Retroactive Fees Dropped During April For Work Permit Applications

Foreigners employed in Cambodia who missed the March 31 deadline to register for a work permit have been given a remarkable reprieve by the Ministry of...

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...

COVID-19 Vaccines in Cambodia

Cambodia received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines in February 2021. We look at the latest news on what vaccines are due to be...

Airlines in Cambodia

By mid-2020, there are six registered airlines in Cambodia that are operational and the airline industry has seen rapid growth which, like the world...

World Bank: Cambodia Growing Fast

The World Bank says Cambodia, along with Laos and Myanmar are the fastest growing economies in East Asia. Ellen Goldstein, the newly appointed World Bank...

Taxes Target Used Car Imports

The government is considering increasing taxes on used car imports, and encouraging auto companies to set up assembly plants in Cambodia. Kun Nhem, director-general of...

Mercedes-Benz In Cambodia: Q&A With James Zemke

Star Auto (Cambodia) is the authorised general distributor of Daimler AG for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the Kingdom. The company’s general director...

How are Cambodian businesses affected by COVID-19?

COVID-19 has had an adverse effect on the entire globe, and in Cambodia, key industries have also taken a financial hit. A number of...

Foreign Investment In Cambodia Up 800% In 10 Years

Foreign investment in Cambodia has risen by 800% over the past decade, according to new data. Multinationals like Starbucks, Samsung Electronics, Toyota Motors, and Nike already have...

Telcos and Mobile Devices in Cambodia

Cambodia is seeing an increased surge in demand for the internet, while mobile phone usage and other forms of digital technologies continue to increase,...

Cambodian Airports Up Passenger Volume By 25%

Cambodia Airports has hit another milestone this year as eight million passengers have accessed the Kingdom’s three international airports. “Today, we have hit the...

Admission to Cambodian Bar Association

On 19 March 2018 the Bar Association of Cambodia approved Sciaroni & Associates' senior partner’s application to be admitted as an attorney to practice...

ADB-backed Solar Park To Be Ready In November

The results of a feasibility study on a 100-megawatt solar park conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be available in November, just...

Airports in Cambodia

We look at the airports in Cambodia, those currently operating, as well as those under construction, and how the expansion of the Cambodian airport...

Countdown To New Expressway

The new road connecting the capital with Preah Sihanouk province on the coast is one step closer to becoming a reality, with the Minister...

Coca-Cola Open New $100 Million Production Plant In PPSEZ

American beverage giants Coca-Cola officially opened their new $100 million production plant on Monday with a ceremony presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who revealed...

First They Killed My Father Netflix Film Premieres In Siem Reap

The Cambodian premiere of First They Killed My Father took place at the Terrace of the Elephants at the Angkor Wat temple complex in...

Chip Mong’s Latest Retail Project Breaks Ground

Construction work for a massive, $200-million shopping centre built by Chip Mong Retail, a subsidiary of local conglomerate Chip Mong, began yesterday. Chip Mong 271...

Chinese Group To Invest $1.5 Billion In Phnom Penh Satellite City

A $1.5-billion deal is being prepared for signature between Cambodian conglomerate LYP Group and China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG), which will see the development...

Cambodia Smiles For Foreigners

Cambodia ranks 4th in the top ten most welcoming countries for foreign residents, the latest survey from Expat Insider shows. The survey rated Cambodia’s friendly...

Inside Construction: A Master Plan For Phnom Penh

We publish an opinion piece from Pawel Siudecki, director of The Room Design Studio, regarding the necessity of an official Master Plan in aiding...

Gold Tower 42 to finish by 2019

Construction of controversial building Gold Tower 42, originally costing $420 million on the intersection of Monivong and Sihanouk boulevards, will resume shortly, with the...

Tiger Beer And WWF Celebrate The Global Tiger Day And...

Leveraging the universal language of fashion, Tiger Beer and WWF collaborate with fashion powerhouse KENZO and four emerging artists to create an exclusive collection...

Raffles Hotels Bought By Hospitality Platform

Lodgis Hospitality Holding Pte Ltd has successfully completed the acquisition of two historic landmark hotels in Cambodia, the Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh...

New Industrial Park Beckons Japanese Investment

Toyota Tsusho, the distribution arm of Japanese carmaker Toyota, officially launched on Friday its much-awaited Techno Park in Poipet’s Sanco Special Economic Zone, according...

