World Bank provides US$68 million in development finance

World Bank provides US$68 million in development finance

21 August 2015

The government of Laos and the World Bank signed agreements this week for three development projects backed by US$68 million in financing from the bank’s International Development Association (IDA).

Southern Laos to host Southeast Asia’s largest wind farm

Southern Laos to host Southeast Asia’s largest wind farm

10 August 2015

The largest wind farm in Southeast Asia will be built in southern Laos under an agreement signed last week between the Lao government and Impact Energy Asia (IEA), a Thai renewable company.

Banks cut rates to boost economy

Banks cut rates to boost economy

8 August 2015

Commerical banks in Laos are lowering interest rates on both deposits and loans in response to a directive from the Bank of the Lao PDR (BoL) designed to stimulate economic activity.

Major Cineplex of Thailand in Vientiane cinema deal

Major Cineplex of Thailand in Vientiane cinema deal

4 August 2015

The Laos World Trade Centre (WTC) signed an agreement last month with Thailand’s Major Cineplex Group to open a new cinema complex in Vientiane.

2014: Year in review

5 January 2015
2014: Year in review

Laos Investment Review presents headlines from the top stories that appeared on our website during 2014.

Creative enough for ASEAN?

19 September 2014
Creative enough for ASEAN?

Observers see the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015 as a mixed blessing for Laos.

Interview: Laos Capital

27 August 2014
Interview: Laos Capital

Laos Capital was established in 2013 to provide venture capital and financial advisory services in Laos. LIR interviewed managing director Raymond Chuk recently to learn more about the firm and its perspective on the investment environment in Laos.