NBC Key Takeaways – Financial Stability Report 2021

The recently released Financial Stability Report 2021, from the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), shows that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Cambodia in 2021...

France Cambodia Business Forum 2022 Hailed a Success

CCI France Cambodge held its first France Cambodia Business Forum on June 9-10 2022 which also included a French Tech Cambodge programme. The Phnom Penh...

Local Companies Required to Use National .KH Domain Name

A notification issued by the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (#0837) has requested that all locally registered companies...

Clevereen and Belaws Partner to Offers Clients Gateway to Metaverse

Clevereen and Belaws have entered a partnership which will enable them to offer clients packages to enter the metaverse. Belaws has had a presence...

MoC Urges Business Registrations as Single Portal Numbers Approach 14K

The Ministry of Commerce has urged all businesses to register (including vendors and traders) so they can reap the benefits of being a legal...

Cambodia’s FDI 2021 Increased by 11%

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has announced that the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) into the Kingdom grew by 11 per cent in 2021,...

Palace Lane – Phnom Penh Laneway

Patrick Davenport is an American citizen who has been conducting business in Cambodia for the past 15 years and in the region for 34...

Cambodia 2022 Q1 Economic Report

With Q1 2022 wrapped, news on the various industries and economic sectors is being released by Ministries and local media. We review the data...

Géraldine Adolh – CEO & Founder of American Hardwood Flooring

Established in 2021 during the pandemic, American Hardwood Flooring was founded by Géraldine (Gery) Adolh in Cambodia to become the first distributor of ultra-premium...

Cambodia’s Digital Startup and Fintech Space Keeps Growing

With over 300 active technology startups, operating at various stages of maturity in the Kingdom of Cambodia, we take a look at the burgeoning...

Confluences – Business Evolution in Cambodia

We recently sat down with Soreasmey Ke Bin, who is the founder and CEO of Confluences, as well as the Chairman of the French...

Understanding The Aquation Office Park Project – Koh Pich

We met with Karl Diederich, the General Manager of the Aquation Office Park - located in the (very much changed) Koh Pich in Phnom...

Cambodia 2022 Economic Census Starts March 1st

Today is the first day of the Cambodia 2022 Economic Census, with the Ministry of Planning set to conduct the once-in-a-decade survey to gather...

Understanding Franchises in Cambodia

Do you have a Franchise you would like to introduce to Cambodia? The number of franchises has risen rapidly in the Kingdom, and many...

Operating Costs in Cambodia Are The Lowest In Asia

A report by Asia-Pacific business transformation consultancy TMX suggests Cambodia has the lowest operating costs in Asia, however, it did not rank as well...

A Look Ahead To Business in Cambodia 2022

With 2020-2021 so severely disrupted, we start looking ahead at 2022 and what changes could be on the horizon which could positively impact doing...

Thailand Companies Are Looking For Business Partners In Cambodia

More than 40 companies in six industries from Thailand are looking for business partners in Cambodia and upcoming virtual exhibitions will hope to match...

The Grand Online Shopping Fest 2021 – Cambodia

The Cambodian Ministry of Post and Telecommunications is set to host “The Grand Online Shopping Fest” from September 17-19 2021. The festival, held in collaboration...

Is the CambodiaTrade Online Marketplace Right For Your SME?

The Cambodian Commerce Ministry’s new e-marketplace, CambodiaTrade, which was announced earlier in 2021 aims to assist SMEs and solve logistics issues. CambodiaTrade set to launch...

Four More Agencies Confirmed for the Cambodian Single Portal Phase Two

The Ministry of Economy and Finance Cambodian Single Portal second phase is due to be released on September 1 2021. This is set to...

Is There A Market For NFTs In Cambodia?

NFT (non-fungible tokens) have taken off in 2021 with record-breaking financial returns, and they have entered nearly every market from sports to fashion, art,...

Pizza Hut Confirmed for Phnom Penh

International pizza franchise Pizza Hut is set to open its first branch in Phnom Penh's Toul Tom Poung (Russian Market) in Q3-Q4 2021, with...

Cambodian Single Portal Phase Two

In June 2021, the Cambodian Single Portal online business registration platform celebrated its one year anniversary and now the second phase is being planned...

Cambodian Single Portal Marks One Year Anniversary

The Cambodian Single Portal, which allows for easier online business registrations, has seen more than 6,000 businesses register over the past twelve months since...

ANGKOR 500 Globalisation Accelerator Programme

The ANGKOR 500 Globalization Accelerator Programme entry deadline is June 12 2021 and is aimed at new technology startups that are preparing to launch...

