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A Cure for the Sugar Market Ills

A Cure for the Sugar Market Ills

June 2019   
Nepal’s sugar market is in dire need of a complete overhaul. All the major aspects of this essential commodity including the pricing of sugarcane, production and local market pricing of sugar as . . . Read more »


Hotels in Nepal : THE NEW WAVE

Hotels in Nepal : THE NEW WAVE

May 2019   
After seven months, it will be Visit Nepal 2020. The goal of this second national tourism promotion campaign (The first was VNY 1998) is to welcome two million foreign visitors. The Visit Nepal 2020 . . . Read more »


When Technology Meets Hospitality

When Technology Meets Hospitality

May 2019   
In this digital era, when contact with technology is inevitable, any form of business can create disruption in the industry with the wise and clever use of technology. The hospitality industry, till . . . Read more »


Experts Views on The Hotel Boom in Nepal

May 2019   
Hoteliers are very much prepared; today we have enough hotels to accommodate 2.5 million guests in term of rooms, beds, food and entertainment. Eventually, by combining all categories of hotels, i.e. stars hotels, resorts, lodges, guest houses and even the homestay facilities, we have the strength in numbers to make Visit Nepal 2020 a grand . . . Read more »


ICTC GROUP’S NEW GEN : TAKING OVER THE REINS

ICTC GROUP’S NEW GEN : TAKING OVER THE REINS

April 2019   
Any transition from the old generation to the new comes with both opportunities and challenges. In a family-run business, this becomes more evident due to the complexities in managing various aspects . . . Read more »


Mutual Funds in Nepal : Way Ahead

Mutual Funds in Nepal : Way Ahead

March 2019   
The development or growth or expansion of the capital market in Nepal has been talked about a lot. However, these discussions have made little real impact. Thus, the Nepali capital market is . . . Read more »


The SSF Challenge

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 . . . Read more »


Too Big to Fail : Saving NAC from the Claws of Greed

Too Big to Fail : Saving NAC from the Claws of Greed

In August 2016, when the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) decided to start process of purchasing two Airbus wide-body aircraft for long-haul flights, a bright light of hope for a revival of the . . . Read more »


How Export of Services can Balance Nepal’s Trade

How Export of Services can Balance Nepal’s Trade

Global trade, today, is undergoing a transformation with the balance fast shifting towards trade in services from trade in goods. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the governing body . . . Read more »


Banking Strategies and Disruptions : Nepali Banking Industry’s New Direction

Banking Strategies and Disruptions : Nepali Banking Industry’s New Direction

81 years after Nepal Bank Limited was established as the first commercial bank in the country, the Nepali banking sector has seemingly come to a crossroads. From issues related to liquidity . . . Read more »


Distorting the Private Sector

Distorting the Private Sector

The country’s private sector is increasingly turning to easier but more financially rewarding ventures like trading and partnering with the public sector on procurements and extraction of . . . Read more »


Nepal’s Taxation Transition: Finding the Ideal Tax Template

Nepal’s Taxation Transition: Finding the Ideal Tax Template

During his recent trip to the United States to participate in the annual meeting of The World Bank, Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented Nepal as the most competitive country in South . . . Read more »


Indirect Taxes in Nepal : Challenges and Trends

Indirect Taxes in Nepal : Challenges and Trends

According to Harvard economist Daron Acemoglu, tax revenue as percentage of GDP is generally higher among countries with higher per capita income. Nepal is an anomaly in the global trend. For a . . . Read more »


Problems in New Tax Arrangements and Taxation Reform

The first federal government budget indicates that the government has taken a backward momentum in terms of taxation. There has been 5 percent customs buty increment on the impart of agricultural commodities. Such used to be levied also in the part but was abandoned long time back. Likewise, tariffs on the import of many commodities have been increased. To stop illegal imports of goods and commodities, the government should have reduced the . . . Read more »


BBIN : Will Sub-regionalism Work?

BBIN : Will Sub-regionalism Work?

