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Energy Now

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) are two energy monopolies of the state which, everyone agrees, have grown sick to the core and need serious overhauling. Both were created during the Panchayat system and have undergone little reforms since then. The NEA enjoys . . . Read more »

Interview

“My challenge is to regain the reputation of NPC”

We have to consolidate our expenditure programme; the trend so far is to spread the budget thinly over all places. Many programmes are duplicated and many overlaps happen between the jurisdictions of . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

SDBL eMerging into the Future

In a reflection of the times, Siddhartha Development Bank Limited (SDBL), one of the country’s top five national level development banks, is proceeding to merge into it Ekata Bikash Bank and Nepal . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Ngadi: Lighting Up Homes

Ngadi Hydropower makes a real effort to practice the principles of management effectively. For this, in every different project it operates, it registers a separate company to shorten the financial . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Kantipur Valley College : A Launch Pad to Success

Back in 1981 just another non-descript school was established in Kathmandu, in a capital city full of schools. But it all changed in 2002 when the school changed into a higher education institution . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Meetings: An Alliance, an Affirmation and a Therapy

A meeting is an alliance. Each person sitting there endorses a coming together of ideas and direction. Even a dissent, a disagreement and an argument are a valuable dimension of the discussion. In . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Eliminating Wastes to Prosper via Kaizen

Among all management concepts and tools, Kaizen is the most humanizing and harmonizing as it engages every section of a commercial organization – from the chief executive to the junior-most rank . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Preservation of the Soul at Work

David Whyte in his book, The Heart Aroused, attempted to keep what is tried and true, good and efficient at the centre of our present work life, while opening ourselves to a mature appreciation of . . . Read more »

Women Entrepreneurship

Age No Bar to Business

Developing a career when one has crossed their forties could look like an impossible task. The case becomes even more acute when you have been jobless at this age and can’t find anyone who will . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

South Asia’s Vital Need for Electricity

South Asia is home to over one billion people. A majority of them are living without access to electricity. Electricity is an essential prerequisite not only for modern life but also to power . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Remittance : A Blessing and a Curse

Running a country through remittances can be an easy way to move ahead, but it comes with a price. Every day, 1500 Nepalis fly out from Tribhuvan International Airport for jobs abroad. The . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

What Does India Want?

What does India want from Nepal? This is the question on everyone’s lips – from the meetings attended by the Prime Minister to private dinner tables, to coffee and tea shops. The other question . . . Read more »

From the Editor

TeliaSonera’s Exit

TeliaSonera’s December deal to sell its shares in Ncell to Malaysia’s Axiata cannot be viewed in Nepal simply as a business decision by two companies. Some indications of the gravity of the . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

The Developing Development Dilemma

Some might think that nothing has happened in Nepal or that Nepalis have seen no progress. But, the reality is not like that. Nepalis have been continuously treading the path of progress. Like in the . . . Read more »

Biztoon

Biztoon January 2016

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Stock Taking

Monthly Technical Analysis of Nepse (29 November to 24 December, 2015)

The benchmark index saw huge changes in the course of last month. Despite all the difficulties and political unrest in the country, Nepse gained a staggering 114.26 points (or up 11.17%) to close at 1137.03. It seems that the monetary policy is still playing a major role in causing the market to be . . . Read more »

Banking Activities

Banking Activities January 2016

Bank of Kathmandu (BoK) Ltd has opened a new branch in Bellauri, Kanchanpur. Nepal Rastra Bank Deputy Governor Maha Prasad Adhikari inaugurated the branch amidst a function. BoK now has a total of 51 branches. This comes as part of the bank’s second partnership with the Sakchyam Access to Finance programme to open new branch offices in rural and semi-urban market segments in the mid and far-western districts of . . . Read more »

Self Reliant Economy

Beyond the Rhetoric of Self-reliance

It is necessary to take a bottom-up approach to develop our country. We have made several mistakes in the past in the areas of economic . . . Read more »

Self Reliant Economy

Exploiting Potentialto the Maximum

We should now try to find a solution to end another similar situation from occurring which could throw us into chaos when our relations with a neighbouring country grow . . . Read more »

Biz News

Biz News January 2016

The press release stated that TeliaSonera divests its direct ownership of 60.4 percent to Axiata for USD 1,030 million on an cash and debt free basis, Ncell had a net cash position of approximately USD 284 million, after purchase price adjustments, as of September 30, 2015, and TeliaSonera will be paid for the cash position at closing in proportion to its economic interest of 80.4 . . . Read more »

Biz Launches

Biz Launches January 2016

LG has launched the latest model of its Front Loading Washing Machines in the market. The new washing machine comes with an Inverter Direct Drive System with an advanced Brushless DC motor which directly drives the drum without a belt and . . . Read more »

The Developing Development Dilemma
Some might think that nothing has happened in Nepal or that Nepalis have seen no progress. But, the reality is not like that. Nepalis have been continuously treading the path of progress. Like in the song Yo Nepali Sheer Uchali Sansarma . . . read more »