RISK SUMMARY: LAOS
- Recalibrating Asymmetric Relationships through Economic and Business Development: The Case of Lao PDR. John Walsh; Nittana Southiseng // Journal of Social & Development Sciences;Sep2014, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p145
Poor and land-locked, communist-ruled Laos began opening its economy to capitalist methods at the end of the 1980s. With a sparse population and very limited technical capacity, the country's principal economic activities involve foreign investors building dams for hydroelectricity or mining for...
- Financing the Countryâ€™s Growth. // Foreign Affairs;Nov/Dec2016, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p(Sp)10
The article discusses the Laotian financial institutions' financing of the economic growth in Laos, including the role that Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) plays in Lao's economy. The economic relations between Laos and China, including Chinese investments in Lao, are discussed.
- Economic Overview. // Laos Country Review;2012, p59
The article provides an overview of the economic performance of Laos as of 2012 including the country's constrained economic development, foreign direct investment (FDI), and gross domestic product (GDP) growth.
- Foreign Investment Climate. // Laos Country Review;2012, p81
The article provides information on the condition of Laos' foreign investment regarding its openness, regulatory system transparency and dispute settlement.
- Export Growth, Export Potential and Export Resistance. Sayavong, Vanxay // Journal of Southeast Asian Economies;Dec2015, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p340
This study applies a stochastic frontier gravity model to examine Laos' export potential as well as factors hindering its export growth. This article uses a panel data of thirty-four importing countries from 2001 to 2011. Three main export growth factors are analysed in the model: (i) core...
- LAOS. // Foreign Affairs;Nov/Dec2016, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p(Sp)1
The article discusses economic development in Laos People's Democratic Republic (PDR), including the role that the service sector plays in contributing to the country's gross domestic product (GDP), the Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith's attitude on Lao's progress and poverty reduction.
- Does ASEAN-Korea FTA Reduce Poverty in Laos? The Roles of FDI and Trade Facilitation. Jeong-Soo OH; KYOPHILAVONG, Phouphet // Journal of Social & Development Sciences;Jun2014, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p50
The objective of this paper is to attempt to quantify the impact of the ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA) on the roles of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the improvement of trade facilitation for the national economy and poverty. The study uses a standard Global Trade Analysis Project...
- Time for Investment. // Foreign Affairs;Nov/Dec2016, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p(Sp)4
The article discusses foreign investments in Laos, including China's financing the construction of a Laotian communications satellite, investments in Special and Specific Economic Zones (SEZs) in Laos and investments in the mining and energy sectors.
- Power Sector Attractive. // Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jan2012, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p7
The article presents an economic outlook for Laos for 2012. It looks into the investment climate of the country which is relatively pleasing particularly for the hydropower and mining sectors despite the global economic downturn. It is believed that dependence on resource wealth is not an...