Across the world, markets have enjoyed tremendous success by embracing free trade regimes within regional markets with connectivity as the nucleus of such practices of economic integration. The . . . Read more »


Connectivity : Trailblazer of Regional Integration

Connectivity : Trailblazer of Regional Integration

Trade and economic integration at the bilateral and regional levels is gaining ground in the wake of the faltering global trading system. The looming dissension against the rules of international . . . Read more »


Experts Views on Regional Integration

The Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International, a Jaipur (India) based NGO working in the areas of trade, economy and environment, organised a regional policy dialogue on “Connectivity Imperatives in the Bay of Bengal Region” in New Delhi on May 2 and . . . Read more »


Dancing with the Dragon : The Road Ahead to Nepal-China Economic Relations

Dancing with the Dragon : The Road Ahead to Nepal-China Economic Relations

July 2018   
A previously little-known locality of Jhapa spreading across areas of Kamal Rural Municipality and Gauradaha and Damak municipalities has caught national attention due to its high economic . . . Read more »


Breaking Away from the Zero-sum Paradigm​

July 2018   
The foreign policy of every country is guided by national interests and priorities. In the context of the growing Nepal-China relationship, it is essential for Nepal to maintain a sound relationship with both India and China in order to ensure success of its foreign . . . Read more »


The Economics of Sports : More than Fan Fever

The Economics of Sports : More than Fan Fever

June 2018   
Behind this worldwide football euphoria and the curiosity about who will lift the trophy, are the economic benefits the host country, the governing body Fédération Internationale de Football . . . Read more »


Experts Views on The Economics of Sports

June 2018   
Sports is also an indicator of a country’s societal and economic development. The performance of players in international competitions reflects the state of development. Nepal has not reached the stage where we can execute plans related to sports in well managed . . . Read more »


Credit Crunch : Beyond a Wake Up Call For Banking Sector

Credit Crunch : Beyond a Wake Up Call For Banking Sector

May 2018   
Times are hard for Nepali banks and financial institutions (BFIs). They have been struggling with the ongoing shortage of loanable funds which started in December 2017. From construction of . . . Read more »


Experts Views on Liquidity Management 1

May 2018   
The shortage of loanable funds has been caused by several factors. The outflow of Nepal is for overseas work opportunities has declined in recent time which can be attributed to the recent political developments that has been signaling political stability in the . . . Read more »


Experts Views on Liquidity Management 2

May 2018   
In Nepal, there is a tendency of revolving around the same issues instead of searching for the options to come out of the troubles. We have been continuously hearing about issues like sluggishness in capital expenditure, swelling trade deficit and distributive budget since 2048 . . . Read more »


A Win-Win Strategy for Liquidity Management

May 2018   
Nepal needs massive investment for its economic growth. We should be very careful while designing economic policies that must support the long-term economic growth objectives of the government. The current level of investment, though meeting the annual target set by the . . . Read more »


Nepal’s Top 30 Business Houses : Leading the Way

Nepal’s Top 30 Business Houses : Leading the Way

April 2018   
Most of Nepal’s prominent business groups started off trading in textiles or food grains later entering to industrial activities mainly in food processing. Similarly, the gradual opening of the . . . Read more »


Securing Intellectual Property Rights

Securing Intellectual Property Rights

March 2018   
Intellectual Property Right (IPR) plays a vital role for economies to thrive in today’s competitive world. Countries have been adopting rigorous legal and technical measures to secure the . . . Read more »


Trademark Administration in Nepal

Trademark Administration in Nepal

March 2018   
A trademark often referred to as a ‘creation of the mind’ is an intellectual property. UK law defines a trademark as “a sign capable of being represented graphically which is capable of . . . Read more »


Experts Views on Intellectual Property Rights

March 2018   
Intellectual Property (IP) is an essential tool for the economic development of any country. Four factors that drive the engine of IP smoothly are creation, promotion, protection and use of IP. In Nepal, there is no dearth of creative activities coming out from academic and research organisations as well as technical professionals who produce literary, artistic, musical and scientific . . . Read more »


The Changing HR Dynamics in Nepal

The Changing HR Dynamics in Nepal

There is a growing sense of realization among Nepali employers that focusing only on activities including production, sales and marketing, for example, are largely insufficient to meet the . . . Read more »


