Category Archives: Business


Lao News Agency to Stop Print Edition of English Paper


The Lao News Agency has announced that the last issue of its English language newspaper will roll off the presses on December 31, ending more than 10 years of publication of the daily KPL News.

But the newspaper will not disappear as readers can go online for their daily news …

Santiphab Sangkasi to Expand Steel Production for Growing Domestic Market


Santiphab Sangkasi Lao Co., Ltd, a leading producer and distributor of galvanized iron sheeting, plans to build a new factory to ensure the future growth of its business.

President of Santiphab Sangkasi Lao Co., Ltd. Mr Sangkhom Chansouk gave an interview to KPL News on Wednesday saying that the new …

Trucks Being Charged more at Napao-Chalo Border


Some goods trucks are avoiding using the Napao-Chalo international border between Laos and Vietnam in Khammuan province as the trucks are being levied higher charges at this border.

Previously, the trucks crossing the border only paid a relatively modest fee but now they are charged anywhere from 300,000 to 500,000 …

BCEL-KT: Trade Summary (Dec 21, 2016)


Trade summary

Lao stock index went down 2.38% or 24.54 points to 1,050.20 points on Wednesday, after closing unchanged for 2-day. As EDL-Gen decreased by 150 kip to finish at 4,950 kip, with trading volume of total 11,900 shares matched, while others were not matched. Market trading turnover worth around …

Cooperation Project to Update Lao Land Management


Land management across the country will become faster and more transparent after the Lao Land Management System and Modernisation Project Cooperation between Laos and China was approved.

A Memorandum of Understanding on the project was signed in Vientiane last week between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Land Management …

Phu Bia Mining Celebrates Long-Serving Employees


Phu Bia Mining (PBM) has announced that 52 of its employees have achieved a Long Service Award for 10 years continuous service to the company.

The employees, many of whom are Lao-national, including eight female employees, were honoured at an awards ceremony at PBM’s Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation on 8 …

Rombouts Secures UK Listing For New Single-Origin Coffee Range From Laos and Cuba


Coffee roaster Rombouts has secured a listing in the UK with the Co-operative for its brand new single-origin ground coffee.

The range is sourced from Laos and Cuba, and is suitable for filter coffee machines and cafetières. To develop the range, Rombouts worked closely with its trusted coffee farmers in …

Printing Association Plans Upgrade of Operations


The Lao Printing Association plans to use modern technology to develop its printing and publishing services in line with public demand.

Members of the association from several state and private printing enterprises in Vientiane met yesterday to review the success of their work from 2010-2015 and discuss plans for 2016-2020.…

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