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Lao stock market closes 0.64 pct down


Lao stock market closes 0.64 pct down

VIENTIANE, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The Lao stock market finished down 0.64 percent on Wednesday.

The Lao Securities Exchange composite index decreased by 8.71 points to 1,362.47. A total of 22,110 shares worth about 172 million Lao kip (about 21,000 U.S. dollars) changed hands at the stock market.

Of the three companies listed at the Lao stock market, Lao World Public Company had no trade; the largest commercial bank Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao remained unchanged at 7,800 Lao kip (about 97 U.S. cents); state-run energy giant Electricite du Laos Generation Public Company closed unchanged at 6,650 Lao kip (about 83 U.S. cents).