Laos News

  • Thailand Monument Builder Looks Overseas as Unrest Damps Growth

    Updated 7 minutes ago

    Bangkok’s Democracy Monument was erected to commemorate the 1932 coup that ended Thailand’s seven-century reign of kings, and became a rallying point last year for protesters seeking to oust the government. Now, the landmark’s builder is going abroad for the first time in its 84- year history as political instability saps demand at home.

  • California April Income Tax Collections Trail Last Year’s

    California income-tax collections are down 6 percent so far this year compared with 2013, even as total revenue has surged $1.6 billion higher than Governor Jerry Brown projected.

  • How the Vietnam War Made Female CEOs Better Than Men

    Vingroup JSC’s Le Thi Thu Thuy says she brought a mother’s perspective to Vietnam’s largest mall, adding an indoor water park and ice rink to make it a weekend destination for Hanoi’s 6.8 million residents.

  • Plane Search Resumes for Object Seen by Chinese Satellite

    A Chinese satellite detected an object in the southern Indian Ocean that’s almost the width of an Olympic-size swimming pool, giving renewed impetus to the hunt for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared more than two weeks ago.

  • Malaysia Appeals to 25 Countries in Flight 370 Search

    As the search for a Boeing aircraft carrying 239 people risks becoming the longest hunt in modern civil aviation, Malaysia broadened its appeal for international help while the area being combed through grows larger every day.

  • French Photos Back Up Chinese Image of Debris in Jet Hunt

    French satellite scans provided fresh indications of objects adrift in part of the Indian Ocean that’s being scoured for the missing Malaysian airliner, backing up Chinese evidence as more planes and ships join the hunt.

  • Firms Suffer 23% Drop in Asia Fees Amid Search for Cash

    Therese Esperdy, a 17-year JPMorgan Chase & Co. veteran, suffered what she called “initial shock” in her first few weeks in Asia after three people told her some clients don’t want to pay merger-advisory fees.

  • Nomura Offers to Acquire Rest of Stake in Thailand Unit

    Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest brokerage, said it will offer as much as 10.4 billion yen ($102 million) to buy the shares it doesn’t already own in its Thai securities unit.

  • At 61 She Lives in Basement While 87-Year-Old Dad Travels

    Eighty-seven-year-old Lew Manchester has just returned from a three-week trip touring Buddhist temples in Laos and cruising the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. His 61-year-old daughter Lee lives year-round in the basement of her friend’s Cape Cod cottage, venturing into the winter cold to get to the bathroom.

  • Nazarbayev Weighs New Run to Extend Longest Ex-Soviet Tenure

    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said he may extend the longest reign of any former Soviet leader by running for a fifth term in 2016.

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