Vientiane Times (Laos)

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Heavy penalties face 13 top executives of 12 companies, a law court in Oudomxay province ruled recently, with the executives imprisoned, fined and ordered to repay multibillions in kip of state money that was embezzled. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, his spouse and a high-level delegation are scheduled to attend the 32nd Asean Summit to be held in Singapore on April 27-28.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Intellectual Property (IP) Fair was officially opened on Monday as part of celebrations to mark World IP Day (April 26) and promote local products as well as the protection of IP.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Board of Directors has approved a US$30 million policy-based grant to help the Lao government expand healthcare coverage and improve health services in the country, the bank said on its website on Monday.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Bio-fertiliser manufacturers are struggling to expand their production and compete with chemical fertiliser due to various factors.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao government has acknowledged it is facing financial and fiscal difficulties and is now actively addressing these macroeconomic constraints, according to leading economists.

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - A number of Chinese and Lao firms are seeking capital investment for a cattle breeding enterprise, targeted to meet growing demands of the Chinese beef market after the signing of a livestock trading agreement between the two governments. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Last month, the United Nations announced that Laos has fulfilled the eligibility criteria to exit Least Developed Country (LDC) status for the first time. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Import and Export Department is working hard to create awareness among the business community about self-issuing certificates of origin (CO) in order to avoid errors in processing exports. 

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The ADB President has outlined five significant areas where the GMS Programme and CLV countries can further collaborate, with ADB’s support.