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Fri, 25 July 2014

Telecom law outrage

Cambodia’s telecom sector is outraged over a draft law handed down by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) on Wednesday, which details a government plan to assert control over the industry.

Bretton Sciaroni, head of the American Chamber of Commerce
Fri, 25 July 2014

Still work to be done after resolution

Big business breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday after the ruling Cambodia People’s Party and the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party struck a deal, which promises to end the yearlong political stalemate as early as next wee

A Cambodian stock exchange official explains stock purchasing on the trading floor at the CSX office in Phnom Penh in May
Fri, 25 July 2014

Interested, but not yet committed

From the finance to the education sector, the interest from companies looking to list on Cambodia’s nascent stock exchange is on the rise, a CSX official said yesterday, after a meeting with some of the Kingdom’s largest firms.

A motorist passes by an office of the local internet service provider Ezecom in Phnom Penh in January 2013
Fri, 25 July 2014

New IT body to unite industry

Aiming to unite the industry under one representative body, the Information and Communications Technology Federation (ICTF) was officially launched in Phnom Penh yesterday.

Thu, 24 July 2014

Health and women’s affairs get $64M grant

The German ambassador, Joachim Baron von Marschall, signed an agreement with the permanent Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon yesterday for €47 million ($64 million) in aid.

An employee works at the front desk of the Cambodia Securities Exchange
Wed, 23 July 2014

Deadlock end lifts business spirits

Cambodia's business community welcomed the news yesterday that the county’s longest-ever parliamentary deadlock had come to an end – a resolution investors say will help ease fears of political instability.

Wed, 23 July 2014

Price woes fuel corn farmers’ fears of lackluster sales

Corn farmers and dealers in the country’s northwestern provinces fear a decline in sales this season as local storage facilities become increasingly scarce and demand from Thai importers declines.

An employee works at a rice shop in Phnom Penh
Mon, 21 July 2014

Italy demands ‘fairer’ rice deal

Italy has demanded that the European Union restrict Cambodia’s duty-free import status, as concerns over the survival of that country’s rice sector appear to be reaching a fever pitch.

Fri, 18 July 2014

Taiwan set to open trade office

In a bid to increase trade and investment between Taiwan and Cambodia, the Taiwanese Business Center will officially open in Phnom Penh next month, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has announced.

Independent economist, Srey Chanthy, talks to the Post last week in Phnom Penh
Fri, 18 July 2014

ELCs: economic benefits not realised

ELCs have become synonymous with land conflicts rather than a positive vehicle for economic development. The Post’s Chan Muyhong talks with independent economist Srey Chanthy about how well the economic benefits of ELC’s are faring.