Cover Story

Has the Business Climate Changed?

Ever since KP Sharma Oli assumed the prime ministerial post in February 2018, for the second time, he and several ministers of his cabinet have repeatedly expressed in foreign as well as domestic forums that ‘Nepal is open for business with lucrative investment opportunities’, and that . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

Why Dig up the Graves?

Some politicians are trying to resurrect the dead agenda of ‘11-province Nepal’ and ‘multi-nationalities Nepal’. This is bad news for those who have been at ease for the last three-four . . . Read more »

Interview

“Integrity, clear vision, competence and courage define a good leader”

Shiv Khera’s cap is embellished with numerous feathers. A distinguished author, educator, business consultant and a celebrated motivational speaker, Khera has travelled the . . . Read more »

Travelogue

Pedalling For Peace : A Rally for Buddha

The cycling rally from Kathmandu to Lumbini kicked off on 15 May. I was excited because the route was new to me. Two days before the rally all the riders were briefed regarding the cycling routes and . . . Read more »

Life and Career

The Professor of Banking-Bhuvan Dahal’s Banking Journey

While Dahal’s initial ambition to become an English teacher did not materialise, with around 28 years of experience, he has, in his own way, become a type of teacher in another field. He taught . . . Read more »

Automobile

Gears Up for Automobile Assembly Industry

When the Investment Board Nepal (IBN) approved a proposal of Motrex, a South Korean vehicle accessories manufacturer, to set up an automobile assembly and manufacturing plant in Nepal in March this . . . Read more »

Business Education

BBA Flexi : An Adaptable Approach for Working Students

Not all students who complete their intermediate level education are in a position to get enrolled in a ‘conventional’ bachelor’s level business education course. Some students may have to embrace their family businesses, while others may have to take up other jobs - eitherout of interest or compelled by the circumstances around . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Embracing the Age of AI, Robotics and ML in Nepal

The world has changed to a great extent due to new strides in technology. After the ground shifting changes brought in by the extensive use of computers and smart devices over the last few decades, . . . Read more »

Obituary

The Sun Sets on an Epoch

Prabhakar SJB Rana, chairman emeritus of Soaltee Hotel Ltd, a name synonymous with transparency and professionalism in the Nepali business fraternity, . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Vivanta Kathmandu : Preserving the legacy of Taj in Nepal

In the middle of the bustling city in Jhamsikhel, stands the 100-room Vivanta Kathmandu, a four-star property managed by Taj Hotels, a luxury hotel chain of India. A joint venture of CG Hospitality, . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“More exploration is needed in Nepal to harness the potential in mining”

The Stockholm, Sweden-based Epiroc is renowned manufacturer of equipment widely used in mining and infrastructure. Epiroc was part of the Atlas Copco Group, founded in 1873, until June 18, 2018, when Epiroc was distributed to the shareholders of Atlas Copco and became a stand-alone, listed . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Construction Industry Woes

The government’s move to relax some harsh provisions quietly in the seventh amendment of the Public Procurement Regulations caught many by surprise. However, it is not difficult to understand that . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

Mother, I’m Hungry!

We are not entitled to that. To get that, you should have been born from another womb. But you were born from my unfortunate womb! That means, we are going to die just like that in this life, . . . Read more »

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