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Myanmar, Thailand, India trilateral highway set to open

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The proposed highway connecting India, Myanmar and Thailand is expected to be operational soon, India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said on October...
Investment in Laos rises 5.1%

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The Lao Ministry of Planning and Investment has reported that the value of investment projects in the first 11 months of the fiscal year...
ASEAN economies’ GDPs remain robust, backed by services

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ASEAN economies remained buoyant as nominal GDP grew by 5.7 per cent to $2.31 trillion in 2012, a statement released by the ASEAN Secretariat...
Poverty in Laos on the decline, says government

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The number of districts in Laos which are officially classified as poor has fallen to 37 this year, out of a total of 145...
Laos inflation edges higher – 8% in reach

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The inflation rate in Laos reached 6.87 per cent in September, up from 6.83 per cent in August, according to a report issued by...
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 and China officials sign hydropower deal

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Renewable energy authorities in Laos and China signed an agreement to develop hydropower in Laos, news reports said October 11. The deputy head of Laos’...
Growth forecast for Laos set at 8%

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The World Bank has forecast 8 per cent GDP growth for Laos in 2013, driven mainly by mining and hydropower projects, despite the country's...
Thailand’s shrimp peeling slaves from Myanmar

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Thailand has a booming economy. It’s GDP per capita is eight times what it was in 1980. Life expectancy is up by 15 years...
Laos told to manage its debts

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Debt-ridden Laos has been told by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to tighten its policies to avoid a "major economic crisis". An IMF mission...
Laos trade reaches $4.52 billion in first half of 2013

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The Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce has reported that the value of imports and exports climbed to more than $4.52 billion in the...
Japan to ease visa rules for more ASEAN countries

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After relaxing visa rules for tourists from Thailand and Malaysia, Japan plans to also ease visa requirements for Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos by the...
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 needs 70,000 more foreign workers

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Laos needs to bring in 70,000 more foreign workers as the country grapples with a shortage of skilled labour, according to Labor Minister Onechanh...
Laos government vows to ‘produce’ skilled workers

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The Laos government is committed to producing skilled workers so they can be employed on projects funded by foreign investors, the country's Minister of...
Food processing plants in Laos face financing problem

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Agricultural processing plants in Laos are facing financial difficulties because they are unable to obtain bank loans to boost their capital, Agriculture and Forestry Minister...
Thailand seizes $800,000 from disgraced monk

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Thailand has seized nearly $800,000 worth of assets, including a Porsche and a Mercedes-Benz and dozens of other cars, from a monk who was...
Lee: ASEAN economic integration ‘economically difficult’

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a statement in September 17 said that achieving the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will "depend on the...