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One of Cambodia’s brightest entrepreneurs talks tech, startups and cryptocurrencies

Rithy Thul is one of Cambodia’s leading voices in technology and entrepreneurship.

In Cambodia’s capital, Chinese buyers pump luxury property bubble

Guo Qirui, 30, says it’s a lonely journey when he goes home to his rented luxury condominium in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, the country where the Chinese retail executive has lived for nearly half a decade.

“Generation Startup” Documentary Inspires Young Entrepreneurs to Move Outside of Comfort Zone

American filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser spent 17 months following six recent graduates pursuing the American dream by building startup companies in Detroit, Michigan.

North Korea Is Running Restaurants in Cambodia Despite Sanctions

Three North Korean restaurants are operating in Cambodia’s capital in apparent violation of United Nations sanctions that took effect earlier this year.

Cambodia’s Phnom Penh, China’s Beijing become “sister cities”

Cambodia's Phnom Penh and China's Beijing entered into an agreement on Monday to establish a "sister cities" relationship.

Rhys Jones: Well-regulated Cambodia can rival Philippine iGaming industry

In this interview with CalvinAyre.com’s Stephanie Tower, Rhys Jones, managing director of Hatien Vegas, talks about the current gaming landscape in Cambodia.

Cambodia-China tourism forum held in Phnom Penh

The first high-level Cambodia-China Tourism Forum was held here on Thursday, aiming at exploring opportunities to further promote tourism ties between the two countries.

Vietnam, Cambodia promote border trade

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai and Cambodian Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak have discussed ways to speed up the construction of Da market – the first model border one between the two countries – scheduled to be completed at the end of 2018.

High Growth in Cambodia Expected to Continue: World Bank

Economic growth in Cambodia remains robust and is projected to accelerate slightly to 6.9 percent in 2018, compared with 6.8 percent in 2017, buoyed by a rebound in textile and apparel exports as well as tourism and agriculture, says a new World Bank report.

Spotlight: Cambodia eyes Shenzhen’s experience to develop Special Economic Zones

Cambodian officials and experts said Wednesday that China's successful Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern coastal metropolis Shenzhen is a role model for Cambodia as the country has been developing its own SEZs.

Officials Tell ASEAN to Do More to Ensure Market Access for US Companies

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) remains an important trading partner for the United States, but more should be done to ensure US companies can access Southeast Asian markets, officials said.

Cambodia, China’s Macao sign MoU on friendship promotion

Cambodia and China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation for the promotion of friendship.

Cambodia’s animators boost services exports despite barriers

Check out the website of Phnom Penh-based animation studio iThinkAsia, and you’ll get a sneak preview of a new film coming to screens in 2018 – “Funan, the New People” by acclaimed French director Denis Do.

WB proposes Cambodia’s 1st corporate bonds issue

Microfinance firm Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL) and a World Bank lending arm have become the first institutions to announce a proposal for a corporate bonds issuance in Cambodia, spearheading the use of a new tool for businesses to raise capital.

Farmers Encouraged to Use State Food Safety Screening Lab

A recent decree stated that the new control measures were intended to protect public health and promote better export-quality goods.

Workers Reduced to ‘Slaves’ Amid Rampant Debt Bondage in Cambodia’s Brick Sector

Brick workers in southeastern Cambodia’s Kandal province are selling themselves and their families into slavery as “collateral” for debts they owe to factory owners, which can never be repaid due to the seasonal nature of their work, according to sources.

The impact of trade tensions on Cambodia’s open economy

Cambodia's Secretary of State for its Ministry of Economy and Finance, Vongsey Vissoth, says trade accounts for "about 110 percent of GDP" while foreign direct investment and tourism make up an additional 11 and 13 percent respectively.

Cambodia produces 10.5 mln tons of paddy rice last year: PM

Cambodia produced 10.5 million tons of paddy rice in 2017, up 5.7 percent year-on-year, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Wednesday.

EU to review Cambodia’s EBA status

The European Union has announced a “dedicated” mission to Cambodia to monitor its Generalised Scheme of Preferences, the agreement under which Cambodian goods reach the crucial European market tariff-free.

Cambodia’s Kampot pepper immune to price slump

The price of pepper around the world has fallen and is forecast to stay low because of over-supply from Vietnam and India.