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New Law Leaves Adoptive Parents, Kids in Limbo

Foreign couples that are still working their way through the process of adopting a Cambodian child will have to start from scratch once the...

Thai Charged Over Thaksin Flight Plans

A Thai national employed by the Cambodia Air Traffic Service in Phnom Penh was charged late on Thursday with threatening national security for passing...

Cyclist Visits With a Message Of Caution on Climate Change

Guim Valls Teruel talks of a cultural revolution when identifying what is needed to address the climate change issue, which seems to be capturing...

Energy Costs Seen as Hindrance to Investment

Cambodia must attract more investment in the provision of electricity services for the country to increase its economic competitiveness and meet demand from a...

IMF Predicts a Slow Recovery For Cambodia

Taking stock of Cambodia’s most recent economic and financial developments, officials from the International Monetary Fund announced yesterday that Cam­bo­dia’s economy would contract by...

Arrivals to Cambodia Continue To Rise as Tourism Rebounds

Visitor arrivals to Cambodia continued to make steady gains in August as the tourism sector bounc­ed back from a half year of decline with...

In the Garment Sector, Thousands of Jobs Unfilled

After months of job losses and factory closures within Cambodia’s struggling garment sector, the industry is experiencing a surge in job openings; but the...

International Lineup of Kickboxers Wows Local Crowd

Thursday night’s kickboxing lineup at CTN’s studios in Phnom Penh certainly had the crowd buzzing when Cambodian fighter Seng Bunthen crashed out of the...

Gov’t Mum on Details of Oil Deal With Total

Government officials provided few details on Friday as to why a major oil and gas exploration deal with the French petrochemical giant Total appears...

Total, Gov’t Oil And Gas Deal In Jeopardy

Nearly a month after the Council of Ministers announced that the French petroleum giant Total would be allotted more than 24,000 square km of...

Access to Loans in Cambodia Remains Tight

Getting a loan in Cambodia has historically been easier said than done. And even as the economy makes further inroads into international markets, availability...

EU, Government Talk on State of Human Rights

Representatives from the Euro­pean Union in Phnom Penh met with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday to ex­press concern at the...

Economic Woes Fueling Sex Trade, UN Report Says Report

A UN survey finds that 58 percent of women and girls in the ‘entertainment sector’ entered it since Sept 2008 The financial crisis has led...

Criticism Mounts in Face of Group 78 Eviction

Only hours after 53 families from Phnom Penh’s Group 78 community accepted $8,000 in compensation, armed police took up positions early Friday morning as...

Social Safety Net Programs Needed for Poor, Experts Say

With poverty levels still high, particularly in rural zones, effective social safety net programs in Cam­bodia are greatly needed to protect the poor and...

Rubber and Acid, a Devastating Combination in Kompong Cham

Mat Aphimas' arms are webbed together from her shoulders to her forearms with shiny scar tissue. Upon meeting guests she timidly hides beneath a...

Sacombank Bets on Increased Trade With VN

With their official opening Tues­day, Vietnam-based Sacom­bank joined the list of a long string of foreign banks already doing business in Cambodia, bringing the...

Gov’t Passes New Mandate To Aid Tourism

Officials at the Ministry of Tour­ism announced the launch of a new Law of Tourism on Friday, calling for heightened supervision and responsibility toward...

Electricity Blackouts Making Gloomy News for Business

It is a regular occurrence: In the space of a few seconds an entire section of Phnom Penh will turn black and residents wait...

‘Much To Do’ Before the Eventual Stock Market Opening

The future confidence in Cam­bodia’s much-anticipated stock market depends greatly on the levels of transparency and accountability among the country’s listed businesses, officials said...

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