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Cambodia's only listed company predicts 12 pct rise in profit this year

PHNOM PENH, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA), the single listed company on the Cambodia Security Exchange (CSX), expected a 12 percent surge in profit in 2014, a senior official said Thursday.

Speaking at the annual PPWSA conference, PPWSA chairman Sim Nara said it i...

Cambodia sees 9 pct drop in malaria cases in Q1

PHNOM PENH, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia reported 10,000 malaria cases in the first three months of 2014, down 9 percent from about 11,000 cases over the same period last year, a health official said Thursday.

"No fatality has been reported during the January-March period this year," said Char M...

10 killed in suicide car bombing in Iraq

BAGHDAD, April 24 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 people were killed and some 20 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack targeting police near Iraq's central province of Babil on Thursday, a provincial police source said.

The attack occurred in the morning when a suicide bomber blew up his explosive-...

Cambodia has 960 garment, footwear factories: labor minister

PHNOM PENH, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Garment and footwear industry, Cambodia's largest foreign exchange earner, currently consists of 960 factories, employing some 620,000 workers, labor minister Ith Samheng said Thursday.

The sector made a revenue of 5.5 billion U.S. dollars last year, accounting fo...

Death toll rises to 171 in S.Korean ferry sinking disaster

JINDO, South Korea, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Death toll in South Korea's ferry sinking disaster continued to rise to 171 on Thursday, but those recovered from the sunken ferry grew at a relatively slower pace as search operations were hampered by the unexpectedly swift currents.

The ninth day into sea...

Tokyo issues end lower on unfinished Japan-U.S. TPP talks

TOKYO, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks ended lower Thursday as Japan and the United States still not reach an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average sharply lowered 141.28 points, or 0.97 percent, from Wednesday to end at 14,404.99.

The broa...

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Cambodia's only listed company predicts 12 pct rise in profit this year

24.04.14
PHNOM PENH, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA), the single listed company on the Cambodia Security Exchange (CSX), expected a 12 percent surge in profit in 2014, a senior official said Thursday.

Speaking at the annual PPWSA conference, PPWSA chairman Sim Nara said it i...

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Cambodia sees 9 pct drop in malaria cases in Q1

24.04.14
PHNOM PENH, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia reported 10,000 malaria cases in the first three months of 2014, down 9 percent from about 11,000 cases over the same period last year, a health official said Thursday.

"No fatality has been reported during the January-March period this year," said Char M...

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Cambodia has 960 garment, footwear factories: labor minister

24.04.14
PHNOM PENH, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Garment and footwear industry, Cambodia's largest foreign exchange earner, currently consists of 960 factories, employing some 620,000 workers, labor minister Ith Samheng said Thursday.

The sector made a revenue of 5.5 billion U.S. dollars last year, accounting fo...

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Cambodia begins annual campaign to fight dengue fever

24.04.14
Cambodia begins annual campaign to fight dengue fever    PHNOM PENH, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Thursday commenced its annual campaign to fight against dengue fever as the rainy season is approaching.

Approximately 700 health officials, health-related non- governmental or...

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Debates over casino business activities remain hot in Vietnam

24.04.14

HANOI, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Discussions over the issue of a decree on casino business activities heated up a recent session of Vietnam's National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee held in capital Hanoi in April.

At the session, most of NA Standing Committee members agreed with the proposal of allo...

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