German expert publishes epic work about the Reamker

In 1996, German scientist-turned-photographer Arjay Stevens started both a documentary and photographic-artistic project on the Reamker, the famous Cambodian epic poem, based on the Sanskrit’s Ramayana epic. This year, he published a 466-page photography book of mural paintings, temple carvings, shadow-puppet-play and traditional masked dance. The unique collection of photos and scripts retells the story of divinity and adventure by capturing the elements of this Indian-derived art form. Its 66-page-appendix, containing the original Khmer inscriptions of the murals of the Royal Palace’s silver pagoda, maybe presented for the first time in German, English and French translations. By doing so, Mr. Stevens contributes not only to a deeper understanding of the Khmer culture and mentality, but also delivers a milestone for German-Cambodian cultural relations.

Save the dates in June

The German Business Group Cambodia (ADW), the Global Business Network (GBN) Programme and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Myanmar (AHK Myanmar) are pleased to invite you to the regional events “German business and German development cooperation for sustainable development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)” on the 18th and “Industry 4.0 in Cambodia” on the 19th of June 2019 in Phnom Penh.

German Business Group supports digital skills development in Cambodia

On February 25th the German Business Group Cambodia (ADW) and the Global Business Network (GBN) Programme welcomed Mr. Crispian Tan, Senior Director SAP University Alliance Programme, in Phnom Penh. During an extended luncheon, representatives from the private sector, the Royal University of Phnom Penh, the Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, the Paragon International University Cambodia, and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia discussed opportunities to close the gap between digital skills and market demand in Cambodia.

First German training week a success

From February 18th 22nd the German Business Group Cambodia (ADW) and the Global Business Network (GBN) Programme co-facilitated the first German Training Week on project development. It was organized by the Project Development Programme (PDP), implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in the framework of the German Energy Solutions Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Germany generates world’s largest current account surplus for the third consecutive year

Photo by Alexander Sölch (CC BY-SA 3.0)

In 2018, Germany was the economy with the largest current account surplus as it was in the previous two years according to Ifo Institute for Economic Research. With 294 billion US dollars, the surplus represents 7.4 percent of the annual economic output. The German value is higher than the countries on position two and three combined – while Japan has a surplus of 173 billion US dollars, Russia’s value is about 116 billion US dollars. The USA is expected to hold the largest deficit again with about 455 billion US dollars, increasing by a further USD 5 billion compared to 2017.

Introduction of the SAP University Alliance Programme

On February 25th, the German Business Group Cambodia (ADW) and the Global Business Network (GBN) Programme conduct a meeting and networking lunch with Mr. Crispian Tan, Senior Director SAP University Alliance Programme. From 10 am to 1 pm at Comme à la Maison – #13, Street 57, Phnom Penh – participants have the opportunity to learn about the programme introduced by the German company SAP which is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. After the event, there is also the possibility for one-on-one talks with Mr. Tan.

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