By Paul Millar • Sep 13, 2018
The homegrown Angkor Car has hinted at a future free from the gas-guzzling SUVs on Cambodia’s crowded streets. But despite a glamorous launch in 2013, the Kingdom’s first electric car seems to have stalled at the starting line
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By Janelle Retka and Leng Len • Sep 10, 2018
After a decade of heavy sand dredging in the waterways of Cambodia's Koh Kong province, a fishing community once recognised for its rich ecosystem is struggling to fill its nets.
By Janelle Retka • Sep 06, 2018
During a stint in the financial sector, Violet Lim spotted a trend in the industry: successful singles with no avenue for meeting potential partners. So she set off to make a dent in the love industry
By Amanda Kaufmann • Sep 05, 2018
The deadly dam collapse in Laos in 2018 brings Cambodia’s own grand plans for hydropower into question – and thrusts solar power to the forefront of the Kingdom’s quest for energy independence
For more than six years, Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC) has worked hard to ensure that the Kingdom’s financial sector has access to the data it needs to practice low-risk, responsible lending. But even in the age of information, knowing who to trust is not always so simple. CBC CEO Oeur Sothearoath said that information asymmetry was one of the main challenges preventing financial institutions from properly mitigating risk.
By Southeast Asia Globe Editorial • Aug 28, 2018
As the Philippines continues to hold rank as the Southeast Asian country with the largest number of migrant workers heading overseas, the amount of money being sent home to family members in the island nation is rising – and cryptocurrency could help keep more earnings in Filipinos’ pockets
By Janelle Retka • Aug 27, 2018
A year ago, in this publication, Tomas Pokorny, CEO of Pi Pay, wrote an opinion piece underlining how important partnerships would be to the growing success of Cambodia’s leading cashless payment app.
By Southeast Asia Globe Editorial • Aug 24, 2018
For almost a decade, PPCBank has witnessed enormous changes in Cambodia’s banking sector. President Shin Chang Moo shares some of the ways that putting people first can keep customers coming back for more
By Southeast Asia Globe Editorial • Aug 22, 2018
Cambodia’s longest-running logistics service provider, WorldBridge Group, has launched its $5m venture capital fund Ooctane to help local companies get off the ground. Fresh startups could see investments from the firm of up to $10,000, while those with a viable product ready could get $25,000. Southeast Asia Globe caught up with the group’s chairman and the new VC’s leading investor, Rithy Sear, to talk about the impact the firm hopes to make on the Kingdom
By Janelle Retka • Aug 21, 2018
Wing provides consumers of all ages and backgrounds with easy-to-use mobile banking solutions – without ever needing to enter a bank
By Southeast Asia Globe Editorial • Aug 20, 2018
Cambodia's finance minister
Five years after Aun Pornmoniroth became Cambodia’s finance minister, he shares his vision for the Kingdom’s economy with Southeast Asia Globe
By Janelle Retka • Aug 16, 2018
When 35-year-old Hok Kang launched his career a decade ago, he wanted to change Cambodians’ perception of architecture. Since then, he has helped create Brown Coffee's look, trained up young architects at his own firm and ventured into high-end real-estate development by founding UrbanLand
By Janelle Retka • Aug 14, 2018