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People relax at a beach in Preah Sihanouk province in 2012. The lack of celebratory events in Phnom Penh for the Water Festival has seen a bump in domestic tourism to other parts of the country.
Wed, 25 November 2015

For festival, any water will do

This year’s subdued Water Festival festivities in the capital, where traditional boat races were cancelled, has resulted in a bump in tourism in the provinces as Cambodians use the three-day holiday to visit their families, enjoy cu

Wed, 25 November 2015

Deal puts direct flight to Russia on radar

Cambodia and Russia yesterday signed an air transport services agreement that will facilitate direct flights between the countries, according to Russian state news agency TASS.

Tue, 24 November 2015

Fuel-price formula is sent to Hun Sen

After months of negotiations between the government and fuel retailers, a proposed pricing mechanism aimed at ensuring that prices at the pump correspond to fluctuations in global petrol prices has been submitted to Prime Minister H

Tue, 24 November 2015

Central bank picks custodian for foreign reserves

Cambodia's central bank has selected Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) to act as the global custodian of its foreign reserves, it said in a press release yesterday.

People surf the internet at a cafe in Phnom Penh late last year. The Kingdom’s telecom regulator has said that 34 companies have until the end of the month to prove they are providing services to customers or their licences will be revoked.
Tue, 24 November 2015

Internet firms to lose licences

Cambodia's telecom regulator will strip the operating permits of more than 30 private companies licensed to provide internet and Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) services unless they can demonstrate that they are commercially act

Mon, 23 November 2015

PM urges US to drop tariffs

Prime Minister Hun Sen urged policymakers in Washington to expand its preferential treatment of goods imported from least-developed countries (LDCs) including Cambodia by increasing the amount of goods permitted duty- and quota-free

Tourists walk on a beach in Sihanoukville. The government has vowed to take action against companies that restrict public beach access in the Kingdom.
Mon, 23 November 2015

Private companies warned on beach access

The government has vowed to crack down on coastal hotels and resorts that have restricted public access to beaches or constructed illegal encroachments within 50 metres of the shoreline.

Sat, 21 November 2015

Unexpected player top provider of life insurance for Cambodians

Telecom operator Smart has become the country’s top life insurance provider. But is mobile-delivered insurance smart for consumers?

Fri, 20 November 2015

Prince MFI opens in an expanding market

Prince Microfinance Plc held its official opening yesterday, becoming the 49th registered microlender to operate in Cambodia’s rapidly expanding microfinance market.

Keo Mom, the chief executive officer of LyLy Food Industry, stands in front of the company’s office earlier this week in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district.
Fri, 20 November 2015

Putting women on a path to success

CWEA president Keo Mom discusses her experience as a successful entrepreneur and the lessons to be imparted on other aspiring female entrepreneurs.