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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.

Cambodia’s Microfinance Industry in Troubled Waters
September 21, 2020

Cambodia’s Microfinance Industry in Troubled Waters

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with economist Ron Bevacqua about the crisis facing Cambodia's microfinance sector.
Japan Seeks to Offset Chinese Influence in Cambodia
August 27, 2020

Japan Seeks to Offset Chinese Influence in Cambodia

By Sao Phal Niseiy
Foreign Minister Motegi’s recent visit underlines Tokyo’s sense of urgency.

Do EU Sanctions on Cambodia Still Matter?
July 03, 2020

Do EU Sanctions on Cambodia Still Matter?

By David Hutt
The sanctions are too little, too late to have the desired impact -- especially amid a pandemic.

Why More Hun Sen Has Meant Less Progress for Cambodia
February 14, 2020

Why More Hun Sen Has Meant Less Progress for Cambodia

By David Hutt
While Cambodia is certainly better off than it was in the 1990s, progress has slowed as the premier’s rule has continued.

Cambodia: Largest Casino Worker Strike Victory Highlights Wider Rights Issues
January 16, 2020

Cambodia: Largest Casino Worker Strike Victory Highlights Wider Rights Issues

By Luke Hunt
While the recent strike resulted in a pay rise commitment, it also spotlighted the wider rights issues and economic challenges for some workers.
The Bigger Problem Behind Cambodia’s Building Collapses
January 09, 2020

The Bigger Problem Behind Cambodia’s Building Collapses

By David Hutt
The recent spate of incidents raises a broader concern about safety standards in the country.

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