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The price is rice

By: Southeast Asia Globe - May 1, 2012

Cambodia is in talks with the Philippines to enter the island country’s rice suppliers list, according to a Filipino agriculture official. The Philippines is already a massive importer of Thai and Vietnamese rice. The agreement may include a counter trade deal as well as cooperation for the development of Cambodia’s agricultural sector through technical services


Joyeux Anniversaire

By: Charlie Lancaster - March 30, 2012

An Interview with Olivier Planchon, director of the Institut Français. The French cultural centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary of operations in Cambodia this year What events have you got lined up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Institut Français? Many throughout the year, with a special focus this month. On April 6, we’ll


Stand by me

By: Laura J. Snook - January 11, 2012

Sino-Cambodian relations have moved beyond an innocent courtship “We will be back.” It was with these immortal words that, on March 25 1970, Chinese Ambassador Kang Maozhao boarded a Swiss Air flight to escape the US-backed Lon Nol regime that had seized Phnom Penh. His comment was to prove rather prescient: four decades later, China


Taking stock

By: Steve Finch - March 17, 2011

The new exchanges in Cambodia and Laos seem promising, but can they keep volatility at bay? When the Laos stock exchange began trading in just two listings on January 11, not only did it rank as the smallest in the world, it was also the best performer by some distance. In just 17 days of


Serving the halal ecosystem

By: Charlie Lancaster - March 4, 2011

With the Islamic community now the fastest-growing consumer segment in the world, can businesses afford not to become part of the halal trend?

Ring of fire

Superstition to science: the volatile history of volcanoes and man

By: Laura J Snook - February 9, 2011

Mankind has a long history with volcanoes. From reverence to fear to curiosity, these monsters of nature have proven to be a constant source of fascination. Southeast Asia Globe investigates how mankind’s relationship with volcanoes has evolved over the centuries, from ancient Greco-Roman mythology to the harnessing of geothermal energy