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August 2017

The Robust Business of FMCGs

The Robust Business of FMCGs

FMCG sector has championed the Nepali manufacturing establishment. Now with the right set of policies and an environment conducive to business, Nepali FMCG brands aim high to take on the . . . Read more »


August 2017

Experts Views on Nepali FMCG Sector

With the growing income of the lower and middle class people, the market is growing. Many FMCG products are somewhat essential in nature, particularly the products with market brands. All FNCG companies in the country are doing very well. . . . Read more »


July 2017

Building Sustainable Cities for Future

Building Sustainable Cities for Future

Known to many as ‘a country of villages’ just a few decades ago, Nepal is witnessing a rapid shift in rural and urban demographics. The change in demographics is attributed to the internal . . . Read more »


July 2017

Experts Views on Building Sustainable Cities for Future

Planned urbanisation has become a priority development agenda for the government and political parties lately. This is because of the rapid urbanisation due to the sharp increase in the urban . . . Read more »


June 2017

Insurance Sector 
Towards Golden Days

<p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>Insurance Sector&nbsp;</strong></span><br /> <span style="font-size:20px"><strong>Towards Golden Days</strong></span></p>

The interest of general public towards insurance over the last few years has grown as more Nepalis are looking to get . . . Read more »


June 2017

Economics of Insurance

Economics of Insurance

Insurance is familiar to the general people of insurance of car, buildings and contents and life insurance. Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge . . . Read more »


May 2017

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
Some Policy Issues

<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT<br /> Some Policy Issues</strong></span></p>

Things have been progressing quite encouragingly following the March 2-3 mega-event that was the Nepal Investment Summit 2017 organised by the Ministry of Industry. Investors, mostly foreign, . . . Read more »


May 2017

Experts Views on Foreign Direct Investment

Nepal has entered into a new era of policy reform. We call it the second generation reform. We have seen the changes over the past five to six months in this regard. The government has brought different policies and Acts to improve the investment climate in the . . . Read more »


April 2017

INVESTMENT IN NEPAL
Materialising the Opportunities

<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>INVESTMENT IN NEPAL<br /> Materialising the Opportunities</strong></span></p>

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 . . . Read more »


April 2017

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 »


April 2017

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

“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 »


April 2017

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 »


March 2017

THE IRON IS HOT!

THE IRON IS HOT!

Nepal which used to be mostly dependent on the import of iron and steel construction materials over a decade ago now seems to be on the way to become self-sufficient in such products. Steel bars, . . . Read more »


March 2017

Experts Views on the Iron and Steel Industries in Nepal

The industrialisation of Nepal gained momentum after the political changes in 1990. The liberal and open market policies helped the industries to grow. Nevertheless, the Maoist insurgency put a major roadblock in the pace of the country’s . . . Read more »


Feb 2017

50 YEARS OF NEPALI TOURISM

50 YEARS OF NEPALI TOURISM

The years since 2015 are considered to be historic for the Nepali tourism sector. The years marked the golden jubilee celebrations of some important hotels and tourism related organisations that . . . Read more »


Feb 2017

Experts Views on the Tourism Industry in Nepal

Airlines are essential to the tourism industry of any country. Maintaining quality of services in the airlines is important to ensure a healthy inflow of tourists. The quality of an airliner doesn't just depend on serving good food and providing a glass of . . . Read more »


Jan 2017

CEMENTING THE GROWTH

CEMENTING THE GROWTH

The word ‘self-sufficiency’ has become a well worn cliché when it comes to industrial development in Nepal. Given the steep decline in industrial activities over the past one and half decades . . . Read more »


Jan 2017

Experts Views on the Cement Industry in Nepal

Nepali cement manufacturers started their business at a very hard time during the Maoist insurgency around 15-16 years ago. They are still facing a lot of problems. Nevertheless, gradually with the increasing market the number . . . Read more »


December 2016

CSR: HOW DOING GOOD FOR SOCIETY IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

CSR: HOW DOING GOOD FOR SOCIETY IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

Many companies in Nepal are engaged in various activities of social importance. From education and health, livelihood of marginalized communities, infrastructure development in rural areas, . . . Read more »


