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Thousands of people crowd Phnom Penh’s riverside to watch traditional boat races during Water Festival celebrations in 2014.

Can Cambodia stay competitive with so many public holidays?

Publication date 22 February 2018 | 07:32 | ICT

Cambodia likely became the country with the largest number of public holidays in the world on Tuesday, raising questions about the ability of Cambodia to stay economically competitive with so many mandatory leave days.



  • Poipet casino operator won’t post net profits

    Publication date 15 February 2018 | 16:14 | ICT

    Donaco Casino International, operator of Poipet’s Star Vegas Resort casino in Poipet, has announced it will not post a statutory net profit for the second half of 2017 or all of 2018, according to regional gaming news site GGR Asia.

  • The railway track in Banteay Meanchey province over the Serei Saophoan river in the city. Photo supplied

    Part of rail link to Thailand complete

    Publication date 15 February 2018 | 16:15 | ICT

    A 60-kilometre stretch of Cambodia’s long-delayed railway from Phnom Penh to the Thai border in Poipet has been completed, Transportation Minister Sun Chanthol said on Monday.

  • Trucks line up at a checkpoint on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar peninsula set up to check for overloaded and illegally modified trucks on Sunday.

    GMAC asks for delay on truck ban

    Publication date 15 February 2018 | 07:24 | ICT

    The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has appealed to Prime Minister Hun Sen to delay a crackdown on oversized trucks,

  • A vehicle lifts containers for shipping last year at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port.

    Private sector warns government that high costs imperil investment

    Publication date 14 February 2018 | 07:17 | ICT

    Private sector representatives are deeply concerned by the government’s inability to reduce the cost of doing business in the Kingdom, and they warned yesterday that the country would start to lose investors if the situation did not

  • Flattened makeshift stalls litter the ground after they were torn down by authorities in April 2016 at Ochheuteal Beach. Photo supplied

    Royal Group plan for Sihanoukville beach cleared of businesses remains a mystery

    Publication date 14 February 2018 | 07:13 | ICT

    More than a month after businesses on a prime stretch of Occheuteal Beach were told to pack up and leave, officials in Preah Sih

  • Japan firm eyes stake in local MFI Chamroeun

    Publication date 14 February 2018 | 09:15 | ICT

    Cambodian microfinance institution (MFI) Chamroeun Microfinance Plc is negotiating with Japanese firm Renet Japan Group to sell a 90 percent stake in the MFI to the Japanese used goods dealer, according to Nikkei Asian Review.

  • A woman selects a destination in Phnom Penh using the Grab app on her phone last year. Post staff

    Grab rolls out motorbike service in capital

    Publication date 13 February 2018 | 08:01 | ICT

    Singapore-based ride hailing app Grab has added motorbike taxis to its inventory in Phnom Penh, becoming the first app of its kind to offer the popular motodop service.

  • Government lays out plan for non-tax revenue

    Publication date 13 February 2018 | 07:58 | ICT

    The Ministry of Economy and Finance held a workshop yesterday to finalise a draft on a sub-decree managing non-tax revenue sources, part of the government’s attempt to improve its revenue collection.

  • A view of Koh Rong island. Photo supplied

    Development plans for Koh Rong and nearby islands unchanged by marine park

    Publication date 13 February 2018 | 07:04 | ICT

    Businesses expect the establishment of Cambodia’s first marine national park covering seven coastal islands to boost tourism in the area, while governm

  • A row of shops along Sothearos Boulevard photographed earlier this year in Phnom Penh.

    Cambodia’s economic freedom down slightly last year: report

    Publication date 12 February 2018 | 07:03 | ICT

    Cambodia’s economic freedom score dropped seven ranks in the annual Economic Freedom Index released by the Heritage Foundation, a US-based, conservative-leaning think tank.