Experts Views on HR Management in Nepal 1

The traditional mindset still prevails in many organisations when it comes to human resource management. It sees people as liabilities whereas the modern philosophy of HRM takes people as the most important asset in the . . . Read more »


Experts Views on HR Management in Nepal 2

The frustration of people is generally directed towards the lack of career growth opportunities. People keep on working but are unaware about the next step for growth. This is so partly because many organisations have failed to design clear career paths for their employees and communicate with them. . . . Read more »


Analyzing Manufacturing Prospects

Analyzing Manufacturing Prospects

Economies have thrived expanding their manufacturing base by reforming industrial policies, diversifying outputs, scaling-up production processes and systems, attracting global investments and . . . Read more »


Experts Views on Manufacturing Sector in Nepal

Cost of doing business in Nepal has gone up for everybody whether exporters, importers or domestic-based producers. For the export market, fulfilling business commitments in time and remaining competitive is difficult. It may diminish our preferential value. . . . Read more »


Health for All : Accelerating Universal Healthcare Coverage in Nepal

Health  for All : Accelerating Universal Healthcare Coverage in Nepal

Access to healthcare for the average Nepali has significantly improved in the last three decades. The increasing availability of better healthcare services in the country has led to a rise in almost . . . Read more »


Experts Views on Healthcare Industry in Nepal

The main challenge in the health sector is that people have to bear all the expenses of the health care in Nepal. Opening such a big institution definitely brings more patients and causes more stress. The patients are more stressed when they have to pay more than their . . . Read more »


Nepal Startup Ecosystem : Is it the Next Growth Engine for Nepal?

Nepal Startup Ecosystem : Is it the Next Growth Engine for Nepal?

What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? How can a small venture starting from scratch take centre-stage in the world of business? How can young people realise their ideas in business . . . Read more »


Buddha in Business Management

Buddha in Business Management

It’s been over 2,500 years since Gautam Buddha enlightened the world with his teachings encouraging people to follow the path of non-violence, truthfulness and righteousness. More than two and a . . . Read more »


“We keep coexistence in mind”

One requires honesty and credibility to run a successful business. We at CE try to strive for this as much as possible; we avoid taking any bad action against anyone. There is no unhealthy competition between us and our competitors nor do we have any negativity towards . . . Read more »


“Planning, organisational management and motivation are main components of Buddhist management”

The universal definition of management is to manage tactfully. In Buddhism too, the meaning is not that different. It refers to management of life. Buddha’s main concern was to understand how to manage the life that we live, in order to be able to gain the maximum benefit from our lives. . . . Read more »


Insurance Sector 
Towards Golden Days

<p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>Insurance Sector&nbsp;</strong></span><br /> <span style="font-size:20px"><strong>Towards Golden Days</strong></span></p>

June 2017   
The interest of general public towards insurance over the last few years has grown as more Nepalis are looking to get . . . Read more »


25 Years of Unilever Nepal : Charting New Heights in FMCG

25 Years of Unilever Nepal : Charting New Heights in FMCG

It’s been a glorious 25 years of Unilever in Nepal. Unilever Nepal Limited (UNL) has seen several ups and downs in this journey, ultimately establishing itself as perhaps the largest FMCG . . . Read more »


“Our vision is to grow the business whilst decoupling environmental footprint from the company’s growth and to increase positive social impact”

Nepali FMCG sector is a mixture of importers and unorganised players who mostly infringe the IPRs and also don’t comply with local rules in letter or spirit. To accelerate the FMCG sector’s growth, Nepal requires big investments in local manufacturing, marketing, capability of people and distribution . . . Read more »


The Robust Business of FMCGs

The Robust Business of FMCGs

FMCG sector has championed the Nepali manufacturing establishment. Now with the right set of policies and an environment conducive to business, Nepali FMCG brands aim high to take on the . . . Read more »


Experts Views on Nepali FMCG Sector

With the growing income of the lower and middle class people, the market is growing. Many FMCG products are somewhat essential in nature, particularly the products with market brands. All FNCG companies in the country are doing very well. . . . Read more »


