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Laos: Minimum wage hike still problematic

Businesses and factories may soon be required to increase the minimum wage from the present 900,000 kip to 1.1 million kip a month in a bid to improve workers’ standard of living. This message was reiterated at a meeting last week attended by Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng, and representatives of […]

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HCM City, Laos seek measures to boost trade

The products of HCM City and Laos are more complementary than competing in nature, meeting consumption and production demand of both sides. But their bilateral trade relation has not met the expectations of either side, according to the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of HCM City (ITPC). Trade between HCM City and Laos reached nearly […]

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Lao gov’t targets 2 pct unemployment rate in 2018

VIENTIANE, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) — Lao government has set a target of limiting the unemployment rate to only 2 percent in 2018 despite a high percentage of joblessness reported among university graduates. Local daily Vientiane Times on Saturday quoted the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s report as saying that the Lao government is paying greater […]

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Laos, China ink deal on plant protection

Laos and China will partner in the area of plant protection and green crop standards after government officials signed an agreement in Vientiane on January 23. The two sides agreed to work together in the fields of agricultural science and technology, especially in national plant protection networks.   The agreement was signed by Laos’ Deputy Minister […]

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