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Lao People's Democratic Republic

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September 22, 2022
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LAK per USD 16,073.030 0.3 1.2 43.5
LAK per JPY 112.880 1.5 2.0 16.0

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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
Economic Corridor to Boost Regional Trade and Growth Through LaosThe Laotian Times2022-09-22
Laos Economic Growth Rating Lowered by ADBThe Laotian Times2022-09-22
Laos to Invest Over USD 2 Billion in Wind Power ProjectThe Laotian Times2022-09-16
Laos to Allow Yuan for Cross-border TransactionsThe Laotian Times2022-09-16
Vietnamese businesses increase investment in LaosVientiane Times2022-08-29
Customs duty on freight at Boten exceeds 290 billion kipVientiane Times2022-08-15
Fitch Downgrades Laos’ Long-Term Foreign-Currency IDR to ‘CCC-‘The Laotian Times2022-08-05
Prices Still High in Laos Despite Drop In Foreign Currency ValuesThe Laotian Times2022-08-03
VIP guests from Indonesia and Laos visit booths at the Indonesian-Lao Trade Fair in Vientiane.Indonesia, Laos expand trade growthVientiane Times2022-08-03
Lao migrant workers send home millions of dollar this yearVientiane Times2022-08-01
Laos among countries with highest inflation in SE AsiaVientiane Times2022-07-29
Laos Government to Resolve Debt, Fuel, Currency CrisesThe Laotian Times2022-07-25
Bilateral Trade Between Laos and Vietnam up 20.6% This YearThe Laotian Times2022-07-25
Chinese investment in Laos tops US$16 billionVientiane Times2022-07-19
Geothermal Power to Generate Over USD 600 Million Annually for LaosThe Laotian Times2022-07-11
Laos Sees Trade Deficit of USD 133 Million in JuneThe Laotian Times2022-07-06
New Bank of Laos Governor: Mismanagement of Foreign Currency RifeThe Laotian Times2022-06-29
Laos losing billions from financial leaksVientiane Times2022-06-29
Laos Government Bonds Selling FastThe Laotian Times2022-06-28
Debts mounting but Laos won’t default: finance ministerVientiane Times2022-06-22
BOL places curbs on currency exchange in bid to stabilise kipVientiane Times2022-06-17
Govt asks NA to approve key economic figuresVientiane Times2022-06-15
Central bank tightens monetary policyVientiane Times2022-06-07
Laos Sees Trade Deficit of USD 102 Million in AprilThe Laotian Times2022-05-19
Laos Economy Short-changed by Foreign Currency OutflowsThe Laotian Times2022-05-19
Bank of Laos Blames Currency Manipulation for CrisisThe Laotian Times2022-05-17
Inflation rate closes in on two digitsVientiane Times2022-05-09
Spiralling inflation causing increasing hardshipVientiane Times2022-05-06
Government of Laos Vows to Tackle Currency and Fuel Prices in MayThe Laotian Times2022-05-04
Government of Laos Agrees to Raise Minimum WageThe Laotian Times2022-05-01
Inflation jumps to record highVientiane Times2022-04-08
Uncontrollable Inflation Reaches 8 Percent in LaosThe Laotian Times2022-04-08
Investment, stronger agricultural exports drive economic growthThe Laotian Times2022-04-07
Overview of Laos’ Economy in 2021 and Forecast for 2022The Laotian Times2022-03-28
Laos’ foreign currency deficit an economic challengeThe Phnom Penh Post2022-03-22
Inflation jumps to six-year high of 7.3 percentVientiane Times2022-03-18
Laos Eyes USD 1.55 Billion Trade Surplus for 2022The Laotian Times2022-03-10
Lao logistics link a game changer for Lao economic developmentVientiane Times2022-03-07
Laos, Cambodia see leapfrog growth in trade, investmentVientiane Times2022-02-18
Thai Baht Reaches Five-Month HighThe Laotian Times2022-02-16
Rising inflation sparks public concernVientiane Times2022-02-16
Laos Reduces VAT to Support Hard-hit EconomyThe Laotian Times2022-02-16
Laos Records USD 1 Billion Trade Surplus in 2021The Laotian Times2022-02-09
Laos Has Second Highest Inflation Rate in ASEANThe Laotian Times2022-02-04
Laos’ inflation rate No2 in ASEANThe Phnom Penh Post2022-02-02
Govt pledges to reduce budget deficitVientiane Times2022-01-14
Laos’ Agricultural Exports Reach USD 900 Million in 2021The Laotian Times2022-01-07
Laos Records Trade Deficit of USD 45 Million in OctoberThe Laotian Times2021-12-03
Laos to See Mineral Earnings of USD 463 Million in Fourth QuarterThe Laotian Times2021-11-23
Government to Spend Over USD 100 Million to Boost Domestic Production in LaosThe Laotian Times2021-11-23
Lao Kip Drops to 15-Year LowThe Laotian Times2021-11-17
Laos’ on-year inflation rate logs 4.17% in SeptemberThe Phnom Penh Post2021-11-09
Govt urged to boost GDP, lower inflationVientiane Times2021-11-05
Laos Sees Foreign Currency Outflow of Over USD 303 Million this YearThe Laotian Times2021-11-03
Party resolves to address inflation, debt, unemploymentVientiane Times2021-10-25
Fuel Prices Rise Again in Laos Amid Covid-19 PandemicThe Laotian Times2021-10-20
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
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