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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...
GDP per capita in ASEAN doubled since 2000

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Real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in purchasing power parity in ASEAN has almost doubled from $2,882 in 2000 to $5,581 in 2011,...
Thailand likely to surpass Malaysia in tourism ranking

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Thailand recorded a record growth of visitors in 2013 so far and is likely to surpass its rival Malaysia be the end of the...
‘Financial crisis’: Laos stops payment for public projects

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Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong said during a special government meeting in Vientiane on September 13 that Laos was running a "high debt level"...
Solar power, a viable alternative for Brunei

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Brunei has made the energy sector in Southeast Asia sit up and take notice with its announcement that the oil-rich state will introduce a...
Dogs off the menu in Southeast Asia

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Westerners cringe at the thought of eating a man’s best friend, a taboo cuisine that has been dined upon throughout parts of Asia. An...
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 inflation becoming a concern

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Inflation in Laos remains high, driven by price rises in food and non-alcoholic beverages, restaurants and hotels, housing, water, electricity and cooking gas, as...