April 2006
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Apr2006, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p7
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The article describes economic issues facing Laos in 2006. The country announced that it will be free of opium production in February after a six-year campaign against the production of the drug. The government will have to augment the wages of the public sector workers and low tariff revenues in order to maintain the country's fiscal stability. Laos' business rating is expected to soar in the future as the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) brings down tariffs on import.


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