Cover Story

The SSF Challenge

On November 27, 2018, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli launched the ambitious, contribution-based Social Security Fund (SSF) claiming it as the ‘beginning of a new era’ amid lavish fanfare. “It is a historical achievement for us. The launch of the scheme will create a better work environment in . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Cultivating a New Age Coffee Culture

Two college friends Kishan Gurung and Niran Shrestha embarked on a journey to provide cheap coffee for everyone and break the stereotypical concept of coffee as a luxury drink in Nepal. Gurung, . . . Read more »

Market Watch

Global Headwinds to Play Crucial Role

The price movements of some major commodities such as gold, silver and crude oil seem to have gained upward momentum due to uncertainty created by international macroeconomic headwinds. In the . . . Read more »

Energy

Oil Price Volatility and the Way Forward for Nepal

Apparently, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has lost whatever control it had of the oil market. The actions (or tweets) of three men — US President Donald Trump , Russian . . . Read more »

Automobile

The Expanding Market of Lubricants

The biggest names in the world and some home-grown brands have found Nepal the perfect field when it comes to automotive . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Mahalaxmi Bikas Bank Getting Stronger

In just one and a half year of its successful merger, Mahalaxmi Bikas Bank has become a major player in the development banking sector. . . . Read more »

Life and Career

Sambhu N. Gautam’s 32-year Banking Odyssey

Shambhu N. Gautam, the chief executive officer of Siddhartha Bank Ltd, has over 30 years of experience in the banking sector. Gautam started his banking career from Agricultural Development Bank . . . Read more »

Brand Talk

Coca-Cola : The Brand that Opened Happiness

Consumers around the world can instantly identify the red and white logo of Coca-Cola. Few brands have succeeded in having such a strong rapport globally. In Nepal, the cold drink has been most . . . Read more »

Trends

The Advent of Ride Hailing Services

Ride-hailing services in Kathmandu valley have become popular among the young working population. The rides are easy to find, quick to arrive and comfortable; a convenient way to commute through the . . . Read more »

Gadget Review

Honor Play : The Game-Changer

In 2013, Huawei, the Chinese tech behemoth, established its ‘Honor’ sub-brand, intending to cater to the mid-range clientele. Honor’s modus operandi is to provide affordable smartphones by . . . Read more »

Information Technology

The Fall and Rise of PCs

In 2010, with mobile devices on the ascendancy, experts had consigned traditional PCs to the scrap yard. Yet almost a decade on, PCs keep marching . . . Read more »

Organisational Management

The Importance of Employee Engagement

A conscious and consistent people management approach with empathy on top is necessary for effective HR . . . Read more »

Business Education

Internship Practices Shaping Careers of Fresh Graduates

Management colleges and business institutions in Nepal are focusing on internship programmes to prepare fresh graduates for the job . . . Read more »

Travelogue

Through the Misty Mountains : Kishore Maharjan’s Thrilling Trip to Manang

Kishore Maharjan, former CEO of Sunrise Bank Limited and Civil Bank is a travel enthusiast. He says travelling has always been a crucial part of his profession. Tamish Giri of New Business Age caught . . . Read more »

Auto Review

BMW G310R : A Breathtaking Mechanical Wonder

Bayerische Motoren Werke, recognised worldwide by its prominent abbreviation, BMW, enjoys an extensive and illustrious standing in the annals of the automotive industry. The Munich-based manufacturer . . . Read more »

Dataspeak

Potential in Animal Feed Industry

Animal husbandry in Nepal is undergoing the paradigm shift. Traditional husbandry is vanishing and western model of husbandry is gaining popularity in the country. Given the list of US Livestock production system (http://www.cast-science.org), demand for the forage crop like alfalfa, clover, silage, cereals like . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“We are targeting 40% share in the three-wheeler market segment in Nepal”

Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Piaggio Italy, started its operations with the launch of the Ape in 1999 and has been manufacturing three-wheeler commercial vehicles from its plant in India. . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Dharma, Artha, Kaama, Moksha : Economics, Religion and Philosophy

According to our shashtras (religious scriptures), Dharma (religion), Artha (wealth), Kaama (bodily desire) and Moksha (nirvana) are the ultimate goals for a Hindu person. So much has been written on . . . Read more »

Stock Taking

Monthly Technical Analysis of Nepse (December 23rd 2018 – January 17th 2019)

NEPSE index gained 21.8 (or up 1.87%) to close at 1187.77 last month. At the beginning of last month, NEPSE index showed bullish momentum by breaching the resistance of 50 days moving average. . . . Read more »

Vaastu For Business

Vaastu Solutions without Demolition

It is a big misconception that the only way to correct Vaastu defects is by rebuilding or demolishing the existing structure. Also, it can’t be completely true that only some basic traditional . . . Read more »

Living +

NO LOGO : Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies

‘No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies’ is a book by the Canadian author Naomi Klein. The source of marketing to youth, Klein writes is the identity crises brands suffered when the baby boomers fell off the consumer spectrum. As the baby boomers moved into old age and many passed away, brands had to find new . . . Read more »

Restaurant Review

Hotel Shangri-La’s Lost Horizon Cafe : A Gourmet Shambhala

There is a synchronicity to the nomenclature at Hotel Shangri-La, Kathmandu. The mythical land of Shangri-La, as outlined by author James Hilton in his seminal novel ‘Lost Horizon,’ is a . . . Read more »

Restaurant Review

Krazy Gecko : Divine Delicacies, Natural Ambience

On New Year’s Day, Pokhara’s roads were brimming with tourists and locals alike. All the restaurants and cafés on Lakeside, the city’s tourist hub, were crowded, and the hustle and bustle of . . . Read more »

Personality

Sameer Sharma : The Articulate Advocate

Sameer Sharma, managing partner at the prominent law firm S.S Legal, wanted to pursue a career in music. “I never wanted to become a lawyer, I had other professions on my mind,” he says. Not many . . . Read more »

Interview

“Liquidity related problems, interest rate stability and optimum utilisation of available financial means are NRB’s current focuses.”

Nepal’s financial sector and the capital market have been facing several mounting challenges. There are a number of problems threatening the financial stability of the country such as the acute . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

A Once-upon A Time Prime Minister

Once upon a time, there was a Prime Minister of a country. He wanted to see, while he was still alive, what Heaven looked like. So, one day he went there and knocked on the door to Heaven. After . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Policy of Haste

The latest volatility in the financial market prompted the government to form a high-level panel under the coordination of Nepal Rastra Bank’s deputy governor, which submitted its 58-points . . . Read more »

Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements February 2019

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Crossword

Crossword February 2019

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Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators February 2019

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Voices

Voices February 2019

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Biztoon

Biztoon February 2019

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