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22 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Chiang Kham casts its spell

It's a bit of a trek to get there, but this little town in Phayao rewards all who venture into its history-steeped precincts Many Bangkokians would be hard put to find it on a map and for long-distance motorists the small northern province of Phayao is nothing more than a convenient pit stop on the road between Lampang and Chiang Rai.

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Related Topix: World News, Thailand, Agriculture, Science, Southeast Asia, Travel

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Nation

Buritara eyes Yangon in expansion plans

BURITARA DEVELOPMENT CO has set aside an investment budget of Bt2 billion to develop condominium projects in tourist destinations in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos this year and next.

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Related Topix: Burma, Travel, Yangon, Burma Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, World News, Southeast Asia, Laos Travel, Thailand Travel

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Rickettsia felis Infections and Comorbid Conditions, Laos, 2003 - "2011

To the Editor: Fleaborne disease is highly prevalent in Laos, mainly attributed to murine typhus , transmitted by Xenopsylla cheopis fleas, but data on other fleaborne diseases are limited .

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Medicine, Meningitis, Health, Diflucan, Fluconazole (generic), South Korea, Malaria

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Manawatu Evening Standard

Kiwis 'within inch' of Thai jail

ANXIOUS WAIT: Kiwi tourist Casey Hanson, 21, sits in a Thai police station after being caught in possession of counterfeit US American currency.

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ABC News

Women leading effort to clear unexploded bombs in Laos

Women are on the frontline of the effort to find and destroy millions of unexploded cluster bombs which are still claiming lives decades after being dropped on Laos.

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The China Post

Taiwanese banks expand into ASEAN markets after tax increase

As the business tax rate on banking and insurance sectors increases to 5 percent in the second half, an increasing number of Taiwanese banks have recently been forging ahead toward the Association of Southeast Asian Nations market.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

AlertNet

UNHCR deplores deportation of Laotian refugee from Thailand

UNHCR is dismayed by the deportation by Thailand of a refugee recognized by UNHCR to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, where he could face harsh treatment amounting to persecution.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Nation

Chinese firm to grow organic rice in Laos

Chief Executive Officer of SEIF Holdings Frederick Tan and his delegation met with Deputy Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Dr Phouangparisak Pravongviengkham in Vientiane on Friday, where the company detailed its plans to invest between US$300 million to US$1billion in growing rice in Laos.

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The Nation

Laos, Thailand vow to combat cross-border human trafficking

Laos and Thailand have vowed to work together to tackle the ongoing cross-border human trafficking as officials of both sides held talks last week in Laos.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Bangkok Post

Bait-and-switch in dam - consultation'

There was an aftertaste of bait-and-switch in Laos' presentation to the Mekong River Commission late last month.

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The Nation

Carbon credit sales stall as agencies work slowly

Officials are unsure when Laos will be able to start selling its carbon credits as the state agencies in charge of preparing for the sale have been working far too slowly.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Vietnam-Laos Trade Expo Opens In Vientiane

The 2014 Vietnam-Laos Trade Fair kicked off in Laos' capital Vientiane on Thursday, Vietnam News Agency reported.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Travel World News

Laos: Rescued Lao Elephants Star in New Luang Prabang Getaway

A summer sojourn in the one-time residence of Lao royalty and a close encounter with the country's gentle elephants are the cornerstones of the latest holiday deal out of Luang Prabang.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Nation

Major eyes further regional expansion

After premiering its first high-end Bt150-million cinema in Phnom Penh this week, Major Cineplex Group, Thailand's largest movie-theatre chain, will continue to invest with its partners in 100 cinemas in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar by 2020.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Cambodia, Travel, Asia Travel, Cambodia Travel, Laos Travel, Siem Reap, Cambodia Travel

The Nation

Hotel investment likely to decline here on AEC opening

Investment in new hotels in Thailand is expected to slow next year as many key players concentrate on newly opened markets to cash in on the opening of the Asean Economic Community , according to the president of the Thai Hotels Association .

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City Life Chiang Mai

In the Valley of the Dolls

The fluorescent lights take a second to flicker on, popping and buzzing. As they reach their full power, the colours begin to take hold.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Drought Raises Concerns Over Lao Rice Production

Late wet season rain has raised concerns over rice production in several Lao provinces, Xinhua news agency reports citing local media.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Southeast Asia

The Nation

Cutting up the Mekong

Laos has relented and agreed to consult its downstream neighbours over a proposed dam project, but it is under no obligation to act on their concerns Laos should be applauded for the decision to consult its neighbours in the Mekong River basin over the controversial Don Sahong Dam project.

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Bangkok Post

The next frontier

Yangon Stock Exchange expected to open late next year with modest ambitions and just five companies listed for a start.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Bishop heads to Burma and Lao PDR

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop will meet Aung San Suu Kyi on her first official visit to Burma and the Lao People's Democratic Republic this week.

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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Southeast Asia, Thein Sein, National League for Democracy

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