Building Sustainable Cities for Future

Building Sustainable Cities for Future

July 2017   
Known to many as ‘a country of villages’ just a few decades ago, Nepal is witnessing a rapid shift in rural and urban demographics. The change in demographics is attributed to the internal . . . Read more »


Experts Views on Building Sustainable Cities for Future

July 2017   
Planned urbanisation has become a priority development agenda for the government and political parties lately. This is because of the rapid urbanisation due to the sharp increase in the urban . . . Read more »


Economics of Insurance

Economics of Insurance

June 2017   
Insurance is familiar to the general people of insurance of car, buildings and contents and life insurance. Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge . . . Read more »


FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
Some Policy Issues

<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT<br /> Some Policy Issues</strong></span></p>

May 2017   
Things have been progressing quite encouragingly following the March 2-3 mega-event that was the Nepal Investment Summit 2017 organised by the Ministry of Industry. Investors, mostly foreign, . . . Read more »


Experts Views on Foreign Direct Investment

May 2017   
Nepal has entered into a new era of policy reform. We call it the second generation reform. We have seen the changes over the past five to six months in this regard. The government has brought different policies and Acts to improve the investment climate in the . . . Read more »


INVESTMENT IN NEPAL
Materialising the Opportunities

<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>INVESTMENT IN NEPAL<br /> Materialising the Opportunities</strong></span></p>

April 2017   
Of late, both the public and private sectors seem to have realised the importance of infrastructure growth and investment. While the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), a major umbrella . . . Read more »


Experts Views on the Investment in Nepal

April 2017   
Lack of basic infrastructures has forced us to witness economic growth averaging 4 percent over the last one decade. The infrastructure gap has directly hurt development activities. As we are aspiring to reach the level of middle-income nations by . . . Read more »


“It is important to engage domestic investors in bringing foreign investments”

“It is important to engage domestic investors in bringing foreign investments”

April 2017   
The undertaking was aimed at informing potential foreign investors about the recent reforms at the policy level and conveying the message that Nepal is a suitable destination for doing business. On . . . Read more »


Nepal Infrastructure Summit : Evidence Based Advocacy

April 2017   
Infrastructure has various effects on an economy. Primarily, infrastructure stimulates economic development by encouraging production activities. It produces various crowding in effects, including in production activities and quality of life for households, which thus benefits the entire society. . . . Read more »


THE IRON IS HOT!

THE IRON IS HOT!

March 2017   
Nepal which used to be mostly dependent on the import of iron and steel construction materials over a decade ago now seems to be on the way to become self-sufficient in such products. Steel bars, . . . Read more »


Experts Views on the Iron and Steel Industries in Nepal

March 2017   
The industrialisation of Nepal gained momentum after the political changes in 1990. The liberal and open market policies helped the industries to grow. Nevertheless, the Maoist insurgency put a major roadblock in the pace of the country’s . . . Read more »


50 YEARS OF NEPALI TOURISM

50 YEARS OF NEPALI TOURISM

Feb 2017   
The years since 2015 are considered to be historic for the Nepali tourism sector. The years marked the golden jubilee celebrations of some important hotels and tourism related organisations that . . . Read more »


Experts Views on the Tourism Industry in Nepal

Feb 2017   
Airlines are essential to the tourism industry of any country. Maintaining quality of services in the airlines is important to ensure a healthy inflow of tourists. The quality of an airliner doesn't just depend on serving good food and providing a glass of . . . Read more »


CEMENTING THE GROWTH

CEMENTING THE GROWTH

Jan 2017   
The word ‘self-sufficiency’ has become a well worn cliché when it comes to industrial development in Nepal. Given the steep decline in industrial activities over the past one and half decades . . . Read more »


Experts Views on the Cement Industry in Nepal

Jan 2017   
Nepali cement manufacturers started their business at a very hard time during the Maoist insurgency around 15-16 years ago. They are still facing a lot of problems. Nevertheless, gradually with the increasing market the number . . . Read more »


CSR: HOW DOING GOOD FOR SOCIETY IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

CSR: HOW DOING GOOD FOR SOCIETY IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

