Laos

THE ROAD TO SAVANNAKHET

Vientiane has developed markedly over the last several years.  Although not as outwardly prosperous as Thailand to its south, roads are well paved, many new businesses have opened up and the city’s hotels are packed with Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Thai businessmen looking for opportunities in the mining, energy business, particularly the hydro-power industry, plus increasingly sectors such as agriculture, feed grains and light manufactures.  >>> Read more....

 

Visit to Vientiane, Laos

When mentioning Laos, many travellers think of wildlife, trekking or mountain biking.  But if you only have one or two days and feel like taking a break from other hectic Southeast Asian tourism destinations, a visit to Vientiane, the centuries-old Capital of Laos, can be quite charming and relaxed.   >>> Read more....

 

Thai-Laos Infrastructure Developments

Laos’ Minimum Wage

The Laos government’s announcement of the increase of the minimum wage took effect on 1 April 2015. The minimum wage in Laos was increased by 44 percent, from 626,000 kip (US$77) to 900,000 kip (US$111) per month. >>> Read more....

 

Foreigners Buying and Leasing Property in Southeast Asia

Many foreigners who come to Southeast Asia are interested in living in the area and in having a home, be it an apartment, a condominium or a house to live in.  Because home ownership is so common in other countries, many want to buy their own home or otherwise control the property.  We are not lawyers in each of the countries but we deal with lawyers and real estate professionals in all four countries and have helped others in the past.  In all cases, we recommend that you work with a real estate professional; that you do your due diligence and closely research the opportunity and that you secure a well trained legal professional to assist you.   Here is some guidance on laws and procedures throughout the area: >>> Read more....

 

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