Cambodia is one of the few remaining true frontier markets considered by investors

After gaining independence in 1953, Cambodia suffered decades of warfare both internal and against neighboring countries, backed by global powers. US bombing followed by the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge devastated the economy, making Cambodia a low income country even to this day. Fortunately, internal conflict has abated and the country has not only been able to stabilize but to develop economically. During the last two decades, the Cambodian economy has grown rapidly, attracting the interest of many foreign investors. It remains one of the last few true frontier markets in Asia.


Economy Cambodia is considered one of ASEAN’s fastest-growing economies after Myanmar and Laos. Rapid economic expansion in Cambodia has resulted in an important gain in national income. Average annual GDP growth was 8.3% in the 15 years since 2000 and FDI reached USD5.6 billion by the end of 2015. Economic growth remains strong and is predicted to reach 6.9% in 2017 and 2018.Cambodia’s real estate market is developing at a fast pace with rising prices and foreigners driving the majority of the demand for high-end-high-yield properties.
Legal Officially a multi-party democracy, Cambodia is in reality more of a one-party state, ruled by Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Cambodian People’s Party. Hun Sen, a former Khmer Rouge official, has been in power since 1985 and has vowed to rule into he turns 74.The country is a constitutional monarchy, where the Prime Minister is the head of the government and the monarch is the head of state.
Regions Cambodia is divided into 24 provinces and five municipalities. Each province is divided into districts (srok), and each district into communes (khum). Since colonization, Phnom Penh is the capital city and considered one of the main tourist attractions of the country, along with Siem Reap. The city is the most populous city in the country, with a population of more than 4.2 million.

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