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A gold bar (Bullion Vault/Flickr)

Cambodia’s Gold Exports Balloon to $3 Billion

Gold exports through “private transactions” jumped some 676 percent, from $388 million to $3 billion last year, with some attributing the surge to investors selling their holdings due to a price rise, and others suggesting a potential link to gold smuggling to Vietnam.

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Training Shortfall Threatens Economic Growth: ADB

The Asian Development Bank has warned that Cambodia’s rapid economic growth has been put at risk by a growing gap between the skills demanded by industry and the poor education and training of the population.