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Cambodia should focus on inclusive growth, not just growth

By Heng Dyna A Khmer version of this article was published in the Phnom Penh Post on May 17, 2013 The article “IMF: How to grow Cambodia” is optimistic and motivating, sharing lessons on how Cambodia can sustain its growth … Continue reading

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More Appropriate Survey needed to measure the effects of Banks on business growth

By Heng Dyna A Khmer version of this article was published in the Phnom Penh Post on January 13, 2012 In general, the concern on a financial sector is at least two-fold: the concern on the health of banks, and the concern … Continue reading

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Managing Cambodia’ s Economic Fragility

By Heng Dyna Cambodia enjoyed the rapid growth between 2000-2007 with an average annual rate of around 9%. However, the collapse of its growth in 2008-2009 due to global financial crises clearly highlighted its economic fragility: narrow economic base, proneness … Continue reading

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Cambonomics: Rethinking Large-Scale Land Concession Policies

By Heng Dyna The majority of Cambodia’s poor lives in rural areas, is engaged in agriculture, and can save little.  How can Cambodia turn its agriculture sector into a driver of economic growth and spread development to these people? In … Continue reading

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Micro Finance Institutions in Cambodia: How can interest rates be lowered?

Opinions by Chan Sophal January 2011 Despite the fact that some Cambodia’s communes have presence of more than 10 Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs), the interest rate averages about 2.8% per month or about 35% per annum. This suggests that the … Continue reading

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