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Cambodia improves in WEF global competitiveness ranking

Cambodia, which has shed its status of ‘Sick man of Asia’ is becoming more competitive economically, and the world is starting to notice it.  The 2019 Global Competitiveness Report, which was released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Oct 8, ranked Cambodia 106th out of ...

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Deforestation-free commodities represent a major investment opportunity: report

It’s estimated that about 10 percent of global emissions comes from deforestation — meaning we could make considerable progress toward halting climate change simply by keeping what remains of the world’s forests standing. Agricultural commodities — especially beef, palm oil, soy, and pulp and paper ...

Kingdom slips in TI’s graft index

For the fourth year in a row, Transparency International has rated Cambodia the country perceived as ASEAN’s most corrupt, and just ahead of North Korea and Afghanistan for the entire Asia-Pacific region. The 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index, which scores and ranks 176 countries and territories ...

The rise of anti-globalisation and its impact in Asia

The world appears to be experiencing a globalisation backlash with an assault coming from both economic and societal fronts. In this changing world, the two defining characteristics of globalisation – increased global trade and greater economic participation in trade – now look poised for an ...

Cambodia joins global infrastructure fund in Davos

Cambodia has become the first Asian country to sign on to the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership, a global initiative that aims to unlock the funding of infrastructure projects through public-private sector partnerships. The announcement came during Prime Minister Hun Sen’s four-day visit to the annual ...

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