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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 events have not affected the industry at all but, according to the Association of Pharmaceutical . . . Read more »

Interview

“Tourism cannot be developed in isolation; it needs support from different sectors”

​Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has finally got a new CEO after more than four years. Deepak Raj Joshi has been appointed to the crucial post which remained vacant since October 2011, when tenure of . . . Read more »

Stock Taking

Monthly Technical Analysis of Nepse (27 December, 2015 to 28 January 2016)

The benchmark index increased further in the course of last month. The Nepse index gained a staggering 79.08 points (or up 6.77%) to close at 1216.11. Few reasons have caused the market to be bullish last month. Firstly, the bullish momentum was triggered by an increase in the demand in the insurance . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

A Learning Organisation

Many a young executive and senior manager lives in the ill-formed bubble that learning stops when a ‘job’ begins; that to learn is to be back in college and that to be working and learning is . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Hunting Down Waste

Kaizen, as understood by now, is all about ridding our business processes of imperfections in a gradual and continuous . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Is Nepal Really Inviting and Promoting Foreign Investment?

A few days ago, the Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce held its "Nepal Bangladesh Business Forum” in Kathmandu. I was one of the participants. There were more than 60 businesses that had come from . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Staying Ahead of the Business

Businesses are always striving to improve on the previous financial bottom line and are competing with peer groups to emerge as a market leader. For this, achieving better financial results in each passing year becomes crucial for the management . . . Read more »

Self Reliant Economy

Need for Investment in Sectors of Strategic Importance

Some countires have developed tremendously despite them having low natural resources. South Korea and Singapore are two examples. Nepal, on the other hand, hasn’t been able to develop though it is rich in natural resources. Today, we are dependent on other countries even for everyday essentials. Yet, we are talking about a self-reliant . . . Read more »

Self Reliant Economy

Meaningful Participation of Private Sector in Policy-making a Must

A self-reliant economy in today’s age of globalisation must mean well-balanced trade. The supply of each and everything domestically is neither practical nor possible. A hundred per cent self-reliant economy is just imagination. However, by a self-reliant economy, one may mean striking a good balance between exports and imports. . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Internal Resource Mobilization for HEP

Nepal is enriched by four river basins- Kosi in the east, Gandaki in the west, Karnali in the mid-west and a border river Mahakali in the far west. A sloppy mountain topography facilitates these . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

Futile Four Months

After four months of its promulgation, the new constitution was amended on Jan 30 in an effort to end the current impasse caused by the Madheshi parties’ protests. This amendment has tried to . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“Nepal is a fast growing market for us”

LG recently opened LG Lifestyle Shoppe in the capital. Younchul Park, Managing Director, LG Electronics Inc, Singapore was in Nepal for the opening. . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

The Best in Nepal

Nepal and Nepalis have been bagging “the best” titles, one after another, in recent times. Only a few months ago, Nepal’s name came under the global spotlight for writing “the world’s best . . . Read more »

Voices

Voices February 2016

"The is no alternative to moving towards . . . Read more »

Banking Activities

Banking Activities February 2016

Mega Bank has launched 56 or 53 branchless banking service outlets in various part of the country, said the bank in a press release. According to the bank, these outlets are serving 18 districts outside the valley. . . . Read more »

Biz Launches

Biz Launches February 2016

Mobile service provider Ncell has introduced a free online chat service on its official website. Now customers can visit Ncell’s official website www.ncell.com.np, select the online chat button, fill all the details (name, mobile number and email) required and get connected with the Ncell support team instantly, said a press . . . Read more »

Biz News

Biz News February 2016

Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) President Rajesh Kaji Shrestha has said that Nepal needs to sign a Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) with China. . . . Read more »

Feedback

Feedback February 2016

The article by Basant Kumar Chaudhary ‘Eliminating Wastes to Prosper via Kaizen’, (NBA, Jan 2016) was a top read. The idea generated from the book, ‘Kaizen: the Key to Japan’s Competitive Success’ by Masaaki Imai was interpreted in a very practical way by the . . . Read more »

Biztoon

Biztoon February 2016

House Model Ready For Quake Victims . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Risk of Systemic Failure

The Nepali economy has now entered the danger zone where the risk is not just limited to the financial system. The entire economic system including the underlying assumptions held sacrosanct as . . . Read more »

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Elections and Blessings

Elections and Blessings

By Madan Lamsal

On a Tuesday before the recently held first phase local elections, the roads were choked with traffic jams everywhere in the valley. After an enquiry, it was revealed that the jams were caused by the long queues of the aspiring candidates and their supporters who had gathered around government . . . read more »