December 2016

CSR Initiatives of Some Companies in Nepal

At present, many businesses in Nepal have integrated CSR and philanthropic activities into their day-to-day operations. The consciousness of social responsibility has led them to share their profit with the . . . Read more »


November 2016

AUTO MARKET ON HIGH GEAR

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 . . . Read more »


October 2016

ARE WE CATCHING UP
WITH THE WORLD

Nepali Business Houses in New Economy

<p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:20px">ARE WE CATCHING UP<br /> WITH THE WORLD</span><br /> <span style="font-size:18px">Nepali Business Houses in New Economy</span></p>

One of the characteristics of Nepali business houses is that they like to be omnipresent, in every sector, in all parts of the country and even may be . . . Read more »


September 2016

Investment for Change
Envisioning Nepal's Economic Prospetrity

<p><span style="font-size:20px"><strong>Investment for Change</strong></span><br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px">Envisioning Nepal&#39;s Economic Prospetrity</span></strong></p>

‘Change’ has become an overhyped buzzword in Nepal with the country going through various political and social changes over the past few decades. And these changes have so far failed to translate . . . Read more »


September 2016

Lifetime Achievement in Business Leadership Award to Chiranjilal Agrawal - Honouring the Legend

Lifetime Achievement in Business Leadership Award to Chiranjilal Agrawal -  Honouring the Legend

Chiranjilal Agrawal has played a big role in bringing Nepali industries in general and his family’s own MC (Madanlal-Chiranjilal) Group of Companies to today’s position. He worked continuously to . . . Read more »


September 2016

Guest Speak - Investment for Change

It is no secret in today’s world that it is the business community and the entrepreneurs who move the countries ahead. The government must act not as a doer but as facilitator, a promoter and motivator. We need to convey this message not only within the country . . . Read more »


September 2016

Winner Speak - Investment for Change

I express my sincere gratitude towards New Business Age for the award. This has encouraged me to become more active. Our group has been active across multiple business sectors for the last 97 years. . . . Read more »


September 2016

Jury Speak - Investment for Change

The programme was very effective and inspirational. All the sessions and especially the panel discussion gave a positive message that there are immense business opportunities in Nepal. . . . Read more »


September 2016

Panelist Speak - Investment for Change

Panelist Speak - Investment for Change

Nepal still lacks a sound business environment as the country is passing through difficult times. Despite this, we have been able to move forward with our hopes latched onto the economy and the . . . Read more »


September 2016

Glimpses of 3rd NewBiz Business Conclave & Awards Ceremony

Glimpses of 3rd NewBiz Business Conclave & Awards . . . Read more »


August 2016

Advertising Industry Now .. Where is Nepali Advertising Heading

Advertising Industry Now .. Where is Nepali Advertising Heading

The government’s decision to prioritise the production and transmission of domestic ads over foreign made ads could be a watershed moment for the domestic ad industry. How will it face the new . . . Read more »


August 2016

Experts Views on Nepali Advertising Industry 1

Advertising has become something of a culture at present. The concept of advertising has been firmly established in the business sector in that businesses need to advertise their products and services in order to prosper. . . . Read more »


August 2016

Experts Views on Nepali Advertising Industry 2

Brand management is an integral part of any marketing campaign. If we can handle the brand management side effectively, advertisements will become more efficient. The agencies as well as the advertisers should have the knowledge about fundamentals of . . . Read more »


July 2016

The Real Sector’s Real Stock Market Deal

The Real Sector’s Real Stock Market Deal

The Nepali stock market has been on a bull run setting new records in recent months. Led by the banks and financial institutions alongside insurance companies, the NEPSE Index has been reaching new . . . Read more »


June 2016

LEGIS-LATER?
BILLS STUCK IN PARLIAMENT
MAKING NEPAL AN ECONOMY.

<strong>LEGIS-LATER?</strong> <br />BILLS STUCK IN PARLIAMENT<br/> MAKING NEPAL AN ECO<span style="color:red;">NO</span>MY.

With the country facing a severe economic recession due to last year’s devastating earthquake and Terai stir, Nepal is in need of all kinds of initiatives from the government including the policy . . . Read more »


May 2016

The Federal Challenge

The Federal Challenge

With the promulgation of the new constitution, Nepal has adopted federalism as its administrative system, effectively doing away with its earlier five development regions and 75 districts. The . . . Read more »


April 2016

Investment in Nepal .. Why, Where & How ?

