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Government: UK-Cambodian trade will remain strong

Two-way trade between Cambodia and the UK will remain strong even if the UK leaves the EU as bilateral trade between the two countries surpassed $1 billion last year, said Ministry of Commerce spokesman Seang Thay on Wednesday. According to a Ministry of Commerce press ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-uk-cambodian-trade-will-remain-strong

The UK to continue demining support

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority yesterday said that the United Kingdom will continue to support demining efforts until the last mine is cleared in the Kingdom. CMAA vice president Ly Thuch said he met with British ambassador Tina Redshaw on Friday and ...

Khy Sovuthy and Mom Kunthea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50579067/the-uk-to-continue-demining-support/

United Kingdom to aid demining until 2020

The United Kingdom will provide aid until 2020 for demining operations to clear unexploded ordnance in Cambodia. Senior Minister Ly Thuch, who is also the first vice chairman of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority, met with Elizabeth McGarva, senior policy adviser with ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50520187/united-kingdom-to-aid-demining-until-2020/

UK bilateral trade unchanged

The United Kingdom’s bilateral trade dealing with Cambodia will remain unchanged in light of ongoing negotiations on the UK’s position within the European Union, a senior British trade official said yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31879/uk-bilateral-trade-unchanged/

Multiplying map requests from PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday wrote to three world leaders to request “cooperation” to secure copies of maps of Cambodia’s borders, which he said are held by the governments of France, the UK and the US. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/multiplying-map-requests-pm

Cambodia imports vehicles worth 554 mln USD in 9 months

Cambodia spent 554 million U.S. dollars to purchase automobiles and motorcycles from foreign countries in the first nine months of this year, up 85 percent from 299 million U.S. dollars a year earlier, according to the Commerce Ministry Friday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2014-10/31/c_133756588.htm

Cambodia seeks to promote trade relations with Britain

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday urged the United Kingdom to increase purchase orders for Cambodian products so as to further promote trade relations between the two countries. ...

ShanghaiDaily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=246415

British PM's Trade Envoy to visit Cambodia next week

The Lord Puttnam CBE, British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy, will pay an official visit to Cambodia on 13rd and 14th October, according to a statement by British Embassy in Cambodia Friday. The statement said the purpose of his visit is to strengthen trade and investment ties ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/british-pms-trade-envoy-to-visit-cambodia-next-week-7476

Help Cambodia's garment workers, unions urge Business Secretary

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, must force British clothing companies to investigate whether garments sourced from Cambodia are made at factories with fair labour practices, the unions have warned. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trade Union Congress, has written to Mr Cable warning that ...

Mark Leftly
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/help-cambodias-garment-workers-unions-urge-business-secretary-9644675.html

CAMBODIA: Study shows school attendance rises with safe water drinking & child hydration

Considered the world’s most valuable fluid, fresh clean water is a commodity that can become a life-and-death issue. Lack of it can also contribute to a child’s absenteeism rate in Cambodia, says a newly released study report by Research Advisor Helen Risebro and Professor Paul Hunter ...

Women News Network (WNN) News Staff
http://womennewsnetwork.net/2014/03/18/cambodia-school-attendance/

Bank exits rubber firm: NGO

Global Witness, a United Kingdom-based NGO, has alleged that Deutsche Bank has dropped the majority of its holdings in a Vietnamese company that operates rubber plantations in Cambodia, amid accusations the firm is involved in land grabbing and illegal logging. In a statement released today, Global ...

Shane Worrell
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bank-exits-rubber-firm-ngo

UK: Cambodia worker health part of M&S Plan A progress

UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) is trialling a new campaign aimed at helping 14,000 garment workers in Cambodia deal with common health issues, as part of its Plan A ethical programme. The company, which aims to become the world’s most sustainable major retailer by 2015, ...

Katie Smith
http://www.just-style.com/news/cambodia-worker-health-part-of-ms-plan-a-progress_id119714.aspx

Local brands standing firm

Inside a shop in a restored building on the corner of Sothearos Boulevard and Street 266, nearly 10 Cambodians wearing the same uniform are walking around and cleaning tables. By the end of this year, Brown Coffee will have a total of eight branches in ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/local-brands-standing-firm

Cambodian insurance industry sees 25 pct growth in first half

Cambodia’s insurance sector earned a total premium of 22 million U.S. dollars in the first six months of the year, up 25 percent from the 17.6 million U.S. dollars it made over the same period last year, the industry’s figures showed Tuesday. The premiums were from ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-08/06/c_132607310.htm

EU Won’t Investigate Land Concessions—for Now

The trade commissioner and foreign affairs representative of the European Union (E.U.) have turned down a request from 13 members of the European Parlia­ment that they immediately investigate Cambodia’s much criticized economic land concessions, but said they were monitoring the issue closely. In a March letter ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/eu-wont-investigate-land-concessions-for-now-25194/

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