Cover Story

Big Merger :NRB’s Merger Cane and Nepali Banking

As the central bank remains adamant on bank mergers, the Nepali-banking sector is moving towards yet another critical juncture. BFIs simply cannot ignore the latest policy directives but they seem to be reluctant to go for mergers, which raises the question whether the latest consolidation drive . . . Read more »

Cover Story

Experts Views on Merger and Acquisition

There exists a delusion that mergers will solve all the existing problems in the Nepali banking sector. There may be 4-5 commercial banks that are weak but the rest are doing well in all aspects, be it corporate governance, profit, earning per share.  Hence, there is no need to push all commercial banks to go for . . . Read more »

Auto Review

Jeep Compass Limited Plus : More Than a Facelift

In the 75 years since its inception, the portfolio of Jeep has grown exponentially, and the American automobile brand holds a substantial stake in the SUV market across diverse countries in the . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Nepal Life Insurance Company : Charting New Heights

At a time when insurance companies in Nepal are struggling to meet the new capital requirements set by the Insurance Board, Nepal Life Insurance Company (NepalLife) Limited has raised its paid-up . . . Read more »

Sectoral

The Rise of Home-grown Apparel Brands

Nepali readymade garment (RMG) industry entered into a period of prolonged and deep recession from 2005 when the United States scrapped the quota-free access to Nepali RMG . . . Read more »

Life and Career

A Life in Work : Ashok Sherchan’s Banking Voyage

From moving to Kathmandu from Baglung, to becoming CEO of Prabhu Bank, Ashok Sherchan has had an eventful career. Sherchan who began his career at Nepal Bangladesh Bank has held a series of . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Eclipse Labs : Crafting a Sonic Canvas

Art develops in distinct forms, and as technology proceeds to expand the boundaries of the human imagination, it has allowed creativity to be expressed through unique avenues. A prominent . . . Read more »

Restaurant Review

Of Bricks, Brownstones and Blue Queens

Walking into Brics Café, one is enveloped by a sense of warmth. The quaint architecture and the antiquated ambience serve as a sort of time machine, transporting diners to a bygone era, yet somehow . . . Read more »

Health

The Road to a Healthy Heart

The number of people suffering from Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD) is increasing due to unhealthy lifestyles, obesity and lack of physical activity, especially in urban areas. . . . Read more »

Travelogue

When Autumn Falls : Punam Singh’s Journey to the Cotswolds

Punam Singh, assistant general manager of marketing at Hansraj Hulaschand and Co. P. Ltd, the authorised distributor of Bajaj two-wheelers in Nepal, is a frequent traveller. Singh says she is fond of . . . Read more »

Health

Menopause and Weakening of Your Bones

Menopause is a time in a woman’s life when she stops having monthly periods. During this time, her ovaries stop releasing eggs and stop producing estrogen and progesterone hormones. Menopause . . . Read more »

Tourism

Discovering New Products in Tourism

At a time when ‘Visit Nepal 2020’ is just around the corner, the tourism stakeholders are busy trying to figure out how Nepal can meet its target of two million tourist arrivals. Besides the . . . Read more »

Dataspeak

Realising Potentials in Commercial Farming of Coconut

Nepal's import of coconut is growing by 19 percent year-on-year. In the fiscal year 2017/18, Nepal imported coconut worth about Rs 400 million. Nepal's total demand for coconut is about 10,617 metric . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

The Nepali Private Sector and Infrastructure Investment

The last two national budgets have seen a major shift in our strategy for sustainable development, with a quantum jump in the allocation for infrastructure development projects across the country. It . . . Read more »

Photospeak

Kathmandu's Hotel Boom

Nepal's hospitality industry is on a roll. As Nepal plans for 2 million tourists in 2020, swanky five-star hotels are being opened in Kathmandu city. . . . Read more »

Living +

The Future is Asia 

Thanks to the efforts of economic historian Angus Maddison, there is now a global consensus that Asia was the centre of the global order for a century up until the 1850s with China and India accounting for a large part of the global economy, trade, innovation, science and technology. . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Realising the Potential of Micro and Small Enterprises

Developing micro and small enterprises (MSEs) opens the doors of opportunity for poverty reduction and enhances the country’s overall development. This is because such enterprises enable people at . . . Read more »

Sectoral

The Rise of Home-grown Apparel Brands 

The growing popularity of some home-grown apparel brands has indicated that a new direction for Nepali RMG industry is in the . . . Read more »

Business Education

Master of Public Policy and Management Promoting Good Governance Through Better Management

KU SOM's new programme caters to the needs of Nepal's public sector which is increasingly looking for qualified human . . . Read more »

Interview

'We want to be a bank which is friendly, easy and digitally forward looking'

Standard Chartered Bank Nepal, one of Nepal's leading commercial banks, is gradually shedding its image as a conservative bank with an aggressive strategy. As the country moves towards political . . . Read more »

Women at Work

Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Maya Angelou, the famed American writer and civil rights activist, once said, “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

Still a Lot on NCP Chairs Platter to Resolve

Speaking at the first expanded meeting of the Lalitpur District Committee of the Nepal Communist Party on July 16, co-chairman of the ruling party Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced that all the remaining . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

‘Loot Nepal’: The TV Series

There are a lot of complaints making the rounds that, apart from one or two, all the reality TV shows currently being aired in Nepal are not good enough or up to the mark. So, what I’ve been . . . Read more »

Sectoral

Stronger Together : The Rise of Co-working in Nepal

As an increasing number of young entrepreneurs are engaged in start-ups and new business ventures, the demand for workspaces is growing rapidly. This has resulted in rise of co-working spaces in . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Time to Deliver

The new fiscal year has commenced and the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli led administration is still grappling with multiple issues that it committed to resolve during its formation one and a half . . . Read more »

Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements August 2019

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Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators August 2019

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Crossword

Crossword August 2019

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Biztoon

Biztoon Auguat 2019

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