Foreign Currency Deficit Among Economic Challenges Confronting Laos

Laos’ overall balance of payments situation is negative despite a trade surplus of US$1.32 billion in 2021 because foreign exchange inflows represent only 26.45 percent of the total export value.

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Inflation Threatens To Consume The Benefits Of Growth

The inflation rate in Laos continues to rise despite the government’s mitigating measures designed to regulate the rate, according to a recent government report.
Local residents in Vientiane have always complained about rising food prices in the capital as it directly affects their livelihoods, particularly the poor.
The average inflation rate over the past 6 months of 2013-14 reached ….

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