Archive for the ‘Cambodia’ Category

Cambodia Bets on BRI, But Should Also Count Costs

Via East Asia Forum, an article on Cambodia’s benefits and costs of being part of China’s BRI: China is Cambodia’s largest bilateral donor, lender, investor and trading partner. About a quarter of Cambodia’s total trade, a third of aid and two-fifths of foreign direct investment (FDI) and external debt involves China. Although Sino-Cambodian diplomatic and […]

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China To Support Cambodia In Construction Of Sihanoukville SEZ

Via Zawya, an article on China’s recent decision to support Cambodia construct a new SEZ: China will help the construction of Sihanoukville special economic zone (SEZ) in Cambodia, a report by the state-owned CGTN news channel said, citing President Xi Jinping. The 11-square-km Sihanoukville SEZ currently houses approximately 170 factories across the world with a […]

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Cambodia’s Turn to Raise Eyebrows Over Infrastructure Projects

Via The Diplomat, an article on Cambodia’s effort to raise up to $30B in financing for infrastructure – most of it from China: Cambodia has rapidly transformed its economy since the end of its civil war almost 25 years ago, but a slew of recently announced mega-infrastructure projects to be built mainly with Chinese money […]

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Cambodia: Economic Revival Hinges On Chinese Tourists

Via the Asia Times, a report on how Cambodia’s economy has underperformed and will likely continue to underwhelm until China brings back its ‘green gold’ in the form of visiting tourists: The many unfinished buildings — most owned by Chinese investors — lining the streets of the coastal town of Sihanoukville may be symptomatic of the […]

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Cambodia: An Emerging Market You Can’t Afford To Ignore

Via Cambodia Investment Review, enthusiastic commentary on Cambodia: Investing in Cambodia is a great choice if you’re looking at emerging markets. Cambodia is home to more than 16 million people. In recent years, the country’s economy has expanded and undergone significant changes. As a result of this, the market has become more appealing to entrepreneurs […]

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Foreign Casinos Have Been a Disaster for Cambodia

Via The Diplomat, an article on the impact that foreign casinos have had upon Cambodia: On June 27, hundreds of Cambodian security personnel violently dispersed a group of striking NagaWorld casino workers, beating the mostly female crowd and leaving 10 people injured. Since December 2021, staff at the casino in Phnom Penh have engaged in organized strikes […]

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