Category Archives: Business


Lucky Winners Take Home Special Prizes thanks to The Pizza Company

The Pizza Company

A lucky draw was held at The Pizza Company, Vientiane Center branch yesterday, in celebration of the new year, attended by the media and special guests.

Mr. Boutsavanh Vongpaseuth, Marketing Manager of The Pizza Company, said, “we have held this lucky draw to show our appreciation for our customers and …

Digital Classifieds Group Receives AUD $2.25 million Investment From Strategic Private Equity Firm

Digital Classifieds Group

Australian-based Digital Classifieds Group (DCG), a rapidly growing online classifieds business with operations in Cambodia, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, recently received a major equity investment of AUD $2.25 million from private equity firm Belt Road Capital Management (BRCM).

DCG CEO Mathew Care said the company’s major investments in

Fuel Prices Rise Starting 16 January

MOIC Fuel Price Hike

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) has issued a notice to all fuel providers across the country of a price hike in fuel prices. The following new prices shall be in effect starting 6:00am, 16 January (Tuesday):…

Big Blue Wins Billboard Contract for Visit Laos Year 2018

Big Blue Advertising Wins Visit Laos Billboard Contract

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MOICT) has recently signed an agreement with Big Blue Advertising Agency awarding them the preferred rights to setup all billboards related to the Visit Laos Year 2018 Campaign. A ceremony was held during which Mr Soun Manivong, Director General of the Tourism Promotion Department (MOICT) and …

The United Kingdom: 10th Largest Investor in Laos

Laos-UK 60th Anniversary Logo

While Laos’ geographic neighbors China, Vietnam and Thailand dominate its top ten list of foreign investors, an unlikely contender claims the 10th spot, and it is not what one may expect: the United Kingdom.

The UK has gone from being the 15th largest investor in the country several years ago, since the establishment of a UK …

Lao Magazines Still Relevant, Despite Digital Onslaught

Famous Magazines in Laos

Almost a decade ago, Lao magazines were the hottest thing and a preferred medium for educated and savvy, urban professionals and public servants. Filled with intriguing content, titles like Mahason and Update gained a wide readership among local readers, racing to the top of TOM awareness and thus winning much needed ad revenue support from local and international …

Phongsavanh Group to Hold Share in Khonkaen Airlines

Khonkaen Airlines

Khonkaen Airlines could become a reality if a three-way joint venture between Phongsavanh Group of Laos, Mekong Group from Singapore, and the Khon Kaen Chamber of Commerce comes to fruition.

A memorandum of understanding has already been signed between the three groups for a study which will be undertaken to …

OnePay Kicks Cash to the Curb in Laos


Cash is king in Laos, but the crown might soon be toppled as OnePay sparks a revolution.

Walking the streets of Laos with a pocket full of cash can be cumbersome at best, and we’ve all experienced that moment of dismay when the ATM dispenses a massive stack of 20,000 …