Digital Signatures In The Making

A month after the release of sub-decree 246, the first directive in the kingdom to address digital signatures, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications...

Cambodian Beer Brands Brewing Up Stronger Advertising Budgets

Television and print advertising by beer companies in Cambodia rose by 19 percent last year to hit $3.3 million, according to estimates by regional...

Date Palm Industry Set To Take Root In Cambodia

Date palm cultivation will be introduced to Cambodia following the signing of a memorandum of understanding yesterday between local firm Kheng Lay Co Ltd...

Cambodia Among Fastest Growing Economies In Region: McKinsey

Cambodia has emerged as one of the four recent economic outperformers in the Southeast Asian region, according to analyst firm McKinsey & Company in...

More Than 300 French Firms Eye Cambodia

Hundreds of French companies could be making their way to Cambodia seeking investments in the garment, textile, tourism and agriculture sectors, according to French...

Foreign Property Ownership in Cambodia – which is best for you?

For a relatively small city, Phnom Penh offers a broad selection of real estate options for foreigners looking to get into the market. From...

Acleda Aims For Full Digitalisation Of Branch Offices

Acleda Bank, one of the biggest commercial banks in Cambodia, aims to have all its branch offices in Cambodia fully digitalised in the near...

Sihanoukville To Welcome New Marriott Hotel

Local real-estate firm Grand Lion Group reached a deal with US-based Marriott group to manage and operate a new five-star hotel in the coastal...

Makro To Build Commercial Centre In Siem Reap

International cash and carry brand Makro will build a commercial centre in Siem Reap, following the approval of the investment by the Council for...

Cambodia’s Economy: 2020 Summary and 2021 Predictions

With data for Cambodia in 2020 filtering through, in what was an unsettled and disrupted year for all global economies, the Kingdom confirmed it...

Q&A: Anselm Chu, Managing Director & School Director, Singapore (Cambodia) International...

Singapore (Cambodia) International Academy (SCIA) is the first international school that offers a blend of authentic Singapore and Cambridge curriculum in Cambodia. SCIA is...

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...

New Electricity Bill Cuts Planned To Start In April

Starting on April 1, the Electricity Authority of Cambodia (EAC) will continue to bring down the cost of electricity for households and enterprises in...

E-Mart & Royal Group To Set Up Shop

South Korea’s largest retailer, E-Mart, will set up its first flagship store in the kingdom by the first quarter of 2019 after the department...

A Question Of Ethics In the Cambodian IT Industry

The pervasiveness of software piracy in Cambodia and the lack of ethical behaviour in the industry is a theme raised repeatedly by our contributors...

Cambodia, Thailand Single Visa

Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to promote the use of single visa for foreign tourists, particularly among those traveling within the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic...

Cambodia’s First Customs Bonded Warehouse Zone

Key government officials and business leaders celebrated this week the opening of the first Customs Bonded Warehouse Zone in Cambodia.   The Kerry Worldbridge Special Economic Zone...

Aviation Sector Sees More Than $3 Billion Investment In Last 20...

In the last 22 years, more than $3 billion has been invested in local air transport infrastructure, according to the latest report from the...

Construction Work To Renovate National Highway 5 Begins

The renovation of National Road 5 continues, with construction work on the section that runs from Prek Kdam area in Kandal to Thlea Ma’Am...

Digging Into The Health Food Market

Phnom Penh has seen a recent rise in healthy eating cafes and organic cooperatives; it seems as though the health consciousness that has swept...

Government To Incentivise Low-cost Housing Projects

As part of their new affordable housing policy, the government is calling on developers to submit proposals for low-cost housing projects under the promise...

Cambodia’s First SEZ With Customs Bonded Area

Charles Esterhoy is the Chief Operations Officer at Kerry Worldbridge Special Economic Zone, Cambodia’s first customs bonded warehouse zone, whose groundbreaking ceremony took place...

Nissan Motors Will Look At Electric Vehicles, Says Official

Cambodia could emerge as a key market for electric vehicles, given the high costs of fuel as well as the need for an environmental...

IFC To Step-up Sustainable Agriculture In Cambodia

A new partnership between the International Financial Corporation, London-based Mars Food and local company Battambang Rice Investment Co., Ltd, seeks to boost sustainable farming...

