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Follow Party Policy, VP Advises Business Operators

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Business operators should understand Party policies and direction in depth and conduct their operations honestly to enable strong growth

Phongsaly Brewing Up Coffee Opportunities

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Phongsaly, long renowned for its green tea, is set to be the nation’s first coffee producer in the north after around 3,000 hectares of coffee trees were planted in the province.…

Laos, Singapore Vow to Enhance Cooperation

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Laos and Singapore are pledging to work together to promote trade and investment between the two countries after their trade volume climbed to US$72.5 million in 2015.…

SilkAir to Codeshare With Lao Airlines

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SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has signed a codeshare agreement with Lao Airlines for its flights to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, providing SilkAir and Lao Airlines customers more options when travelling to and from Singapore and Laos.

Canada Opens Diplomatic Office in Vientiane Capital

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Canada has opened a diplomatic office in Vientiane in an effort to boost economic and political ties with Laos.

ANZ Appoints CEO for Laos

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Australian bank ANZ has announced the appointment of a new CEO Laos. The bank focuses on Trade Facilitation, Global Markets and offers Priority services to the growing affluent community in the frontier market.

Anna Green who is currently Chief Risk Officer for ANZ Laos, will take up the role immediately. …

Pick-ups Increase share of Lao Vehicle Market

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The market for pickup trucks in Laos is growing in line with people’s lifestyles and their links to agriculture, according to an auto company official.…

Aussie Helps Laos Hill Tribes Grow Coffee

epa01673499 Lao coffee beans on the ground and drying in the sun in a tribal Katu village in the fertile coffee growing area on the Bolaven Plateau, in southern Laos, 18 March 2009. Coffee farming in  Laos was started in the early 20th century by the French colonialists with the Robusta coffee crop favored as the most productive cash crop after opium, with Arabica coffee also grown. The beans are exported as well as roasted locally and the crops grown in village lots on the fertile plateau.  A cup of green tea ,also grown in Laos, is served with your coffee. While production is low,  Lao coffee fetches among the highest prices in the world.  EPA/BARBARA WALTON

A former Australian teacher managing a coffee company and cafe in central Laos sees the scheme as key to alleviating poverty among hill tribes.…

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