December 2008
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Dec2008, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p7
Country Report
The article reports on the political and economic risk, and business environment in Laos. It states that the Human Rights Watch called the government of Laos to release Hmong protest leaders, who it claims have been in detention since their deportation from Thailand. Meanwhile, the Laotian kip has emerged as Asia's best performing currency in 2008. Lars Thunell, chief executive officer of the International Finance Corp., says that it would increase investment to the country's key sectors.


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