Cambodia Morning News For July 20

Cambodia Morning News For July 20
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Cambodia morning newsRubber exports bounce higher
Cambodian rubber exports surged 37 percent during the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2016, as the Kingdom’s rising harvest capacity coincided with firmer global demand for rubber products.
The Phnom Penh Post

Global Fund to give 98 mln USD to Cambodia for 3-year fight against epidemics
The Global Fund will give 98 million U.S. dollars in grant to Cambodia for fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria from 2018 to 2020, a senior Cambodian official said on Wednesday

Push to draw up Cambodia-Thai tax treaty
Representatives from the tax authorities of Cambodia and Thailand have agreed in principle to speed up a proposed double taxation agreement that would protect their nationals from dual taxation and encourage bilateral investment.
The Phnom Penh Post

ABA Bank introduces PayWay service to boost online businesses in Cambodia
ABA Bank, the member of the National Bank of Canada Group, officially launches its own online payment gateway for merchants. The service is called PayWay. Being perfectly tailored to the local business needs, PayWay provides a secure, convenient and easy-to-integrate solution that helps entrepreneurs sell their products or services online and accept payments instantly.
Southeast Asia Globe

Central bank provides 16B riel in repo auction
The central bank held its 10th liquidity-providing collateralised operation (LPCO) yesterday, making 40 billion riel ($9.89 million) available to financial institutions in an auction, it said in a press release.
The Phnom Penh Post

Health App Attempts to Consolidate Data on Medical Care
An app to show listings of health care providers and patients’ reviews has been released by a Cambodian tech startup, introducing a concept into the country that has proven popular abroad.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Thai police arrest still more smugglers hauling ‘Cambodian’ ordnance
Thai police have arrested five men for transporting mortar tubes and rounds, which the suspects say they smuggled from Cambodia and were reportedly taking to Myanmar, marking the second guns trafficking case linked to the Kingdom in less than two months.
The Phnom Penh Post

Senate OKs draft law on electricity purchases
The Senate approved a draft law yesterday that will guarantee the state’s purchase of electricity from two large-scale private energy projects.
The Phnom Penh Post

NEC Urged to Let Cambodians Vote Abroad
NGOs on Wednesday renewed a push for the National Election Committee to let Cambodians working abroad register to vote, as an opposition lawmaker also challenged the committee to back up its claim that current laws would need to be amended to make it happen.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

French Project to Set Up Day Care Services for Factory Workers
France has pledged nearly $400,000 to set up maternal health and early childhood services, including child care centers, at a dozen garment factories across Cambodia, the French Embassy said on Wednesday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Trafficked Weapons Not Cambodian, Ministry Says
Weapons reportedly transported from Cambodia across the border into Thailand this week were not from Cambodia’s military stock, a Defense Ministry official claimed on Wednesday, following reports that five Thai men were arrested while moving the arms and ammunition.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Taiwan seeking citizens’ return
Taiwanese officials have arrived in Cambodia to push for seven of their nationals – among 31 suspects arrested over a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam – to be repatriated to the island instead of mainland China, according to a statement from Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry.
The Phnom Penh Post

Dengue infections, deaths way down: gov’t
The number of recorded dengue fever infections in Cambodia dropped dramatically in the first half of 2017 when compared to the same period the year before, a health official has said, with deaths due to the virus also dropping.
The Phnom Penh Post


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