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China plans projects worth $11b in Cambodia

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Two Chinese companies have reached a deal to build a 400-kilometer rail line, a steel plant and a sea port in Cambodia worth a...
Salary rise for Cambodian garment workers

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In response to continued protests by thousands of workers, the Cambodian government has decided to increase their current minimum monthly wage from $80 to...
Cambodia’s 400 garment factories shut down

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The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) on December 29 said all of the country’s 400-plus garment factories will remain closed until the government...
NSA tapping Southeast Asia-Europe data cable

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According to latest information by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the US National Security Agency (NSA) has hacked into an important submarine data cable that connects...
2013: Year of rallies that rocked ASEAN

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The year 2013 saw a number of partly violent rallies in Southeast Asia that rocked several nations, with one more major rally expected in...
AEC deadline of 2025 ‘more realistic’

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The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a trade bloc between ASEAN member states designed to cut red tape and allow freer trade, is still much...
Myanmar’s SMEs wary of ASEAN trade bloc

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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Myanmar are uneasy as 2015 approaches, when the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is expected to...
Focus on Greater Mekong Subregion tourism

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The tourism potential of the Greater Mekong Subregion, comprising of the regions of six states or provinces that are covering the Mekong River basin,...
Advertising spending in Myanmar surges

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The recent entry of many international brands has led to a boom in advertising expenditure in Myanmar, increasing five-fold to some $118 million in...
Police fire warning shots at Cambodia protesters

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Cambodian police fired warning shots on striking garment protesters and hit them with their batons on December 27 after they joined an opposition protest...
No free flow of labour within AEC planned

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The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), planned to come into effect by the end of 2015, will not allow the free flow of labour but...
Cambodia’s garment exports rise 22%

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The value of Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports topped $5.07 billion in the first 11 months of 2013, an increase of 22 per cent...
ASEAN’s longest bridge to open in Feb 2014

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The $1.4 billion Second Penang Bridge, which connects Batu Maung on the island to Batu Kawan on the Malaysian mainland, is expected to be...
Massive street protests in Phnom Penh

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Overshadowed by the mass rallies in Bangkok, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh on December 22,...
Indian cabinet approves FTA with ASEAN

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The Indian cabinet on December 19 approved a free trade agreement (FTA) in trade and services with ASEAN, Indian media reported. The Agreement on Trade...
Cambodia creates new ministry for oil, mining

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The Cambodian parliament on December 20 endorsed the setting up of a new ministry specifically in charge of mines and energy, in the hope...
EU slams Cambodia over ‘rice export mix’

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The European Union has criticised Cambodia for allegedly exporting a mix of rice that is not totally of Cambodian origin. According to the EU...
Cambodia, Myanmar agree on visa exemption deal

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Myanmar and Cambodia have agreed on a mutual visa exemption for ordinary passport holders of both countries to simplify travel procedures and strengthening existing...