Haystack Asia Capital Buys 25% Of Camboticket

Haystack Asia Capital Company Limited has confirmed it has acquired a 25% stake in Camboticket, an online travel booking company based in Cambodia. Camboticket was...

Cambodia Ranked in Top Ten Countries for Remote Workers

Cambodia has been ranked among the top ten nations for remote workers (digital nomads) to work from according to Club Med. The French travel and...

What does the curfew mean for Phnom Penh?

Phnom Penh was the first hotspot in Cambodia to have a curfew enforced under a new sub-decree that was signed on 31 March 2021....

Pizza 4P’s Coming to Phnom Penh

The popular Vietnamese pizza franchise, Pizza 4P's, has targeted Phnom Penh as its first international expansion. The Japanese-owned, Vietnam-based Pizza 4P's is aiming to open...

More US Franchises to Enter the Cambodian Market?

The US embassy of Phnom Penh held a virtual franchise expo on May 5 2021 and a number of North American franchises are looking...

How is Cambodia Embracing Technologies

The global pandemic has accelerated many digital and technology programs globally as nations compete to adapt and modernise by implementing more efficient and advanced...

Cambodian Trademark Registrations Increased in 2020

The Cambodian Ministry of Commerce reported that local and international companies registered 7,997 trademarks in 2020. This represents an increase of 30 per cent...

Cambodian Business Registrations Dropped in 2020

The Cambodian Ministry of Commerce has reported that the number of businesses registered in the Kingdom dropped by nearly 41 per cent in 2020. In...

Haystack Asia Capital Company Limited forms after acquisition

Haystack Canada has acquired Cambodian-based Hanuman Capital in March 2021 and formed Haystack Asia Capital Company Limited. Haystack Canada, is a North American venture capital...

v-ETHOS Project Applications Open to Cambodia

v-ETHOS is a selective program aiming to promote technology-based entrepreneurship to advance social and economic development, and is open to applications from Cambodia until...

Businesses in Cambodia embracing recycling

Environmental and social enterprises in Cambodia are being proactive by providing resources and digital tools highlighting businesses in the Kingdom that are embracing recycling...

The Habit Burger Grill opens its third location in Cambodia

The Habit Burger Grill opened its third branch on March 7, 2021, in Ang Snuol district, Kandal Province less than six months after it...

OOCTANE looking for “late-stage investment opportunities”

Cambodian venture capital firm, OOCTANE, is searching for "late-stage investment opportunities" in the Kingdom. OOCTANE is a Cambodian venture capital (VC) firm that is part...

Tealive brand to enter the Cambodian market

Tealive, a bubble tea brand from Loob Holding Sdn Bhd (LHSB), will enter Cambodia after a master franchise agreement was signed with HSC Group,...

CCI France Cambodge recognises businesses with awards

CCI France Cambodge organised and hosted the Cocktail de Gala des Affaires France-Cambodge and presented awards to new businesses and activities in the Kingdom. The...

Cambodian Quality Products Labels

“Cambodian Quality Products” labels that recognise the quality and safety of  goods will soon be available for factories, enterprises and cottage industries to apply...

Cambodian ranking on 2020 Corruption Perception Index

Cambodia ranked one place better on the 2020 Corruption Perception Index but was still the worst-ranked of the ASEAN nations. The Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption...

Agribuddy Founder Wins Global Startup Award

Kengo Kitaura, the founder of Cambodian startup Agribuddy, has won the Founder of the Year Global Startup award selected from the ASEAN Startup category. The...

eCommerce in Cambodia

eCommerce (E-commerce or electronic commerce) in Cambodia is set to grow rapidly. Changes over recent years with the ease of doing business in the...

Over 7,000 One Portal Business Registrations

The Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance’s Cambodia One Portal has received 7,293 registrations since it launched in June 2020. The One Portal is also...

Reverse Innovation Cambodia

Entrepreneurs have until January 15, 2021, to submit their applications for the Techo Startup Centre run Reverse Innovation competition in Cambodia. The organisers say the...

CAIN Challenges Business Competition Winners

The CAIN (Cambodian Angel Investors Network) Challenges business competition announced it had found three early-stage ventures or SME winners in Cambodia. CAIN Challenges Business Competition...

Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund makes more investments

The Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (SADIF) confirmed it has invested in two more Cambodian firms; Banhji, a financial platform for micro, small and...

Inter-Mattrid Beverage (Cambodia) Co Ltd’s brewery approved

The Inter-Mattrid Beverage (Cambodia) Co Ltd’s $78 million brewery/beverage plant has been approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). The multi-million Dollar...

