Between Covid-19 and a hard place

Publication date 09 April 2020 | 23:14 | ICT

It’s simply a case of ‘Damned if you do, damned if you don’t!’. The state has put in place soft lockdown measures, possibly to avoid sending the economy into a shockwave but the effects of the virus are already shaking the core of its

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    Publication date 27 March 2020 | 02:20 | ICT

    They say all good things must come to an end, perhaps not “the” end. A slowdown in real estate and construction credit growth, in light of the current economic landscape, might not be a bad thing.

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    Publication date 20 March 2020 | 00:25 | ICT

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    Publication date 12 March 2020 | 22:46 | ICT

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  • Fuelling on dirty energy for economic growth

    Publication date 05 March 2020 | 22:42 | ICT

    Cambodia's construction and industry boom has forced it to move fast to meet energy demands, even if that scuppers climate mitigation efforts.

  • Pulling the rug from under the Kingdom’s economy

    Publication date 27 February 2020 | 23:27 | ICT

    For nearly two decades, the Kingdom's gross domestic product recorded exceptional performance, buoyed by foreign investment, grant and robust exports. But Covid-19 and the partial loss of EBA could put an end to the good times.

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    Publication date 18 February 2020 | 10:39 | ICT

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    Publication date 18 February 2020 | 10:35 | ICT

    The wave of consumerism spreading across the Kingdom is encouraging more Japanese investors to consider Cambodia as an attractive market in the region to promote their products and services.

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    Publication date 18 February 2020 | 10:31 | ICT

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