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Lao People's Democratic Republic

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May 6, 2021
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Currencies Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
LAK per USD 9,420.200 0.0 0.1 1.3
LAK per JPY 86.353 0.1 ▲ 0.1 ▲ 4.1

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4.000     0.0     0.0

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RAM B2 stable 2017-06-13
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ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide 2017: Lao People''s Democratic Republic

ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide provides an in-depth look at the region's bond markets. It explains the markets’ legal and regulatory frameworks, specific characteristics, trading and transactions (including settlement systems), and other relevant information and data. The Bond Market Guide 2017 for the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is the result of comments and contributions from ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum members and experts, particularly in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. A highlight of this guide is an update on the development of the country’s securities market. View Report

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Market Summary

Title Source Date
ADB positive about growth of Lao economy despite Covid-19 crisisVientiane Times2021-04-29
Govt seeks to overcome economic difficultiesVientiane Times2021-04-09
Inflation down, but financial hardship persistsVientiane Times2021-02-16
Govt pledges to reduce debt burdenVientiane Times2021-01-29
Lao Economy Set to Recover if Threats Can Be ContainedThe Laotian Times2021-01-13
Govt pledges to fulfil economic goals in next five yearsVientiane Times2020-12-09
80 billion kip low-interest loans issued to SMEs, parliament toldVientiane Times2020-11-27
NA approves economic policies, laws in closing sessionVientiane Times2020-11-18
Laos Among 15 Nations to Sign RCEP, World’s Biggest Trade PactThe Laotian Times2020-11-16
Govt confident of economic recovery next yearVientiane Times2020-11-10
Govt vows to reduce fiscal deficit, debt burdenVientiane Times2020-11-05
Economic growth forecast at 3.3 percent despite Covid-19 crisisVientiane Times2020-10-28
NA session opens with economic recovery topping agendaVientiane Times2020-10-28
Party resolves to boost economic growth amid pandemicVientiane Times2020-10-19
Projected revenue shortfall adds to nation’s debt burdenVientiane Times2020-10-09
Inflation remains high in SeptemberVientiane Times2020-10-07
Borikhamxay pledges 5 percent economic growth over next five yearsVientiane Times2020-09-28
Agriculture growth rate falls below targetVientiane Times2020-09-09
Laos Stumbles Under Rising Chinese Debt BurdenThe Diplomat2020-09-07
Sepon gold project expects to generate US$30m annuallyVientiane Times2020-09-04
Laos faces sovereign default as forex reserves dip below $1bnFinancial Times2020-09-03
Laos to lose favourable trading status after LDC graduationVientiane Times2020-09-03
Inflation in Laos remains sore point for the poorVientiane Times2020-08-28
Govt intends to address debts owed to companiesVientiane Times2020-08-25
Fiscal deficit ramps up pressures on Lao governmentVientiane Times2020-08-21
Study highlights positive dimensions of Lao economyVientiane Times2020-08-19
Laos to face sharply decline in remittancesVientiane Times2020-08-18
Laos’ economic prospects remain bright: IMFAsia News Network2020-08-15
Economic growth rebounding but further reform needed: World BankAsia News Network2020-08-13
Laos Sees Rising Public Debt Following Covid-19 Economic EffectsThe Laotian Times2020-08-10
Govt pushes for greater national revenue collectionVientiane Times2020-08-06
Agriculture experiences slow growth rateVientiane Times2020-08-05
Poverty rate continues downward trend to 18.3 percentVientiane Times2020-07-29
Gold prices rise further amid Covid-19 pandemicVientiane Times2020-07-23
Central bank imposes new regulation for currency exchangesVientiane Times2020-07-14
Revision of tax law set to boost revenue collection in Lao PDRThe Phnom Penh Post2020-07-01
Govt ploughing ahead with agriculture growth targetVientiane Times2020-06-30
Govt adjusts GDP growth targetVientiane Times2020-06-25
National Assembly to Address GDP Target Amid Economic DownturnThe Laotian Times2020-06-23
Lao Shoppers Hard Hit by Doubled Prices of Essential FoodsLaosNews.net2020-06-17
Lao PDR has avoided a major health crisis, yet to be immune to global economic downturnLaos News Agency2020-06-15
Laos' exports rise but nation still faces deficitXinhua.net2020-06-12
Analysts: Rising Debt Burden Could Make Laos More Reliant on ChinaLaosNews.net2020-06-09
Laos' exports under GSP reaches US$1.3 billionLaos News Agency2020-06-08
Laos' debt woes worsen as bills for China-funded dams loomNikkei Asian Review2020-06-01
ADB approves US$20m for Laos' response to Covid-19Vientiane Times2020-05-26
US announces US$3 mn support for Covid-19 response in LaosVientiane Times2020-05-25
COVID-19 to Impact Lao PDR Growth, Debt in 2020: World Bank ReportLao News Agency2020-05-22
Govt officials urged to expedite aid to the unemployedVientiane Times2020-05-22
Luxembourg pledges 3 million euros for Covid-19 responseVientiane Times2020-05-22
UN COVID-19 response and recovery fund backing LaosVientiane Times2020-05-21
Banks urged to extend loan repayment deadlinesVientiane Times2020-05-21
Lao economy needs cash injectionVientiane Times2020-05-19
Chifeng Jilong to Restart Gold Production at Sepon Mine in LaosThe Laotian Times2020-05-18
French aid injects 2 million euro into regional COVID-19 responseVientiane Times2020-05-15
Agriculture ministry, FAO, WFP ease COVID-19 food insecurity impactsVientiane Times2020-05-15
Government Mulls Unemployment Package amid Economic DownturnThe Laotian Times2020-05-05
Offices, businesses back to work as govt eases restrictionsVientiane Times2020-05-04
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