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Luang Prabang Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Luang Prabang Film Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) has announced the lineup for its eighth annual event, which will run 8-13 December 2017. Official selections are More »

BCEL One Offers Alternative Way to Pay for 2017 Road Tax

BCEL One Offers Alternative Way to Pay for 2017 Road Tax

The uncertainty and miscommunication regarding payment of the 2017 road tax may be coming to an end as BCEL offers to accept road tax More »

Audit Uncovers Over One Trillion kip of Unauthorized Spending

Audit Uncovers Over One Trillion kip of Unauthorized Spending

Over one trillion kip of unauthorized state spending has been uncovered due to a 2015-2016 state budget audit. Parliament has been notified by the More »

Annual WIG Bazaar Announced for November 11

Annual WIG Bazaar Announced for November 11

WIG Laos has announced that its annual WIG Bazaar will be held on Saturday, 11 November 2017 at the National University of Laos Faculty More »

Daiso Japan Enters Lao Market

Daiso Japan Enters Lao Market

Everyone’s favorite budget-friendly chain has just made landfall in Laos, opening its doors for the very first time to the Lao public at the More »

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Laos Prints Largest and Longest Sovereign Bond Issue

Laos has successfully completed its largest and lengthiest bond issue, with a 14 billion baht ($419 million) six-tranche offering in the Thai debt capital markets.

Not only did the sovereign offering surpass the 12 billion baht issue Laos completed in 2015, it also pushed out its curve from 12 to

Legal Action Against SP Financing Company Underway

Authorities have advised those who have previously purchased  vehicles from the  SP Sipathoumphone company to officially  declare their losses and file a case against the enterprise.

The Office of the Public Security Department in Vientiane province has issued an announcement advising former customers of the company to declare their losses

Miss Grand Laos Showcases That Luang as National Costume

The time has come for Laos to send its first crowned Miss Grand Laos to Vietnam to compete for the International title.

In a year of firsts, Laos has not only crowned its first Miss Universe Laos, but in July crowned the first Miss Grand Laos, and is

Oct 4-6 Official Boat Racing Festival Dates

Following an announcement made by the Governor of Chanthabouly district, Mrs. Bouarone Vongdarasan, the annual Boat Racing Festival will officially take place Oct 4-6 at Chao Anouvong Park.

Traditionally, the festival is held every year at Tha Vat Chanh, Chanthaboury district, where boats representing public organizations, private sector, business community

Tax Collectors to Audit 200 Businesses to Boost Revenue

In an attempt to collect additional taxes before the end of the year, the Deputy Minister of Finance has announced that finance authorities are planning to audit more than 200 major companies that have been under the management mandate of central-level state bodies and Vientiane authorities.

The deputy minister, Dr …

China Southern Airlines Offers Vientiane-Guangzhou Flight

As of September 27, China Southern Airlines is offering Vientiane passengers a direct flight to and from Guangzhou three times a week.

The world’s fourth largest airline will transport passengers on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays via A320 airbus. It will depart Guangzhou at 16:30 hours and arrive in Vientiane at …

Germany Grants 5.6 Million Euros to Pave Rural Lao Roads

A grant of EUR 5.6 million has been provided to Laos by the German government towards paving rural roads in Laos.

During a meeting with German government officials and Laos’ Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Public Works and Transport earlier this week, the Rural Development Programme was officially launched.…

Super Malaria Emerges as a Global Threat

Dengue Fever Laos 2017

A new form of malaria outbreak has spread rapidly across Southeast Asian countries, alarming doctors and scientists alike. Referred to as “super malaria”, medical professionals are warning that this particular form of  malaria parasite is immune to the typical anti-malaria drug and has become a global threat.

An estimated 212