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22 December 2015


Asean to gain competitive edge as one community: ST survey

21 December 2015

Source: Straits Times Asean will be more competitive once the Asean Economic Community (AEC) is a reality, going by a new regionwide poll. Businesses will do better, work opportunities will grow and lives will improve, according to the survey, which was conducted by The Straits Times and covered the 10 Asean nations. For more, click […]

Company Online Registration

21 December 2015

On 7 December 2015, the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce (MoC) launched its Online Business Registration service. The new system is intended to allow companies, partnerships and sole proprietors to apply for business registrations, keep their official information up to date, and complete annual filings. The aim of the system is that these steps can now […]

ASEAN Committed towards preserving centrality in RCEP Negotiations, says Mustapa

18 December 2015

Source: Bernama ASEAN countries have reaffirmed commitment towards preserving centrality and meeting the 2016 deadline for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said. He said ASEAN had also agreed to direct their officials to step up the work in the next few weeks to ensure […]

Graft, income gaps hinder Asean economic integration: Report

17 December 2015

Widespread corruption and gaping income disparities across nations could potentially sabotage economic integration in South-east Asia, the Chartered Accountants Worldwide warned yesterday. Political challenges created by China’s territorial ambitions in the South China Sea could also hobble the formation of a functioning Asean Economic Community, according to its report. For more, click here and here.

Will foreign ownership laws spur FDI?

15 December 2015

Matthew Rendall, senior partner of SokSiphana&associates shared with The Phnom Penh Post insights on that the issues of foreign ownership laws in Cambodia. He shared that even if they are adopted, implementation would take a long time before results could be quantified. “The laws themselves will not be such a decisive factor for foreigners in […]

China’s HK, ASEAN should strengthen ties to expand offshore RMB business

15 December 2015

China’s Hong Kong should join hands with the ASEAN countries under the “One Belt, One Road” initiative to further expand the offshore renminbi business, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government K C Chan said on Monday. Addressing the 2nd ASEAN Development Forum hosted by the […]

Labour market unfazed by AEC

14 December 2015

As ASEAN member states race to get ready for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration later this month, one of the pillars of the new economic bloc is the free flow of skilled labour across borders, with Cambodian industry experts unperturbed by the possibility of this leading to a skilled labour exodus from the Kingdom. […]

BIMP-EAGA welcomes 2025 Vision for economically competitive region

11 December 2015

Ministers from the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) have welcomed the ‘BIMP-EAGA Vision 2025’ formulation to develop a resilient, inclusive, sustainable and economically competitive sub-region. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar said this would serve as the successor document to the Implementation Blueprint 2012-2016 that would […]

Property Development in Cambodia: Exit Strategies and Keeping the Law in Mind

10 December 2015

Matthew Rendall, Senior Partner of SokSiphana&associates contributed an article in the Construction and Property Magazine, entitled ‘Property Development in Cambodia: Exit Strategies and Keeping the Law in Mind’. The article provides insights on factors of rise in property development, and some of issues to consider in designing and proceeding with a property development project. The […]