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Laos , Sunday 25 February 2018

News Laos: Laos remakes itself as an adventure center, an evolution that serves the country and its visitors well

News channel or source: http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-laos-20180218-story.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Vangviang hugs the Nam Song River in front of craggy mountains that stand like sentries in a magic kingdom. In the morning and late afternoon, fog settles below the mountain peaks, turning the small town into an Oriental tapestry. Vangviang is more than ...

News Laos: Laos sees marked shift in tourist appeal

News channel or source: https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Life/Laos-sees-marked-shift-in-tourist-appeal
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

VIENTIANE -- It is Saturday afternoon in tourist high season, and Vientiane is very quiet. Most shops are closed for the weekend. A couple of Asian tour groups ascend the Patuxai, the Laotian capital's answer to the Arc de Triomphe. On every floor, stalls ...

News Laos: Remains of Goldsboro native found in Laos

News channel or source: http://www.witn.com/video?vid=475011713
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

The Air Force has officially identified remains found in Laos that belong to a Goldsboro native who was shot down nearly 50 years ago. SBI investigates woman's claims of excessive force while a patient at Vidant Medical Center The SBI is investigating ...

News Laos: Concerns over Laos dam's environmental impact

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/concerns-laos-dams-environmental-impact-180220150913411.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

The first dam on the lower Mekong River may start generating electricity earlier than expected. The controversial Don Sahong dam is in Laos, and the communist government says it needs the project to improve its economy. But many who rely on the river argue ...

News Laos: Productivity, employment vital as Laos confirmed Asia’s youngest nation

News channel or source: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/international/productivity-employment-vital-laos-confirmed-asias-youngest-nation
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos will remain the youngest country in Asia until 2030, yet the landlocked nation continues to struggle to develop a skilled labour force to benefit fully from this demographic dividend as well as regional economic ...

News Laos: Vietnam, Laos envoys vow close ties

News channel or source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/1416667/vietnam-laos-envoys-vow-close-ties
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

The new Vietnamese ambassador to Thailand on Thursday pledged Vietnam will not allow any groups to launch activities against Thailand, while his Lao counterpart said Laos would maintain good relations with Thailand including security cooperation.

News Laos: Why the Laos Wage Hike Debate Matters

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/why-the-laos-wage-hike-debate-matters/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Efforts by trade unions to increase the minimum wage, only to be resisted by business interests, are a familiar refrain across the world. Indeed, even the socialist state of Lao People’s Democratic Republic is not immune. Current negotiations to raise ...

News Laos: Elephant Festival held in Laos

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-02/18/c_136982432.htm
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Photo taken on Feb. 17, 2018 shows elephants at the Elephant Festival in Xayaboury, Laos. The Elephant Festival was held in north Lao province of Sayabuly with 69 elephants attending the activities during the festival. (Xinhua/Liu Ailun)

News Laos: Why Laos’ reliance on Chinese money could bankrupt the country

News channel or source: http://www.aseantoday.com/2018/02/why-laos-reliance-on-chinese-money-could-bankrupt-the-country/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Laos remains on the United Nation’s (UN) list of least developed nations. The government wants the country to graduate from this list. To try to achieve this, it has borrowed money from abroad to fund infrastructure projects. The government’s policy is ...

News Laos: BRIEF-Sino Great Wall's Shareholder Halts Plan To Sell Its Shares, Unit Signs Contract in Laos

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-sino-great-walls-shareholder-halts/brief-sino-great-walls-shareholder-halts-plan-to-sell-its-shares-unit-signs-contract-in-laos-idUSL4N1Q426S
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

* SINO GREAT WALL SAYS ITS UNIT SIGNS EPC CONTRACT WORTH ABOUT $1.38 BILLION IN LAOS Source text in Chinese: bit.ly/2o8FHCO; bit.ly/2F2mz15 Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom) Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.