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Cover Story

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 bootstraps and meet the challenge. . . . Read more »

Stock Taking

Monthly Technical Analysis of Nepse (26 July to 20 August, 2015)

Nepse witnessed remarkable gains in the course of last month. The benchmark index rose by 197.54 points (or up 18.31%). It surpassed its previous resistance levels of 1036.98 and 1100 points and is moving well above the 50-day and 200-day moving average, and at a much higher rate, indicating a bullish . . . Read more »

Stock Taking

Rise and Rise of Nepse (Review for 23 July to 20 August, 2015)

Nepal’s Capital Market set the history’s new high during the review period as positive sentiments towards banking stocks led all the sectors. The benchmark Nepse index touched 1200.92 adding 197.54 points in the review period while the session’s low was at the opening (23 July) with . . . Read more »

Feedback

Feedback September 2015

The cover story (NBA August 2015) Economy In New Constitution covered a relevant topic. The new constitution should work to strengthen the economic future of Nepal. There are lots of conflicts in the draft of the constitution whether it is for a federal state or for the . . . Read more »

Tourism And Civil Aviation

Tourism and Civil Aviation News eptember 2015

Dragonair has honoured its top performing passenger and cargo agents in its annual agency awards for excellent service to passengers and their contribution to the success of Dragonair during 2014. The awards were handed out during the company’s 30th anniversary celebrations held in . . . Read more »

Biz Launches

Biz launches September 2015

CG Electronics Pvt Ltd, the authorised distributor for LG in Nepal, has launched a showroom in Kantipath, Kathmandu. The company says it is 'one-of-its-kind' and is built to meet the challenges of an increasingly mature retail environment in the . . . Read more »

Banking Activities

Banking Activities September 2015

Kaski Finance and Kamana Bikas Bank are set to merge into a national-level development bank. The merger agreement was signed on August 3. The new bank will be named Kamana Bikas Bank, and it will use the logo of Kaski Finance for official . . . Read more »

Biz News

Biz News Septermber 2015

National Banking Institute (NBI) organized a one-day conference on August 6 on Asset Liability Management, in Kathmandu. The purpose of the conference was to highlight the increasing gap between assets and liability management and mitigation of market risk. . . . Read more »

Marketing

Five Senses and the Bazaar

Sensory marketing states that all five senses, sight, sound, touch, smell and taste should be used for marketing . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Rise of the Artisans

The reality is that when heritage falls, the artist rises, they rose in 1934 and after each earthquake before that. They have risen again, but they need to be pushed or rather pulled to the . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

People before Strategy Performance before Competition

Research by McKinsey, the Harvard Business Review and other think tanks around the globe consistently find that CEOs worldwide see human capital as a top challenge, and they rank HR as only the eighth or ninth most important function in a . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Know When to Outsource

Choosing who could be the right partner for outsourcing is a challenging task which demands a lot of analysis and . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

How Islington College Teaches Management

The growth of Islington college is a remarkable one. With just six students in 2003, it now has 1200 and is one of Nepal’s leading business and IT colleges. . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

NLG: A Stable Force to be Reckoned With

The turning point for the company, in the real sense, came in 2008-9 when professional managers began to oversee operations. . . . Read more »

Biztoon

Biztoon September 2015

Free Market? Take A Separate Province, . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Dish Home:Putting Innovation First

Dish Home has now covered 30% of the pay TV market with 40 percent of subscribers in rural areas, 40 percent in sub-urban areas and 20 percent in . . . Read more »

Cover Story

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 »

Corporate Focus

Citizens Bank Expanding Commercial Bases

In a sure-footed move to expand its commercial base, Citizens Bank International Limited (CBIL), one of Nepal’s leading Class ‘A’ commercial banks, recently joined forces with National Capital . . . Read more »

Sectoral

Elusive Hope for RMG

Nepal’s readymade garment (RMG) industry is hoping for a revival after a senior member of the US Senate recommended the inclusion of Nepali RMG in the non-tariff list. But the hope is still . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Challenges and Opportunities in HEP

Most argue that hydropower projects should be undertaken in a holistic manner using our own resources. However, it is easier said than done. The reality on the ground is . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“Some of the major objectives of Round Table are to create a platform for like-minded people aged 18

Jason Thomson is acting president of Round Table International, a non-political and non-religious charity organisation. Thomson was in Nepal recently to attend Round Table, Nepal’s 16th AGM and to make the necessary arrangements for a World Meet of their organization being held in the country next year. . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“Nepal is going to be a good market for us”

​Volvo Construction Equipment is a Swedish construction equipment manufacturer. The company recently entered a partnership with Explore Earthmover Pvt. Ltd. for the authorized distribution of Volvo CE in Nepal. David Choo, Business Director of Volvo CE for Nepal, Hub South Asia, Sales Region APAC (Asia Pacific) was in Kathmandu recently. . . . Read more »

Interview

“Banks are in a blissful slumber. They need to wake up.”

Dr Chiranjibi Nepal was appointed Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank in March, 2015. Dr Nepal is a prominent academic who has worked with the World Bank as consultant and coordinator, Asian Development . . . Read more »

Human Resources

Recruiters and Recruitment

Recruiters’ aim is to make the recruitment process as tireless and stress free for their client companies as they . . . Read more »

Marketing

Marketing Research : A Syndrome and Solution

Marketing research in itself is not the change; it is the basis on which the changes need to be . . . Read more »

Essay

Investment Opportunities in Nepal

Investment generally refers to spending capital or money in productive sectors with the sole purpose of earning profits and wealth. It is the collective fund that is often collected by private sectors or firms like financial institutions in specific industry/s to generate . . . Read more »

Stock Taking

The Most Awaited Trade of 2015

This trade is probably the most awaited trade of 2015. The entire world is anxious to know when the US stock indices are going to stop their unstoppable bull rally which started in . . . Read more »

Personality

Thus Manages Anil Agrawal

Many might not quite know that entrepreneur Anil Kumar Agrawal has a love for music as well. And that this love is not just limited to listening to music. Whenever family or friends gather, Agrawal . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

A Pandora’s Box of Sixes and Sevens

The issue of federalism has left Nepal at sixes and sevens. It has proved to be the Pandora’s Box for the country. . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Indian JVs in Nepal

Indian business houses like ITC, Uniliver, Pepsi, SBI, Kansai group, National Insurance, Asian Paints, PNB, Dabur, among others are present here in Nepal. They generate an annual turnover of around USD 600 million and provide employment to more than 30,000 families directly or . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

My God,Eight Billion!

Nepali banks were doing alright. But the new governor had to start his job with a bang and so he did – a Big Bang. He announced: "Within the next two years, all banks are required to raise their . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Economics of Funding Political Parties

The Nepali private sector has missed a very important issue in the list of suggestions they presented recently to the political leadership to incorporate in the new constitution. This missed point is . . . Read more »

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Leave Corruption Alone

Leave Corruption Alone

By Madan Lamsal

Recently, a South Korean court sentenced the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics to five years in prison, pronouncing him guilty of bribery, embezzlement and perjury. Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was impeached in connection with the same case of . . . read more »