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Thailand, Laos, China to enter talks about high-speed railway

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Laos will be joining Thailand and China for talks about connecting the planned regional high-speed train network from Thailand’s northeastern city of Nong Khai...
Laos, Myanmar drug production changing in focus

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Drug production in both Laos and Myanmar, normally known for producing large quantities of opium as a base for heroin, is apparently shifting rapidly...
Thailand-China high-speed train construction kicks off

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After quite a long discussion about payments details and technical responsibilities, the construction of the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway line eventually got started. The line...
Tourism arrivals in Laos down by almost 10% this year

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In a stark contrast to its regional peers, where tourism is booming, Laos was faced with a drop in tourism arrivals by 9.1 per...
ASEAN to start talks about admitting East Timor

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will convene a meeting of senior officials next month to discuss admitting East Timor as a member. The...
Laos promotes online trade in e-commerce push

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Laos has become the latest country in Southeast Asia to promote e-commerce for its large small- and medium business sector. An online trade website...
Laos seen on track to become upper-middle-income country by 2030

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Laos will transform into a high-middle-income country from its current lower-middle-income position by 2030 and also leave behind its status as least developed country...
Laos expects 7% GDP growth next year

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The government in Laos expects economic growth of at least seven per cent in 2018, the same level expected for 2017, according to Vientiane...
Communist Laos gets first-ever cardinal

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In a surprise move, Pope Francis on May 21 named new cardinals for countries where Catholics are only a small minority: Mali, Sweden -...
Duterte stresses non-interference policy at ASEAN summit (full speech)

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on April 29 at his speech the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit emphasised the importance of non-interference...
Dubai charity supports 35,000 school children in Laos

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Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organisation working to improve children's access to quality primary education in developing countries, launched a new programme in Laos that...
Corruption keeps plaguing Southeast Asia

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The new Corruption Perception Index 2016 issued by Transparency International on January 25 paints no flattering picture of Southeast Asia as corruption in the...
Laos’ Communist leaders say goodbye to their luxury cars

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The government in Laos will hold a bidding session in February to sell off its fleet of German luxury cars used to chauffeur the...
First homemade smartphone brand launched in Laos

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Laos' first domestic smartphone brand will be introduced to shops and agencies in Vientiane and the country's provinces this month after a local IT...
Laos to build more hydropower plants

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Despite domestic and regional criticism, the government of Laos sticks to its plan to build more hydropower plants in the country in its aim...
Thailand’s economy to gather much needed pace next year

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The World Bank revised up its forecast for Thailand's economic growth by 0.1 percentage point to 3.2 per cent for next year in anticipation...
Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam big winners in Doing Business ranking

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Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam jumped the most among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in the new Doing Business 2017 ranking...
ASEAN’s emerging economies slip in competitiveness ranking

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All ASEAN-5 countries except Singapore dropped in the new Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017 issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), some of them significantly....