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Lao People's Democratic Republic

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October 18, 2021
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Currencies Latest Rate Previous Day Previous Week YTD
LAK per USD 10,134.400 ▲ 0.0 0.5 9.0
LAK per JPY 88.649 ▲ 0.1 ▲ 0.4 ▲ 1.6

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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

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Laos Records Trade Surplus in SeptemberThe Laotian Times2021-10-18
Laos plans to lower debt to 64.5% of GDP by 2023The Phnom Penh Post2021-10-13
Laos records $100M trade deficit in first nine months of 2021The Phnom Penh Post2021-10-12
Laos Sees Trade Deficit of USD 24 million in AugustThe Laotian Times2021-09-13
Inflation jumps to highest level in 11 monthsVientiane Times2021-08-25
Govt reveals debt payment planVientiane Times2021-08-16
Laos-Vietnam trade value increases by 36.5 percentVientiane Times2021-08-11
Inflation Rate Increased by Nearly Four Percent in June this YearThe Laotian Times2021-08-02
Lao Kip Depreciates against Foreign CurrenciesThe Laotian Times2021-07-05
Laos Records USD 54 Million Trade Deficit in MayThe Laotian Times2021-07-01
Laos Sees Trade Deficit of USD 64 million in AprilThe Laotian Times2021-05-26
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
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