Many companies in Nepal are engaged in various activities of social importance. From education and health, livelihood of marginalized communities, infrastructure development in rural areas, . . . Read more »


CSR Initiatives of Some Companies in Nepal

At present, many businesses in Nepal have integrated CSR and philanthropic activities into their day-to-day operations. The consciousness of social responsibility has led them to share their profit with the . . . Read more »


AUTO MARKET ON HIGH GEAR

AUTO MARKET ON HIGH GEAR

Badly affected by last year’s twin shocks that came in the form of the April and May earthquakes and India's border blockade, the Nepali automobile market is in recent months recovering in a fast . . . Read more »


ARE WE CATCHING UP
WITH THE WORLD

Nepali Business Houses in New Economy

<p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:20px">ARE WE CATCHING UP<br /> WITH THE WORLD</span><br /> <span style="font-size:18px">Nepali Business Houses in New Economy</span></p>

One of the characteristics of Nepali business houses is that they like to be omnipresent, in every sector, in all parts of the country and even may be . . . Read more »


Investment for Change
Envisioning Nepal's Economic Prospetrity

<p><span style="font-size:20px"><strong>Investment for Change</strong></span><br /> <strong><span style="font-size:16px">Envisioning Nepal&#39;s Economic Prospetrity</span></strong></p>

‘Change’ has become an overhyped buzzword in Nepal with the country going through various political and social changes over the past few decades. And these changes have so far failed to translate . . . Read more »


Lifetime Achievement in Business Leadership Award to Chiranjilal Agrawal - Honouring the Legend

Lifetime Achievement in Business Leadership Award to Chiranjilal Agrawal -  Honouring the Legend

Chiranjilal Agrawal has played a big role in bringing Nepali industries in general and his family’s own MC (Madanlal-Chiranjilal) Group of Companies to today’s position. He worked continuously to . . . Read more »


Guest Speak - Investment for Change

It is no secret in today’s world that it is the business community and the entrepreneurs who move the countries ahead. The government must act not as a doer but as facilitator, a promoter and motivator. We need to convey this message not only within the country . . . Read more »


Winner Speak - Investment for Change

I express my sincere gratitude towards New Business Age for the award. This has encouraged me to become more active. Our group has been active across multiple business sectors for the last 97 years. . . . Read more »


Jury Speak - Investment for Change

The programme was very effective and inspirational. All the sessions and especially the panel discussion gave a positive message that there are immense business opportunities in Nepal. . . . Read more »


Panelist Speak - Investment for Change

Panelist Speak - Investment for Change

Nepal still lacks a sound business environment as the country is passing through difficult times. Despite this, we have been able to move forward with our hopes latched onto the economy and the . . . Read more »


Glimpses of 3rd NewBiz Business Conclave & Awards Ceremony

Glimpses of 3rd NewBiz Business Conclave & Awards . . . Read more »


Advertising Industry Now .. Where is Nepali Advertising Heading

Advertising Industry Now .. Where is Nepali Advertising Heading

The government’s decision to prioritise the production and transmission of domestic ads over foreign made ads could be a watershed moment for the domestic ad industry. How will it face the new . . . Read more »


Experts Views on Nepali Advertising Industry 1

Advertising has become something of a culture at present. The concept of advertising has been firmly established in the business sector in that businesses need to advertise their products and services in order to prosper. . . . Read more »


Experts Views on Nepali Advertising Industry 2

Brand management is an integral part of any marketing campaign. If we can handle the brand management side effectively, advertisements will become more efficient. The agencies as well as the advertisers should have the knowledge about fundamentals of . . . Read more »


The Real Sector’s Real Stock Market Deal

The Real Sector’s Real Stock Market Deal

July 2016   
The Nepali stock market has been on a bull run setting new records in recent months. Led by the banks and financial institutions alongside insurance companies, the NEPSE Index has been reaching new . . . Read more »


LEGIS-LATER?
BILLS STUCK IN PARLIAMENT
MAKING NEPAL AN ECONOMY.

