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Cambodia to get completely new coast city for $16 billion

Developers of a completely new coastal city to be built from scratch in Cambodia’s southwestern Preah Sihanouk province have approved the sustainable development masterplan for what would become “Ream City” between Sihanoukville and Kampot and just adjacent of Vietnam’s resort island of Phu Quoc.

Cambodia completes its first-ever oil platform

Construction of Cambodia’s first-ever oil platform for its Apsara oil development off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand has been completed and the platform has sailed away to its offshore location.

Cambodia facing drastic rise in poverty amid pandemic

The poverty rate in Cambodia is expected to surge as economic problems arising from a combination of factors are hitting the country hard.

Cambodian garment manufacturer call for wage cuts

As the coronavirus pandemic bites and export numbers drop, garment manufacturing companies in Cambodia have asked the government to consider a temporary suspension of the minimum wage of $190 to help the sector steering through difficult times, Nikkei Asian Review reported.

7-Eleven Cambodia set to disrupt country’s convenience store market

7-Eleven Cambodia is finally setting up shop.

Confusion in Cambodia about planned phaseout of small dollar notes

A surprise announcement by Cambodia’s central bank on May 29 that it plans to phase out the circulation of small-denominated US dollar bills has caused confusion for businesses, street vendors and consumers alike in the country.

Acleda Bank becomes sixth listed firm on Cambodia’s bourse

The Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) saw its sixth listing on May 25 as shares of Cambodia’s largest commercial lender, Acleda Bank, started trading unperturbed by the current economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Finally, Cambodia gets 7-Eleven convenience stores

Japan’s convenience store chain 7-Eleven is entering the Cambodian market after it signed a master franchise agreement with CP ALL (Cambodia) Co. Ltd., an indirect subsidiary of CP ALL Public Co. Ltd. of Thailand, to open and operate 7-Eleven stores in Cambodia as soon as next year despite current widespread economic disruptions from the coronavirus crisis.

Airlines resume flights to Cambodia

A number of Asian regional and international airlines have begun resuming flights to Cambodia’s international airports in May, albeit under strict biosecurity guidelines in an attempt to revive themselves from the worst period in aviation history.

Promising fintechs in Cambodia, Myanmar enter stage

Looking at the arena of financial technology startups in Southeast Asia gives a much-needed relief from the coronavirus madness currently rampant in the region.

Gambling ban turns Cambodia’s boom town to ghost town

Cambodia’s beach resort of Sihanoukville, which saw a boom in investments in casinos and hotels from China since 2016, is suffering from the fallout of a mass exodus of Chinese after an online gambling ban came into force on January 1 this year.

Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei jump in competitiveness, Philippines loses out

The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s competitiveness ranking for 2019 is out and shows remarkable improvement for four Southeast Asian countries, namely Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei and Singapore, while others declined.

Cambodia Seeks To Double Tourism Arrivals By 2025

Cambodia has ambitious plans to increase the number of tourism arrivals from six million in 2018 to 12 million by 2025 as it builds two new airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and renews, enlarges and modernises the one in Sihanoukville.