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Despite Crime Concerns, Laos Authorizes Cryptocurrency Trial
September 16, 2021

Despite Crime Concerns, Laos Authorizes Cryptocurrency Trial

By Sebastian Strangio
But little good will come from authorizing the mining and trading of the volatile digital currencies.

Laos Introduces Two-Week Lockdown to Contain Rare COVID-19 Outbreak
April 23, 2021

Laos Introduces Two-Week Lockdown to Contain Rare COVID-19 Outbreak

By Sebastian Strangio
The outbreak comes after a year in which the Southeast Asian nation mostly evaded the coronavirus.
Chinese Casino Magnate’s Empire Set to Expand in Laos
April 08, 2021

Chinese Casino Magnate’s Empire Set to Expand in Laos

By Sebastian Strangio
The businessman Zhao Wei has established close relationships to Laos's communist elite.

Laos’ Austerity Fantasies Reveal the Communist Party’s Weaknesses
March 26, 2021

Laos’ Austerity Fantasies Reveal the Communist Party’s Weaknesses

By David Hutt
Ballooning external debt and growing fiscal deficits augur political storm clouds for the ruling LPRP.

How Much Should We Worry About Laos’ Debt?
December 21, 2020

How Much Should We Worry About Laos’ Debt?

By David Hutt
Laos has several options for dealing with its debt crisis, and none of them are palatable.

What Lies Ahead for Laos’ Economy Beyond Its Coming LDC Graduation?
January 03, 2020

What Lies Ahead for Laos’ Economy Beyond Its Coming LDC Graduation?

By Buavanh Vilavong and Sitthiroth Rasaphone
A closer look at Laos's economy amid its success in achieving eligibility for graduation.

What’s Behind Laos’ New Budget Crackdown?
December 28, 2018

What’s Behind Laos’ New Budget Crackdown?

By Tae-jun Kang
A closer look at the rising focus on the regulation of public expenditure and its significance.
Can Laos Realize Its Coffee Dream?
July 05, 2018

Can Laos Realize Its Coffee Dream?

By Tae-jun Kang
The country is a small but determined player in this space.

Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters
February 16, 2018

Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters

By Erin Cook
A closer look at an important issue for one of the region's poorest countries.

With its Environmental Crisis, Is Laos Missing the Forest for the Trees?
January 06, 2018

With its Environmental Crisis, Is Laos Missing the Forest for the Trees?

By Erin Cook
The overall challenge remains vast despite piecemeal efforts to address it.

Can Laos Create a Startup Economy?
September 12, 2016

Can Laos Create a Startup Economy?

By Ai Vuong
Alongside the ASEAN summitry, a different group descended on Laos: angel investors.
Laos’ Economic Agenda
May 12, 2015

Laos’ Economic Agenda

By Mong Palatino
At a recent speech, the president reaffirms socialism with a “state-managed market-oriented economy.”

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