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A Proliferation of Banks, But Experts Debate Value

It may be hard to believe, but Cambodia now has 29 separate banks. The most recent to beat a path to Phnom Penh were the...

PM Denounces Thai Proposal for Preah Vihear

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday criticized Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for reportedly saying that he would call on Unesco’s World Heritage Committee...

New National Airline Takes Off This July

A new national airline, Cambodia Angkor Air, will launch in July in Preah Sihanouk Province, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said Wed­nes­day, though he declined...

Rice Price Volatility Leads to Gov’t Action

With Farmers Vulnerable, Policy-Makers, Experts Look for Ways To Stabilize Prices and Production In March 2008, the price of rice in Cambodia peaked, hitting record...

Garment Industry Continues To Shed Jobs

Over 40,000 garment workers have lost their jobs, and 58 factories have been closed in the garment sector since last August, Chhoun Momthol, president...

Weak Dollar Lifts Gold to 3-Month High

Gold prices climbed to a three-month high this week on the back of speculation that the US dollar will continue to weaken, analysts and...

Picture Grows Bleaker for the Garment Sector

The Cambodian garment sector has suspended or laid off as many as 40,000 factory workers from their positions since March, Van Sou Ieng, chairman...

Report Urges Sweeping Rethink on Economy

Cambodia is one of Asean’s least economically competitive na­tions and must make “urgent policy re­sponses” to mitigate the ef­fects of the current global economic...

River Dredging Still Seen as Threat Despite Ban

kandal province - Earlier this month Prime Minister Hun Sen or­dered a halt to all dredging of sand for export in Cambodia’s rivers and...

Eiffel Tower Builder Left His Mark Here, Too

Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the French structural engineer and world-famous architect primarily known for his work in designing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, is deeply...

Cambodian Garment Workers Worry About Their Future

Just a year ago, Chea Srey Mou was working in a bustling garment factory to the loud, monotonous hum of over 100 sewing machines....

Vietnam-Based Quilt Maker Opens in Cambodia Penh

Inside his newly refurbished bou­tique in Phnom Penh, Bernard Ker­vyn is jovially confident his nonprofit business is ideally positioned to take the capital by...

Cambodia Brews Over Price of Vietnam’s Coffee

Casting a shadow over the Cam­bodian coffee industry this week was a sudden growth in the sales of Viet­­namese coffee as exporters there hope...

Report Resumes, Inflation Hit Eight Percent

Inflation hit 8 percent in Jan­uary, according to The National Institute of Statistics, which published its Consumer Price Index on April 10, ending a...

Everyone Has Left, Except Those Who Can’t

The streets of Phnom Penh were noticeably quieter Tuesday in the af­termath of the urban exodus to the provinces, where most Cam­bo­d­ians ushered in...

Scavengers Seek Framework for Waste Recycling

The monstrous piles of waste sprawled in the stifling heat at Stung Meanchey have long provided a much-needed source of revenue for Cambodia's poorest....

Everyone Has Left, Except Those Who Can’t

The streets of Phnom Penh were noticeably quieter Tuesday in the af­termath of the urban exodus to the provinces, where most Cam­bo­d­ians ushered in...

World Bank’s New Predictions Even Bleaker

Painting an ominous picture of the economic situation in Cambodia, officials at the World Bank said Tuesday that Cambodia would experience the strongest decline...

Cambodia Hopes To Expand Rubber Exports to New Markets

The director-general of the rubber department in the Ministry of Ag­riculture, Ly Phalla, said Thur­s­­day that Cambodia has been officially recognized as an accredited...

Starbucks To Be Sold in New Cafe

Phnom Penh’s first multi-story fitness and beauty center, The Place on Sihanouk Boule­vard, is now planning on another first for the city with the...

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Cambodian Political Commentator Hit With New Charges, Goes Into Hiding

A Cambodian political commentator and critic of Hun Sen has been hit with new criminal charges a month after completing a prison sentence for defamation, and has gone into hiding, fearing arrest, sources say.

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