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April 22, 2021 Lao PDR, News

Vientiane Enters Lockdown Following COVID-19 Outbreak

The Prime Minister of Laos has ordered a 14-day lockdown for Vientiane Capital in the wake of a surge of coronavirus cases, while other provinces are urged to consider intensifying prevention measures. The nation’s capital announced over twenty new cases of Covid-19 today following an outbreak believed to have begun during the Lao New Year holiday period. [...]
April 6, 2021 Lao PDR, News

Guidelines on Corporate Governance for Listed Companies

The International Finance Corporation has recently released the Corporate Governance Guidelines for Listed Companies, intending to raise the corporate governance standards of listed companies in  Lao PDR to bring them in line with regional and global standards based on the latest G20/OECD1 Principles of Corporate Governance and the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard. The Guidelines provide [...]
March 25, 2021 News

Breakfast talk on “Lao Credit Bureau Action plan”

The Breakfast talk on the "Lao Credit Bureau Action plan", jointly organized by ECCIL EuroCham Laos and its Platinum sponsor BSK - under AIF Group - has attracted a crowd of 50 attendees. Participants had listened to the presentations from Mrs Vinekham LOUNTHONE, CEO of the Lao Credit Information Company, and Mr Tim SCHEFFMAN, Technical [...]
March 24, 2021 News

Land Rover to capture even more of the premium market share in Laos

Lao Land Rover is expected to capture even more of the premium market share in the future after their brand has already covered 44 percent of the premium market share in Laos. The achievement was reported by the Managing Director of Automotive operations, Mr Wayne MacIntosh at the press conference for the 12th anniversary celebration [...]
March 24, 2021 News

Finance officials mull introduction of new tax law

Deputy Minister of Finance Dr Bounleua Sinxayvoravong chairs the meeting on Friday. The introduction of a Law on Tax Protection will be announced soon, aimed at enhancing taxpayers’ understanding of tax payment processes and enabling the government to strengthen revenue collection through modern payment methods and monitoring. A meeting to discuss a draft of the […]

March 19, 2021 News

The first closed-door meeting was successfully held at EU Delegation to Laos Office

On 19 March 2021, the first closed-door meeting was successfully held at EU Delegation to Laos Office, Vientiane Capital. The event was chaired by H.E. Ina Marciulionyte, EU Ambassador to Lao PDR, and attended by ECCIL EuroCham Laos and its valued sponsors from various sectors. The objective of the meeting was to provide an opportunity […]

March 15, 2021 News

Laos To Graduate From Least Developed Country Status by 2026

Laos could graduate from Least Developed Country status by 2026, according to a new announcement by the United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP). The CDP announced on 26 February that having conducted the triennial review of all Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the Lao PDR has been recommended for graduation with an extended 5-year preparatory […]