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Cover Story

25 Years of Unilever Nepal : Charting New Heights in FMCG

It’s been a glorious 25 years of Unilever in Nepal. Unilever Nepal Limited (UNL) has seen several ups and downs in this journey, ultimately establishing itself as perhaps the largest FMCG manufacturer in the country. Profitability along with positive impact on society and the environment has been . . . Read more »

Cover Story

“Our vision is to grow the business whilst decoupling environmental footprint from the company’s growth and to increase positive social impact”

Nepali FMCG sector is a mixture of importers and unorganised players who mostly infringe the IPRs and also don’t comply with local rules in letter or spirit. To accelerate the FMCG sector’s growth, Nepal requires big investments in local manufacturing, marketing, capability of people and distribution . . . Read more »

Educational Management

Develop Your Personality Before Facing The Music

The Vedantic concept of personality development is based on the concept of perfection of each soul and self-confidence for the realisation and manifestation of this inner knowledge. This establishes . . . Read more »

Banking

Avoid the Hassles of Bank Loans

When we plan to purchase land, build a house or buy a car, mostly we need bank financing and the biggest challenge we face is to understand what banks look for when giving credit. . . . Read more »

Sectoral

The Untapped Potential of Handicraft

The Federation of Handicraft Association of Nepal (FHAN) in association with the Embassy of Nepal in Hong Kong and Hong Kong Nepalese Business Association Ltd (HKNBA) organised the Nepal Hong Kong . . . Read more »

Trends

Bringing Spaces to Life

It is not just the outer appearance that matters. What’s on the inside counts too. The internal layout of a building is as much of a concern as the façade. This is where interior designing comes . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Todays Telegram: A Premium Brand Message from Nepal

It is often wondered whether entrepreneurship is a quality that is in-born, whether it is a hereditary skill that is passed down through the genes or whether it is something that is developed as a . . . Read more »

Business Education

Int’l Trade and Business Law for Better Economy

The doors of opportunity in international trade formally opened for Nepal when the country was inducted as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2004. Besides WTO, the country over the . . . Read more »

Business Financing

Challenge Fund : To Boost Innovative Businesses

The government’s Challenge Fund for new businesses has boosted entrepreneurship interest. But it needs to go to the most deserving startups. Recently, the World Economic Forum labeled Nepal the . . . Read more »

Hydropower

Chilime Hydropower Company Limited : Commitment for Sustainable Hydropower Development

Chilime Hydropower Company Limited (CHCL) was incorporated in 1995 with an objective of hydroelectricity generation through optimum utilisation of resources within the country. Nepal Electricity . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Mahalaxmi Bikas Bank : Starting an Impressive Journey

In a bid to become the largest development bank in Nepal, Mahalaxmi Bikas Bank merged Yeti Development Bank into it on July 2, 2017. Mahalaxmi Bikas Bank had started its journey as a B-class . . . Read more »

Interview

“The government needs to start one-on-one discussion with businessmen in order to identify and address their issues”

Moti Lal Dugar, Chairman of MV Dugar Group, is a third generation industrialist of the business family Dugar that carries a 127 year legacy. His elder brother late Tola Ram Dugar is regarded as the . . . Read more »

Living +

Matchmakers : The New Economics of Multisided Platforms

Sharing isn't new. Giving someone a ride, having a guest in your spare room, running errands for someone, helping to sell old stuff-- these are not revolutionary concepts. What is new, in the "sharing economy," is that you are not helping a friend for . . . Read more »

Restaurant Review

Erma Restaurant and Ara Bar : Immersive and Affordable

Remember the last time you read a good book? Not just an anthology of short stories or a long read, but a really good novel? One that had you completely immersed in a character, a story or a place so much that you never wanted the book to . . . Read more »

Photospeak

Milk Processing From Udder to Butter

Dairy farming is a major agriculture-based business in Nepal with a history dating back many years. The business which had remained in the traditional form has been modernised with the use of new technology mostly over the last 3-4 decades. . . . Read more »

Personality

Building Atop and Anew on a Family Legacy

“Shaking off family labels is always an external thing. Internally it is up to you to do what you want to do on your own,” says Rabindra Bhakta Shrestha, CEO of Prestellar Ventures. Prestellar . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Quality Matters

What satisfies the perception of an end-consumer constitutes quality. This is not only true for all products and services that commercial enterprises provide but also for the public goods and . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Contract Farming : A New Model for Food Security

The definition of contract farming focuses on the coordination between the different parts of a supply chain, involving various participants and contract . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Second Pillar : Success Narratives

The axis of the series of articles in the past few months has been sustainable development and the role of the Second Pillar and Foreign Aid dynamics. The success narratives of each of these should . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

A Country For Sale

There is a country in this world which has been on sale for the past few years. As there is not a single buyer who can buy this country in one go, the country is being cut into pieces and sold in . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“Voith will play a vital role in driving digital transformation in hydropower sector”

The Germany-based Voith Hydro Holding GMBH and Co. KG is a global manufacturer of electromechanical equipments for hydropower projects. Founded in 1867, the company has been manufacturing equipments for mini and small hydropower . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“We strive to produce leaders”

The US-based Cleary University and Nilai University in Malaysia have jointly launched the 3Q programme. It is the world’s first international multi-degree programme that includes three American BBA degrees from Cleary University and a Malaysian bachelor degree from Nilai . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“If all goes well, we will be launching two new products this year”

Sipradi, the sole distributor for Tata vehicles in Nepal, launched Tata Tigor amid a progamme in the capital on August 9. Johnny Oommen, Head of International Business Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors Ltd was in Nepal for the launch of the four-wheeler which has been classified by the company as a . . . Read more »

Stock Taking

Monthly Technical Analysis of Nepse (25 July to 21 August 2017)

The benchmark index lost 17.51 points (or down 1.06%) to close at 1611.57 last month. The index remains above the 50-day, as well as 200 day moving average, signaling the market to be bullish. However, Nepse hovering close to the 50-day MA will test the respective MA for support . . . Read more »

Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators September 2017

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Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements September 2017

Corporate Movements September . . . Read more »

Voices

Voices September 2017

Voices September . . . Read more »

Biztoon

Biztoon September 2017

Biztoon September . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

The Dangers of Doklam Dispute

Although Nepal has made it clear that it will stay neutral in this latest India-China standoff, and that it wants this issue resolved peacefully, we have to prepare ourselves for a war between our . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Disaster Preparedness

Lots of discussions are taking place lecturing Nepali industries on disaster preparedness. The lecturing has become even more frequent since the earthquake of 2015. And a lot of improvements have . . . 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 »