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Economy

National University of Laos to Admit 5,920 New Students

The National University of Laos (NUOL) has announced that it will accept 5,920 new students for the 2024-25 academic year, with over 4,000 applicants already registered for entrance exams. This year's intake represents a substantial decrease compared to the previous years, according to acting NUOL President Dexanoulath Sendouangdeth. During the 2023-24...

USAID Pledges USD 15 Million to Aid Persons with Disabilities in Laos

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is set to provide Laos with...

Laos to Raise VAT to 10 Percent on Digital Platforms

Starting 1 August, digital platforms like Google, Facebook, and Amazon will enforce a 10...

Over 10,000 Lao Students Study in Vietnam with Government Aid

Vietnam has become a hub for higher education for more than 10,000 students from...

In Vientiane, farmers are voicing concerns over rising costs of production, unauthorized imports, and...

Economist: Kip Strong, Not Overvalued

Even though the Lao kip is strong the currency is not overvalued, according to a leading local economist. Senior Economist of the National Economic Research...

New Study: Laos At Development Crossroads

A new study by the Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia has highlighted 2 serious challenges for the nation's industrial development while...

Xekong Coffee Growers Exasperated By Price Drop

Agricultural officials have soothed coffee growers enough in the southern province of Xekong before they began pulling their crops in favour of others due...

ASEAN and Indian Businesses Seek Ways to Promote Trade & Investment

The ASEAN India Business Council (AIBC), representing the voice of industry in India and ASEAN, met in Vientiane last week to consolidate the process...

The Rise, Fall and Possible Renewal of Boten

BOTEN, Laos — For five years, this remote town on the China-Laos border has lived in the shadow of more prosperous times. On the main street,...

Laos to Share Hydropower Development Expertise With Myanmar

A hydro-electric-powered energy revolution has been afoot in South-East Asia over recent years with the movement of fresh and fast-flowing waters increasingly fueling the...