Laos infographics

Laos: 4 infographics on population, wealth, economy

Though Laos is one of the smallest countries of ASEAN in demographic and economic terms, it is nevertheless a fast-developing country with important natural resources. This series of infographics illustrates key demographic and economic data of Laos, together with comparisons with other ASEAN and world-leading countries. Continue reading

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Laos

The 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Laos [photos]

Blended in the country’s tranquil tropical charm and original architectural styles, the Laotian culture is represented in the World Heritage Sites of the UNESCO through two sites of historic value, the remains around the Hindu temple of Vat Phou as well as the entire town of Luang Prabang, the old capital of Laos. Continue reading

Taxes in Lao PDR

Guide to taxes in Laos [brackets-incentives]

Taxes in Laos are among the lowest in the region: a low corporate income tax, a low progressive income tax and a low VAT make the country attractive for business. The Lao taxation system is quite simple and straightforward to encourage investment in the country and help develop its burgeoning economy. Continue reading

Dam to produce hydroelectricity on the Mekong river

Energy for ASEAN’s less developed countries

The access to reliable and affordable sources of energy plays a critical role in the economic development of any country. A report presented the challenges of Myanmar and Laos to manage their energetic resources and develop their economy in relation with their Southeast Asian neighbors. Continue reading