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Nike Will Resume Cambodia Orders, Garment Officials Say

By Brian Calvert the cambodia daily The multinational shoe and ap­parel company Nike Inc has be­gun negotiations to resume pla­cing orders with Cambodian factories, garment officials...

Malaria Guys Drive Down Roads Like This All the Time

sen monorom district, Mondolkiri province - You have got to be kidding me, I thought. This is no road. I was peering down a...

Insurance Challenges Ahead As Companies Await Licenses

Four businesses have now ap­plied for licenses to provide insurance in Cambodia, following di­rect­ives issued last year after the passage of a 1999 insurance...

Hard-Core Cyclist Shows His Soft Side With Net Donation

Even the hardest skin can cover the softest hearts. Ask Pe­ter Jones, a rugged adventure cyclist who showed his soft side recently by donating...

Ministers Approve Draft Law for Investment

The Council of Ministers has approved draft legislation that will attract more foreign investment to Cambodia by streamlining the application process, while at the...

Officials: Oil Deal No Guarantee of Success

A government deal with petroleum giant ChevronTexaco for the exploration and production of oil and gas in the Gulf of Thailand is a positive...

National Malaria Center Reports Gains in War on Malaria

Malaria deaths fell to their lowest level in five years, thanks to increased net distributions and other measures taken by the government’s National Malaria...

Indosuez May Hand Local Operations to Foreign Trade Bank

Credit Agricole Indosuez and the National Bank of Cambodia announced Tuesday that they had signed an agreement to study the possibility of the state-owned...

Travel Agencies Ruffled by Airport Tax Hike

Travel agencies are criticizing the government for failing to give them enough advance warning of changes in the airport exit fees at Pochentong and...

Standard Chartered To Restructure Operations

Standard Chartered, one of a handful of foreign bank branches in Cambodia, said Thursday it will no longer operate here as a full-service bank....

EC, Malaria Center To Sell Cheap Medicine Nationwide

After successful tests showed that rural Cambodians were willing to pay a small amount for high quality malaria treatment, the European Commission and the...

Bank Threatened With Closure After Failing to Raise Capital

The National Bank of Cambo­dia has asked shareholders of First Overseas Bank, Ltd to gather the money required to pay off its depositors, after...

‘Worried’ Trafficking Witness Flees Agency

Fearing arrest, the alleged victim of an international human trafficking ring has fled the organization caring for her, a rights worker claimed Friday. “Han,”...

Judge Wants Main Witness Investigated

Human rights workers and government officials are worried about the safety of an alleged victim in a sex trafficking case, after a Phnom Penh...

Scared Witness May Withdraw Her Testimony

Fearing for her safety, the main witness in a sex trafficking case has apparently decided to drop the charges against the man she had...

Donated Boats Will Help Malaria Teams in Remote Areas

The European Commission’s malaria program will donate boats to provincial malaria centers across the country to help health workers in remote, aquatic environments reach...

In Trafficking Case, Court Balks Again

For the second time in two weeks, Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday delayed starting the trial of an accused inter­national sex trafficker, sparking...

EU Promises Assistance for Fast-Track WTO Accession

The European Union’s trade minister, Pascal Lamy, said Monday the EU was fully committed to helping “fast track” Cambodia for membership into the World...

Cambodian Youth Facing Future with Computers, English

A customer recently came to the Khmer Internet Development Services toting a small, exotic animal that looked like it didn’t belong in the city....

Recalling the Incongruities of War in Peacetime

romdoul district, Svay Reing province - Villagers here need no documents to remind them of the wars that have been waged here for most...