Saturday, January 31, 2009

FDI - SME Linkages (Two Case Studies)

The report used some statics and figures to show that FDI (Foreign Direct Investments) had contributed to economic developments in Laos, but argued that this could be
enhance by promotion of FDI and SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) linkages. It was a surprise to see Local Inputs for the Gold and Copper mine LXML (an Australian miner and State) and Beer Lao (Carlsberg and State ) accounted for 21% and 30% respectively. Taxes paid to the state was $53 million for LXML, and $38 million for Beer Lao, in 2006. Can be downloaded at

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