Cambodia Craft Brewers

We talk to some of the leading and new craft beer producers based in the Kingdom of Cambodia. There are more than a dozen...

Cambodia launches E-Commerce Strategy

The Cambodian Ministry of Commerce has officially launched its E-commerce strategy on 25th November 2020. Minister Pan Sorasak said at the launch that the policy...

7-Eleven franchise delays arrival in Cambodia

According to media reports, CP All Plc is delaying its plans to launch the 7-Eleven convenience store chain in Cambodia and Laos until after...

Angkor 500 to support Cambodian entrepreneurs

Angkor 500 is a new venture formed by Khmer Enterprise, and San Francisco based global capital venture firm, 500 Startups. The two-year partnership will...

Will Cambodia introduce a digital service tax?

The Cambodian government is considering introducing a digital service tax on international tech companies claimed media reports this week. Cambodia is undergoing a localised tech...

Year-End Property Sale 2020: REAKH

The Realestate.com.kh Year-End Online Property Sale 2020 (YEPS) is taking place online from November 27th until December 31st 2020. Updated 17th November 2020* Year-End Online Property...

Fincy Helps Leapfrog Cambodia’s Fintech Industry

Thought Leadership Article Presented by Fincy Written by Zwan Ross Lee, CEO of Fincy App and GBCI Ventures PLC. Technological innovation continues to be the primary...

OYIKA e-motorbike battery share service in Cambodia

Electric vehicles offer a sustainable environmental transport solution, and OYIKA is lowering the barriers to electric motorbike (e-motorbike) adoption in Cambodia with its battery...

The Habit Burger Grill opens in Cambodia

California-based The Habit Burger Grill has entered the Cambodian market in partnership with Kampuchea Tela Company. The first store opened in October at the Tela...

More Ministries integrate with Cambodian Government’s online Single Portal

The Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, and the General Department of Small and Medium Enterprises and Handicraft will both soon integrate their...

Cambodian business registrations 2020

As of October 2nd 2020, more than 1,360 applications have been approved via the Cambodian online business registration. The Cambodian government launched the online...

Mediaload secures Series A funding from True Group

Mediaload, most famous for its Khmerload website in the Kingdom of Cambodia, has announced it has secured Series A funding from Thai-based True Group. Although...

Ecothon Cambodia 2020

A new Ecothon Cambodia 2020 is being organised by ASEIC (ASEM SMEs Eco-Innovation Center) and Underdogs, which will host the virtual event in October...

She Loves Tech Cambodia 2020 Finalists

She Loves Tech Cambodia, which is co-organised by She Loves Tech and Raintree, in partnership with Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Ministry of Economy...

Will new changes halt the growth of E-Commerce in Cambodia?

The Cambodian government has announced some E-commerce businesses will require licenses, and there are talks of a national internet gateway to control and monitor...

Mojob Cambodia launches on-demand handyman mobile app

Mojob is the first on-demand marketplace for hiring a handyman in Cambodia, and they have now launched their mobile app in the Kingdom. Prior to...

Growing Fintech In A Growing Cambodia

Presented by Fincy Written by Zwan Ross Lee, Global Head of Business Development, Marketing and Sales of Fincy. Global Fintech Fintech has evolved leaps and bounds since...

Cambodia Craft Brewery Industry

The craft beer industry is growing rapidly, especially in SEA, and the number of local Cambodian craft brewers has grown exponentially in a short...

Cambodian Craft Distillers

Local craft distillers in Cambodia are on the rise and snapping up international accolades. As business startups in a fledging environment, these entrepreneurs have...

TADA raises US$5M for electric vehicles manufacturing

TADA, known as a ride-hailing tuk-tuk app in Cambodia, plans to supply electric vehicles in Southeast Asia with the latest funding, "setting its sights...

Cambodia ICT Awards 2020 Winners

The National Institute of Posts, Telecoms & ICT acknowledged the winners of the Cambodia ICT Awards 2020 and Cambodia Women in Technology 2020 awards...

Cambodian fintech startup Clik secures US$3.7 million seed funding

Cambodian-based fintech startup, Clik, has secured an additional US$3.7 million in seed funding it was confirmed this week. The firm said that the seed funding...

She Loves Tech Cambodia 2020: Global tech startup competition

She Loves Tech Cambodia 2020 is a global technology startup competition aimed at women, and the Cambodian edition of the global tech competition is...

Cambodian Single Portal Online Business Registrations

The number of Cambodian companies which registered on the government’s new Single Portal online business registration system was 287 by the end of July...

New Cambodian Investment Law 2020

A new Cambodian investment law is in the drafting stage and is expected to go online in 2020. The law is aimed at making...

