Economy and commerce

Small and medium enterprises (SME)

Laos, Vietnam trade growing contributor to domestic economy

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The combined trade value of imports and exports between Laos and Vietnam in eleven months of this year achieved US$1,038 million, a rise of 12.28 per cent compared to the same period last year.The bilateral trade figure is expected to reach ...

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Government bonds to be traded on Lao Securities Exchange in December

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has announced a new bond offering worth more than 1,287 billion kip ($142 million) for the Lao Securities Exchange (LSX) this month.Following the previous bond offering worth 1,700 billion kip in September, bonds worth 412.57 billion kip were sold ...

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Vietnam-Laos trade hits 940 million USD in ten months

Hanoi (VNA) – Trade cooperation was a spotlight of the Vietnam-Laos relationship in the first ten months of this year, with revenue reaching 940 million USD.The figure was unveiled at a meeting of permanent Cabinet members in Hanoi on December 7 under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyen ...

VNA News Desk

Central bank expects more investment in securities market

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao enterprises will find it easier to use the securities market as a platform to mobilise investment after the National Assembly approves the amended Law on Securities, according to the top official of the Bank of the Lao PDR.The central bank ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Lao business operators learn about benefits of free trade agreements

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao businesses will be better able to expand their markets and compete with other countries more aggressively after being educated on the conditions and benefits of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).A seminar held in Vientiane on Thursday discussed the benefits of FTAs ...

Souksamai Boulom

Laos govt reviews conditions for import and sale of vehicles

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has instructed dealers who import and sell vehicles to present their documents to the Department of Import and Export of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce no later than November 29.If a company fails to present their documents they ...

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Laos registers trade surplus in Q3

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos has registered a trade surplus of US$178 million in the first nine months (as of the end of the third quarter) of the year, although money transfers are below target.The value of Laos’ combined exports and imports in the third ...

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Laos to clamp down on imports in bid to curb rising exchange rate

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government will introduce strict measures to regulate the import of consumer goods and bolster domestic production, in an attempt to reduce imports and cut capital flow to other countries.A surge in both legally and illegal imported goods from neighbouring countries ...

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Laos, Chile to boost business, trade cooperation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos and Chile are aiming to strengthen business and trade cooperation following the local business community’s official welcome for the Ambassador of Chile to Laos, Mr Jaime Chomali, in Vientiane on Tuesday.Vice President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and ...

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Lao Top 3 Expo to support growth in building, hospitality sectors

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao Top 3 Expo, Laos’ biggest international 3-in-1 expo is back for the fourth edition to support growth of the building, construction and infrastructure sector, and the food and beverage and hospitality industry.The expo will be held at the National ...

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