Country Risk Summary: LAOS

February 2004
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Feb2004, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p7
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This article presents information about Laos. Laos continues to suffer from bombing campaigns, which are widely blamed on the ethnic Hmong groups in the north of the country. These bombing attacks, however, pose only a small threat to overall government stability. Laos is forecast to experience strong growth again in 2004. Exports are expected to benefit from an improving global outlook and accelerating growth in Thailand, Vietnam and the EU, which combined account for a majority of exports from Laos.


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