The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday maintained its projection that economic growth in Cambodia would reach 7.2 percent this year, despite some concerns among economists that foreign investment could take a hit if the current political deadlock is not resolved quickly. In its periodic review of the economy, the ADB said that strong growth in the garment and construction sectors would lead to an even stronger gross domestic product (GDP) rate of 7.5 percent in 2014. According to the report, exports of garments and footwear to the U.S. and the European Union increased by 11.3 percent to
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