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De-Dollarization and the Importance of Public Sentiment in Cambodia
July 18, 2022

De-Dollarization and the Importance of Public Sentiment in Cambodia

By Leang Seakleng
The challenge of promoting the use of the riel is not just one of monetary policy. It also touches on questions of Cambodian national identity.

Is Cambodia’s Government Ready to Tackle the Problems in Its Microfinance Sector?
May 11, 2022

Is Cambodia’s Government Ready to Tackle the Problems in Its Microfinance Sector?

By Molika Heng
Phnom Penh's attempts to relieve its worsening rural debt crisis are yet to have the intended effects.
Shipping Company Accuses Cambodia of ‘Unethical’ Tactics in Oil Fracas
September 29, 2021

Shipping Company Accuses Cambodia of ‘Unethical’ Tactics in Oil Fracas

By Luke Hunt
Oil tanker crew “interrogated” amid dispute between Cambodia and Singaporean firm KrisEnergy

Cambodian Leader Acknowledges Oil Production ‘Failure’
August 03, 2021

Cambodian Leader Acknowledges Oil Production ‘Failure’

By Sebastian Strangio
The government's Singaporean partner filed for liquidation in June, six months after offshore production started.

Trade Holds the Key to the Renewal of US-Cambodia Ties
May 27, 2021

Trade Holds the Key to the Renewal of US-Cambodia Ties

By Heimkhemra Suy
Longstanding differences aside, the U.S. and Cambodia both have good reasons to strengthen their trade relationship.

Rising Inflation Threatens to Swamp Cambodian Households
May 26, 2021

Rising Inflation Threatens to Swamp Cambodian Households

By Nith Kosal
Many Cambodian households were in a precarious position even before COVID-19 hit.

Cambodia’s Ball-and-Chain of Corruption and Inequality
February 18, 2021

Cambodia’s Ball-and-Chain of Corruption and Inequality

By David Hutt
COVID-19 offered the Cambodian government an opportunity to curb the worst excesses of corruption. Instead, things went in the other direction.
Can We Trust the Cambodia Microfinance Association?
January 08, 2021

Can We Trust the Cambodia Microfinance Association?

By David Hutt
The CMA is an awkward amalgam of industry lobby group and regulatory watchdog.

Cambodia Reduces its Dependency on the US Dollar
December 15, 2020

Cambodia Reduces its Dependency on the US Dollar

By Luke Hunt
Infusions of riel banknotes and the introduction of digital currencies are helping extend the central bank’s control.

Cambodia Vaccine Push Offers Window Into Elite Networks
December 09, 2020

Cambodia Vaccine Push Offers Window Into Elite Networks

By Sebastian Strangio
A list of prominent vaccine fund donors constitutes a who's who of the country's economic elite.

The Case for a Cambodian Foreign Policy Reset
November 16, 2020

The Case for a Cambodian Foreign Policy Reset

By Kimkong Heng
The country needs to do more to bring balance to its foreign relations and dispel perceptions that it is a Chinese proxy.
Can Cambodia’s Looming Microfinance Disaster be Averted?
October 09, 2020

Can Cambodia’s Looming Microfinance Disaster be Averted?

By David Hutt
A solution to Cambodia's spiraling debt crisis is urgently required, but risks uncovering deeper economic problems.

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