Cambodia Tender and Business News

Asia Pacific Region Off Track to Meet 2030 Sustainability Goals

Three years ago the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was set, along with specific goals. As of now, the Asia Pacific region is only on track for just one goal, unlikely for quite a few others, and going in the opposite direction for others -- most seriously regarding inequality.

Grab Acquires Uber in Southeast Asia

Grab, a Singapore-based technology company that offers ride-hailing and logistics services has acquired Uber's Southeast Asia operations to integrate Uber's ridesharing and food delivery business in the region into Grab's existing multi-modal transportation and fintech platform.

Internet Freedom Dying Fast in Southeast Asia

Blocking of individual websites, forced real-name registration of individuals operating on social media platforms, and outright censorship are doing substantial damage to internet freedom in Southeast Asia.

Many See Cambodia Rapidly Turning Into a Dictatorship

Cambodia is rapidly closing down freedoms in many walks of life in the country. Independent media is being shut down, and even a major opposition politician was arrested, apparently as a move to silence any challenges to the government.

Cambodia Cracks Down on Media and NGOs In Advance of 2018 Elections

Elections are coming up next year in Cambodia, but the Cambodian government is wasting no time to attempt to silence aid organizations and the media. Its first attacks included demands of immediate payment of massive tax debts by newspapers and radio stations, and an aid organization being given a week to leave the country.

Sustainable Human Development Requires Far More Inclusion

Human development is progressing and has recently made major strides in many areas, but many are still left behind, with systemic and often unmeasured barriers to catching up. A new UN report urges a stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers to ensure sustainable human development for all.

NEC to Train Six ASEAN Nations On Cyber-Security

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has contracted with NEC Corporation to provide cyber-attack defense tools and training to six members of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) group.

Applications Open to Join Vietnam's MIST Tourism Business Accelerators

Vietnam's Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and the Mekong Business Initiative just announced a way to make it easier for innovative tourism businesses to gret established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. It will all happen via their jointly-launched Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) Initiative and the launch of two new startup accelerators.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Is Yet Another Bad Trade Deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TTP) may for all practical purposes be dead, but the new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement being negotiated this week could reinstate one of the worst parts of the TPP. RCEP would grant corporations the exclusive right to bypass domestic legal systems and sue governments at international tribunals whenever they feel government regulation can limit their profits.

Dire Warnings But Also Hope as IUCN Environmental Congress Opens

A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.

Digital Finance Firm Group Lease PSL Plans Major Expansion in Indonesia

Thailand-based Group Lease PCL, a SET-listed digital finance firm, just received its official license to operate in Indonesia. With that done, it is embarking on a new, major expansion in Indonesia which is expected to support substantial growth both in terms of revenue and net profits over the next five years.

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