Archive for the ‘Cambodia’ Category

Striking Oil Is No Antidote for What Ails Cambodia’s COVID-hit Economy

Via Geopolitical Monitor, an article on the potential impact that an oil discovery will have upon Cambodia’s economy: In the final days of 2020, Cambodia extracted its first crude oil from the Apsara field, 110 nautical miles off the coast of Preah Sihanouk province in the Gulf of Thailand. After years of delays, Prime Minister […]

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Cambodia Begins First Crude Oil Production

Via South China Morning Post, a report on Cambodia’s first crude oil production: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday announced that the kingdom had extracted its first drop of crude oil from its waters, a long-awaited milestone for one of Southeast Asia’s poorest nations. The joint venture between Cambodia and Singapore’s KrisEnergy will see […]

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The Mekong River Is Becoming A Significant South-East Asian Trade Corridor

Via Silk Road Briefing, an article on how – with the last major China-Laos railway tunnel completed On Lancang-Mekong corridor – the Mekong River is becoming a major South-East Asian trade corridor: The last significant tunnel to be bored to complete the China-Laotian Railway was completed on March 15th, with track now being laid at […]

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Sihanoukville: Future ‘Shenzhen of Cambodia’?

Via Khmer Times, a report on Sihanoukville’s economic future: After allowing the MS Westerdam and its 2,000 passengers and crew to dock at its port on February, Sihanoukville, a quiet and small port city in Cambodia has commanded the global spotlight. Aside from offering a safe departure for those on board, Sihanoukville is in the […]

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Rapid Economic Growth Props Up Cambodia’s Strongman

Via The Economist, an article on Cambodia’s economy: Driving along Hun Sen Boulevard—named after the man who has led Cambodia since 1985—a shiny Mercedes-Benz dealership appears in the litter-covered scrubland, its chunky white vehicles nestled behind thick plate glass. Beyond, the cranes and towers of Phnom Penh loom. They speak to the riches Mr Hun […]

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With ASEAN Integration On The Horizon, Cambodia Coaxes Investors

Via Emerging Frontiers, a look at Cambodia: As the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) prepares for its single-market Economic Community in 2015, Cambodia is poised to benefit tremendously from this unification. With President Barack Obama in attendance, Cambodia played host to the 2012 ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh in November. The most salient […]

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