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Toll Free of Taiwan launches in Cambodia

In Business on March 26, 2010 by viCheth

PP Post, FRIDAY, 26 MARCH 2010 15:01 NGUON SOVAN

TOLL Free Telecom launched a new phone service in Cambodia Thursday, providing free calls for customers to businesses that officials say will help increase economic activity.

Richard Chiew, marketing consultant for the Taiwanese-invested company, said Toll Free will put the numbers into operation next month.

The toll-free numbers will allow customers to call businesses – from small enterprises to large firms – without charge. Service-subscribing businesses pick up the tab, he said.

For a toll-free number subscribers pay US$30 for a deposit, $10 for registration and installation and service costs of $6 per month.

In another plan called Special Toll, subscribers and callers split the cost of the call, each paying US$0.0275 per minute.

As in the United States, toll-free numbers will have the prefix 1-800, followed by the numbers 20, 21 and 22, and then by an assigned number.

David Meng, managing director for Toll Free Telecom (Cambodia) Co, said Thursday that the initial capital for this investment was $500,000.
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In Special Economic Zones, a Long Way To Go

In Business,Economy on March 25, 2010 by viCheth

By Ros Sothea, VOA Khmer
Original report from Phnom Penh
25 March 2010

Cambodia has slowly developed a number of special economic zones, but poor infrastructure, insufficient telecommunications, and complicated customs are hampering their full potential, according to a senior government official.

The zones, first created in 2005, are designed to cluster investment in factories for garments, electronics and foods, all for export. Investors are offered tax incentives and one-stop service by zone administration in exchange for setting up production in the zones.

Cambodia has laid out at least 19 of these zones, mostly along the borders with Thailand and Vietnam and along the coast. But only five of them are in operation, and the zones lack road, water, electricity and skilled labor, Sok Chenda, secretary-general of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, told an economic outlook conference last week.

“One can’t imagine the success of the SEZs if you don’t have better processing, including infrastructure, transportation, labor skill, administrative procedures at the border,” he told the conference.

The zones need attention in “all costs—electricity costs, shipping costs and telecommunications costs,” he said.

A special economic zone can be established by the state, private enterprises and through joint ventures, on at least 50 hectares of land. Read More »

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PM says 2009 saw ‘slight’ growth

In Economy,Government on March 22, 2010 by viCheth

Phnom Penh Post, THURSDAY, 18 MARCH 2010 15:05 ELLIE DYER AND NGUON SOVAN

CAMBODIA’S gross domestic product achieved “slight growth” last year despite the fallout from the global economic crisis, according to preliminary financial results, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday.

The prime minister made the statement in front of around 300 private-sector, government and civil-society leaders at the Cambodia Outlook Conference, held in the capital’s Phnom Penh Hotel.

“Recent estimates suggest that GDP growth last year remained positive, even though it was only slight growth.

“This was supported by good results in the agriculture and service sectors, which grew at 5.4 percent and 2.3 percent respectively,” said the premier in a keynote speech.

He added that growth sectors had offset declines in other industrial areas such as garments, which slid 9 percent. He went on to predict that 2010 should see GDP rise by 5 percent.

Hang Chuon Naron, secretary general of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, told the Post after Tuesday’s conference that the primary result for 2009’s GDP growth was recorded at 0.1 percent. The finalised figure is set to be released in June, Hun Sen said.
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Time for fair exchange in Cambodia

In A road to establish a Stock Market,Business,Economy,Stock Investment on March 22, 2010 by viCheth

Phnom Penh Post,  THURSDAY, 18 MARCH 2010 15:00 NGUON SOVAN

A centralised mercantile exchange, set to launch in July, will offer transparency and therefore equitable prices, says Shafeequr Rahman, CEO of the Cambodian Mercantile Exchange PLC

The new mercantile exchange will depend on Internet connections for prices to be transmitted to the provinces, a factor that could be problematic given the lack of connectivity and electricity in rural areas of the Kingdom, says Shafeequr Rahman, CEO of the Cambodian Mercantile Exchange Plc.

