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Laos export potential stifled by worker shortages 25 Jun 2013

Laos has set its sights on more than doubling its clothing exports by 2015. But while order books are full and overseas demand on the rise, problems finding and retaining workers could prove to be major stumbling block. Jozef De Coster reports.

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US makes moves to expand trade ties with Laos 22 Feb 2016

The US last week signed a bilateral trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA) with Laos, paving the way for the two countries to expand their trade and economic ties.

LAOS: Mascot opens new workwear factory 2 Jan 2014

Danish workwear maker Mascot is continuing its expansion in Southeast Asia with the opening of a newly built factory in Laos.

LAOS: Garment sector eyes 60,000 workers by 2015 23 Nov 2012

The Laos clothing manufacturing industry is planning a major publicity campaign to attract more employees, aiming to double its workforce to 60,000 by 2015.

US: Strong sales lift Chico's Q4 profit by 21% 23 Feb 2012

Women's wear retailer Chico's FAS Inc has booked a 21% jump in fourth quarter profit, thanks to higher sales across all its stores and the acquisition of online retailer Boston Proper in September.

Global news roundup 9 Dec 2011

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

LAOS: Garment exports turnover up 88% in 2007 17 Mar 2008

Laos’ garment export turnover increased 88% to reach LAK420bn (US$47.8m) during 2007.

LAOS: Sets up joint-venture textile factory with Vietnam 18 Jan 2007

A joint-venture textile and cloth dyeing factory between Vietnam and Laos has been opened in Vientiane, Laos.