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INVESTMENT IN NEPAL
Materialising the Opportunities

Of late, both the public and private sectors seem to have realised the importance of infrastructure growth and investment. While the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), a major umbrella organisation of the Nepali private sector organised a mega event titled Nepal Infrastructure Summit (NIS) . . . Read more »

Restaurant Review

All Aboard The Ship

It's easy to get swayed in conversation at The Ship Restaurant Bar and Lounge located at the northern end of Thamel. But you'll pause at some point, just to look down at your plate, and applaud . . . Read more »

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“It is important to engage domestic investors in bringing foreign investments”

The undertaking was aimed at informing potential foreign investors about the recent reforms at the policy level and conveying the message that Nepal is a suitable destination for doing business. On . . . Read more »

Business Education

Producing Better Road Builders

Roads are to a country what blood vessels are to a human body. When the blood vessels are in a bad condition, we become sick. Similarly, when the roads are in a bad shape, the country becomes sick. . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

ek Ghanti : Information Now Just a Ring Away!

Imagine yourself in a cafe or a restaurant. After being seated, you see a mobile number you are supposed to dial to get the Wi-Fi password and menu. You dial 9801225544 as instructed. The call gets . . . Read more »

Trends

Combining Heritage, Culture and Luxury

When it comes to the hospitality industry, trends can be both ephemeral and everlasting. Some are just a flash in the pan, others have a staying power that lasts for decades. Showcasing an intricate . . . Read more »

Sectoral

Healthy Growth Despite Challenges

Once dominated by foreign medicines, the Nepali medicine market is now thriving with domestic private pharmaceutical companies becoming the major market players. The years after 1990 have seen a sea . . . Read more »

Business Financing

Beyond the Banks

Having experienced the liquidity crunch of 2010 and the credit crunch of 2016, businesses in Nepal have realised the problems of relying only on traditional banking for financing. Following the . . . Read more »

Interview

“Our works are focused on organisational improvement and market expansion of NAC”

The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has recently been in the limelight. The government-owned airline company is in the process of buying two new wide-body Airbus 330 . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Growing Interest in Stock Market Investment

Who doesn’t want to make money without much effort? Perhaps the stock market is seen in that way by many Nepalis, seemingly emphasised by its sudden growing attraction. After all, someone investing . . . Read more »

Personality

The Game Changer

Hem Raj Dhakal, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of International Money Express (IME), has been an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) for the past six years. Established in . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Tax Policy and Administrative Challenges

The low level of trust among tax payers and tax authority has weakened the tax administration of Nepal making it harder to comply with tax laws. . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Fintech Putting Traditional Banks Under Pressure

Fintech companies provide users with a myriad of services that some traditional banks are still struggling with. Some of these services include using peer to peer sharing of money with a click on the . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Digital Economy : Nepal's Prospects

Digitalisation is using electronic technology to change texts into electronic forms. We can also say that digitalisation is the process of adopting information technology to generate accurate . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Foreign Aid Dynamics

Foreign aid is a relatively new concept in economics. The classics like Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Stuart Mill for example, did not address the subject in any significant way. If anything, . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Corporate Governance

Governance is taking the centre stage in most of the discussions on public welfare issues vis-à-vis the state because despite good strategy programmes and adequate budgets, the implementation of . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

Nepal Police 
and 
Nepali Politicians

Politicisation of the police force has always been the case, before as well as after the restoration of democracy in 1990. If policing becomes politicised and the police are seen as partisan, the . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

Democracy Getting Stronger

There are some telltale signs that democracy in Nepal is getting stronger. Just a few weeks ago, for example, two political outfits showed their democratic behaviour near Saptari's Rajbiraj, and the . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Amended Companies Act

After a long wait, the Parliament has passed the First Amendment in the Companies Act 2063 which is a positive development. However, an analysis of what the government had originally proposed as the . . . Read more »

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Experts Views on the Investment in Nepal

Lack of basic infrastructures has forced us to witness economic growth averaging 4 percent over the last one decade. The infrastructure gap has directly hurt development activities. As we are aspiring to reach the level of middle-income nations by . . . Read more »

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Nepal Infrastructure Summit : Evidence Based Advocacy

Infrastructure has various effects on an economy. Primarily, infrastructure stimulates economic development by encouraging production activities. It produces various crowding in effects, including in production activities and quality of life for households, which thus benefits the entire society. . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Soothing Himalayan Flavours in Every Sip

Named after the initials of founder Ram Kumar Rathi’s name, Rakura tea recently received the Finest Food Safety and Quality Management certification in the field of food safety and quality from the Department of Food Technology & Quality Control (DFTQC). Hot on the heels of its new . . . Read more »

Tourism

NTB's Mission Europe : Visit Nepal - Europe 2017

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is celebrating 2017 as 'visit Nepal' year for European tourists, with the target of bringing in at least 200,000 visitors from Europe in the year. Ever since the year-long campaign was announced on Dec 31, 2016, on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of . . . Read more »

Stock Taking

Monthly Technical Analysis of Nepse (22 February to 26 March 2017)

The benchmark index experienced a remarkable climb in the course of last month. The index gained a staggering 176.26 points (or up 12.44%) to close at 1533.83. Gradual decrease in interest rates and positive hopes for political scenario seems to have caused a bullish trigger in the market. . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

What is Ailing the Economy?

In the euphoria surrounding sustainable high growth, we generally tend to overlook the mistakes committed by policy makers during the period of liberalisation. We should never forget the economy is not something that is beyond our . . . Read more »

Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements April 2017

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Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators April 2017

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Business Visitors

“We target to get to the number one position in the Nepali market within two years”

CG Electronics and LG Electronics, Singapore, jointly organized the LG Air Conditioning Conclave 2017 in the capital on March 26 and unveiled a new air conditioner system Muti V IV. The conclave focused on greener evolution for a better tomorrow promoting LG Multi V HVAC system. Sean Lee, Product Director and Virendra Rana, Senior Manager of Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions of LG Electronics Singapore were in Nepal for their business trip. . . . Read more »

Democracy Getting Stronger

Democracy Getting Stronger

By Madan Lamsal

There are some telltale signs that democracy in Nepal is getting stronger. Just a few weeks ago, for example, two political outfits showed their democratic behaviour near Saptari's Rajbiraj, and the police, too, exhibited an exercise in . . . read more »