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WHO Commends Laos on Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Demand

WHO Commends Laos on Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Demand

Whether you are a smoker, ex-smoker or non-smoker, the graphic health warnings on a cigarette packaging has more than likely caught your attention. The More »

Laos Urges Thailand to Extend Border Hours

Laos Urges Thailand to Extend Border Hours

In an attempt to maximize further opportunities for tourism in both countries, Laos has strategically requested Thailand for longer hours at border checkpoints. Lao More »

Small But Steady: Lao Businesses Expanding Abroad

Small But Steady: Lao Businesses Expanding Abroad

When people think of Laos, they think of a third world country that has been somewhat eclipsed by larger, surrounding nations for centuries.  However, within More »

Government Issues Order to Cut Superfluous Spending

Government Issues Order to Cut Superfluous Spending

In an effort to decrease frivolous spending, government officials have announced that new vehicle purchases for State administrative affairs will be restricted for 2018, More »

Maternal Mortality Rates Still Unacceptable in Vientiane Hospitals

Maternal Mortality Rates Still Unacceptable in Vientiane Hospitals

With so much effort and focus being directed towards free healthcare for mothers, it has been made clear by an obstetrics expert from the More »

HEADLINES

An Interview with Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos

Prime Minister of Laos Thongloun Sisoulith

A senior news reporter from Thailand, Mr Suthichai Yoon, released a frank and interesting video interview with Dr Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos. In this friendly exchange, the Lao prime minister opened up about managing a country, and the direction of the Lao government. In the most interesting part, …

A First Look: The Largest Lao Food Festival in Laos

Lao Food Festival 2017

The much anticipated 12th Annual Lao Food Festival officially opened at the Chao Anouvong Park in Vientiane Capital today, exhibiting a variety of foods from across the nation.

The aim of the festival is to bring attention to Lao cuisine, and to showcase some of the little-known dishes that are

Lao Military Instructor Killed by Grenade; 26 Students Injured

Lao Military Instructor

A Lao military instructor was killed and 26 students injured after a live grenade exploded during a military drill.

The instructor, First Lieutenant Somphone, had brought both live and disarmed grenades to his training course at the secondary school in Xay District, Oudomxay Province. The trainer mistakenly pulled the safety

Lotteria Opens Second Lao Branch at Dongdok

Lotteria Opens Second Branch at Dongdok

Popular Korean fast food chain Lotteria has opened a second branch at Dongdok, near the National University of Laos.

Lotteria is a leading business in Korea that has been writing the history of the domestic fast food industry through ceaseless business innovation, aggressive investments, and new product development.

LANIC Officially Takes Over Dot.La Domain Suffix

dot.la domain

Management and operation of Laos’ internet top-level domain (.la) was officially launched by the Lao National Internet Center (LANIC) yesterday.

The top-level domain for Laos, dot.la is based on the Laos country code, and was established in 1995. It was recently returned to the Lao government, after being …

Lao Stock Report: Jan 23

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Weekly Stock Report (Jan 23rd): Lao Securities Exchange Index was stable points for the first two days, and then continued dropping respectively in the last three days of the week. However, there was a very surprise trading on Friday. Overall the week, total trading volume was 2,789,400 shares and …

The Trump Presidency And Its Implications for Laos

Trump and Laos

The Trump era has begun.  What does this mean for the famed Pivot to Asia? Could this turn the tide on US relations? And just what does Trump mean for Laos (apart from hiring a Laotian-American designer to redecorate the White House)? 

The United States and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic …

Lao Leaders’ Luxury Cars to be Auctioned Next Month

Lao Leaders Luxury Cars

Lao leaders’ luxury cars are expected to be auctioned next month.

The first auction will see bidding on six BMW 7 Series vehicles, and five Mercedes-Benz cars that were driven by Lao leaders.

Party and government leaders have agreed to forgo luxury vehicles as part of a new strategy to