December 2006
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Dec2006, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p7
Country Report
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The article offers news briefs related to political and business risk in Laos. China's burgeoning domestic need for Laotian soft commodities, such as corn, bananas and sugarcane is fostering attempts by Beijing to firm relations with Laos. Foreign mining interests are finding Laos a fertile market, as Thailand's Padaeng Industry and Australian firm Oxiana are planning their projects in Laos. Vietnam and Laos are establishing a joint tourist route.


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