NBC Recruits Banks For QR Code System

A new QR code-based payment system, which is being developed in cooperation with Thailand, will launch next year, representatives of the central bank announced...

IMF Forecasts Continued Economic Growth In Mid-term

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday said Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) will hover around 7.25 percent in the near term due to strong...

Cambodia Urged To Focus On Good Corporate Governance

With the country’s economy expanding at break-neck velocity, the time has come for Cambodia’s private sectors and regulators to get serious about corporate governance...

Protecting Intellectual Property Key To Innovation: Minister

Following an application from a local company to patent the process of turning banana trees into fabric, the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft reminded...

New Generation Of Cambodian Shoppers Looking Past Brands

Cambodian millennials are not particularly loyal to brands, and actively seek out new shops and products that off a personalised experience, a study conducted...

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...

Korean Bank Acquires Local Microfinance Firm

NH Nonghyup, a South Korean bank, was granted permission from the Cambodian central bank and the Department of Commerce to take over SAMIC, a...

Technology Leaders Gear Up For Industry 4.0

More than 200 entrepreneurs and investors in the country’s fledging technology sector gathered yesterday at the Tech Startup and SMEs Forum in Phnom Penh...

What do foreigners need to enter Cambodia during COVID-19?

The Royal Cambodian Government has lifted the ban on visitors from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the US which were implemented since March...

Cambodia, Thailand plan QR code-based payment system

Cambodia and Thailand are working on a new electronic payment system based in QR codes that will allow citizens of one country to shop...

GE Looks To Power Up Cambodian Electricity Supply

Cambodia’s goal of total nationwide electrification and carbon emission reduction of three million tonnes annually by 2035 will be kept firmly on track by...

Adapting To Industry 4.0 A Top priority: Ministry

Cambodia is prioritising the adoption of new technologies in manufacturing and encouraging investment in sectors that are undergoing rapid technological innovation, according to a...

New Airport To Break Ground After Election

Construction of a new international airport in Siem Reap will start after the national election at the end of this month, according to a...

Angkor Revenue Up, Tourists Amount Down

According to a new report by the Ministry of Tourism published yesterday, revenue from ticket sales to the Angkor Archeological Park reached $39.48 million...

Aid Agencies Agree To Help Grow Cambodia’s Agriculture Sector

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) jointly agreed yesterday in an agreement to earmark...

Tourism Sector Worth $3.6 Billion In 2017

Cambodia’s tourism sector earned $3.63 billion in revenue last year, an increase of 13.3 percent, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of...

New Terminal Launched In Sihanoukville Port

After more than three years of construction work to increase its cargo handling capacity, the conclusion of the expansion of Sihanoukville Autonomous Port was...

NBC injects 238 bln riel into local banks through LPCO

The National Bank of Cambodia has disbursed more than 238 billion riel, about $58.5 million, in the first half of the year through its...

E-commerce Site For Local Goods In The Making

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) is partnering up with e-commerce experts from Yunnan, in Southern China, to enhance online sales of Cambodian agricultural...

Cambodians Take To The Skies, New Asia Routes Opening Soon

Chinese passenger arrivals via the three international airports are the main trend providing steady growth, a senior officer at Cambodia Airports says, but Cambodians...

SEARA Sports Offers Stand Up Health Solution For Office Workers

Sitting for the majority of the workday is what most office jobs afford – an accepted standard amongst professionals. But a wealth of reports...

Management Skills Demand On The Rise

Phnom Penh employers are demanding increasingly qualified candidates to fill management posts, according to data relating to the last two years. A report on the...

Siem Reap Hotel Beats The World’s Best

Cambodia’s Viroth’s Hotel, based in the province of Siem Reap, has come out top of the 2018 Best Hotels in the world for travellers,...

Cambodia To Reduce Foreign Debt

The government plans to reduce its foreign debt and raise capital through the issuance of bonds, a representative of the Ministry of Economy and...

PTT To Help Cambodia In Oil And Gas Sector

The Cambodian Ministry of Mines and Energy and Thailand’s giant conglomerate PTT have signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen Cambodia’s technical knowledge in the...

Car Sales Revving Up In The Kingdom

The sales of cars in Cambodia – both old and new – experienced a remarkable increase last year, with no signs of taking the...

Tax Cuts Promised For SMEs That Register With GDT

In order to bring more businesses into the regulatory fold, the government has promised attractive new incentives for companies that register before December, including...

