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 ...

News Desk

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 ...

News Desk

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 ...

News Desk

Lao-made products fail to find favour with consumers

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos produces several well-known items, but local people have little interest in buying these products and eschew them in favour of imported goods.It will be a challenge to persuade people to change their ways as they have become accustomed to seeing ...

Editorial Desk

Laos-China science and tech expo promotes industrial development

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The “Smart Technology for Green and Sustainable Development” exhibition is currently underway in Vientiane to give added impetus to industrial development in Laos.The exhibition is taking place at the National Convention Centre from October 11-16 with the participation of about 100 ...

News Desk

Business sector assesses facilitation of investment, trade in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry is conducting an assessment of the ways in which the provinces and Vientiane facilitate investment and trade, under Phase 2 of the ProFIT project.The project surveys and evaluates how the business sector benefits ...

Manichanh Pansivongxay

R. Korean Companies Seek Trade Connection In Laos

(KPL) Representatives of South Korean companies met Lao entrepreneurs in Vientiane on Sep 30 to discuss opportunities for business cooperation and connection.The companies include ENTRA , NARAE Industry , DAEDO TEKRA , Exolube, DHC, Sunkyung Chemical and TAESUNG.The meeting with the Ulju-GUN Trade Delegation 2019 ...

KPL News Desk

Cost of farmed fish exceeds price set by Lao government

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The price of farmed fish on sale in Vientiane markets is now higher than the price set by the government after many fish farmers suffered losses during the recent floods.Adding to their woes are the higher costs they incur in raising ...

News Desk

Solutions Expo to be Held on 27-28 September 2019

After last year’s well-received first event in Luang Prabang, the second Sustainable Tourism Solutions Expo (STSE) will take place this week in Vientiane on 27-28 September 2019 at the Crowne Plaza. The STSE is the region’s leading specialized fair for the tourism industry to celebrate, explore, ...

The Laotian Times

CAEXPO fosters trade, investment, tourism, understanding

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO) has significantly contributed to cooperation in trade, investment and tourism between Asean and China over the past 16 years, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Sonexay Siphandone said on Saturday when addressing the opening ceremony of the 16th expo ...

Manichanh Pansivongxay

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