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Postal service revenue up

Operating revenue at the partly state-owned mail service, Cambodia Post (CP), rose more than 10 per cent last year compared to 2012, according to a senior government official. Ork Bora, CP’s general director, said that revenue reached $4.56 million, an increase of 12.54 per cent from ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/postal-service-revenue

Cambodian Garment Exports likely to Grow in 2013: GMAC

Cambodian garment exports are expected to grow in 2013 with the increasing foreign investments along with focus on new market including Japan and China, according to the Garment Manufactures Association of Cambodia (GMAC). In 2012, apparel exports of Cambodia grew nine percent to US$ 4.61 ...

http://www.thesoutheastasiaweekly.com

FAO Raises Paddy Production Outlook

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has raised its forecast of global paddy production in 2012 by about 1.5 million tonnes to 730 million tonnes (487 million tonnes, milled). The scaling up of production mainly concerned Asian countries, in particular Cambodia, ...

http://www.cambizreview.com

Cambodia's Public Debt

According to the [inter]national Monetary Fund (IMF), at the end of 2011, the stock of Cambodia’s external public debt, including arrears, stood at around US 3.8 billion or 30 percent of GDP (24 percent in NPV terms). China remains the largest bilateral creditor, contributing to ...

http://www.cambizreview.com/

Kathmandu listed in Top10 places to visit in 2013

Worldwide renowned travel advisory website–the tripadvisor.com–has listed Nepali capital Kathmandu in its top 10 best places to visit in Asia. While Siem Reap of Cambodia topped the chart, China’s Beijing and Shanghai cities hold the respective second and third best places to travel in the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/travel/2013-01/07/c_132085140.htm

Burger King Says No Plans to Open in Country

U.S. fast-food chain Burger King said yesterday that no one holds the rights to open a branch of its restaurant in Cambodia, despite job advertisements appearing online featuring the company’s logo. . “Currently, we do not have any established franchisee in Cambodia,” Tan Ching Ee, marketing ...

Interest up at Angkor Wat

Increased interest by Asian tourists has led to about 33 percent growth for Angkor Wat ticket sales so far this year, according to the Apsara Authority. Revenues during the first six months hit US$20 million, compared with about $15 million in the period last year, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080450870/Business/interest-up-at-angkor-wat.html

Tycoon lands surprise

Mong Reththy, former advisor to Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that investors should use local residents on their land concessions rather than evicting them and hiring outsiders. According to a US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks Mr. Reththy is “Hun Sen’s Money Man” and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850694/National-news/tycoon-lands-surprise.html

Mekong Dam Construction Halted, Laos Says

Construction  of the 1,260 megawatt Xayaburi dam on the Mekong river has been suspended after a meeting between the USA, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. A report from the Mekong River Commission (MRC) has been leaked showing that construction was begun on the dam without ...

Cables From Bangkok, Phnom Penh Show Varying Analyses

According to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks US officials in Bangkok believed that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decision to name former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra as an economic adviser in 2009 backfired after it increased support of the opposition. The Premier at the time of ...

Clinton calls for pause on dams

Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, has called for a “pause” on construction of hydroelectric dams along the Mekong River. She is urging time and consideration for all who would be affected by the dams, with 11 planned for the Lower Mekong, nine of which ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072550605/National-news/clinton-calls-for-pause-on-dams.html

Garment growth led by EU and Asia

Garment exports for the first half of 2011 have increased as demand from Europe and Asia grows. The relaxation of duty-free exports to Europe has sped the growth according to the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia. Exports are said to have increased by 32 percent ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072550615/Business/garment-growth-led-by-eu-and-asia.html

Thais Feared VN Support, Cable Shows

A US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks shows that Thailand feared Cambodia gaining military support from Vietnam over clashes between the two neighboring kingdoms about the disputed Preah Vihear temple. Thailand was also prepared to invoke a treaty with the USA that requires the US ...

US Debt Woes Could Affect Cambodia, Conference Told

Cambodia is concerned that US debt could lead to rising import costs. US lawmakers are currently trying to pass a deficit-cut deal before Aug. 2 when the US reaches its own debt ceiling of $14.3 trillion. Without a deal the US would default on its ...

Army aided loggers: US Cable

A US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks from the Embassy in Bangkok has provided evidence that Cambodian soldiers were providing assistance and protection to loggers along the Thai-Cambodian border. Some of the loggers were killed in clashes with Thai troops. The allegations have been denied ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072250578/National-news/army-aided-loggers-us-cable.html

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