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Asia-Pacific Development Journal, June 2015
  • E-ISSN: 24119873

Abstract

The financial sector of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic has been developing rapidly in recent years in terms of financial depth, intermediation and distribution. A developed financial sector is the basis for dynamic economic growth. Yet, unsustainable financial liberalization and growth poses risks to financial sector stability. The present report scrutinizes the role of the financial sector in enhancing economic growth in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and aims to answer the question of adequate financial sector supervision with respect to the economy’s development. It is argued that only a prudentially supervised financial sector can enhance the economic growth performance of the country in the medium and long term.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development

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