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Opposition Wants Less Debt in 2013 Budget

The opposition Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) has requested the National Assembly to reduce by 75 percent the amount of new debt the government is...

2013 National Budget to Rise Above $3 Billion

Government spending next year will total more than $3 billion, a 16.2 percent increase from the $2.6 billion set aside for 2012, according to...

Coffee Chain Costa to Open Shop Next Month in Phnom Penh

The U.K.-based coffee chain Costa Coffee will join the mix of new coffee shops in Phnom Penh when it opens its first branch in...

As Insurance Claims Grow, So Do Premiums

The total amount of claims paid out by local insurance firms during the first nine months of the year have tripled to more than...

Court Issues Injunction Over Mfone Debt

The Norwegian energy firm Eltek Valere won an injunction from the Phnom Penh Municipal Court earlier this month against the Thai-owned mobile operator Mfone...

Mobile Phone Firms Threaten to Sue Mfone

Mobile phone operators Hello Axiata Co. Ltd. and Latelz Co. Ltd. are threatening to take legal action against the Thai-owned firm Mfone for allegedly...

Value of Approved Construction Projects Soars

The value of construction projects approved by the government during the first nine months of the year reached $1.83 billion, an 83.61 percent increase...

Majority of Packages Sent From Cambodia Contain Local Delicacies

Seventy percent of all outbound parcels leaving Cambodia via the state-owned postal service contain local food products that are delivered to Cambodians living abroad,...

US Security Concerns See Work Stop at Street 240 Site

Construction on a seven-story apartment complex overlooking the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Phnom Penh has been halted by authorities at the behest of the...

Businesses Look for Opportunities in Tourism Industry

More than 150 businesses and associations from around the world gathered on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich yesterday for the launch of the country’s annual...

Trucking Companies Plagued by High Costs, Informal Payments

Despite growing exports, freight companies say profits are being hit because most firms still use old, inefficient trucks and are often forced to pay...

High Costs Cripple Trading Firms, Report Says

Import and export companies in Cambodia believe that high costs stemming from burdensome bureaucracy and poor infrastructure are putting them at a disadvantage compared...

IMF Raises Growth Forecast to 6.5 Percent

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday raised its growth forecast of the Cambodian economy to 6.5 percent, a rise of 0.3 percent compared to...

Construction Woes Plague Railway Project

The rehabilitation of Cambodia’s dilapidated railway network has encountered delays due to poor construction work and inappropriate surveying methods when making plans to lay...

Future of Gold Tower 42 in Arbitration Court

The owner of the $240 million Gold Tower 42 project in Phnom Penh has entered into arbitration with the project’s builder, in a bid...

Railway CEO  Unaware of Pullout Report

The CEO of Toll Royal Rail­ways, which has a $141 million deal to rehabilitate Cam­bodia’s rail system, could neither confirm nor deny an Australian...

Roast Cow Decree Shows Divide Between Religion and Restaurants

A government directive has taken aim at Phnom Penh's popular late night Khmer barbeque restaurants, but it is not public drunkenness or the frequent...

Ship’s Anchor Believed by Many to Have Healing Powers

Recently discovered 130-year-old anchor has become a site of pilgrimage for hundreds Last week, 43-year-old Chan Vanna was approached by a Phnom Penh fisherman looking...

Putrid Sewage Canal in Phnom Penh Giving Locals Headaches

Phnom Penh residents living near an open-air sewage canal that runs through Chamkar Mon district said yesterday that the canal is negatively affecting their...

Vietnamese Police Investigate Cambodian Casino Detention

Police in Vietnam’s Long An province have begun investigating the case of a Vietnamese man who was held for ransom under the threat of...

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Cambodia’s Former Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Blasts ‘Attempt to Break Up...

Cambodia’s former opposition chief Sam Rainsy on Tuesday dismissed recent comments by Minister of Interior Sar Kheng who said the release of current opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha from pre-trial detention last week would create a power struggle between the two men.

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