Category Archives: Business


J&C Services Moves to Better Service the Needs of Expatriates in Laos


Since its foundation in 2008, the expatriate community in the Lao PDR has increasingly depended on J&C Services for its suite of award-winning services that are designed to help make their transition to Vientiane enjoyable.…

New Study: Laos At Development Crossroads


A new study by the Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia has highlighted 2 serious challenges for the nation’s industrial development while identifying key policy measures to address them.…

AirAsia Celebrates Asean Day With Low Fares Across Region


AirAsia is offering promotional fares to Asean destinations in conjunction with Asean Day on Monday. Asean Day celebrates the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) with the signing of the Bangkok Declaration on August 8, 1967.…

Lao Airlines Becomes Full Member of IATA

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Lao Airlines, the flag carrier of the Lao PDR, has joined as a full member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) that helps to promote safety, cooperation and trade between airline members and facilitate smooth movements of passengers and cargo.…

Lao Holdings Revenue Growth Continues


The Lao Holdings State Enterprise (LHSE) expected that revenues from the next six months of operations are set to increase with the government’s bottom line to benefit from increased royalties linked to the company’s business operations.…

Group Lease PCL Q2 Profits Nearly Doubles from Last Year


Thanks to very strong performance both in Thailand and particularly in Cambodia and Laos, SET-listed digital finance firm Group Lease Public Company Limited (“GL”, SET:GL) has reported a staggering 255.85 million baht profit in the second quarter this year which nearly doubles from the same period last year.…

The Rise, Fall and Possible Renewal of Boten


BOTEN, Laos — For five years, this remote town on the China-Laos border has lived in the shadow of more prosperous times. On the main street, weeds grow where bustling shops and restaurants once stood. Old nightclub signs blister and peel in the tropical climate. Around town, abandoned multistory hotels …

The First Botanical Garden in Laos Opening in November

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Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden is opening to the public on November 1st 2016. Founded by curator and publisher, Rik Gadella, Pha Tad Ke is located in Luang Prabang and is the first garden of its kind in Laos.…

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