Cambodia's National Commercial Arbitration Center has successfully settled its first two cases. This is an important milestone for the NCAC and for building successful institutions in Cambodia. It also provides a homegrown alternative to Cambodia’s court system.Read More
When we examine the Beijing Consensus approach, we see deep problems for other states seeking to implement it or a variant thereof, and do not see it as replicable for states other than China in that those other states simply do not have the unique advantages that supported China's early and medium term growth.Read More
It should not catch anyone by surprise that Vietnam is becoming a tiger in the Southeast region of Asia. With its growing openness to global markets and willingness to comply with international standards, Vietnam continues to be a strong, key player in the economy of the region.Read More
So, what is the breakdown of Cambodian exports? MIT breaks down Cambodia’s exports by specific product, and the results are not surprising to anyone who has driven around the outskirts of Phnom Penh: knit sweaters, knit women’s suits, and non-knit women’s suits. Garments continue to dominate in CambodiaRead More
Cambodia has pushed for increased openness and regional integration in recent years, particularly within the borders of its ASEAN counterparts. For example: in 2012 Prime Minister Hun Sen called for increased integration by removing trade barriers and liberalizing frameworks so as to transform the region into a global market with free-flowing goods, services, investment, skilled labor and capital.Read More
A liberal market economy have played a huge role in bringing Cambodia to where it is today, with foreign direct investment being the foundation. It has enhanced industries, created jobs, and has empowered people.Read More
Just a brief round-up of some of the events that caught my eye this week, more on Sino-Cambodian relations soon.
Our weekly round up for Vietnam 19 July 2017Read More
Quite a bit going on in local Sino-Cambodian relations this week, as befits the country's largest donor.
During the course of my research centered on the historical relationship between Cambodia and India, I came across a remarkable piece of authorship by Dr David Kenneth Basset (1931-1989), who reveals intriguing details of much less scrutinized features of the Company's inner-deliberations and operations pertaining to the East Indies.Read More