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Government and Trade

Southeast Asian Manufacturers Ponder Life After TPP

The region’s economies are contemplating other trade deals such as the European Union-Vietnam free trade agreement and the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

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Report Shows Negative Impacts to Myanmar’s Minimum Wage

A report published by Progressive Voices ranged from concerns about working conditions and hours to trade union disputes and settlements.

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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.

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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.

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Death of Thailand’s Monarch Could Impact Economy

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest-serving monarch, passed away on Thursday afternoon at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital, according to a palace statement.

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Thai Currency Falls


Thai King’s Condition ‘Unstable’; Markets Tumble

The Thai stock market and currency have tumbled on the news of the king’s condition.

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


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

Worker transportation safety


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.

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Global Brands Meet to Address Cambodia’s Traffic Problem

Leading apparel retailers have met to develop a strategy to address Cambodia’s growing traffic problem impacting industry workers.

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Explosion at Factory Kills More Than 20 in Bangladesh

A boiler exploded at a plastics factory and caused a fire. It is the latest incident highlighting the precarious nature of manufacturing in Bangladesh, a major garment producing country.

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


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.

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


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.

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Inside a loom knitting factory.


Conference Finds Cambodia Still Long Way From Industrial Peace

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

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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.

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The T Galleria store in Siem Reap

Designer and Luxury

DFS Group Opens T Galleria in Cambodia

Siem Reap, a city famous for its temples and Khmer ruins, is one of Southeast Asia’s prime tourist destinations. The duty-free operator is aiming to make it a shopping destination as well.

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