Cellcard Awarded Cambodia’s Fastest Mobile Network At Mobile World Congress 2018

Cellcard has gained global recognition at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, forbeing Cambodia’s leading mobile operator for 3G, 4G and overall download...

Loans and deposits see ‘solid’ growth: Central bank

In the first half 2018, the local financial sector continued the strong growth that has characterised the industry in recent times, with commercial banks...

National Bank of Cambodia to launch Bakong digital currency in 2020

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) will launch a new digital currency under the moniker Project Bakong in 2020. Bakong has been labelled “a...

Less Risk Equals More FDI, Says PPSEZ COO

Charles Esterhoy, Chief Operating Officer of Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone, says PPSEZ can relate to the Cambodian government’s current growing pains as it...

The Benefits Of A SEZ With Bonded Warehouse

In July of this year, Kerry Worldbridge Logistics held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kerry Wordbridge Special Economic Zone (KWB SEZ), an economic zone...

World Economic Forum On ASEAN Comes Into Focus

Sim Sokheng, the director-general for International Trade at the Ministry of Commerce, revealed last, Tuesday that discussions on trade and industrial development will be...

Cellcard Maintains Its Leadership In Network Speed

Cellcard has done it again, maintaining its leadership in network speeds across Cambodia as awarded by OpenSignal at the recent Mobile World Congress held...

New Partnership To Advance Local Social Security System

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) yesterday teamed up with a Philippine insurance provider to boost the quality of the local social security system. Under...

ADB Gets Behind Solar Project In Svay Rieng Province

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has financially backed a project from Singapore's Sunseap Group to build Cambodia’s first large-scale solar power project under a...

Trade With Japan Expands

Trade with Japan increased significantly during the first half of the year, with exports soaring 19 percent and imports growing by 9.5 percent, according...

With Support From Japan, Mass Transit System On Track

The government yesterday reassured the public that the automated gateway transit (AGT) system, an electric-powered mass transit system that will link Phnom Penh’s city...

Hospitality Establishments Continue To Increase

With international tourist arrivals and investment in the sector ostensibly on the rise, the kingdom saw a “tremendous” growth in the number of hotels...

Angkor Wat Ticket Revenue Up 18 pct

Cambodia earned $61.4 million in revenue from the sale of tickets at Angkor Wat during the first half of 2018, a hike of nearly...

New Cambodian dairy farm enters production

Cambodians will be able to access more fresh milk, after a new dairy farm, Khmer Fresh Milk Co Ltd, announced it has started production...

Garment Industry Exports Up, Jobs Down

Exports grew at a solid pace in 2016, rising by 7.2 percent to $7.3 billion, but the number of registered exporting factories fell by...

Star Auto’s Mercedes-Benz Dealership Opening Next Week

Star Auto (Cambodia), the Kingdom’s authorised Mercedes-Benz general distributors, will officially open the doors of their new Phnom Penh Autohaus with a grand opening...

Government Issues Final Deadline To Register SIM Card Users

The government has set a new deadline for mobile network operators to have all their SIM cards properly registered. July 1 will be the last...

Cambodia’s Casinos in 2020

We look at the state of the casino industry in Cambodia in 2020 as the global pandemic affects all industries globally. At least ten casinos...

NBC Warns Against Online Borrowing

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) yesterday called for citizens to exercise caution when dealing with online and mobile lending companies, as many of...

First They Killed My Father Gets Cinema Run

The first public screening of the Khmer-language Netflix film First They Killed My Father was held on Friday in Cambodia exclusively by Westec Media...

Organic Food in Cambodia

The Royal Cambodian Government has introduced an organic agriculture policy in April 2020 to boost production and exports. Organic certification in Cambodia A prakas (announcement number...

Solar-Powered SEZ Planned For Kampong Chhnang Province

Tenants of an industrial park, to be built through a joint venture between Cambodian and South Korean investors on a 102-hectares plot in Rolea...

Aeon Plans Grocery Store Chain Across Cambodia

The Japanese retailer behind Phnom Penh’s biggest shopping mall is to open 30 grocery stores to cater to the country’s growing middle classes. Aeon...

Inflation In 2017 Low And ‘Manageable’

Inflation in Cambodia last year reached 2.9 percent due to a moderate increase in the price of key commodities, particularly petroleum and agricultural goods,...
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