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Bringing startups to Cambodia

Confluences Asia, a Cambodia-based consulting and advisory firm, recently helped launch its second startup in Cambodia with Portuguese e-ticketing firm Last2Ticket. The Post’sMatthieu de Gaudemar sat down with Soreasmey Ke Bin, managing director of Confluences, to discuss the Kingdom’s appeal to foreign firms and startups. Can you describe the current work of Confluences Asia in […]

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Cambodia: MFIs seek ministry support

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) is planning to form a joint committee chaired by government officials and microfinance institutions (MFIs) to promote small loan disbursements as the new 18 percent loan interest rate cap takes effect, according to an announcement released by the government on Friday. The initiative was announced after representatives from […]

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Cambodia, Vietnam open new bridge to boost trade

PHNOM PENH – Cambodia and Vietnam on Monday opened a jointly built bridge across a river in the Mekong delta to improve trade and commerce between the two nations. The 427-metre-long bridge cost US$36 million, with the expense split almost evenly between the two countries. The bridge commemorates the 50th anniversary this year of the […]

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Pulling the plug on power in Cambodia

The cityscape of Phnom Penh resembles a work in progress. On a strip of land marking the cross-section of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, a new hotel under construction and empty plots face the centuries-old Royal Palace. Nowadays, restaurants and nightclubs come packed with tourists in the capital city. Around them, signs of construction […]

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Cambodia: Ministry pledges rice support

After Cambodian rice exports declined dramatically in March, caused by what millers claimed was a stricter enforcement of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures by the Chinese government, the Ministry of Agriculture announced yesterday that it would lobby on the sector’s behalf to allow more millers to be eligible for export. According to a Facebook post […]

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