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Cover Story

Nepal’s Taxation Transition: Finding the Ideal Tax Template

During his recent trip to the United States to participate in the annual meeting of The World Bank, Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented Nepal as the most competitive country in South Asia in terms of corporate income . . . Read more »

Cover Story

Indirect Taxes in Nepal : Challenges and Trends

According to Harvard economist Daron Acemoglu, tax revenue as percentage of GDP is generally higher among countries with higher per capita income. Nepal is an anomaly in the global trend. For a . . . Read more »

Cover Story

Problems in New Tax Arrangements and Taxation Reform

The first federal government budget indicates that the government has taken a backward momentum in terms of taxation. There has been 5 percent customs buty increment on the impart of agricultural commodities. Such used to be levied also in the part but was abandoned long time back. Likewise, tariffs on the import of many commodities have been increased. To stop illegal imports of goods and commodities, the government should have reduced the . . . Read more »

Living +

5 Essential Movies for every Entrepreneur

Great artists leave behind a work of art that transcends time and shapes their legacy. For Da Vinci, it is the Mona Lisa. For Beethoven, it is his Fifth Symphony. For Aaron Sorkin, writer . . . Read more »

Restaurant Review

Headlines Sports Caefe Culinary Delights and Sporting Nights

In 1765, on the cobblestone streets of Paris, Boulanger ushered in a new era when he established the world’s first modern restaurant. About a century thereafter in the perennially rain-soaked . . . Read more »

Living +

Toastman : The Perfect Meal is a Touch Away

Almost a year ago, Garishma Agrawal ventured out to an Italian restaurant for a get-together. She eagerly went to grab a meal, with family in tow, but was left disappointed when she found the . . . Read more »

Trends

The Nepali Brand Sutra of Premiumness

For companies the world over, value addition of brands is an integral component they focus on to strengthen and expand their presence in markets home and abroad by appealing to upmarket customers. In . . . Read more »

Investing

Investing 101 : How to Create a Winning Investment Portfolio

“Committing resources into some endeavour or thing in expectation of a positive return” is the simplistic way in how we define investing. In financial terms, the resource here being committed is . . . Read more »

Investing

The See-saw Effect of Interest Rates and Stock Prices

Regardless of the various methods used to measure the movement of share prices, the nature of the stock market is mostly considered unpredictable the world over. The market works under several . . . Read more »

Business Education

Open and Distance Learning: A Boon for Professionals

Resuming a paused video is easy but resuming education after a study-gap is a different matter altogether. Raju Ghimire, a hospitality professional, went through a similar situation. His formal . . . Read more »

Business Education

The Changing Roles of Teachers in Current Industrial Scenario

In today’s context, educational institutes providing professional education make a unique industry which has students as the input and professionals as the output. The institutes which provide . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

RR Shree School of Technology : Delivering Multimedia Brilliance

Shreejana KC, an IT enthusiast and a student of multimedia was working in an animation studio when the idea of starting an organisation that doubles as an academy and a studio crossed her . . . Read more »

Travelogue

There and Back Again : A Rider's Tale By Saurabh Jyoti

Nepal is home to some breathtaking vistas. Every year a sizeable number of foreign tourists travel to Nepal to soak in our resplendent landscape and diverse culture. However, the locals are . . . Read more »

Information Technology

Smart TVs : Defining New Age TV Viewing

The effectiveness and usability of technology designed for direct human use are directly correlated with our ability to interact with them. For a long time, interaction with our television sets took . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Nepal Liquors : In High Spirits

In 2015, Rajesh Bir Singh Tuladhar, executive chairman of Nepal Liquors Pvt Ltd, was going through a wide range of emotions. “We were nervous, excited and hopeful at the same time while bidding for . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Tort Law and Its Applicability in Nepal

In 2017, the Parliament of Nepal passed, and the President of Nepal authenticated, the Civil Code Act 2074 (2017) (“Civil Code”), with the aim of updating and unifying various civil legislations . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Garud Securities : Professional and Dedicated

Established in January 2005, Garud Securities Pvt Ltd has been successful in creating its own brand setting high standards in terms of providing private security services in Nepal. Garud’s diverse . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Bancassurance - An integral component of Wealth Management

Bancassurance, in plain words is banks providing insurance services, products or insurance benefits to their clients. Bancassurance is a model whereby both banking and insurance products are sold . . . Read more »

Vaastu For Business

Detoxification Using Salt

Now and then we all feel depressed or anxious at home for no reason at all. This may be because we are picking up the negative energy from our surroundings. Over time, our homes or office spaces can . . . Read more »

Interview

Tax base has not widened to such an extent that we could rely only on direct taxes

Currently, the debate over taxation is intensifying. A wide spectrum of the populace, from business people to the general public, are voicing their concerns related to the tax arrangements set by the . . . Read more »

Interview

“The push and pull between entrepreneurs and governments is the essential tension of a strong capitalist system”

Verne Harnish, founder of EO, is an influential personality in the entrepreneurial realm. He is also the founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company. Holding more . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

Now, The Think Tanks’ Turn

The ‘Nepal-India Think Tank Summit’ concluded recently in Kathmandu. As the name suggests, a think tank is a tank full of thoughts. But it also means intellectuals. Simply speaking, an . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Stay Together

At a time when the private sector needs to unite and protect its space in the free market, differences and political divisions have seeped into the sector's institutional composition, undermining . . . Read more »

Living +

The Innovator’s Dilemma

The Innovator’s Dilemma, written by Clayton M. Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor is perhaps one of the most well-known books about business and innovation. It was published back in 1997, when the technology landscape was much different from . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“The ability to focus is important for a leader”

PS Rathore is an international motivational trainer, professor of strategy for CA students and a strategist for business houses. He is renowned for his ‘fire walk’ motivational technique. He recently conducted a seminar "Strategic leadership framework for success" in the capital on August 10-11. . . . Read more »

Stock Taking

Monthly Technical Analysis of Nepse (July 22nd 2018 - August 23rd 2018)

Nepse index lost 3.16 points (or down0.27%) to close at 1178.5 last month. The index continues to trade below50-day moving average and 200-day moving average indicating bearish momentum in the market. The average volume turnover decreased to Rs 22.51crores from Rs 29.66 crores the month . . . Read more »

Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements September August 2018

Corporate Movements September August . . . Read more »

Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators September 2018

Liquor Indicators September . . . Read more »

Crossword

CrossWord September 2018

CrossWord September . . . Read more »

Voices

Voices September 2018

Voices September . . . Read more »

Biztoon

Biztoon September 2018

Biztoon September . . . Read more »

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Now, The Think Tanks’ Turn
The ‘Nepal-India Think Tank Summit’ concluded recently in Kathmandu. As the name suggests, a think tank is a tank full of thoughts. But it also means intellectuals. Simply speaking, an intellectual is a person who sells intellect to make a living. . . . read more »