Trends and Patterns of Foreign Direct Investment in Lao PDR

Pemasiri J. Gunawardana, Sommala Sisombat

Abstract


Foreign direct Investment (FDI) has played an important role in the development of the economy of Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (Lao PDR or Laos) in recent decades. Economic transition of Laos to a market-driven economy has attracted international investor attention. This paper examines the trends of foreign capital inflows to Laos as they increased since the promulgation of FDI law in 1988.  The paper also describes the sources and types of FDI in Laos.  The sectoral, provincial and legal-type distribution of FDI in Laos are investigated. Finally, the paper provides an overview of the trends and patterns of Australian investments in Laos.

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