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Looking for ASEAN in Laos

It has been 20 years since the Lao People’s Democratic Republic officially become a member of ASEAN, and although many Lao people don’t feel connected to the group, they generally believe that their country’s membership in it can only bring benefits. Conversations with Lao people also reveal a sentiment that Laos, a Least Developed Country of […]

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CLMV, Japan Discuss Agriculture Export Promotion

(KPL) Representatives of ASEAN member countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) and Japan met in Vientiane Capital to discuss the promotion of the export of made-in-Laos agricultural products. “The majority, approximately 70%, of Lao people are engaged in agricultural production, so the agricultural development is very important to all people,” Vice Minister […]

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ASEAN: Is Laos Next?

The electronics sector accounts for 20% to 50% of the total value of exports of most countries in Asia. High quantities of the world’s consumer electronics like televisions, radios, computers, and cellular phones come from the ASEAN region. More than 80% of the world’s hard drives are made in ASEAN. The ASEAN countries are: Brunei […]

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Laos: Govt seeks funding boost as budget deficit bites

The government will require 14.23 trillion kip in response to a budget deficit for 2017 after finding that the country will face a revenue shortfall again this year. The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mr Somdy Duangdy was speaking at the National Assembly’s Ordinary Session in Vientiane yesterday, describing the government’s plans to […]

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