Many people do not understand how a commodities exchange works and what it does. Can you explain the exchange?
A commodities exchange is a central meeting place where buyers and sellers meet to do business.

The exchange provides an online trading facility where buying and selling takes place.

The exchange itself does not buy or sell commodities or contracts; nor does it set or establish prices, but it makes sure that a fair trade happens between its member buyers and sellers.

A commodity exchange performs three valuable functions.

It sets rules and regulations to promote uniform practices between buyers and sellers in the market.

It instantly circulates valuable price and market information to exchange members, their customers and other interested market participants. And it provides the machinery for settlement of business disputes. Read More »

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ធនាគារជាតិ​នៃ​កម្ពុជា រម្លឹក​ពី​​ការ​បោះផ្សាយ​ក្រដាសប្រាក់​រៀល​

In Banking,Economy,News In Khmer Language on March 22, 2010 by viCheth

cen.com.kh

ភ្នំពេញ: ដើម្បី​អបអរសាទរ​ខួប​អនុស្សាវរីយ៍​លើក​ទី​៣០ នៃ​ការ​បោះផ្សាយ ប្រាក់រៀល ដាក់ឲ្យ​ចរាចរ​ឡើងវិញ ( ២០ មីនា ឆ្នាំ​១៩៨០ – ២០ មីនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១០ ) ធនាគារជាតិ​នៃ​កម្ពុជា បាន​រៀបចំ​សិក្ខាសាលា​ថ្នាក់ជាតិ ស្តីពី រូបិយវត្ថុ និង​អធិបតេយ្យភាព នា​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ ខែ​មីនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១០​។
​សិក្ខាសាលា ដែល​ធ្វើឡើង​នៅ​សាលសន្និសីទ​ចតុមុខ នា​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​២២ ខែ​មីនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១០ សម្រាប់​ជូន​មន្ត្រីរាជការ ធនាគារិក សេដ្ឋ​វិទូ ប្រវត្តិ​វិទូ សាស្ត្រាចារ្យ និង​និស្សិត​បញ្ញវន្ត បាន​សិក្សា​ស្វែងយល់​ពី​អត្ថន័យ និង​សារៈសំខាន់​នៃ​ការ​បោះផ្សាយ​ប្រាក់រៀល ដាក់ឲ្យ​ចរាចរ​ឡើងវិញ និង​តួនាទី​ស្ថាប័នហិរញ្ញវត្ថុ ក្នុង​ការរួមចំណែក​អភិវឌ្ឍន៍​សេដ្ឋកិច្ចជាតិ ក្នុង​រយៈពេល ៣០ ឆ្នាំ កន្លងមក ក្រោយពី​ថ្ងៃ​មហា​ជ័យជំនះ ៧ មករា ឆ្នាំ​១៩៧៩ លើ​របប​ប្រល័យ​ពូជសាសន៍ ប៉ុល ពត​។
​    ​លោក ជា ចាន់តូ ទេសាភិបាល​ធនាគារជាតិ​នៃ​កម្ពុជា បាន​លើកឡើង​ថា រូបិយវត្ថុ មាន​សារៈសំខាន់​ខ្លាំងណាស់ សម្រាប់​ប្រជាជាតិ​មួយ​។ ក្រៅ​ពី​តម្លៃ​ផ្នែក​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច រូបិយវត្ថុ មាន​អត្ថន័យ​ខាង​ផ្នែក​នយោបាយ គឺ​តំណាង​ឲ្យ​អធិបតេយ្យភា​ព​ជាតិ វប្បធម៌ និង​អរិយធម៌​ជាតិ ឯករាជ្យភាព​ជាតិ និង​ការ​លាតសន្ធឹង​នៃ​អំណាច​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​របស់​រដ្ឋ​។     ​លោក ជា ចាន់តូ បាន​បន្ថែមថា រូបិយវត្ថុ​ក៏​តំណាងឲ្យ​អំណាច​ក្នុង​ការសម្រេចចិត្ត​លើ​នយោបាយ​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច អំណាច​ធ្វើឲ្យ​មាន​សណ្តាប់ធ្នាប់​សង្គម និង​ជា​តំណាង​កម្លាំងចលករ​សម្រាប់​ជម្រុញ​ការអភិវឌ្ឍ​ហេដ្ឋារចនាសម្ព័ន្ធ​សង្គម​ឲ្យ​រស់​រវើក​។ ពោល​គឺ រូបិយវត្ថុ ជា​ប្រេងរំអិល ក្នុង​ដំណើរការ​អភិវឌ្ឍ​សេដ្ឋកិច្ចជាតិ​។ ម្យ៉ាងទៀត ការបង្កើត​ធនាគារកណ្តាល និង​ការ​បោះផ្សាយ​រូបិយវត្ថុ​ជាតិ ដាក់ឲ្យ​ចរាចរ​ឡើងវិញ គឺជា​ផ្នែក​មួយ​នៃ​ការកសាង​អធិបតេយ្យ​ជាតិ និង​អំណាច​ខាង​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​របស់​រដ្ឋ​។​ Read More »

