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Leaders Arrive for Asean Summit Meetings

Except perhaps for the frantic moment when heavy winds whipped one leader’s red carpet into the air, the arrival of all the other top...

Canada To Drop Tariffs, Quotas for Cambodia

Canadian Ambassador Steph­anie Beck met Thursday with Prime Minister Hun Sen to brief him on a new Canadian economic initiative to drop tariffs and...

Economist: Cambodia ‘OK’ But Faces Major Challenges

Cambodia’s economy fared relatively well in 2001, set against a global economic downturn, natural disasters and a continued slide in foreign investment, a leading...

Poverty Plan Prompts Globalization Debate

Government, NGO and private sector officials on Tuesday completed two days of meetings on the first draft of Cambodia’s Pov­erty Reduction Strategy Paper, a...

Minister: Laborers Have to Increase Their Productivity

Cambodian workers will have to strive to increase their productivity if the country is to compete with regional and international producers in the face...

E-mail Scams Target Cambodians Looking for Opportunity

When Mentha Buth received an e-mail message from a job re­cruitment Web site in the US, he was a little excited, but also a...

Beaten Japanese Flies Home, Unable to Speak

The Japanese woman who was brutally beaten in her Phnom Penh home and sent to Sing­apore in a comatose state for treatment has recovered...

Asean, China Discuss Pan-Asean Rail Link

siem reap - The construction of a trans-Asean railroad should be a top priority for Asean countries, but organization and funding for it are...

Textile Industry, Though Booming, Faces Diverse Problems

Cambodia has enjoyed a garment sector boom that is still being discussed from here to Geneva, building from scratch a $1.2 billion industry in...

Cambodia’s Garment Industry Faces End of Unique US Market Access

Khun Thol is no economist. She’s a 21-year-old farm girl from Takeo who now works as an embroiderer’s assistant in a Phnom Penh garment...

Tourism Gains From Textile Uncertainties

On a state visit to Cambodia last year, Singapore’s Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong reportedly told Cambodia that its industrial sector would not be...

Expiration of a Crucial Trade Agreement Could Change the Face of Cambodia’s Top Industry

Cambodia enjoyed a garment sector boom that is still being discussed from here to Geneva, building from scratch a $1.2 billion industry in just...

Rising Costs Give Investors Smugglers’ Blues

Though only a medium-sized manufacturing company, Eastern Steel Industry Corporation can be seen as a barometer of foreign investments in Cambodia—and it warned this...

Gov’t Should Do Better For Investors, PM Says

Hun Sen Vows to Crack Down on Illegal Port Fees at Ports Cambodia’s economy continues to grow but new investment remains low and more needs...

Woman From Japan Beaten In City Home

Pushed by the Japanese Em­bassy and the family of the victim, Phnom Penh police are investigating the brutal beating of a Japanese woman that...

Industry Praises Union Call for Bargaining

Industry leaders reacted favorably Wednesday to an announcement by Cambodia’s most active labor union that it would shift its tactics away from strikes as...

Union Wants Less Strikes, More Talks Free Trade Union Says

Cambodia’s most strike-prone labor union announced Wednes­day it will abandon its policy of aggressive attacks against factory management misdeeds for a more diplomatic approach...

Foreign Investment Rises Slightly This Year

Foreign direct investment reported by the Council for the Development of Cambodia for the first half of 2002 was $60 million—a 17.6 percent increase...

Dollar Slide Means Hardships for Cambodia

Sometimes it’s hard to determine the value of a dollar in Cam­bodia. Retail exchanges can yield a variety of change combinations, and a $5...

Currency Exchange Means Money for Mosquito Nets

The Cambodia Daily Mosquito Net Campaign has gained another international partner in its battle against malaria. Travelex, the world’s largest currency converter, has teamed...

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Cambodia reiterates tainted rice wine, contaminated water blamed for 13 deaths

Cambodia on Friday issued a statement, reiterating that methanol-laced rice wine and contaminated water left 13 people dead and nearly 300 others hospitalized in eastern Cambodia's Kratie province earlier this month.

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