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Lao stock market closes 0.14 pct down


Lao stock market closes 0.14 pct down

VIENTIANE, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Lao stock market finished on Thursday down 0.14 percent against the previous trading day.

The Lao Securities Exchange composite index decreased by 1.93 points to 1,425.79. A total of 15,418 shares worth about 112 million Lao kip (about 14,000 U.S. dollars) changed hands at the stock market.

There are three companies listed at the Lao stock market. Lao World Public Company (LWPC) had no trade on Thursday. Laos' largest commercial bank Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao ( BCEL) fell by 1.26 percent to 7,850 Lao kip (about 98 U.S. cents). Shares of state-run energy giant Electricite du Laos Generation Public Company (EDL-Gen) remained unchanged at 7,050 Lao kip ( about 88 U.S. cents).