Cover Story

CEMENT INDUSTRY WOES : How to Stop it Going from Boom to Bust

At a time when the country’s industrial productivity has mostly remained subdued, it is a matter of great pride to note that Nepal has become self-reliant in cement production. Over the last few years, this essential construction material has been witnessing a boom in business which, . . . Read more »

Cover Story

Experts Views on Cement Industry in Nepal

Nepal has become self-reliant in cement and we don’t need FDI in the sector. There is a need to make the existing companies competitive by helping to lower their cost of production. The Nepali cement industry has more than Rs 300 billion in capital investments while total investment in the sector has reached Rs 1,000 billion and additional FDI will put the investment at a . . . Read more »

Travelogue

Saurav JB Rana’s Ride to the Kingdom of Heaven

Saurav JB Rana, chairman of Himalayan Motorrad and director of Turbo Group, authorised distributor of Benelli, BMW, Husky and Ducati bikes in Nepal, is an ardent biking enthusiast. Rana shares the . . . Read more »

Life and Career

Providing a Spark : Khadga Bahadur Bisht’s Energising Career

Khadga Bahadur Bisht is the Executive Director at the Millennium Challenge Account-Nepal (MCA-Nepal), a development board set up after the agreement between Nepal government and the US government . . . Read more »

Gadget Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus : The Phone For All Seasons

Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Note’ series has been synonymous with power and performance for over eight years. The series has traversed the rapidly oscillating phone landscape – when it made its bow in . . . Read more »

Sectoral

THE BICYCLE DIARIES : EXAMINING THE TREND OF BICYCLES IN NEPAL

In 2015, the sale of bicycles in Nepal reached its apex. During that period, India’s economic blockade led to a fuel crisis in the country, hampering transportation. This development eventually . . . Read more »

Auto Review

Subaru XV : UNIQUELY  URBAN

The 2019 Subaru XV is, in many, ways the quintessential urban machine. Imbued with dashing looks, a lithe figure, and with style oozing out of its compact frame, the compact SUV checks all the . . . Read more »

Trends

Green is the New Black : Sustainable Fashion in Nepal

With trendy words such as ‘sustainability’, ‘conscious consumerism’ and ‘zero waste movement’ looming over the fashion market, it is easy to get confused about the meanings and . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Sunbridge Solar Nepal : Working for a Sustainable Future

Policymakers and governments in many countries around the world have begun to adopt and implement policies to dramatically shift conventional sources of power including oil, coal, and natural gas to . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Syakar Trading Company : Driven to Succeed 

In a place like Kathmandu, where traffic congestion makes it difficult for anyone to move around, two-wheelers are often the desired mode of transport. As a result, there is a robust market for . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

The Colourful Growth of Berger (J&N) Nepal

The Indian paints maker Berger Paints (India) Limited forayed into Nepal in 2000 with the acquisition of Jenson & Nicholson (Nepal), a subsidiary of Jenson & Nicholson (India) Limited, to commence . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Rastriya Banijya Bank : Towards a Better Future

The revival of Rastriya Banijya Bank Limited (RBBL) is nothing short of astounding. The wholly government-owned bank, which until 8-9 years ago was struggling to stand on its own feet, is now the . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

GRC in Business and Banking

Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) are three aspects that help to assure an organisation achieves its goals and objectives and acts with integrity and professional propriety. It addresses . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Economic Growth,Rule and Law and Nepal

Nepal needs USD 10 billion of foreign investment a year to achieve double digit growth and take it to middle-income country status according to Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada in an interview he . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“Nepal is one of the key growth markets for MoneyGram”

MoneyGram, a global provider of money transfers and payment services, recently awarded the winners of its special promotion, which offered customers a chance to double their transaction amounts each . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“We are definitely hoping that we can strike something more meaningful here for 3 to 5 years.”

“We are definitely hoping that we can strike something more meaningful here for 3 to 5 . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“Robertson will grow into the number one wine brand in Nepal”

Robertson Winery is a beverage company based in South-Africa that is solely focused on producing wines. In Nepal, SPG Trading Pvt Ltd has been importing Robertson wines for the last five years and it . . . Read more »

Interview

"Consolidating federalism and maximising finance for development are some of our key priorities" 

This year marks the World Bank Group's 50th anniversary of its engagement with Nepal. In 1969, the multilateral development agency provided its first credit to Nepal for telecommunications sector . . . Read more »

Vaastu For Business

Northeast - The Brain of the House

As per Vedic transcripts, the Northeast direction represents the head of the Vaastu Purush, commonly known as ‘Ishaanya Konya’. Based on calculations, experiences and studies, it has been found . . . Read more »

Restaurant Review

CASA PAGODA : The House of Delicacies

Casa Pagoda occupies an envious location, standing firm on the edge of Patan Durbar Square – a bastion of centuries-old heritage and culture. Even before entering the restaurant, the atmosphere is . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

Political Perplexity of Nepali Congress

The role of an opposition counts the most when the ruling party is holding an absolute majority. The party commanding the government with an overwhelming majority has chances of curtailing democratic . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

Why Pay Tax?

It’s astonishing that everywhere you go you only find people criticising the government. Why are the Nepali people so much against the government and why do they only try to find reasons to rap it? . . . Read more »

Women at Work

Mahalaxmi Shrestha  : The Busy Bee

The famous American musician, Ciara once said, “Education is everything – education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do”. Mahalaxmi Shrestha, managing . . . Read more »

From the Editor

The Right Approach for Tax Net Expansion

In a bid to expand the tax net, the Ministry of Finance is considering levying a tax on the transfer of ancestral property though. Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has said that this concept of . . . Read more »

Crossword

Crossword October 2019

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Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements October 2019

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Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators October 2019

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Biztoon

Biztoon October 2019

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Voices

Voices October 2019

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