The predicted economic slowdown in China, one of the top three foreign investors in Laos and an important trading partner, could affect the Lao economy, the government’s economic analysts have warned.Read more
Beijing-backed US$6.7 billion high-speed railway project threatens to bust the small nation’s already fragile financesRead more
The World Bank (WB) has predicted that Lao economic growth will be slightly lower than the Lao government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts.Read more
The government has cleared a plan to lower its budget deficit for 2018 but it still requires more funds to repay domestic and overseas loans.Read more
The government expects to pursue economic growth to at least seven percent in 2018, the same level expected for 2017, according to the Ministry of Finance.
The ministry is drafting the budget plan for 2018, which will be ….
The IMF also expressed concerns about the nation’s declining levels of foreign-currency reserves, a rising budget deficit and relatively high levels of public debt.Read more