Cambodia

Government and Trade

Buyers Concerned Over ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Myanmar, Cambodia’s ‘Political Unrest’

With more than half-a-million Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, the humanitarian crisis also affects Bangladesh.

clock November 6, 2017Dene-Hern Chen

The Cambodian government has increased the monthly wage in the textile and apparel industry to $170 monthly.

Government and Trade

Cambodia to Increase Minimum Wage by 11 Percent

Garment workers will begin receiving $170 a month in 2018, a boost from the current $153 a month.

clock October 5, 2017Dene-Hern Chen and Aun Pheap

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Fashion Features

Vocational Training Institute Opens for Cambodian Garment Workers

Marks & Spencer, H&M applaud institute as a solution to address the Southeast Asian country’s competitiveness.

clock August 15, 2017Dene-Hern Chen

Government and Trade

Subcontracting Factories Increase in Cambodia, ILO Finds

Employment fell in Cambodia’s garment sector despite a 7.2 percent increase in exports in 2016, the study found.

clock June 1, 2017John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Cambodia Authorities Net 70 Tons of Counterfeit Beauty Products

Fake products were labeled as Pantene, Head & Shoulders and Schwarzkopf.

clock May 9, 2017Dene-Hern Chen

Government and Trade

Apparel Exports Seen Driving Growth in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam

A U.N. study forecasts continued strong economic growth in the three countries over the next few years.

clock May 5, 2017John Zarocostas

Government and Trade

Explosion in Cambodian Factory Kills One, Injures Seven

The Chinese-owned factory produces jeans for Levi Strauss, among others.

clock March 22, 2017Kuch Naren

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Designer and Luxury

Phnom Penh Designers Week Showcases Emerging Talents — and Fashion Potential

Featuring 10 designers over three nights last week, PPDW showcased the emerging talents of Cambodia.

clock November 7, 2016Dene-Hern Chen

Retail

Thais Flock to Markets for Black Clothing to Mourn King

Sales of black clothing peaked over the weekend in Thailand as people rushed out to purchase mourning attire for the death of their beloved king.

clock October 18, 2016Dene-Hern Chen

The Cambodian government has increased the monthly wage in the textile and apparel industry to $170 monthly.

Textiles

Cambodia to Boost Minimum Wage by 9 Percent

The prime minister added $5 to the government’s recommendation, raising the rate to $153 a month.

clock September 29, 2016Dene-Hern Chen and Kuch Naren

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Textiles

Global Retailers Tackle Cambodian Workers’ Traffic Deaths

Gap Inc., Puma, Adidas, H&M and Levi’s were among brands meeting to address the growing problem.

clock September 16, 2016Dene-Hern Chen

The Cambodian government has increased the monthly wage in the textile and apparel industry to $170 monthly.

Textiles

Cambodian Apparel Sector Starts Minimum Wage Talks

The employers’ association has proposed $144.20 as the new monthly minimum wage, below what the unions are seeking.

clock September 6, 2016Dene-Hern Chen

Officials in Phnom Penh believe the new USTR ruling on duties on Cambodian bag exports could spur a doubling in the industry.

Handbags

Cambodia Travel Bag Industry Set to Double After USTR Ruling

Cambodia will be able to export these products without having to pay taxes as part of the Generalized System of Preferences.

clock July 11, 2016Dene-Hern Chen

Inside a loom knitting factory.

Textiles

Conference Finds Cambodia Still Long Way From Industrial Peace

Panelists discussed Cambodia’s often-contentious relationship between the government, employers and workers.

clock July 5, 2016Dene-Hern Chen

Financial

Amid Clashes, Cambodia Passes Trade Union Law

The law has provisions on how individuals can form a union, how the government will track its financials and how it may be dissolved.

clock April 4, 2016Dene-Hern Chen

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