by Middle Eastern tycoon ...

Daniel Pye

Singapore signs energy-related MOUs with Cambodia, UAE

Singapore signed two energy-related Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Cambodia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), at the Singapore Energy Summit on Monday. This is part of its efforts to strengthen partnerships in the energy sector. Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr S Iswaran, ...

Channel News Asia Staff

Chartered carrier takes off

Newly established Wat Phnom Airlines completed its maiden flight to Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport on July 10. But its predecessor, grounded Tonlesap Airlines, is said to owe the same airport more than $50,000 in landing fees. The local chartered carrier “is officially in business after it ...

Telecom Group Vimpelcom Hires Adviser to Help Sell Beeline

United Arab Emirates-telecoms group Vimpelcom has hired Standard Chartered to advice it on the sale of its business in Cambodia, Laos, Burundi, Zimbabwe and the Central African Republic, two people familiar with the matter said. New York-listed Vimpelcom wants to focus on its largest markets of ...

Cambodia set to produce halal food

Cambodia is being considered as a site for halal food production and rice milling by the United Arab Emirates, according to the UAE’s Foreign Trade Minister Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi yesterday. Speaking during an official meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace ...

UAE says mulling investment in halal food, rice in Cambodia

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is considering investing in halal food production and rice milling in Cambodia, visiting UAE Minister of Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi said here on Tuesday. Speaking in a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace ...

Emirates ask for more rice

As part of its plan to become of the world’s top exporters of rice, Cambodia is looking to increase its rice shipments to the United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s main milled rice importers. Cham Prasidh, Minister of Commerce, met with delegates and businessmen led ...

Cambodia, Dubai Sign Deal to Start Direct Flights

Cambodia and the United Arab Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding to establish direct flights between the two countries, said Tith Chantha, director general of Tourism Ministry. Tourism Minister Thong Khon inked the deal to establish flights from Dubai to an unspecified destination in Cambodia during ...

UAE, Cambodia look to lift tourism

Cambodia’s tourism ministry and United Arab Emirates officials have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen tourism to the Kingdom, officials said during a press conference at Phnom Penh’s international airport. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the memorandum of understanding (MoU) would provide more opportunities for ...

UAE considering Kingdom's rice

Cambodia plans to expand its exports of milled rice and other agricultural products to the United Arab Emirates, Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh said yesterday. The UAE seeks a replacement for the milled rice it would otherwise import from Thailand, where the worst flooding in decades ...

Cambodia to export rice to United Arab Emirates

Cambodian rice is due to be exported to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the end of this year after Cambodia’s rice exporters participate in the Rice International Conference and Exhibition (RICE) 2011, which will be held on November 3-5 in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE In ...

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