Category Archives: Business


Maybank Foundation Expands Silk Weaving Centre in Laos

Maybank Women Weavers Laos

Maybank Foundation has expanded its Maybank Women Eco-Weavers centre in Laos with the addition of a hostel for the women who are being trained in this traditional skill.

The construction of the weaving centre, located in the Xiangkhouang Province of Laos, some 386 kilometres away from Vientiane, began in January …

Mouvement at the Cutting Edge of Men’s Fashion in Laos

mouvement mens fashion Laos

Take a stroll through the markets of Laos and you will surely see the sinh, the long wraparound skirt which is the national dress for women. A vast array of patterns and colors allows women to be able to match the right sinh to any occasion. Sensing that these beautiful …

Laos’ economic growth rate revised to 6.6%, floods dampen prospects

Students in Laos

Anyone who has been flicking on screens to news of floods in Laos, extreme weather-related disasters in the region and trade frictions beyond will not be surprised to hear that such developments have subdued economic growth somewhat.

Multilateral lender Asian Development Bank agrees. Its update of its flagship annual economic …

Looking North: Opportunity has Laos’ Young Entrepreneurs Eyeing China

Lao Young Entrepreneurs Delegation

Partners from China willing to invest in business opportunities in Laos to supply outsized demands in their giant home market are in the sights of a delegation representing Lao Young Entrepreneurs Association that departed Vientiane’s Wattay Airport yesterday bound for a meet that follows the China-ASEAN Expo held earlier this

AccorHotels Supports Attapeu Disaster Relief Efforts

AccorHotels donates to Attapeu victims

In response to the devastation caused by the dam collapse in Attapeu, AccorHotels donated US$10,000 to the Lao Red Cross to support immediate disaster relief efforts and to assist with emergency measures in the areas affected by the dam collapse.

On behalf of AccorHotels, Mr Jean Marc LaFosse, General Manager …

Celebs & Famous Faces Among Line-up to Test Drive Jaguar in Lao Capital

Aluna joins Jaguar Art of Performance Tour

High-speed celebrity spotting went into overdrive at ITECC at the weekend as performers like Jo Jo Miracle, singer Aluna Thavansouk & model and actor Tot Lina joined the famous faces lining up for a spin in a Jaguar over the at Lao-ITECC.…

Ecotourism Investment in Savannakhet Promotes Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction

Savannakhet Ecotourism and Investment

Lao PDR’s development has been rapid during the last decade, largely funded by income from natural resources driving the bulk of economic growth. The Government is promoting responsible investment across the country to ensure that quality investments benefit all of Lao society, fostering green development and sustainable use of natural …

Laos’ PM Thongloun Confirms Hydropower Policy at WEF on ASEAN

PM Confirms Laos Hydropower Policy

International experts continue investigative efforts alongside Lao regulators looking into the causes of the fatal Xe Pian Xe Nam Noy dam collapse in Attapeu province on July 23, Laos’ PM Thongloun on Wednesday confirmed to an audience of delegates from the ASEAN region and beyond in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi.

PM …