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Cambodians burned as forex trading company halts operations

Politically connected platform GFX promised monthly returns of up to 10%

Investors denied access to funds held by foreign exchange trader GFX have taken to social media to demand compensation. (Source photos from GFX website and Reuters)

PHNOM PENH -- The abrupt closure of a politically connected investment company in Cambodia has left investors worried they may never recover their money -- and turned a spotlight on the country's nascent derivatives market.

GoldFX Investment, which says it earns returns for investors through foreign currency trades, announced a "temporary" suspension of operations in March but has yet to resume service.

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