Investment in Nepal .. Why, Where & How ?

The Investment Board and the Ministry of Industry of Nepal have jointly brought out a new guide for investment in Nepal. This follows earlier guide that UNCTAD and ICC had jointly brought out in . . . Read more »


March 2016

Marketers pay heed to Women and Villages

 Marketers pay heed to Women and Villages

Nepal abounds in huge new market segments. But, so far, not much has been done. It's high time we analyse these sectors and start appropriate measures to harness this vast untapped potential to make . . . Read more »


February 2016

The Health of Nepali Pharma Industry

The Health of Nepali Pharma Industry

The good news is the domestic pharmaceutical industry is in good health, despite the massive earthquake of April 25 last year and the ongoing unofficial blockade by India. It’s not that these . . . Read more »


January 2016

Energy Now

Energy Now

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) are two energy monopolies of the state which, everyone agrees, have grown sick to the core and need serious overhauling. Both were . . . Read more »


December 2015

Nepal China Trade : Prospects and Challenges

Nepal China Trade : Prospects and Challenges

The high Himalayan range in Nepal’s north has always served as a natural barrier prompting the country to trade more across its flat border with India, but the latter’s current blockade against . . . Read more »


November 2015

Self-Reliant Economy : Myth Vs Reality

Self-Reliant Economy : Myth Vs Reality

Will Nepal now learn to not just talk the talk but actually walk the walk when it comes to making the country’s economy more self-reliant as it suffers under the yoke of economic dependency? The . . . Read more »


October 2015

The Business of Festivals

The Business of Festivals

Besides a time for fun and enjoyment, festivals have also increasingly become occasions for brisk business. No wonder the Nepali economy is often described as a festival-driven economy. . . . Read more »


September 2015

The Eight Billion Challenge

The Eight Billion Challenge

It’s not going to be easy for banks to comply with the new NRB directive for minimum paid-up capital. However, the banks seem to have no alternative other than to pull themselves up by their . . . Read more »


September 2015

Expert's View

We took the step so that the capital base of banks widens and small shocks and risks do not affect them. We also want banks to be able to finance big projects on their own without having to seek co-financers; when the paid-up capital increases a bank’s single obligor limit (SOL) is also raised. . . . Read more »


August 2015

Some Expert Suggestions on Draft Constitution

In a roundtable discussion on the draft constitution titled Economic Concerns in the Draft Constitution organised by Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation and Nepal Economic Forum (NEF) experts discussed the importance of having a sound economic stance along with social and development related issues in the . . . Read more »


August 2015

Economy in New Constitution

Economy in New Constitution

As a democratic country, what sort of economic policies should Nepal adopt? Shouldn’t the new constitution clearly define such policies? Can the proposed constitutional provisions concerning the . . . Read more »


July 2015

Construction Industry Now

Construction Industry  Now

As Nepal gears up for the reconstruction phase post earthquake, experts anticipate a healthy growth for the country’s construction industry. . . . Read more »


July 2015

Experts' View July 2015

“We anticipate at least a 40 percent growth in cement . . . Read more »


June 2015

Rising From The Rubble

Rising From The Rubble

The devastating 7.6 local magnitude (ML) Gorkha earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25 and the subsequent aftershocks have caused more than 30,000 casualties including over 8,600 deaths. In . . . Read more »


June 2015

Assessing the Impact of the Great Earthquake

Forty-one percent (7,532) schools out of 18,289 were completely destroyed in 49 districts, but 4,650 schools are affected in 14 major-hit districts. 2,106 toilets and 1,363 drinking water fountains in schools were also . . . Read more »


June 2015

The Cost of the Earthquake in the Districts

Fourteen of the country’s 75 districts were hit hardest by the quake. Districts like Dolakha have been completely devastated. However, even districts where the physical damage is quite low, such as Rupandehi, are facing the economic fallout. . . . Read more »


May 2015

Growing and Growing Cement

Growing and Growing Cement

Cement production in Nepal has been growing sharply over the past few years. The industry is among the country's most flourishing business sectors as the demand of cement is constantly rising. The . . . Read more »


