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Fears About Migrant Workers in Thailand Unfounded, Cambodian PM Admits

Fears About Migrant Workers in Thailand Unfounded, Cambodian PM Admits

By Sebastian Strangio
Following earlier comments from the Cambodian leader, Thailand's Move Forward Party denied it had any policy of expelling migrant workers from the country.
Hun Sen Announces Free Tickets for Southeast Asian Games

Hun Sen Announces Free Tickets for Southeast Asian Games

By Luke Hunt
The Cambodian leader has also said that broadcast rights will also be free, ending a standoff with Thailand.

Western Investors Are Losing the Ability to Shape the Future of Cambodian Microfinance

Western Investors Are Losing the Ability to Shape the Future of Cambodian Microfinance

By David Whitehouse
The industry's foreign financial backers are now aware of the scale of the country's over-indebtedness – but they have lost the ability to do much about it.

Over-Indebtedness and Healthcare Financing in Cambodia

Over-Indebtedness and Healthcare Financing in Cambodia

By Vouchnea Tang
Despite the country's social healthcare provisions, medical debts remain a leading cause of destitution.

Cambodia Microfinance Should be Taxed to Address Climate Change Impact, Research Says

Cambodia Microfinance Should be Taxed to Address Climate Change Impact, Research Says

By David Whitehouse
In contrast to the industry’s claim that microfinance allows borrowers to expand their businesses, many Cambodians "have no choice but to borrow to make ends meet.”
De-Dollarization and the Importance of Public Sentiment in Cambodia

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?

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

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’

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

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

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

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.

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