Category Archives: Business


Toshiba Wins Equipment Supply Contract for Laos’ Nam Ou 4 Hydropower Plant


Power China Resources Ltd. has awarded a contract to Toshiba Hydro Power (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd. to provide equipment for the 132-MW Nam Ou 4 hydroelectric plant in Laos.

The deal calls for THPC to manufacture and maintain three sets of 44 MW generating units, with delivery expected to begin in …

BCEL-KT: Trade Summary (Nov 8, 2016)


Trade Summary

Lao Stock Market traded with minor volume of just 9,300 shares matched on Tuesday. However, the index was unchanged at 999.79 points as the energy stock that was the only stock traded today. The total market turnover generated about 45,570,000 kip. In the meantime, other stocks saw no …

Thailand Encourages a Dangerous Addiction to Debt in Laos


Laos is back in the Thai baht debt markets again, with issuance from the Republic coming just two months after the country’s government-owned utility EDL-Generation tapped the domestic market of its sovereign neighbour.

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is looking to raise 11 billion baht, or around US$310 million over

BCEL-KT: Trade Summary (Nov 7, 2016)


Trade Summary

LSX was mixed on the first trading day of the week, the index growth 8.85 points to 999.79 points from the matching of two heavyweight stocks as EDL-Gen and BCEL. The total market turnover generated to 90,885,000 kip.

EDL-Gen increased 50 kip on the trading volume of 17,900 …

Laos Set to Launch Fifth Bond Issue in Neighbouring Thailand


The Lao People’s Democratic Republic will launch an offering of baht-denominated bonds in the Thai market this week to raise up to 11 billion baht ($314 million) after finding a way to comply with restrictions on the repatriation of proceeds.

The frontier-market sovereign has been keen to raise funds prior …

BCEL-KT: Trade Summary (Nov 4, 2016)


Trade Summary

LSX kept losing on Friday, down slightly by 0.67 points to close at 990.94 points with 54,300 shares traded. EDL-Gen closed unchanged at 4,850 kip on 53,000 shares matched, worth about 258 million kip. On the other hand, BCEL closed lower 50 kip at 5,150 kip, with just …

SilkAir and Sabre Join Forces to Help Laos Grow Its Tourism Market

Luang Prabang, Laos - May 16 2015: Tourists shop in the famous night market in Luang Prabang just outside the Royal Palace complex and the Haw Pha Bang temple.

SilkAir and Sabre Corporation are backing Laos in the expansion of its tourism industry by making the airline’s new flights to the emerging destination available via the Global Distribution System (GDS).

The two companies inked a new distribution agreement, which opens SilkAir’s new Singapore-Laos fares and ancillary services to travel …

SilkAir Starts Two New Routes to Laos


SilkAir has added Laos to its regional route network with the launch on 31 October of a thrice-weekly (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays) service from Singapore (SIN) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) via Vientiane (VTE). From Luang Prabang the aircraft returns straight back to Singapore. Competition is provided by Lao Airlines which …

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