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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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
The ICIJ claimed on its website that Ang Vong Vathana had in 2007 bought $5,000 worth of shares in a now-defunct company.
Rate of construction raises questions about where investment is coming from and what effect it will have on local market.
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
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.
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.
Oil and gold: two key commodities whose up-and-down prices mirror the unsettled world situation. VOA Khmer's Chhim Sumedh narrates.
Labor leaders fear the draft law will make it harder for workers to unionize and demonstrate.
Some 75 percent of Cambodia’s women are employed in agriculture, according to the World Bank.
Forced labor generates about $150 billion a year, according to an estimate by the International Labor Organization.
The peppercorns, which come in white, red and black, are described by gourmet chefs as having a complex flavor with floral overtones.
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.
Sun Chanthol’s comments mark the second time Cambodian trade officials have shown support for the TPP.
Several low-income settlements outside Nairobi are using a new community-based currency. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.
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.”
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.
In places like New York, Miami and London, Chinese investors are dominating the market for land and buildings, especially in the luxury sector.
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.
The U.S.-ASEAN Business Council has raised the issues of corruption and poor governance as barriers to trade with Southeast Asian economies.
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.
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.”
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.
Along with agriculture and tourism, garment manufacturing has helped Cambodia’s economy to become one of the fastest growing in the region.
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.
The US ambassador said Cambodia could consider joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a US-led trade pact that could open US markets further.
“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 also aims to boost the livelihood of Cambodians living in remote areas and provide scholarships for Cambodian university students.
The International Trade Union Confederation said that 166 million workers make up a “hidden workforce” earning trillions of dollars for big companies.
It is unclear exactly how Cambodia would benefit from the trade deal, which lowers tariffs on agricultural and industrial goods between its adherents.
About 70 percent of those fines have come from traffic checkpoints, according to the ministries of Interior and Finance.
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.
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.