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From Aid to Trade: Japanese Investing in Cambodia

The Japanese are coming. After years of providing millions of dollars in aid, firms from the world’s third-largest economy are now starting to enter the...

Chinese ‘No Strings’ Loans Come at a Cost

As government borrowing from China continues to increase, a new study released yesterday showed that Chinese concessional loans carry higher interest rates than any...

Education Overhaul Needed to Grow Economy

Cambodia’s education sector needs a complete overhaul in or­der to reduce unemployment and successfully diversify the economy beyond garment manufacturing, according to a World...

Flood Damage To Slash Year’s GDP Growth

With tens of thousands of hectares of rice paddy already lost to floods that have devastated Cam­bodia for weeks, the government yesterday lowered its...

Luxury Cruises Take to the Tonle Sap, Mekong

Gliding through the water al­most soundlessly, the MS Ama­Lotus docked for only its second time in Phnom Penh last week. An elderly man clad...

Looming Oil Funds Put Cambodia at Crossroads

On Sunday, CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap will attend a forum on the evolving oil and gas sector with about 400 university students. If all...

Mining Firm Hit With Fines for Illegal Exports

A mining company owned by the wife of RCAF Major General Nim Meng has been ordered by the government to pay fines and unpaid...

Investment by China Doubles In First Half

Cambodia approved $1.2 billion in investments from China in the first six months of the year, a 104 percent increase in the amount of...

Engineers Agree on Repair Plan For Sisowath Quay Building

Structural engineers have decided to attempt the repair of a colonial-era building on Phnom Penh’s Si­so­wath Quay that has been se­verely damaged by an...

National Carrier to Start Siem Reap-S’ville Flights

Cambodia Angkor Air will launch a regular flight service between Siem Reap and Siha­noukville by the end of the year, an official at the...

With No Expert Advice, Workers Repair Damaged Building

Owner of damaged apartment says engineers have yet to be called in to assess repairs The company behind a real estate project on Phnom Penh’s...

Plans Name Developer of Sisowath Quay Site

Architectural plans of a property development that is blamed for causing structural damage to French colonial-era buildings on Phnom Penh’s Sisowath Quay show drawings...

B Kak Firm Seeks Bauxite In Mondolkiri

Bauxite reserves in Mondolkiri province abandoned by Austra­­lian mining firm BHP Billiton in 2009 are now being explored by China’s Mongolia Erdos Hongjun Holding...

Inflation Report To Be Delayed, Official Says

Inflation Report To Be Delayed, Official Says With prices creeping upward and the central bank looking to take monetary action to fight inflation, the government...

Vattanac: A Tale of Two City Developments

Vattanac may still be a family business, but a symbol of its big aspirations can be seen emerging from Phnom Penh’s skyline on Mo­n­i­­vong...

Villagers Struggle in Face Of Chinese Tourism Project

Villagers who have been relocated by a Chinese company developing Koh Kong province’s coastline are facing a food shortage as they are being prevented...

US Debt Woes Could Affect Cambodia, Conference Told

Falling US dollar would send import costs upward Continuing worries over mounting US debt are fueling concerns in Cambodia that a fall in the value...

As Recovery Takes Hold, Risks Mount, ADB Says

Though the beginning of Cambodia's economic recovery appears to be well under way, a high current accounts deficit and below-average foreign reserves are raising...

Minister Calls Out Embassy For Dispatches

Hor Namhong protests ‘defamatory’ information The government yesterday summoned an official from the US Em­bassy over what it said was “highly defamatory” biographical information on...

Reform Needs Highlighted by FedEx Move

With US logistics giant FedEx having reduced its operations here in order to comply with Cambo­dia’s anti-corruption law, which prohibits the payment of bribes...

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