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    Tech Boom Spurs Latest San Francisco Rent Hikes

    Tech Boom Spurs Latest San Francisco Rent Hikes

    30 April 2016
    San Francisco has been hit with soaring housing prices, the result of a booming economy and a growing high tech industry. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates. More

    Video Cambodia Laying Tracks for Transport Future

    After more than a decade, Cambodia's railway service has resumed passenger services from the capital, Phnom Penh, to the beach resort town of Sihanoukville. VOA Khmer's Sou Pichchinda narrates.

    Video Phnom Penh Transforming Overnight With Foreign Investment

    Foreign investors are rushing into Cambodia's frontier property market. Phnom Penh is rising upwards almost overnight, but the rate of construction is raising many questions. VOA Khmer's Hong Chenda narrates.

    Video Panama Tax Haven Revelations Hurt Neediest Countries

    By now, you may have heard about the so called Panama Papers, involving the leak of more than 11 and half million documents from a Panamanian law firm. VOA Khmer's Soeung Sophat narrates.

    Video Weak Global Growth, Low Oil Prices and Tax Evasion Top Concerns of World Bank

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says he's worried about the weak global economy and low oil prices. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates

    Video Lamun Soleil: More Companies Expected to be Listed in Cambodia's Stock Market

    Lamun Soleil, Cambodia Securities Exchange's market operations deputy director, said there would be more companies listed in Cambodia's stock market. This is a video interview between Hul Reaksmey of VOA and Lamun Soleil. The interview was conducted on March in VOA's broadcast room in Phnom Penh. Soleil talked about the latest development of Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).

    Video World Bank: Panama Papers Show Need for Change

    The second-ranking official at the World Bank says the Panama Papers revelations are damaging the public trust and making ordinary citizens more reluctant to pay the taxes needed to fun roads. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.

    Video British PM Admits Shareholding in Offshore Firm As Spotlight Falls on London

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted that he had profited from a so-called "shell" company set up by his father. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.

    Cambodia Laying Tracks for Transport Future

    Experts say Cambodia will require between $13 billion and $16 billion in infrastructure investment from 2013-2022 if it is to maintain its growth trajectory.

    Calls for Investigation Over Justice Minister’s Alleged Offshore Link

    The ICIJ claimed on its website that Ang Vong Vathana had in 2007 bought $5,000 worth of shares in a now-defunct company.

    Video Foreign Investors Surge into Cambodian Condo Market

    Rate of construction raises questions about where investment is coming from and what effect it will have on local market.

    Video Phnom Penh Transforming Overnight with Foreign Investment

    Foreign investors are rushing into Cambodia's frontier property market. Phnom Penh is rising upward almost overnight, but the rate of construction is raising questions about where all the investment is coming from and what effect it will have on the local market. David Boyle reports from the Cambodi

    Video Tampa's Last Cigar Factory Ponders More Competition from Cuba

    Rising hopes that the half-century U.S. trade embargo of Cuba might be coming to an end are raising concerns for U.S. cigar makers who could potentially face stiff competition from Cuban cigars. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.

    Video Red Cross Distributed Almond Trees to Gaza

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has started distributing thousands of almond tree plants to Palestinian farmers in the Gaza strip whose lands along the border with Israel have been ravaged by successive wars. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.

    Video Gold and Oil Are Up As Investors Seek Safe Haven

    Oil and gold: two key commodities whose up-and-down prices mirror the unsettled world situation. VOA Khmer's Chhim Sumedh narrates.

    Labor Leaders, Opposition Worry as Union Law Heads Toward Debate

    Labor leaders fear the draft law will make it harder for workers to unionize and demonstrate.

    Empowering Women in Cambodia’s Farming Sector

    Some 75 percent of Cambodia’s women are employed in agriculture, according to the World Bank.

    Hopes That New U.S. Measures Will Cut Slavery from Global Supply Chains

    Forced labor generates about $150 billion a year, according to an estimate by the International Labor Organization.

    Cambodia's Kampot Pepper Wins Coveted EU Protection

    The peppercorns, which come in white, red and black, are described by gourmet chefs as having a complex flavor with floral overtones.

    Understanding Intimacy and Economic Pragmatism in Cambodia

    Hoefinger travelled to Cambodia as a backpacker in 2003, fell in love with the country and befriended many Cambodian women who worked in Phnom Penh’s bars.

