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Sustainability disclosure database for local firms launched

Cambodia, with support from the World Economic Forum (WEF), on May 12 launched the Supplier Database with Sustainability Dimensions (SD2) database, the first of its kind, to provide information on the sustainability operations of domestic companies. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sustainability-disclosure-database-local-firms-launched

Cambodia improves in WEF global competitiveness ranking

Cambodia, which has shed its status of ‘Sick man of Asia’ is becoming more competitive economically, and the world is starting to notice it. The 2019 Global Competitiveness Report, which was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Oct 8, ranked Cambodia 106th out of ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650070/cambodia-improves-in-wef-global-competitiveness-ranking/

Laos to reduce border tensions

Cambodia and Laos agreed to de-escalate tensions along the border in Stung Treng province during a meeting at the World Economic Forum, a government official attached to Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.​ ...

Ven Rathavong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533297/laos-to-reduce-border-tensions/

Hun Sen to attend WEF on Asean

Caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen will attend three days of meetings at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Asean in Hanoi next month, alongside seven other Southeast Asian heads of state, a WEF release said on Wednesday. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hun-sen-attend-wef-asean

Cambodia falls further behind in competitiveness

Cambodia slid further down the rankings of global competitiveness on this year’s Global Competitiveness Report, which showed the Kingdom dropping five notches on the annual index to hold its position as the second least competitive country in Asean after Laos. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-falls-further-behind-competitiveness

Cambodia gets low marks in ‘human capital’ report

A recent report by the World Economic Forum underscored the Kingdom’s poor performance in educating and training its citizens in order to develop a competitive workforce and put their skills to productive use, ranking it for the first time in its annual review as the ...

Cam McGrath
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-gets-low-marks-human-capital-report

Youth keying into digital economy

Southeast Asia’s youthful population is embracing the internet and rapidly connecting to the digital economy, creating enormous potential for economic growth throughout the region, panellists at the World Economic Forum on Asean said yesterday. Addressing a panel discussion on “The Asean Dream”, Kao Kim Hourn, the ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/youth-keying-digital-economy

Grow Asia to focus on value chain projects

Cambodia’s agricultural sector must improve post-harvest processing to increase the value of its products, while increased knowledge sharing could help farmers better understand the different value chains and identify opportunities, agricultural experts participating in the Grow Asia Forum said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/grow-asia-focus-value-chain-projects

Cambodia ready to host world economic forum despite inequality: official

As Cambodia prepares to host the World Economic Forum in East Asia, an official from the group that organizes the event has said the country is ready, having seen steady growth and reductions in poverty in recent years. ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-ready-to-host-world-economic-forum-despite-inequality-official/3843041.html

WEF forum to bring new investment

With the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Asean less than a week away, government officials yesterday said that the theme of the three-day event would focus on “Youth, Technology and Growth”, while providing an opportunity to raise Cambodia’s international profile and attract more investors and ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/wef-forum-bring-new-investment

WEF ranking upgrade boosts tourism

Cambodia has improved its ranking in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index.​​ The nation was ranked 101 of 136 countries in the 2017 report, thanks to performance improvements that drove an overall score increase from 3.2 points in 2015 to 3.3 ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37636/wef-ranking-upgrade-boosts-tourism/

Cambodia joins global infrastructure fund in Davos

Cambodia has become the first Asian country to sign on to the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP), a global initiative that aims to unlock the funding of infrastructure projects through public-private sector partnerships. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-joins-global-infrastructure-fund-davos

Kingdom on the agenda

Prime Minister Hun Sen attended a dinner with Swiss company executives in Zurich on Monday, where he invited investors to join the upcoming ASEAN World Economic Forum (WEF), which Cambodia will host for the first time in May. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-agenda

Better infrastructure needed for trade: study

Cambodian goods benefit from the lowest export tariff rates in the world but the Kingdom’s trade is still held back by lengthy bureaucratic procedures and corruption, according to a new study by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016, a study published ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/better-infrastructure-needed-trade-study

Kingdom scores low on human capital index

A report released yesterday by the World Economic Forum (WEF) underscores Cambodia’s poor performance at educating and training its citizens in order to develop a competitive workforce and put their skills to productive use.   ...

Cam McGrath
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-scores-low-human-capital-index

Grow asia targeting six local cash crops

Grow Asia, which formally launched a partnership with Cambodia late last year, will reconvene on June 13 in Phnom Penh to kick-off working groups between the public and private sector, including NGOs, after targeting six crops for market potential. ...

Kali Kotoski and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/grow-asia-targeting-six-local-cash-crops

Cambodia to host 2017 world economic forum

Phnom Penh has been selected to host the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, the WEF confirmed on Wednesday.   ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-to-host-2017-wef-111865/

Cambodian competitiveness ranks low in global market

As Asean heads toward greater economic integration, Cambodia remains one of the least competitive countries in the world.A country is competitive when it can attract investment and sell and supply goods and services for export at an accelerating rate. According to the World Economic Forum ...

Ten Soksreinith
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodian-competitiveness-ranks-low-in-global-market/3050170.html

Travel competitiveness: Philippines improves to 74th

The ranking of the Philippines has improved from 82nd in 2013 to 74th in the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015.​ In terms of air transport infrastructure, the Philippines scored 2.77 versus Singapore’s 5.26 and Cambodia’s 2.1. ...

Ted Torres
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/07/22/1479635/travel-competitiveness-philippines-improves-74th

Cambodia Climbs Global Competitiveness Ranks

Cambodia climbed the rankings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2012-2013 global competitiveness report to finish 85th out of 144 countries, an improvement of 12 places compared to the previous year. The WEF report, which was released yesterday, measured the competitiveness of each country on more ...

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