Phum Impact encourages Cambodian provincial entrepreneurship

Phnum Impact is being launched to promote entrepreneurship in Cambodian cities and rural areas and is formed by Impact Hub Phnom Penh, with funding...

Cambodia Fintech Association merges with CAFT

Two Cambodian technology associations have agreed this week to merge, seeing the Cambodia Fintech Association (CFA) and the Cambodia Association of Finance & Technology...

International investors to have eased travel restrictions to Cambodia?

The SCCA (State Secretariat of Civil Aviation) this week announced that quarantine measures could be less severe for potential investors, technical experts and consultants...

Seedstars World Competition 2020/2021: Phnom Penh

The Seedstars World Competition will take place across 2020 -2021 online and the tech competition will again be spread across three stages, with the...

2020 FM Global Resilience Index: Cambodia

Cambodia improved marginally on the 2020 FM Global Resilience Index, moving up to 112th from 114th place on the global rankings out of 130...

Go Digital ASEAN initiative: Cambodia

The Asia Foundation and ASEAN with support from global digital powerhouse Google have launched the Go Digital ASEAN initiative, and in Cambodia 15,000 are...

How to use the Cambodia Online Business Registration System?

With the rollout of the new Cambodia Online Business Registration System, which is supposed to reduce the time to start a company from three...

Royal Enfield launches in Cambodia

International motorcycle brand, Royal Enfield, has launched its first flagship store in the capital of Phnom Penh, with TF Motors its official distributor in...

Facebook Shops arrives in Cambodia

Cambodian media reported this week that Facebook has officially launched its Facebook Shops in Cambodia, allowing online sellers to set up a store in...

Cambodian online property sale generates $15 million in sales

The Realestate.com.kh Black Friday Online Property Sale held on June 12th 2020, generated $15+ million worth of Cambodian property sales, said the organisers. Cambodia Black...

New Vattanac brewery to be built in Phnom Penh

Cambodian Vattanac Brewery Co Ltd’s has announced its plans launch a new $87 million brewery in Phnom Penh. Vattanac Brewery is a subsidiary of...

KhmerSME: National SMEs Information Web Portal

The Cambodian Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation is reportedly setting up another online portal, this one is aimed at small and medium...

Cambodian National Information Technology Business Registration Platform

The Cambodian National Information Technology (IT) Business Registration Platform is set to launch in June 2020 according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Online...

Cambodia SME Championship July 2020

The Cambodian private sector is launching an SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) Championship on the 3rd July 2020 to promote the sector in the...

Bug Bacon: Edible insects in Cambodia

Bug Bacon is exclusively available in Siem Reap, Cambodia and is said to be the 'World’s Highest Protein Soldier Grub Snack'. The edible insect...

Prince Horology School opens in Phnom Penh

Prince Horology, which is claiming to be the first watchmaking school in Cambodia, has opened in Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh, and is supported by...

Korea Energy Agency backs electric bikes in Cambodia

The Korea Energy Agency (KEA) announced that it will invest $8 million USD in a project aimed at supplying electric bikes and building solar...

HacKH The Crisis Cambodia

A group of local Cambodian companies are coming together for "HacKH The Crises" to come up with innovative solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS)

A new electronic form via an app called the Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS) has been rolled out in Cambodia to record data...

Cambodian VC firm OOCTANE partners with Muuve

OOCTANE, a Cambodian venture capital firm which is part of the WorldBridge Group of companies, has announced their partnership with Cambodian food delivery startup,...

Phnom Penh To Host Regional Technology Startup Contest

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications yesterday announced that Phnom Penh will host this year’s regional Seedstars competition, a prestigious tech startup contest. Seedstars Asia...

CAMBODIA HARVEST II: Request for Applications from Businesses – Testing Innovations...

Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II is a five-year USAID-funded project that works to accelerate growth and strengthen market systems in horticulture. This announcement...

Ministry And German Aid Agency Launch SME Programme

The Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts and GIZ on Monday launched the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Programme, a project that aims...

CAMBODIA HARVEST II: Grants Program Statement 2019 – Investment Accelerator

Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II is a five-year USAID-funded project to accelerate growth and strengthen market systems in the horticulture sector. Harvest II hereby...

Cambodia Harvest II: Grants Program Statement 2019 – Horticultural Solutions

Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II is a five-year USAID-funded project that works to accelerate growth and strengthen market systems in the horticulture sector....

Experts Call For Faster, Cheaper Business Registration Process

To encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs, the government must prioritise improving the process of starting and registering a business, reducing capital requirements,...
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