Singapore Best Expat Destination In Asia, Thailand Third-Favourite

Singapore Best Expat Destination In Asia, Thailand Third-Favourite

Singapore is the best destination in Asia for expatriates, and second in the world, according to a survey by HSBC Expat.
Switzerland took the No. 1 spot in the list of top 10 destinations, followed by Singapore, China, Germany and Bahrain.
“Thailand emerges from the 2014 Expat Explorer survey as the best destination for expats looking for an improved lifestyle at a low cost,” the British bank said. “Over two-thirds of expats say they associate Thailand with …. Continue reading

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Happy 6th Anniversary Promotions: Only One More Week !

J&C Promotions

During the months of September and October J&C Services is celebrating its 6th anniversary with special promotions and offers for our clients and readers.
In partnership with Hotel Villa Deux Rivieres, Gecko Wines and Love Life Ice Cream we are offering some exclusive packages, providing you with special treats, which are:
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Presidential Term Limits Discussed At Constitution-Amendment Seminar

Presidential Term Limits Discussed At Constitution-Amendment Seminar

Policy developers have debated whether the term of office served by the President of the Lao PDR should be indicated in the Constitution, to specify that the president is permitted to serve not more than two consecutive terms.
The existing Constitution, which has been amended once in 2003, does not indicate how many terms the president is permitted to serve. Neither is the term of office spelt out in any law or regulation.
The current Constitution indicates that the president has ….. Continue reading

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Seven Days For Census Survey

Seven days for census survey

Laos Statistics Bureau has confirmed it shall survey of the population via a census to be conducted across the country over seven days at a projected cost of US$7.2million.
Census surveyors will proceed to count the population as at March 1, 2015.
Public awareness campaigns are getting underway. A poster from the Department of Social Statistics implores people not to run from the census surveyors as they don’t go to catch to people, but to count them in every corner of …. Continue reading

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Comprehensive Insurance Cover For Laos

Comprehensive Insurance Cover For Laos

J&C Services, the third largest agent of Toko Assurance in Laos, is offering customer-specific solutions to our clients, while providing at the same time the most competitive premiums. Try us and be surprised how much we differ if compared to other providers !
Our insurance services include Expat International Health Insurance, Office, Home and Content Insurance, Motor Insurance, Health and Personal Accident Insurance for local staff members and All Risk Insurance among others.
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Chrome and Opera Beta – Works with Lao!

Chrome and Opera Beta - Works with Lao!

As a result of some new technology implemented, Google Chrome and Opera now have beta versions of their desktop and mobile Internet browser software that works well with Lao.
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Door Opens To Foreign Workers As Locals Fail To Fill Labour Gaps

Officials To Register Foreign Workers In Vientiane

Up to 130,000 foreign workers are set to be welcomed to the country over the coming half decade (2016-2020) to fulfill domestic labour market demand.
The equivalent of 26,000 additional foreign workers per year will be most needed to feed labour demand in the processing industry and construction sectors, the next five-year plan of the ….. Continue reading

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Powerhouse Laos Offers Burma a Fix to Electricity Woes

Powerhouse Laos Offers Burma a Fix to Electricity Woes

Burma’s chronic lack of electricity to power its economic development could be solved from an unlikely source—underdeveloped Laos.
Laos has just 6.8 million people and is mostly covered in forest, but is almost as big geographically as Italy, which has a population of 60 million. It also has numerous fast-flowing rivers, running from mountains in the north as high as 2,800 meters, and the communist government in Vientiane has drawn up plans to build scores of dams on them to harness their hydroelectric potential.
If all the hydro-dam projects under construction or firmly planned and on the drawing board were built, Laos would have an electricity generating capacity of ….. Continue reading

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