<strong>LEGIS-LATER?</strong> <br />BILLS STUCK IN PARLIAMENT<br/> MAKING NEPAL AN ECO<span style="color:red;">NO</span>MY.

June 2016   
With the country facing a severe economic recession due to last year’s devastating earthquake and Terai stir, Nepal is in need of all kinds of initiatives from the government including the policy . . . Read more »


The Federal Challenge

The Federal Challenge

May 2016   
With the promulgation of the new constitution, Nepal has adopted federalism as its administrative system, effectively doing away with its earlier five development regions and 75 districts. The . . . Read more »


Investment in Nepal .. Why, Where & How ?

Investment in Nepal .. Why, Where & How ?

April 2016   
The Investment Board and the Ministry of Industry of Nepal have jointly brought out a new guide for investment in Nepal. This follows earlier guide that UNCTAD and ICC had jointly brought out in . . . Read more »


Marketers pay heed to Women and Villages

 Marketers pay heed to Women and Villages

March 2016   
Nepal abounds in huge new market segments. But, so far, not much has been done. It's high time we analyse these sectors and start appropriate measures to harness this vast untapped potential to make . . . Read more »


The Health of Nepali Pharma Industry

The Health of Nepali Pharma Industry

The good news is the domestic pharmaceutical industry is in good health, despite the massive earthquake of April 25 last year and the ongoing unofficial blockade by India. It’s not that these . . . Read more »


Energy Now

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 . . . Read more »


Nepal China Trade : Prospects and Challenges

Nepal China Trade : Prospects and Challenges

The high Himalayan range in Nepal’s north has always served as a natural barrier prompting the country to trade more across its flat border with India, but the latter’s current blockade against . . . Read more »


Self-Reliant Economy : Myth Vs Reality

Self-Reliant Economy : Myth Vs Reality

Will Nepal now learn to not just talk the talk but actually walk the walk when it comes to making the country’s economy more self-reliant as it suffers under the yoke of economic dependency? The . . . Read more »


The Business of Festivals

The Business of Festivals

Besides a time for fun and enjoyment, festivals have also increasingly become occasions for brisk business. No wonder the Nepali economy is often described as a festival-driven economy. . . . Read more »


The Eight Billion Challenge

The Eight Billion Challenge

It’s not going to be easy for banks to comply with the new NRB directive for minimum paid-up capital. However, the banks seem to have no alternative other than to pull themselves up by their . . . Read more »


Expert's View

We took the step so that the capital base of banks widens and small shocks and risks do not affect them. We also want banks to be able to finance big projects on their own without having to seek co-financers; when the paid-up capital increases a bank’s single obligor limit (SOL) is also raised. . . . Read more »


Some Expert Suggestions on Draft Constitution

In a roundtable discussion on the draft constitution titled Economic Concerns in the Draft Constitution organised by Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation and Nepal Economic Forum (NEF) experts discussed the importance of having a sound economic stance along with social and development related issues in the . . . Read more »


Economy in New Constitution

Economy in New Constitution

As a democratic country, what sort of economic policies should Nepal adopt? Shouldn’t the new constitution clearly define such policies? Can the proposed constitutional provisions concerning the . . . Read more »


Construction Industry Now

Construction Industry  Now

July 2015   
As Nepal gears up for the reconstruction phase post earthquake, experts anticipate a healthy growth for the country’s construction industry. . . . Read more »


Experts' View July 2015

July 2015   
“We anticipate at least a 40 percent growth in cement . . . Read more »


Rising From The Rubble

Rising From The Rubble

June 2015   
The devastating 7.6 local magnitude (ML) Gorkha earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25 and the subsequent aftershocks have caused more than 30,000 casualties including over 8,600 deaths. In . . . Read more »


Assessing the Impact of the Great Earthquake

June 2015   
Forty-one percent (7,532) schools out of 18,289 were completely destroyed in 49 districts, but 4,650 schools are affected in 14 major-hit districts. 2,106 toilets and 1,363 drinking water fountains in schools were also . . . Read more »


The Cost of the Earthquake in the Districts

June 2015   
Fourteen of the country’s 75 districts were hit hardest by the quake. Districts like Dolakha have been completely devastated. However, even districts where the physical damage is quite low, such as Rupandehi, are facing the economic fallout. . . . Read more »


