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Lao government

Laos suspends new hydropower projects after dam break

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The Lao government will suspend approval of new dams while it reviews more than 50 current projects following the catastrophic collapse of a hydropower...
Laos outlines investment priorities

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In the next financial year the Lao government will allocate 11 per cent of its state investment budget to four priority areas with aims...
Laos to launch first satellite in 2015

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Chinese contractors will launch Laos' first satellite next year, state media reported on May 27. China Asia-Pacific Mobile Telecommunications Satellite Company and Chengdu Linhai...
Laos exports up 6% in 2013

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Laos' exports reached $2.4 billion in 2013, up 6 per cent year-on-year with minerals accounting for the lion's share, media reports said on April...
Laos to revamp zero-import duty policy

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The Lao government plans to tighten measures on items subject to zero duty brought into the country by investors and development firms, the Vientiane...
Laos to strengthen SMEs ahead of AEC

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The government of Laos will bolster a promotion fund designed to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) ahead of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)...
Laos seeks infrastructure investors

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The Lao government is planning to launch an initiative to promote joint investment between state and private sectors to upgrade the country's roads in...
Laos-elephant

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The Laos government has announced 21 projects to develop the country’s tourism sector and tourism sites, following the government’s approval of a $10.3-million budget...
IMF lauds Laos economy, but urges ‘caution’

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised Laos for its impressive economic growth but urges steps be taken to address growing economic vulnerabilities, according...
World Bank provides $20m to ease poverty in Laos

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The Lao government and the World Bank on October 10 signed a financing agreement over $20 million for the Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Operation...
Laos accepts new mining bids only in 2015

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The Lao government expects to accept new mining investment proposals in 2015 after suspending new investment projects a few years ago to review the...
Laos’ opium farmers asked to turn to vegetables

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Farmers in Laos' impoverished northwestern province of Oudomxay, the regional crossroads of the Laos opium trade, have reportedly been encouraged by a project to...
Laos to spend $27m to fight rural poverty

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The Lao government approved $27 million for rural development and poverty alleviation for the next fiscal year, the Vientiane Times reported on July 30. The...
Laos in need for 500,000 skilled workers

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The Lao government is alarmed about a serious shortage of skilled human resources in the country as it estimated that 500,000 labourers will be...
Vietnam leads investment in Laos

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Vietnam has been recognised as the top source of foreign direct investment to the small landlocked nation of Laos, with mining being the most...
Laos to sell first international bond

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In a bid to tap international capital markets, the communist nation of Laos will sell its first foreign bond to raise around $50 million. The...
Mekong River Dam 53

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A set of three more dams have been contracted by the Lao government to be built and operated on key tributaries of the Mekong...