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មន្ត្រី​ចិន : តំបន់​ពាណិជ្ជកម្ម​សេរី​ចិន​-​អាស៊ាន ជម្រុញ​កំណើន​ពាណិជ្ជកម្ម​រវាង​កម្ពុជា និង​ចិន​

In Asean Free Trade Agreement,Business,Economy,News In Khmer Language on March 11, 2010 by viCheth

by http://www.cen.com.kh (3/11/2010)

ភ្នំពេញ:  ទីប្រឹក្សា​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច និង​ពាណិជ្ជកម្ម របស់​ស្ថានទូត​ចិន ប្រចាំ​កម្ពុជា​លោក ជិន យ៉ុន (Jin Yuan) បាន​និយាយថា កម្ពុជា​ជា​ប្រទេស​សមាជិក​អាស៊ាន ដែលមាន​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​អភិវឌ្ឍន៍​យ៉ាង​ខ្លាំង​ក្នុង​ប៉ុន្មាន​ឆ្នាំ​កន្លងមក​ថ្មីៗ​នេះ ដូច្នេះ​ពុំ​ចាំបាច់​សង្ស័យ​ឡើយ គឺ​តំបន់​ពាណិជ្ជកម្ម​សេរី​ចិន​អាស៊ាន​បាន​នាំមក​នូវ​សហប្រតិបត្តិការ​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច និង​ពាណិជ្ជកម្ម​រវាង​ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា និង​ចិន ។​
​    ​ក្នុង​សន្និសីទកាសែត​ស្តីពី​ការផ្សព្វផ្សាយ​ពី​តំបន់​ពាណិជ្ជកម្ម​សេរី​ចិន​-​អាស៊ាន កាលពី​ព្រឹក​ថ្ងៃទី​១១ ខែ​មីនា ឆ្នាំ​២០១០ នៅ​ការិយាល័យ​ទីប្រឹក្សា​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច និង​ពាណិជ្ជកម្ម របស់​ស្ថានទូត​ចិន​ប្រចាំ​កម្ពុជា លោក ជិន យ៉ុន បាន​លើកឡើង​ថា ចាប់ពី​ខែ​តុលា ឆ្នាំ​២០០៩ កម្ពុជា​-​ចិន បាន​ចាប់ផ្តើម​អនុវត្ត​កាត់​បន្ថយពន្ធ តាម​តំបន់​ពាណិជ្ជកម្ម​សេរី ធ្វើឲ្យ​ការផ្លាស់ប្តូរ​ពាណិជ្ជកម្ម​ប្រទេស​ទាំង​ពីរ បាន​កើនឡើង​ជា​វិជ្ជមាន​រហូត​ដល់​ចំនួន ៣ ខែ​ជា​បន្តបន្ទាប់ ។ នៅ​ត្រីមាស​ទី​៤ ចុងឆ្នាំ​២០០៩ កម្ពុជា បាន​នាំចេញ​ទៅ​ប្រទេស​ចិន បាន​កើនឡើង​៥៥,៥ % បើ​ប្រៀបធៀប​នឹង​រយៈពេល​ដូចគ្នា​កាលពី​ឆ្នាំ​២០០៨ ។​ Read More »

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