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EU palm oil ban bitter for SE Asian farmers

Publication date 25 September 2018 | 11:02 | ICT

INDONESIAN palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is under attack, but the threat is not from insects or hungry orangutans eating his prized crop.



  • US-China trade war: ‘We are going to win,’ says Pompeo

    Publication date 25 September 2018 | 10:45 | ICT

    DONALD trump’s threatened tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect on Monday, escalating a trade war between the world’s top two economies that is clouding the global outlook.

  • Nepal reinstates a $2.5B hydro deal

    Publication date 25 September 2018 | 10:43 | ICT

    NEPAL has reinstated a deal with a Chinese state-owned company to build a $2.5 billion hydroelectric plant scrapped by the previous government, officials confirmed on Monday, as the new pro-Beijing administration seeks massive infrastructure investment.

  • Camlife teams up with Cellcard

    Publication date 25 September 2018 | 09:30 | ICT

    The Kingdom’s insurance industry has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years, a trend that has been enhanced by partnerships with mobile network operators.

  • Sihanoukville to get Chinese tourist mall

    Publication date 24 September 2018 | 11:13 | ICT

    Furi Real Estate announced a $10 million joint venture with an unnamed company from Macau to develop the first commercial shopping centre in Sihanoukville, a project aimed mainly at Chinese customers, the company’s director told The

  • HK launches China rail link

    Publication date 24 September 2018 | 11:13 | ICT

    A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion-dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city’s territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing.

  • Cambodia’s youth learn business expertise

    Publication date 24 September 2018 | 10:18 | ICT

    The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport last week hosted a seminar to promote entrepreneurship among young Cambodians, hoping to inspire them to set goals and plan for the future.

  • Government mulls bird’s nest regulation

    Publication date 24 September 2018 | 08:45 | ICT

    The government may soon regulate Cambodia’s edible bird’s nest industry.

  • An English Language School from Cambodia makes it to the International Stage

    Publication date 22 September 2018 | 11:28 | ICT

    The PIEoneer Awards, organised by the Professionals in International Education (The PIE), a global company offering services for professionals working in international education, celebrates innovation and achievements in internation

  • Beijing shrugs off trade war ‘obstacles’, vows to retaliate

    Publication date 21 September 2018 | 13:51 | ICT

    Chinese officials are shrugging off warnings that the trade spat with the United States could slash the country’s economic growth, with state-run media saying Beijing can “outlast” the tariffs war.

  • Japan battles deflation

    Publication date 21 September 2018 | 11:29 | ICT

    FORMER Bank of Japan member Sayuri Shirai fondly remembers when the bank decided on a massive programme intended to perk up the world’s No3 economy and save it from damaging deflation.