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AUTO MARKET ON HIGH GEAR

Badly affected by last year’s twin shocks that came in the form of the April and May earthquakes and India's border blockade, the Nepali automobile market is in recent months recovering in a fast way. The entire car business which was down almost 50 percent for the whole of 2015, is now growing . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Siddhartha Group: Striving for Quality and Consumer Satisfaction

Despite the country’s struggling business environment, the Bhairahawa-based Siddhartha Group is looking to expand its businesses. A leading industrial conglomerate, the Group is introducing a new . . . Read more »

Interview

“Soaltee Crowne Plaza always focuses on the long term picture”

Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu won an international award and also received a national recognition in less than a week in late September. The hotel bagged “Most Preferred Destination for Business . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Domestic and Different

With the home décor market flooded with readymade goods, it has become quite difficult for buyers to find customised household and decorative items. However, a startup has come up with tailor-made . . . Read more »

Business Education

Creating Outstanding Educators

The education sector has become a lucrative avenue for investment in recent years as the number of educational institutions is on the rise yearly. Nonetheless, it is also equally important to run . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Why NEWS in Advertising?

No, this discussion is not about news in advertising. At a time, when news itself doesn’t contain much news, it is over optimistic to expect news in advertising. For that matter, there isn’t much . . . Read more »

Interview

“There is no point in announcing monetary policy with elements contradicting the fiscal policy”

Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) received both praise and criticism from various quarters for the Monetary Policy of FY 2016/17. Nevertheless, Dr Chiranjibi Nepal, Governor of NRB is quite hopeful about the . . . Read more »

Tech Talk

“HTC handsets are best in every aspect of technology”

HTC recently announced its market foray into Nepal with the launch of five Desire series phones. The entry of the Taiwanese smartphone brand comes at a time when many major global and regional . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

Goodbye, Mr Lokman!

CIAA Chief Lokman Singh Karki is a peculiar character. It is not easy to understand him. He ignores the Supreme Court (SC) and its notices served on him as if the apex court means nothing to him. . . . Read more »

Restaurant Review

Tasneem's Indian Delights

Indian restaurants have become popular eateries for Nepali restaurant goers over the years. And a restaurant located at Pulchowk, Lalitpur has fast become a centre of attraction among Indian food . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

Development from Destruction

The government had back in May declared that Nepal will achieve an economic growth rate of 6.5 per cent this year. Everyone said it was not possible. It would be great if the growth rate which was . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Case against CIAA

This is the time to say “Down with the CIAA”. This is not just a demand for the abolition of this anti-graft body. It is also the reason for such a demand. The entire Nepali economy as well as . . . Read more »

Hydropower

FDI in Hydropower : A Spur to the Nepali Hydropower Development

Nepal Water and Energy Development Company (NWEDC), the developer of 216MW Upper Trishuli-1 Hydropower Project and Independent Power Producers’ Association- Nepal (IPPAN) and International Finance Corporation . . . Read more »

Marketing

More Than Meets the Eye

Using celebrities to endorse brands and products is increasing day by day in Nepal. Popular faces are being extensively used to promote a vast variety of products and services at . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Packaging & Waste

As our global economy continues to grow, by 2030 the planet will be home to nearly nine billion people, including three billion middle-class consumers in the developing countries,the challenges of meeting this increasing demand for products and services will be . . . Read more »

Book Review

How Smart Leaders Guide Teams to Great Results

The authors of this book point out that while every employee is different, many leaders use a one-size-fits-all approach to leading. Aside from failing to maximise each employee's potential, this approach leads to . . . Read more »

Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2016

Nobel Signs the Contract

This year’s Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded jointly to economists Dr Oliver Simon D’Arcy Hart and Dr Bengt Holström for their contributions to the development of Contracts Theory. Dr Hart is a British-American who teaches Economics at . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“Safety and the efficiency of products are our top priorities”

Alma Medical Pvt Ltd, the Asian subsidiary of Israel-based Alma Lasers recently announced the opening of its marketing operations in Nepal at a function in Kathmandu. Alma Lasers is a producer of various products . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“We have the best tools for top-end cyber security”

Kaspersky Lab recently launched new versions of its flagship security solutions in Nepal in association with Sagar Technolink. The company introduced Kaspersky Total Security, Internet Security and Anti-Virus in the market. . . . Read more »

Stock Taking

Monthly Technical Analysis of Nepse (23 September to 27 October 2016)

The benchmark index climbed up during the first half of last month. However, it took a U-turn during the second half of the month, indicating a bearish presence in the market. The index lost 7.2 points (or down 0.34%) last month to close at 1759.71. . . . Read more »

Voices

Voices November 2016

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Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements November 2016

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Biztoon

Biztoon November 2016

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SC Quashes Pandey’s Writ Petition

SC Quashes Pandey’s Writ Petition

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August 7: The Supreme Court today has dismissed the writ petition of Nepal Investment Bank Limited Chairman Prithivi Bahadur Pandey. . . . read more »

Development from Destruction
The government had back in May declared that Nepal will achieve an economic growth rate of 6.5 per cent this year. Everyone said it was not possible. It would be great if the growth rate which was limited to half a per cent last year could somehow reach 1-2 percent his year, they had argued. . . . read more »