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Government seeks better Regulation of Associations

Representatives of associations, foundations and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) met in Vientiane on Wednesday to discuss association issues and management under the Decree on Associations.
Date: 24 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Tighter Regulation to squeeze Small Business Credit

Small family businesses around the country may find it even harder to access finance with a new financial directive putting in place higher standards for property documentation used when securing bank loans.
Date: 13 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Mineral Law to be amended for Better Mining Management

The government is amending the Mineral Law to better regulate the mining sector in the interests of sustainable development.
Date: 04 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos prevails in Hongsa Power Plant Court Case

The government has won a long running legal battle with a former investor, Thai-Lao Lignite Co., Ltd., over the Hongsa thermal power project.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Attapeu Governor vows to identify, punish Illegal Timber Traders under Law

Investigations are ongoing to identify those behind illegal timber found on trucks in Attapeu province with the wrongdoers to be held responsible and face the law, the provincial governor has said.
Date: 02 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos cuts Maximum Concession Period to 50 Years

VIENTIANE, April 18 (PNA/Xinhua) - Laos' newly-amended Investment Promotion Law has moved to cut by half the maximum investment period for new concession projects to 50 years, down from the previous maximum period of 99 years. The move is aimed at maximizing investment benefits for the Lao economy, an official from the Ministry of Planning and ...
Date: 18 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Lao, Singaporean Foreign Ministers hold talks on Bilateral Ties

Lao and Singaporean foreign ministers continue to grow highly valued relations and cooperation between the two Asean member countries, agreeing that bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries should continue to be enhanced.
Date: 13 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Nation sets Sights on Trade Policy Improvement

Laos will continue to be active in improving its regulations and work plan to adapt to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules after the country became a member in 2013.
Date: 12 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos, Vietnam sign Key Documents

Hanoi (Vietnam News, ANN) - Vietnam and Laos signed a series of vital agreements on Wednesday, pledging to boost co-operation between the two governments and countries.
Date: 09 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Authorities repeat Call for Return of Nongpaen Project Licence

Vientiane authorities have asked the Lao Asia Trading International Company (LATIC) to return the concession licence they were granted to develop a tourist attraction on marshland in Hadxaifong district, Vientiane.
Date: 07 February 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Lao Government bans Companies from transporting Imported Fuel through Laos

VIENTIANE, Jan 30 (PNA/Xinhua) - Lao government has announced that three companies will no longer be able to transport imported fuel through Laos to third countries, in a bid to plug loopholes that could result in illegally imported fuel. The government has instructed the Ministry of Finance to inform the three companies, namely LS Import-Expo ...
Date: 30 January 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Connectivity determinant to promote ASEAN-Indian Economic Cooperation

New Delhi, India, Jan 27 (ANTARA News) - Combined population of nearly 2 billion of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) and India could make southern Asian region a potential economic grouping.

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Chile, Thailand, ASEAN step up Cooperation on Anti-Money Laundering Campaign

BANGKOK, Jan 24 (NNT) - Thailand and Chile are organizing an international workshop on a joint anti-money laundering campaign.

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ASEAN-India Leaders vow to broaden Cooperation

Asean and Indian leaders agreed yesterday to enhance their strategic partnership and broaden cooperation in various fields to drive economic development in the two regions, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Laos, Myanmar vow to cement Ties, sign Three Cooperation Deals

The governments of Laos and Myanmar agreed yesterday to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation during Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to the country.

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ASEAN Chair: Singapore will do its best to take the Group forward

SINGAPORE, Jan 13 (Bernama) - As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chair this year, Singapore will do its best to take the group forward, pledged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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18 Entertainment Venues to be moved further from University

As many as 18 entertainment venues will have to move from their location near the National University of Laos after they were deemed to be a distraction to students.

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Indonesia, Vietnam play Great Role in strengthening ASEAN Cooperation: Envoy

Jakarta, Jan 5 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam have jointly played a great role in strengthening ASEAN cooperation and creating regional peace, security and stability particularly with regard to conflict in the South China Sea, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Hong Anh Tuan said.

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ASEAN welcomes New Secretary-General for 2018-2022

MANILA, Jan 3 (PNA) - Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, a top trade official and diplomat from Brunei Darussalam, has assumed office as the new Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday.

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PHL Mission to the UN hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Singapore

GENEVA, Dec 28 - Capping an anniversary year that saw the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) further enhance its engagement with the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines handed over the chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Geneva (ACG) to Singapore during a meeting held at the WTO on December 26.

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