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News Laos Business: Who Will Save Luang Prabang?

Published on: Wednesday 04 March 2020
Who Will Save Luang Prabang?
News source: https://thediplomat.com/2020/03/who-will-save-luang-prabang/

The project is 70 percent owned by China, 30 percent by Laos. The huge influx of Chinese projects and business all over northern Laos is a cause for concern given the weak environmental regulation of ...

News Laos Business: WFP Lao PDR Country Brief, December 2019

Published on: Friday 24 January 2020
WFP Lao PDR Country Brief, December 2019
News source: https://reliefweb.int/report/lao-peoples-democratic-republic/wfp-lao-pdr-country-brief-december-2019

Together with the National Nutrition Center, WFP organised a training for the staff of two factories on basic nutrition. This activity was led by the SUN Business Network, in order to promote improved ...

News Laos Business: Cambodian-Lao coal power deal an environmental worry

Published on: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Cambodian-Lao coal power deal an environmental worry
News source: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-lao-coal-power-deal-environmental-worry

With plans for cross-border electricity grids growing in the region, Laos is banking on hydropower exports to earn revenue. But a recent deal to also sell coal power generated in Laos to Cambodia has sparked environmental concerns over this trade.

News Laos Business: Poacher manhunt exposes murky world of Indian wildlife trafficking

Published on: Saturday 26 October 2019
Poacher manhunt exposes murky world of Indian wildlife trafficking
News source: https://www.news4jax.com/news/international/poacher-manhunt-exposes-murky-world-of-indian-wildlife-trafficking

Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, Laos and China all operate bear farms ... wildlife traffickers like Yarlen are not about to go out of business. Many consumers prefer bile from wild bears, believing it ...

News Laos Business: Laos urged to speed up energy transfer to Cambodia

Published on: Wednesday 21 August 2019
Laos urged to speed up energy transfer to Cambodia
News source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1734339/laos-urged-to-speed-up-energy-transfer-to-cambodia

Cambodia has asked Laos to speed up the transmission of energy to the kingdom under a deal signed earlier this year. In March, the Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) signed an agreement to purchase 200 MW ...

News Laos Business: World Bank: Lao current account deficit remains high

Published on: Sunday 25 August 2019
World Bank: Lao current account deficit remains high
News source: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/world-bank-lao-current-account-deficit-remains-high

Loas’ current account deficit is expected to widen to 12 per cent this year as imports are projected to grow faster than exports, according to a recent report from the World Bank. The rising trade deficit is driven by strong demand for imports relating to investment in mega infrastructure projects, particularly the under-construction Laos-China railway.

News Laos Business: Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam formulate tourism development plan

Published on: Tuesday 27 August 2019
Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam formulate tourism development plan
News source: http://www.bernama.com/en/news.php?id=1761785

Culture and Tourism departments in the southern Lao provinces of Champasak, Salavan, Xekong and Attapeu. Representatives from other departments of the ministry and business operators in these southern ...

News Laos Business: Lao, South Korean business communities promote renewables investment

Published on: Tuesday 18 June 2019
Lao, South Korean business communities promote renewables investment
News source: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/lao-south-korean-business-communities-promote-renewables-investment

The business communities of Laos and the Republic of Korea (RoK) are keen to jointly promote the development of renewable energy in Laos. A business matching event was held in Vientiane to facilitate ...

News Laos Business: Vietnamese, Lao investment ministries enhance co-operation

Published on: Sunday 23 June 2019
Vietnamese, Lao investment ministries enhance co-operation
News source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/politics/vietnamese-lao-investment-ministries-enhance-co-operation-544263.html

At the talks, Lao Minister of Planning and Investment Suphan Keomixay ... they chair should work closely to address difficulties in investment, improve the business climate, facilitate connections ...

News Laos Business: Laos tackles undocumented foreign biz

Published on: Sunday 23 June 2019
Laos tackles undocumented foreign biz
News source: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/laos-tackles-undocumented-foreign-biz

THE Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce is on a mission to address the number of foreign-owned businesses which have opened their doors without the proper operating permit. The commerce minister, Khemmani Pholsena, signed a ministerial advice on June 12, ordering provincial and district industry and commerce departments to undertake the work this month.

News Laos Business: Rockstar CEO Aims To Amp Up 128-Year-Old Energy Drinks Business

Published on: Thursday 16 May 2019
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rgluckman/2019/05/15/thailands-richest-2019-former-chart-topping-ceo-aims-to-amp-up-128-year-old-energy-drinks-company/

Some in Bangkok’s business community say Petch’s stardom and unconventional ... especially in neighboring countries such as Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, where many of its energy drinks and health ...

News Laos Business: Public education could curb bushmeat demand in Laos, study finds

Published on: Wednesday 15 May 2019
News source: https://news.mongabay.com/2019/05/public-education-could-curb-bushmeat-demand-in-laos-study-finds/

The enforcement of Laos’s laws controlling the wildlife ... they suspect that vendors see fines as part of the cost of doing business. However, most of the consumers themselves said a fine ...