Cambodian Garment workers buy some cheap food for their lunch in front of the factory in downtown of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, March 10, 2011. The workers are spent lest than USD $0.25 per daily meals in among of the monthly celeries of USD $61, sai
Many young Cambodians say they fear the impending competition from an EU-like economic integration that would free up goods and services between the 10 Asean nations.
All 10 Asean countries are set to form and EU-style community, allowing the free movement of goods and services between them at the end of 2015.
China recently pledged between $500 million and $700 million for Cambodia, but it is not clear where the money will be spent.
Government-backed rice price support scheme launched by former leader Yingluck Shinawatra promised farmers a fixed, above-market price for their rice crops.
Some unions had demanded up to $177 per month, in a sector that employs up to 700,000 Cambodians and is a major economic driver for the country.
More than 80 percent of country's 850,000 elderly never had formal employment and therefore do not qualify for a pension.
Two major unions said that they didn't agree with the new figure and will hold meetings with their members about what to do next.
A former Japanese reporter is doing her part in the fight against human trafficking in Cambodia by publishing comic books and distributing them for free in and around Cambodia.
The head of Thailand’s military-controlled government begins a two-day visit to Cambodia today, in a bid to improve diplomatic ties with Cambodia in talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen and other officials.
Intermittent electricity, informal payments and a low-skill labor force are all major constraints to doing business in Cambodia, the report says.
But analysts say Cambodia's long-term attractiveness to US investors will depend on long-promised reforms, particularly in education, energy security and anti-corruption.
Sen. Don Benton, from Washington state, told VOA Khmer that Cambodia has many business opportunities, compared to other Asean countries.
Forestry activists say at least 55,000 tons of luxury wood has been sent from Cambodia to China this year alone.
Major brands who source from Cambodia have meanwhile begun to push for fair conditions and wages for factory labor.
John Kerry speech marked the 30th anniversary of the US-Asean Business Council and comes as Asean is moving toward economic integration in 2015.
More than 1,000 people marched on the National Assembly on Monday, many of them displaced from land disputes, to mark World Habitat Day.
Workers have begun midday strikes in support of a wage increase to $177 per month, an amount factories have said they cannot afford.
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is slated to deliver a speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York.
A general view of daily activities of residents at Phnom Penh's White Building on Friday, September 5, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
The unions want a raise for workers to $177 per month, to keep up with the higher costs of living in Cambodia.
A general view of Phnom Penh's White Building, known locally as the "Building" and its residents on Friday, September 5, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
Protesting workers say they need around $177 a month as a minimum wage to keep up with the increased cost of living in Cambodia.
With more than 7,000 affiliated offices in 75 countries, Century 21 offers training on real estate to more than 38,000 real estate agents worldwide, according to the company.
A new program by Conservation International has given people new methods for fishing—and saving money. VOA Khmer's Men Kimseng interviews John Martin, producer of the CI's visual story telling unit, who filmed Ros Sophy and her family on his recent visit to Cambodia.
A senior US diplomat says the US will continue to have discussions with claimants in the South China Sea dispute.
Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum about sustainable development in Cambodia, organized by the Enrich Institute. The forum was held at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center with the financial support from the the Asia Foundation, the Voice of America and others. (Photo: Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer )
Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum to discuss issues facing Cambodian development.
The country’s GDP could rise by 19.9 percent by 2025, according to the report, published by the International Labor Organization and the Asian Development Bank.
Chevron has had those shares for 12 years, but failed to reach a deal with the government over extraction.
The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand recently investigated allegations that villagers were forced from their homes to make way for three plantations companies.
All nine were arrested Saturday and accused of trafficking organs from the Preah Ket Mealea Military Hospital.
Before the Cambodian Rice Federation was created, 84 companies and three associations were in operation for the collection, production and export of rice.
សិប្បកម្មជាងទងប្រពៃណីខ្មែរស្ទើរតែសាបសូន្យក្នុងរបបខ្មែរក្រហមនៅចុងទសវត្សរ៍១៩៧០ តែសព្វថ្ងៃនេះ សិប្បកម្មនេះមានជីវិតរស់រវើកឡើងវិញ។
លោក John Kerry រដ្ឋមន្ត្រីការបរទេសស.រ.អា.និងរដ្ឋមន្ត្រីក្រសួងការពារជាតិ Chuck Hagel បានធ្វើដំណើរទៅក្រុងប៉េកាំង។
The ban, instituted in early 2013, has hurt potential fish exports to a potentially lucrative trade partner.
Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol has concluded a trade mission to the United States during which he emphasized his government's willingness to make "deep" reforms to improve its investment climate. VOA's Sophat Soeung spoke with the minister and has this report.
Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol last week concluded a trade mission in the United States, by emphasizing his government’s willingness to make “deep” reforms, including serious anti-corruption efforts, to improve its investment climate.
Fish are the main source of protein for many Cambodians, who consume about 63 kilograms of fish per year.
Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol has concluded a trade mission to the United States during which he emphasized his government’s willingness to make “deep” reforms to improve its investment climate. VOA's Sophat Soeung spoke with the minister and has this report.