May 2015

Experts' View May 2015

The cement industry in Nepal is in the growing phase. Nepal is in the initial phase of infrastructural development. There are about 40-50 cement industries in existence in the country. The cement industry has immense scope. . . . Read more »


April 2015

Driven by Demand

Driven by Demand

The Nepali passenger vehicle market has registered a staggering growth. The market of cars and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) has been growing fast in recent years and new passenger vehicle brands . . . Read more »


March 2015

THE HIGH-END VIEW

THE HIGH-END VIEW

With the increasing demand of new television technologies, high-end TV market in Nepal is expanding at a rapid pace. Fuelled by the rise of tech-savvy young population, rising per capita income and . . . Read more »


February 2015

International Airlines Flying High

International Airlines Flying High

Nepal is an increasingly growing market for most foreign airlines operating in the country. This growth is fuelled mainly by the increasing outflow of migrant workers, and, to some extent, the gain . . . Read more »


January 2015

Ushering Nepal In The Smarter Age

Ushering Nepal In The Smarter Age

With the growing tech-savvy population, Nepal's gadget market now has the presence of almost all global and regional smartphone brands. Despite being a small market, Nepal is getting more lucrative . . . Read more »


January 2015

Experts' View January 2015

Samsung is the number one mobile phone brand in the world, with highest market share in total mobile phone sales and highest market share in total smartphone sales. One of the reasons behind its high popularity is that the company is investing millions of dollars every year for research . . . Read more »


December 2014

The Himalayan Power Revolution In The Making

The Himalayan Power Revolution In The Making

Almost all stakeholders of Nepal’s hydropower sector are highly encouraged and enthused by the signing of the Power Trade Agreement (PTA) between Nepal and India and the Power Development Agreement . . . Read more »


November 2014

The Story of Nepali Startups

The Story of Nepali Startups

The startup scene in Nepal has changed significantly over the last five–seven years, with new and young entrepreneurs coming up with innovative ideas every year. Today, though there is no official . . . Read more »


November 2014

Experts' View November 2014

echnology sector is all about innovation. Coming up with new ideas only is not just enough for tech entrepreneurs. To sustain growth they must constantly innovate themselves. . . . Read more »


October 2014

Unlocking Nepal's Growth Prospect

Unlocking Nepal's Growth Prospect

‘Nepal does have natural resources. They are of course our growth potentials but not necessarily the key element needed for our future economic growth. The key element is human resource; the . . . Read more »


October 2014

Speakers' Voices

The theme of this conclave which is ‘Unlocking Nepal’s Growth Prospects’ is very timely. It is often presumed that for fast economic growth, a country needs a good natural resource . . . Read more »


September 2014

Land Linked Nepal

Land Linked Nepal

Nepal is ideally located between India and China to work as a golden land-bridge between them and facilitate their bilateral trade. But for this to happen, all three countries must focus on Nepal's . . . Read more »


September 2014

‘‘We need an alternative road connection to China’’

We do see this possibility. Laos is an example for us. It’s also a landlocked country like Nepal. They have built major highways connecting the country with Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. . . . Read more »


September 2014

‘‘Railway and roadway network connecting China and India can change Nepal's fortune’’

To transform Nepal from a landlocked country to a land-linked nation, we have only two potential mediums available so far. One is the railway link and the other is the road . . . Read more »


September 2014

Benefits of Greater Land Connectivity in South Asia and with China

Regional cooperation presupposes land connectivity in order to benefit from the economics of geography. During the British Rule in India, South Asia, for all practical purposes, was one economy with freedom of movement of not just goods but also peoples and means of transportation. . . . Read more »


September 2014

China’s Proposals for Trans-Himalayan Connectivity : Consider Four Economic Corridors

Following its “New Silk Roads” policies to improve connectivity with neighbouring countries in Asia, China proposed earlier this year to establish a “Trans-Himalaya Economic Region” to be led by India and . . . Read more »


Nepal in the Throes of Indian GST
After years of exercise, India finally implemented the goods and services tax (GST) from July 1, this year. That too by amending its constitution in the middle of the night! Those who think that the issue of constitution amendment crops up in Nepal only now know that it happens in India as well. In . . . read more »