    Commerce Minister Says TPP Could Help Cambodian Trade

    Sun Chanthol’s comments mark the second time Cambodian trade officials have shown support for the TPP.

    Video Nairobi Residents Turn to Community Currency

    Several low-income settlements outside Nairobi are using a new community-based currency. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.

    Sunnylands Summit a Success for the US, Analyst Says

    Ok Serei Sopheak told “Hello VOA” this week that the meeting, at Sunnylands Estate, in Rancho Mirage, produced a joint declaration that will become a “legacy of US policy.”

    Cambodia Taking a Closer Look at US-Led Trade Deal

    The study of the TPP comes following talks between ASEAN leaders, including Prime Minister Hun Sen, and US President Barack Obama, in California last week.

    Chinese Move Money Abroad as Economy Slows

    In places like New York, Miami and London, Chinese investors are dominating the market for land and buildings, especially in the luxury sector.

    Video Iran Embarks on European Mission to Attract New Business

    Iran is open for business. That's the message from President Hassan Rouhani during his milestone visit to Europe. VOA Khmer's Chhim Sumedh narrates.

    Barriers Remain for Southeast Asia’s Economic Integration Plans

    The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council has raised the issues of corruption and poor governance as barriers to trade with Southeast Asian economies.

    Video Disable Groups to be Banned From Singing at Street Corners

    Disable groups expressed their concerns after Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong wanted them to stop singing at street corners to survive. However the governor told city officials to seek alternative means for them to make their living.

    Trade Meeting With ASEAN Ministers To Push More Investment, Official Says

    Alexander Feldman, president of the US-ASEAN Business Council, said the San Francisco meeting, sponsored by the US-ASEAN Business Council, is meant to “elevate the dialogue in the United States about the importance of ASEAN.”

    ASEAN Trade Ministers To Meet With US Businessmen

    With its 626 million people, ASEAN has the second-fastest growing economy in Asia, after China, with an average growth rate of 5.6 percent and a combined GDP of $2.4 trillion.

    Video Cambodia Aims Higher in Manufacturing Sector

    Along with agriculture and tourism, garment manufacturing has helped Cambodia’s economy to become one of the fastest growing in the region.

    VOA Exclusive: US Ambassador Targets Improved US-Cambodian Trade Ties

    With the US-Cambodia relationship in the spotlight, VOA Khmer’s Neou Vannarin sat down for a comprehensive discussion on Wednesday with William A. Heidt, the American ambassador in Phnom Penh.

    New US Ambassador Hopes to Improve Trade, Relations

    The US ambassador said Cambodia could consider joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a US-led trade pact that could open US markets further.

    US Trip Could Help Balance Foreign Policy, Experts Say

    “If we can maintain a neutral stance and balance, we can gain from both sides,” says Chheang Vannarith, a lecturer in Asia-Pacific studies at Leeds University.

    China, Cambodia Aim to Further Boost Trade to $5 Billion

    China also aims to boost the livelihood of Cambodians living in remote areas and provide scholarships for Cambodian university students.

    Global Union Calls for Accountability in Supply Chains

    The International Trade Union Confederation said that 166 million workers make up a “hidden workforce” earning trillions of dollars for big companies.

    Analysts Urge Caution in Trans-Pacific Partnership With US

    It is unclear exactly how Cambodia would benefit from the trade deal, which lowers tariffs on agricultural and industrial goods between its adherents.

    Traffic Tickets Bringing Revenue and Transparency, Officials Say

    About 70 percent of those fines have come from traffic checkpoints, according to the ministries of Interior and Finance.

    The ‘Hidden Workforce’ Making Profits for Multinationals

    A recent report from the International Trade Union Confederation reveals that 50 of the world’s largest companies depend on a “hidden workforce” to provide 94 percent of the labor from which they profit.

    More Trade Among Discussions With US Secretary of State

    The main purpose of Kerry’s visit was to discuss an upcoming US-Asean meeting in California next month, which will include a lot of discussion on trade.

    40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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    After more than a decade, Cambodia's railway service has resumed passenger services from the capital, Phnom Penh, to the beach resort town of Sihanoukville. VOA Khmer's Sou Pichchinda narrates.

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