Growing and Growing Cement

Growing and Growing Cement

May 2015   
Cement production in Nepal has been growing sharply over the past few years. The industry is among the country's most flourishing business sectors as the demand of cement is constantly rising. The . . . Read more »


Experts' View May 2015

May 2015   
The cement industry in Nepal is in the growing phase. Nepal is in the initial phase of infrastructural development. There are about 40-50 cement industries in existence in the country. The cement industry has immense scope. . . . Read more »


Driven by Demand

Driven by Demand

April 2015   
The Nepali passenger vehicle market has registered a staggering growth. The market of cars and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) has been growing fast in recent years and new passenger vehicle brands . . . Read more »


THE HIGH-END VIEW

THE HIGH-END VIEW

March 2015   
With the increasing demand of new television technologies, high-end TV market in Nepal is expanding at a rapid pace. Fuelled by the rise of tech-savvy young population, rising per capita income and . . . Read more »


International Airlines Flying High

International Airlines Flying High

Nepal is an increasingly growing market for most foreign airlines operating in the country. This growth is fuelled mainly by the increasing outflow of migrant workers, and, to some extent, the gain . . . Read more »


Ushering Nepal In The Smarter Age

Ushering Nepal In The Smarter Age

With the growing tech-savvy population, Nepal's gadget market now has the presence of almost all global and regional smartphone brands. Despite being a small market, Nepal is getting more lucrative . . . Read more »


Experts' View January 2015

Samsung is the number one mobile phone brand in the world, with highest market share in total mobile phone sales and highest market share in total smartphone sales. One of the reasons behind its high popularity is that the company is investing millions of dollars every year for research . . . Read more »


The Himalayan Power Revolution In The Making

The Himalayan Power Revolution In The Making

Almost all stakeholders of Nepal’s hydropower sector are highly encouraged and enthused by the signing of the Power Trade Agreement (PTA) between Nepal and India and the Power Development Agreement . . . Read more »


The Story of Nepali Startups

The Story of Nepali Startups

The startup scene in Nepal has changed significantly over the last five–seven years, with new and young entrepreneurs coming up with innovative ideas every year. Today, though there is no official . . . Read more »


Experts' View November 2014

echnology sector is all about innovation. Coming up with new ideas only is not just enough for tech entrepreneurs. To sustain growth they must constantly innovate themselves. . . . Read more »


Unlocking Nepal's Growth Prospect

Unlocking Nepal's Growth Prospect

‘Nepal does have natural resources. They are of course our growth potentials but not necessarily the key element needed for our future economic growth. The key element is human resource; the . . . Read more »


Speakers' Voices

The theme of this conclave which is ‘Unlocking Nepal’s Growth Prospects’ is very timely. It is often presumed that for fast economic growth, a country needs a good natural resource . . . Read more »


Land Linked Nepal

Land Linked Nepal

Nepal is ideally located between India and China to work as a golden land-bridge between them and facilitate their bilateral trade. But for this to happen, all three countries must focus on Nepal's . . . Read more »


‘‘We need an alternative road connection to China’’

We do see this possibility. Laos is an example for us. It’s also a landlocked country like Nepal. They have built major highways connecting the country with Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. . . . Read more »


‘‘Railway and roadway network connecting China and India can change Nepal's fortune’’

To transform Nepal from a landlocked country to a land-linked nation, we have only two potential mediums available so far. One is the railway link and the other is the road . . . Read more »


Benefits of Greater Land Connectivity in South Asia and with China

Regional cooperation presupposes land connectivity in order to benefit from the economics of geography. During the British Rule in India, South Asia, for all practical purposes, was one economy with freedom of movement of not just goods but also peoples and means of transportation. . . . Read more »


China’s Proposals for Trans-Himalayan Connectivity : Consider Four Economic Corridors

Following its “New Silk Roads” policies to improve connectivity with neighbouring countries in Asia, China proposed earlier this year to establish a “Trans-Himalaya Economic Region” to be led by India and . . . Read more »