Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The following is the content of a speech given at the National Culture Hall by the Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Savankhone Razmountry, to mark the 69th anniversary of Mass Media and Publishing Day on August 13.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Consumer Price Index (CPI) continues to rise in Laos despite the government’s expanded measures to tackle the rising price of goods in markets.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) has signed an agreement with eight commercial banks to support efforts to strengthen business operators in Laos through access to finance.  

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The ongoing trade tensions are likely to create uncertainty globally but will also provide a golden opportunity for Laos as the country has potential in agricultural goods that are in high demand in foreign markets, according to a senior ANZ specialist. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Poland, the first special partner from Europe, has headed a delegation to the China-Asean Expo (CAEXPO).

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has told ministries and local authorities to remain vigilant as they attempt to control the outbreaks of dengue fever and African swine fever in Saravan province.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The World Bank has recommended that Laos let its currency follow the market as other nations cut interest rates in the wake of the US-China trade dispute.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Alipay is available for use by Lao and foreigners at the state-owned Lao Development Bank (LDB). The bank is also preparing to step up cooperation with international partners overseas and is expected to list on the Lao Securities Exchange at some point in the future.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -- The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is closely monitoring the flow of the Mekong amid growing threats from fluctuating weather conditions. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Kaolao cave in Nam-Eng village, Viengphoukha district, Luang Namtha province, will reopen at the end of this year after being closed for five months so that visitor amenities can be built.