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? And the . . . Read more »


"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 »

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 »


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

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 »

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 »

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 . . . 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

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

Since its establishment in 2007, Moody’s Analytics is among the top global firms engaged in areas including research, business consulting, financial and performance modeling, training and software . . . 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 »

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