Cover Story

DIGITISING Nepali Economy 

Nepal Clearing House Limited (NCHL), in the month of Poush (December/January), reported that monthly transactions on its connectIPS, an electronic payment system, reached Rs 12.05 billion. The size of the transaction highlights two things. Digital payment is growing in acceptance among ordinary . . . Read more »

Cover Story

Experts Views on DIGITISING Nepali Economy

Technology is enabling an ecosystem where customers are acquired and served differently than traditional ways. While designing a digital strategy, it is important to understand how customers are acquired and how they are served. Let’s consider the process of opening a bank account. . . . Read more »

Life and Career

Raising The Bar

Mahesh Shrestha serves as a Managing Director of G4S Security Services Nepal (P.) Ltd. He joined the company in 2008. Due to his utmost professionalism and dedication, he received the Best CEO Award . . . Read more »

Dataspeak

Macroeconomic Update

By the end of first five months of the current fi scal year, the government spent Rs 287,840 million and raised Rs 350,070 million in revenue and grants resulting in a surplus of Rs 62,229 . . . Read more »

Business Education

THE BRITISH COLLEGE : Embedding IT to Incubate Entrepreneurial Ideas

Continuous innovations in information technology (IT) have been changing the daily lives of the people in this era of digitisation. In order for entrepreneurship to flourish in such a dynamic world, . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Red Tail Studio : Telling Stories through Games 

The last few decades have seen video games globally becoming the most sought after products in interactive entertainment. With the growing video gaming culture also in Nepal, some domestic startups . . . Read more »

Travelogue

FINDING SERENITY IN CEYLON : Bishal Humagain's Trip to Sri Lanka

Bishal Humagain, CEO of Progressive Finance Ltd is a joyous traveller and enjoys exploring new destinations. Fond of going on long road drives during the night, he defines himself as a nocturnal . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

NEPAL BANK LIMITED :  Towards Sustainability and Prosperity

The history Nepal Bank Limited, which spans over eight decades, tells a story about the rise, fall and rise again of the state-owned bank. The story is not only about revisiting the see-sawing past . . . Read more »

Sectoral

HALLS AND MALLS : The Rise of Multiplex Theatres

The Washington Post claimed in 2015, “No one likes malls anymore” based on its analysis of foot traffic at major American malls and the rise of online retail. The Business Insider magazine . . . Read more »

Report

THE COST OF ECTS FOR NEPAL'S TRADE

It has been a year since the ‘Transhipment Model’ was introduced for Nepal’s third country trade.  The new system was expected to streamline the procedures and reduce the costs associated with . . . Read more »

Tourism

THE AIRBNB WAY : THE PROS & CONS OF ACCOMMODATION DISRUPTION

Tourist arrival in Nepal is at its peak during the months of September, October, November and December. Like other destinations, Pokhara receives a heavy influx of foreign and domestic tourists . . . Read more »

Biz Talk

“The Initial Market Response has been Very Encouraging”

The 6th Nepal Buildcon International Expo 2020 is all set to open its doors to visitors from February 7-9.  The exhibition will bring together some of the biggest domestic and foreign brands in the . . . Read more »

Biz Talk

“Our market strategy is to provide best products at best prices”

Recent years have seen the meteoric rise of Xiaomi in the Nepali smartphone market. Using cutting-edge technologies in its devices and attractive product pricing strategies, the Chinese brand is on a . . . Read more »

Auto Review

RENAULT TRIBER : Ultra Spacious, Ultra Desirable

If one harbours dreams of owning an SUV in Nepal, one needs to be prepared to shell out a significant amount. Renault’s Triber, the new 5-seater SUV, has officially been launched in Nepal, and is . . . Read more »

Restaurant Review

The Village Cafe : Exquisite Newari Cuisine

Located on the top floor of the X building in Pulchowk, The Village Café immediately dazzles its patrons with picturesque views of the valley. If one chooses to dine in the outdoor area, the . . . Read more »

Women at Work

SEWING SUCCESS : SHARADA RIJAL

Many years ago, Sharada Rijal was asked whether she could perform better today if she was a “man”. She said ‘No’. She recalls how a group of media people had asked that question. She believes . . . Read more »

Interview

THERE IS A PROMISING FUTURE FOR ONLINE SHOPPING IN NEPAL

Daraz, the largest online shopping platform in Nepal, has been focusing a lot on improving its overall customer experience. After its acquisition by Alibaba in May 2018, Daraz has been learning and . . . Read more »

Interview

UT-1 IS THE BEST IN TERMS OF DRY ENERGY

Ending years of delay, Nepal Water and Energy Development Company (NWEDC) on November 1, 2019 secured a financing agreement amounting to USD 453.2 million with nine international banks and financial . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

THE MCC CONUNDRUM 

The internal feuds within the Nepal Communist Party show no signs of fading away. For months after the merger of then CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist), the party had a tough time settling the portfolio . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

THE THEORETICAL DEBATE ON DEVELOPMENT

The big political parties of Nepal are currently engaged in a serious debate on how to take the country forward on the path of prosperity. The Nepali Congress is busy preparing for the great battle . . . Read more »

From the Editor

DEFENDING DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

After getting clearance from the Parliamentary Development and Technology Committee, the controversial Information Technology Bill is now in the House of Representatives for deliberation. It is an . . . Read more »

Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements February 2020

Corporate Movements February . . . Read more »

Crossword

Crossword February 2020

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Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators February 2020

Liquor Indicators February . . . Read more »

Voices

Voices February 2020

Voices February . . . Read more »

Biztoon

Biztoon February 2020

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