Cover Story

A YEAR AFTER NEPAL INVESTMENT SUMMIT

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli during his address to the House of Representatives on February 14, to mark the current government’s second year, highlighted how successful his administration has been in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the . . . Read more »

Cover Story

Experts Views on A year After Nepal Investment Summit

The present government came to power with the slogan ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’. Happiness is a vague concept; however, material happiness at least requires overall improvement in the standards of living, economic, social and environmental . . . Read more »

Life and Career

SK TAMOT : Insuring a Better Tomorrow

SK Tamot, General Manager of General Insurance Company Nepal Lt., has over 50 years of experience in the insurance sector. Although he was not a commerce graduate and had limited knowledge of finance . . . Read more »

Dataspeak

State of the Economy

With dismal capital expenditure and slowing revenue collection, the government has been forced to revise the budget size for the current fiscal year. Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada made the . . . Read more »

Auto Review

MG ZS EV : Riding Through the Electric Avenue

While EVs are by no means ubiquitous in Nepal, they have undoubtedly increased in popularity, particularly over the last couple of years. This trend can be attributed to a variety of factors, the . . . Read more »

Business Education

INTERNSHIP AND ON-CAMPUS  RECRUITMENT OF SMSH: A PROFESSIONAL PATH FOR GRADUATES

Nearly all college graduates start looking for jobs after graduating but Durga Thapa, Director of Food and Beverage at Shangri-La Hotel, took a different route. He paved his professional path through . . . Read more »

Report

SCEPTICAL RECEPTION TO GOVERNMENT’S STARTUP SCHEME

 After much delay, the government finally endorsed ‘Innovative Start-up Capital Grant Guidelines, 2020’ last month. This is the first time the government has ventured into financing startups . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

MADE IN NEPAL : THE LOCAL PROJECT

Back in 2016, Binam Shakya wanted to do something of his own after returning from Australia. Meanwhile, he caught up with his friend, the founder of Evoke Café who shared the idea of providing a . . . Read more »

Sectoral

UPCYCLING : TURNING TRASH TO TREASURE

Generally, every household tries to maximise the use of any and every product. And the ultimate option after its usage is dumping them to the scrapyard. But some creative minds thought of turning . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

WorldLink Communications : 25 Years of Connectivity Excellence

WorldLink Communications : 25 Years of Connectivity ExcellenceThe company has recently received an investment of Rs 1.35 billion from CDC Group, the UK government's development finance institution. . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

INFICARE : GLOBAL AMBITIONS OF A NEPALI FINTECH COMPANY

At a time when financial services industry all around the world are transforming their businesses with artificial intelligence (AI) and other technological innovations, agradual yet phenomenal shift . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

PROSPECTS AND TRENDS IN REVENUE MOBILISATION IN NEPAL

The domestic revenue mobilization in developing countries has gained increasing prominence in the fiscal policy debate in recent years. This is due to several factors, including the potential . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Connecting with the BLUE ECONOMY

As a land-locked country, Nepal's outward orientation from the very beginning has hinged upon the saline waters of the Bay of Bengal (BoB). Two Rana Prime Ministers Jung Bahadur and Chandra Shumshere . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“Better public service bodes well for a country’s higher economic growth”

Established in 2012, ASAN (Azerbaijan Service and Assessment Network) aims to provide more than 320 public services to citizens of Azerbaijan within one center. It has gathered 10 state bodies under one roof saving time, money and energy of citizens as they can get all government services from one . . . Read more »

Travelogue

THE TEMPLE AT THE TOP : DHURBA KUMAR SHRESTHA’S TRIP TO PATHIVARA

Dhurba Kumar Shrestha, vice-chairman of Panchakanya Group is health-conscious, spiritual and a travelling enthusiast. Shrestha, who is in his late 50s, plays badminton regularly and hikes every . . . Read more »

Tourism

SUSTAINING AND DIVERSIFYING TOURISM IN TRYING TIMES

The coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak will have a big impact on Nepal’s tourism industry. This is because China has almost become our primary tourist source market. The flow of Chinese visitors into . . . Read more »

Tourism

HOW CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK HAS IMPACTED NEPAL’S TOURISM

China, devastated by the outbreak of coronavirus, on 26 January issued a public notice restricting its citizens from travelling abroad. Since then, the cancellation of hotel bookings, tour packages, . . . Read more »

Restaurant Review

NEPAL CAKE AND BAKE : A Song of Coffee, Cakes and Cosiness

Nepal Cake and Bake’s charms may not be immediately apparent. This modestly sized café located in Baneshwor will win its patrons over with its rich blends of coffee, sumptuous desserts and a . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“We are seeing bright market prospects for Oxemberg in Nepal”

Established in 1978, the leading Indian blended fabrics and readymade garments manufacturer Siyaram Silk Mills Limited, has been producing globally well-known brands such as Siyaram’s, J. Hampstead, Cadini, Siya and Oxemberg. . . . Read more »

Women at Work

BINITA POKHREL : NAVIGATING VINES AND WINES

Upon reaching Dhapakhel, we go through a muddy road from where we see a house-like structure made up of galvanised metal sheets. In between four ropanies of land, we find the factory of Pure Joy Pvt. . . . Read more »

Interview

'' Duplication in taxation has added to the cost of doing business''

At a time when the Nepali business community is facing various difficulties, the election of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), scheduled for April 11, is viewed as . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

OLI DOES TOO LITTLE IN TWO YEARS

Two years of KP Sharma Oli government has been a mixed bag. Some progress can be visible but not to the expectations of the public who gave Nepal Communist Party a thumping majority expecting changes . . . Read more »

Women Entrepreneurship

Stumbling Blocks Pull Women Away from  Entrepreneurship

The discourses related to women entrepreneurship have become broader in recent years. The government, banking and other stakeholders are putting an effort to address the needs and demands of women entrepreneurs. However, scarcity of dedicated survey, reliable, updated and valid data continue to be key obstacles to understand the challenges specific to women . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

VIRUS

I had gone to Nepal’s only international airport to find out its preparations for Visit Nepal 2020 when I ran into some Chinese tourists. I had read in the news that Xi Jinping has prevented his . . . Read more »

From the Editor

A LOST OPPORTUNITY

While addressing the House of Representatives on February 14, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli presented a rosy picture of his government’s performance. There was no specific reason or occasion for the . . . Read more »

Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators March 2020

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Crossword

Crossword March 2020

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Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements March 2020

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Voices

Voices March 2020

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Biztoon

Biztoon March 2020

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