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Users Loath to Shut Down Exploding Phones

Walking into the Samsung Service Center on Phnom Penh’s Mon­i­vong Boulevard on Wednesday, 22-year-old Long Pisal was skeptical of the recall of his month-old Galaxy Note 7.

Women’s Work

In Cambodia’s swelling construction workforce, women fall to the bottom of the heap.

Approved Construction Projects Soar to $7.2 Billion

The value of approved commercial construction projects more than doubled to $7.2 billion in the first eight months of the year, driven by a building boom in Phnom Penh and the clearance of an application backlog, an official said.

Cambodian Traders Test Derivatives Market

Foreign exchange rates and prices on the metals market are the main derivatives being traded in the country, for the first time using a financial tool regulated by the Security Exchange Commission of Cambodia.

Prices Leave Garment Sector in a Pinch: ILO

Cambodia’s garment sector, although still expanding, will remain in a precarious position unless global brands significantly raise the prices they pay to manufacturers, or the sector sees a sharp increase in productivity, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warned in a report released yesterday.

Phnom Penh Rated One of the World’s Least Livable Cities

Widespread corruption, poor health care and a lack of adequate infrastructure continue to make Phnom Penh one of the least livable major cities in the world, according to the annual Global Livability Ranking, released on Thursday by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Visitors to Cambodia Spike After Thai Terror

The number of visitors crossing into Cambodia through Poipet City spiked after last week’s bombings at tourist sites in Thailand, according to a senior official in the Banteay Meanchey provincial tourism department.

Travel Industry Downplays Bombing Fallout

Travel industry experts said they did not expect a string of bombings targeting tourists in Southern Thailand to discourage visitors to Cambodia and downplayed new Ministry of Tourism numbers that showed stalling growth in foreign visitors during the first half of 2016.