Category Archives: Economy


ASEAN–Russia Trade Reaches US$13.4 Billion


ASEAN-Russia bilateral trade reached US$13.4 billion in 2015, representing 0.6 per cent of ASEAN’s total trade, placing Russia as the eighth largest trade partner of ASEAN.…

PM Urges Indigenous Promotion Of Nam Bak Orange Farming


Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has urged the authorities and local people of Nam Bak district, Luang Prabang Province to continue promoting the farming of their indigenous oranges.…

Rice Planting Going to Plan


Agricultural authorities have not reported any adverse weather conditions so far, two months into the rice planting season, although locusts have caused damage in some areas.…

Projects Help to Put Food on the Table in Poorest Districts

Poverty, people of the Akha Djepia ethnic group, simple huts on the hillside, village Ban Chakhamdaeng, near the Nam Lan Conservation Area, Boun Tai district, Phongsali province, Phongsaly, Laos, Southeast Asia, Asia

The Southern Laos Food and Nutrition Security and Market Linkages Programme (FNML) based in Attapeu province and funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is working to reduce extreme poverty and hunger in Laos.…

Vegetable Prices Decrease in Vientiane Capital


The price of vegetables in Vientiane markets has fallen, the Laophattana newspaper reported on Friday.

Number of Japanese Investors in Laos Surges As Country Integrates With Region


MORE AND more Japanese companies are investing in Laos given that the country is integrating with the region and the world and is improving its investment climate.

As of last month, the number of Japanese companies in Laos had climbed to 132, which is double the figure recorded in 2012, …