More business resumed as government moves toward full reopening

A recently reopened restaurant in Phnom Penh, October 19, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

In the evening, casual restaurant tables closed for months are now once again set for customers as city streets fill with vendors and the flow of busy people.

Cambodia’s foreign debt tops $9 billion, with China accounting for more than 40 percent

People purchase food at a market in Phnom Penh, Picture taken on May 24, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Cambodia’s outstanding external debt reached more than $9.18 billion as of the first half of 2021 and is expected to reach more than $10 billion by the year’s end, an increase from $8.8 billion at the end of 2020.