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Inflation in Laos Reaches 22-Year High as Economic Crisis Worsens

Inflation continues to spiral out of control in Laos, with the country’s Statistics Bureau announcing this week that the country’s year-on-year inflation had risen to a 22-year high of 23.6 percent in June. According to a report in the state-run Vientiane Times, the consumer price index ...

Sebastian Strangio

Kip depreciation deals heavy blow to Lao economy

The Lao kip has plunged to a record low in recent days against the US dollar and Thai baht despite the government’s attempts to stabilise currency exchange rates.The value of the national currency has nosedived since the end of March, the Governor of the Bank ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Inflation rate closes in on two digits

The year-on-year inflation rate in Laos surged to 9.9 percent in April, the highest figure recorded since January 2016, according to the latest report from the Lao Statistics Bureau. The consumer price index jumped at its fastest pace in recent months, further putting the squeeze ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Inflation in Laos grew 1.57% in February

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Year-on-Year Consumer Price Index (CPI) of Laos continued to grow in February, with the rising price of imported clothes and shoes as the main driving force behind this increase, according to a report from the Lao National Statistics Bureau.In its ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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