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Cambodia: Kingdom mulls tax as e-commerce booms

The Cambodian government is studying the possibility of introducing a tax on e-commerce sales and designing policies to support the expansion of the sector, as online trade is accelerating economic growth in the Kingdom. The comments came on Wednesday at a discussion seminar on online taxation, or e-tax, led by Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth. The conference focused […]

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ADB says Cambodia to grow at 7% in 2018, 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts that Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 7 percent in 2018 and 2019, backed by strong export growth, robust tourist arrivals, buoyant domestic demand, and an expansionary fiscal policy. In an update of its flagship publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2018, released yesterday, ADB said the local […]

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Cambodia: Government mulls bird’s nest regulation

The government may soon regulate Cambodia’s edible bird’s nest industry. In a directive last week, the Ministry of Agriculture urged owners of swiftlet nest farms to register as required by the ministry’s Forestry Administration, said forestry official Yorn Yuth Vorith. The move comes as the Kingdom’s bird’s nest industry continues to grow, with profits soaring. […]

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A New Cambodia-Laos Border Deal?

Last week, reports surfaced that Cambodia and Laos had forged some sort of consensus to manage longstanding border issues. While both sides have long sought such mechanisms following previous rounds of tensions, the so-called consensus deserves close scrutiny given the opportunities and challenges it presents for the two countries. As I have noted before in […]

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Cambodia: Donaco has high hopes for upcoming gaming law

Australia-based Donaco, the second largest casino operator in the Kingdom, is optimistic about the upcoming Gaming Law which it says will benefit all players in the industry and strengthen professional standards. In an interview published by Inside Asian Gaming, Donaco International’s executive director Ben Reichel, said the new legislation will have a positive effect in […]

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