Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Fluctuating exchange rates and rising oil prices could continue to drive up prices at markets, further impacting the lives of local people.   

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Fuel companies have been asked to declare their type of business to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce by June, a senior official at the Petroleum and Gas Association said on Tuesday. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Before 1800, nearly everyone on the planet was poor. Royalty and large landowners were a small minority, and wealth was tied to land –those who controlled land, controlled much of the world’s wealth. Nearly everyone else lived in poverty. This was what society looked like for virtually the entire recorded history of humanity.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government has decided to reduce the fee paid by fuel distributors as part of efforts to prevent further increases in the price of fuel, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce has announced.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao banking sector is positive that the adoption of more technological innovations in banking services will boost access to finance for new starts-up, the business sector and other financial services. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos and Vietnam have approved plans to build a Vientiane-Hanoi highway passing through Laos’ central province of Borikhamxay and Vietnam’s central province of Nghe An, over a distance of about 700 kilometres.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The value of stocks traded on the Lao Securities Exchange saw rapid growth last year, according to a report from the Bank of the Lao PDR.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Checks have revealed that 11 per cent of people working for businesses in Vientiane do not have a formal contract with their employers.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Earth Vientiane in cooperation with Abundant Water invites the public to attend Earth Talks on Wednesday from 7-8:30pm under the theme “Clean Water Solutions for Rural Laos.”

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos has joined the international community in calling for a united effort to address inequality across the globe in pursuit of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).