Malaysia is a large investor in Vietnam and Indonesia and now Cambodia wants to tempt some of those businesses.
Experts have singled out plans for two mainstream dams as the greatest threat to the productive inland fisheries of the Mekong region.
The number of foreign visitors to this town are in decline.
The visit comes follows an announcement last week that Cambodia will expand consular services to six cities in China.
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The 10-nation bloc of countries has become one of the fastest-growing regions in the world.
CIMB said in a statement it will operate a 100-percent owned subsidiary with headquarters in Phnom Penh.
Farmers are used to planting crops for each other, then selling the surplus, but that culture must change.
A World Bank report on illegal logging in 2006 said annual global losses from illegal cutting were more than $10 billion.
Michael McWalter, an adviser to the National Petroleum Authority, talks to VOA Khmer about the future oil production in Cambodia.
The agreement, signed Tuesday afternoon, includes cooperation in evaluating future business opportunities.
Cambodia has sought similar deals in Middle Eastern countries like Kuwait and Qatar, where food shortages are a concern.