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Lao P.D.R.

Browse additional economic indicators and data sets, selected by Global Finance editors, to learn more about Laos economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends. Rankings of Laos best banks and safest banks are also available.


WTO Entry Offers Legal, Regulatory Benefits To Laos

MILESTONES: LAOS   By Thomas Clouse   The Lao People’s Democratic Republic will take the final step in its 15-year campaign to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) this month when the country’s legislature ratifies its membership agreement.   Laotian trade ...

Award Winners

Features: Awards Best Emerging Market Banks 2010 Asia

ASIA By Anita Hawser REGIONAL WINNER : HSBC As regional and foreign banks look to Asia to grow their business beyond their domestic markets, competition is heating up in the region. Traditionally a strong provider across 20 or ...

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Features: Regional Report – Southeast Asia

A FORCED TO BE RECKONED WITH The economically vibrant nations of Southeast Asia are forging closer links—and creating a regional powerhouse in the process. By Thomas Clouse While the world has focused its attention ...


Features : Regional Focus: ASEAN

Asean Countries Find Joy in Unity South East Asias regional trade alliance is looking for ways to promote intra-regional cooperation...