Chinese companies face culture shock in countries that aren’t like China

August 15th, 2015 , The Washington Post

Faced with slower growth at home and rising labor costs, Chinese entrepreneurs are seeking foreign markets as never before. But as they rush abroad, they are grappling for the first time with unruly trade unions, independent courts and meddlesome journalists. And for many, navigating the unfamiliar waters of multiparty politics and confronting the power of public opinion makes for heavy going. …

Simon Denyer

A delegation of American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong visits Cambodia

August 12th, 2015 , The Cambodia Herald

A delegation of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong led by its president Richard R. Vuylsteke has been on a visit to Cambodia to study the investment environment in the country, according to state news agency- AKP.​​ …

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

E-commerce surges in Cambodia

August 4th, 2015 , Khmer Times

As Internet use spreads across Cambodia, e-commerce outlets are mushrooming.

Some are online shopping centers like MAIO Mall, which offers a plethora of functions, including lending and booking services. Others, like Shop168, link brick-and-mortar stores with customers via web portal and delivery services. Others, like Mall 855, enable people to sell goods to one another. …


Un Raksmey and Igor Kossov

SEZs investment potential relies in infrastructure

July 9th, 2015 , The Phnom Penh Post

In 2005, after special economic zones (SEZs) were formally introduced in Cambodia through a sub-decree, Svay Reing’s Manhattan SEZ became the first to began construction the same year.

The Sihanoukville SEZ remains Cambodia’s largest with over 1,000 hectares in the area. The $320 million development is said to be capable of hosting 300 factories, offering about 80,000 jobs.

As the SEZ concept evolves in Cambodia, a variety of zones have emerged, each with differing characteristics and aims. Currently, around 30 approved SEZs in Cambodia have been authorized by the Cambodia Special Economic Zone Board (CSEZB), which operates under the umbrella of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). …

James Whitehead

New SEZ aims for logistics hub

July 2nd, 2015 , The Phnom Penh Post

A new special economic zone aiming to make Cambodia into a regional logistics hub held an official groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, at its future home on the muddy outskirts of Phnom Penh in Kandal’s Takhmao district.

The $100 million Kerry Worldbridge SEZ project is a partnership between two logistics companies, the Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics and local firm Worldbridge International. …

Ananth Baliga

Thai banks offer joint loan to provider of microfinance in Cambodia

July 1st, 2015 , The Nation

Three Thai banks – Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), TMB Bank (TMB) and Kiatnakin Bank (KKB) – together with Netherlands-based ING Bank have offered a syndicated loan of US$65 million (Bt2.2 billion) to PRASAC Microfinance Institution, the biggest microfinance provider in Cambodia. …

Sucheera Pinijparakarn