Vendors sell pork in Phnom Penh’s Kandal Market in 2013.

Agriculture Ministry calls out abattoir monopoly

Publication date 23 March 2018 | 10:25 | ICT

The Ministry of Agriculture published a circular on Thursday accusing the slaughterhouse industry of running a “conspiracy” and “cartel” to fix prices and monopolise the market amid a “lack of enforcement” from local authorities.



  • A player experiences boxing at a Virtual Reality Cambodia event in Phnom Penh in October. Facebook

    Virtual reality tech catching the eyes of local businesses

    Publication date 23 March 2018 | 06:47 | ICT

    Giant pink jellyfish float within arm’s reach as schools of migrating fish dart past. Suddenly, a giant blue whale – mouth agape and teeming with krill – surges into view.

  • Members of Cambodian Mine Action Center search for mines using a metal detector on the K5 mine belt in Battambang province.

    Cambodian-Canadian engineer pushes to use robots in UXO removal

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 07:03 | ICT

    You won’t find the “freedom to walk” inscribed in any UN conventions or national constitutions, but for 24-year-old Richard Yim, it’s one of the most important rights in the world.

  • Participants at the recent tourism-focused Startup Weekend prepare to pitch their business ideas at the BioLab cafe in Siem Reap.

    Ministry announces yearly ICT prize of $27K

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 07:47 | ICT

    The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announced the opening of the fourth annual ICT Awards on Wednesday, calling for organisations to pitch products and vie for prizes worth $27,000.


  • Farmers transport their freshly harvested cassava along a road in Banteay Meanchey province last year.

    Program aimed at speeding up export launched

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 07:48 | ICT

    The Commerce Ministry officially launched a program yesterday giving the authority to issue certificate of origin licences to four provinces along the Thai border, potentially expediting the export process for agricultural businesse

  • Teammates Sokhana Ly (centre-left) and Bunhourng Tan (centre-right), standing between their mentors, celebrate their second-place win at the Mekong Business Challenge in Bhutan on Saturday. Photo supplied

    Cambodian duo’s Eco-Plastic takes second in Bhutan startup challenge

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 07:48 | ICT

    A pair of female Cambodian entrepreneurs placed second in a regional business competition on Saturday, beating out university teams from six countries with their startup idea – called Eco-Plastic – that could utilise Cambodia’s plas

  • Singapore firm agrees to manage mall in The Peak

    Publication date 21 March 2018 | 12:03 | ICT

    Singapore-based CapitaLand has signed an agreement to manage the mall located in Phnom Penh’s The Peak, which is set to open in 2020.

  • Traffic passes in front of the General Department of Taxation office in Phnom Penh.

    Post’s bill from tax authority business as usual, says CEO

    Publication date 21 March 2018 | 05:58 | ICT

    The Phnom Penh Post is currently negotiating a tax bill with Cambodia’s General Department of Taxation (GDT), the newspaper’s CEO said on Tuesday, denying media reports that The Post was on the verge of shutting do

  • People sort riel banknotes in Phnom Penh in 2015.

    NBC officials optimistic about growing riel usage

    Publication date 21 March 2018 | 05:59 | ICT

    The Cambodian riel accounted for about 17 percent of total currency circulation last year, a number similar to previous years, but central bank officials said they remained optimistic that use of the local currency will grow in the

  • ADB to launch $60M Labour Ministry program next year

    Publication date 20 March 2018 | 17:52 | ICT

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is planning to establish a new $60 million program focused on developing local technical skills and increasing the competitiveness of Cambodia’s labour force in 2019, according to Minister of Labour

  • Japan leasing firm enters cluttered local market

    Publication date 20 March 2018 | 08:43 | ICT

    New leasing company JACCS Finance (Cambodia) Plc, a subsidiary of the Japan-based consumer credit corporation JACCS Group, began offering Cambodian households loans for motorbikes and home appliances on Monday.