By Andrew Haffner • Jan 23, 2020
Foreign investors rode a hot streak in Sihanoukville until the gambling game collapsed last summer. Now, with the boomtown at risk of going bust and the city decaying around them, long-term residents, local businesses and construction workers are picking up the pieces
Business insights and innovation, from industry to entrepreneurs.
By Samantha McCabe • Jan 23, 2020
Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index, released on 23 January 2020, has placed Cambodia at 162nd on a worldwide list, a slight decline from last year’s ranking of 161st
By Gerald Flynn • Jan 10, 2020
Oknha Try Pheap and General Kun Kim were the latest high-profile Cambodians to face the wrath of US sanctions in December. But what does this really mean in practice for the two men, and are targeted sanctions more ethical and effective than punitive trade measures like withdrawing the EU's EBA?
By Alastair McCready • Jan 07, 2020
As a new decade dawns, Southeast Asia is a region on the brink of dramatic growth and change. Looking at our four pillars – Power, Money, Life and Earth – Southeast Asia Globe outlines some of the biggest stories, trends and events to watch out for in the region in the coming year
In the fifth installment of our eight-week series with Future Forum looking at the Kingdom in 2040, we turn to the future of work. In the coming decades, the region's economies will change faster than we’ve ever seen before. Will Cambodia ride that energy or fall behind?
By Andrew Haffner • Jan 01, 2020
In late November, Battambang rice farmer Roeum Socheat received international acclaim for his work empowering Raingkesei agricultural community since 2017. Can his model provide hope for farmers across the Kingdom?
By Thim Rachna • Dec 31, 2019
Top read: With the number of visitors to Angkor Wat severely dropping this year, Cambodia’s tourism industry, so vital to the economy, is in danger of becoming reliant on Chinese gambling dollars in Sihanoukville. In search of alternatives, we return to a piece from 2009 looking at Cambodia's then budding ecotourism industry. Could green be the answer to the Kingdom's tourism woes?
By Sam Campbell • Dec 23, 2019
Farming and food
In the third installment of our eight-week series looking at Cambodia in 2040, we examine how the next two decades will see the Kingdom's food production and farming face a mix of challenges posed by technology, drought and trade. How will a country so reliant on its agricultural sector manage to adapt and survive?
By Simon Roughneen • Dec 18, 2019
Sustainable luxury tourism
Can luxury and eco-friendly sustainability be mutually compatible? Southeast Asia Globe sat down with serial luxury hotelier Bill Bensley at his wildest experience so far in Cambodia.
By Ron Gluckman • Nov 29, 2019
Having benefitted from decades of breakneck growth in China, trade- and investment-dependent ASEAN is vulnerable to fluctuations in the world’s second-biggest economy
By Kevin Livingston • Nov 19, 2019
Timor-Leste is racing against the clock to develop newly unlocked Timor Sea wealth before its coffers empty. We look at the different roads that could lead the country to prosperity
By Sophie Raynor • Oct 23, 2019
Advances in automation are fuelling fears that the rise of robots could drive millions of Asian factory jobs back to the West
By Andrew Haffner • Oct 09, 2019