From the Editor

Budget Priorities and Preferences

The Federal Budget for the upcoming fiscal year is expected to be different from the past years as the budgetary priorities and programmes will be directed towards addressing the impact of COVID-19 on Nepal’s economy and jumpstarting the recovery . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

Don’t Doubt Yourself

Born in a small corner of giant China, Corona the Great who launched attacks on more than 200 countries more than three months ago with the aim of ruling the whole world entered Nepal only a while . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

The Future of Oli Government

There was no looking back for Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party Chairman KP Sharma Oli ever since he defeated party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal in 2014 to become the chairperson of . . . Read more »


Biztoon May 2020

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Voices May 2020

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Crosswords May 2020

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Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements May 2020

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eMagazine May 2020

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High capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of commercial banks will help them to withstand the current shock.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the operation of commercial banks like other institutions. Not only facing difficulties to provide banking services to their clients in the wake of restrictions in . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Taking Economy Out of COVID-19 Slump

It’s obvious that the Nepali economy will be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic through various channels. But quantifying the magnitude of the economic effects of the ongoing global . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Familiar with the Bulls and Bears: But what about the Others?

Thanks to Nepal’s capital formation efforts, the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) celebrated 25 glorious years since it opened its trading floor on 13 January 1994 to impart free marketability and . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Need for Labour Statistics in Nepal

The COVID-19 pandemic has held the whole world in its grip. One of the most critical scenarios in Nepal is the situation of migrant workers returning to their homes, many of whom are stuck at both . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Reigniting Nepal’s Economic Engine Post-pandemic

Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy as never before. Its devastating impact lies in its unpredictable and swift spread across the globe with phenomenal speed. The citizens of the world were . . . Read more »

Gadget Review

ONEPLUS : Flagship Killer No More

In the seven years since its inception, Chinese brand OnePlus acquired the tag of being a ‘flagship killer,’ i.e. providing premium grade smartphones at relatively affordable prices. It was a . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Hurdles Stopping Nepal’s First Unicorn Company from Emerging

Nepal has the potential to birth a unicorn company, i.e. a privately held startup company valued at over USD 1 billion. But there are many challenges that hinder the growth of startups. Usually, . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Bringing Quality Healthcare Services to Your Doorstep

At a time when people are virtually locked up in their homes due to the restrictions in place to stop the possible spread of coronavirus, accessing healthcare services has become problematic for . . . Read more »


An Opportunity to Promote Cashless Transactions

With the lockdown in place by the governments the world over in a bid to stop the possible outbreak of coronavirus, digital transactions have become the preferred mode of payment at present. In Nepal . . . Read more »


One Click Away : The Surge of Ecommerce

While the retail sector the world over has become one of the biggest victims of the fallout of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, e-commerce has emerged as a victor during the current . . . Read more »

Organisational Management

Seamless Switch to Virtual Work Platform

Work is a key component of human life. For centuries, humans have been both the means and end of all financial activities. We have been cultured and conditioned to go to the office every day towork. . . . Read more »

Economic Diplomacy

Pradeep Kumar Shrestha : Expanding Nepal's Economic Presence

One of the several areas where Nepal has lagged behind in is economic diplomacy which is crucial when it comes to boosting bilateral ties with other countries. It is yet to get any meaningful push . . . Read more »

Cover Story

Covid-19 Impact on Economy : Counting the Cost and the Road to Recovery

In normal times, Nepal gets over 300,000 foreign visitors during the spring tourist season of March-May with the occupancy rate of hotels soaring to over 60 percent keeping the hospitality industry . . . Read more »

Cover Story : Opinion

There Is Hope

Nepal’s economic analysis is not led by pracademics. We have two distinct sets of people who get active during difficult times to start spreading doomsday prophecies. First, there are those who . . . Read more »

Cover Story : Opinion

The Economics of Exiting from the Pandemic

The lockdown has been unbearable for those who do not have a steady income in the formal sector of the economy. Almost 70 percent of the total workforce of working age group is in the informal sector . . . Read more »


Aviation and Hospitality Sectors in Crisis : A Rescue Call

On April 25, the Nepal government announced a further extension and suspension of all domestic and international fl ight operations until May 15, as a precautionary measure to stop coronavirus . . . Read more »


Avoiding a Public Health Catastrophe

Amidst the growing fear of the outbreak, the tests mobilised to identify the infection have roused confusion for health workers and experts. Nepal is currently mobilising two test models, RT PCR Test . . . Read more »


Lockdown Takes Toll on Foreign Trade

Had there been no lockdown, Nepal's export, import and total foreign trade would have reached Rs 9 billion, Rs 116 billion and Rs 125 billion, respectively, in April-May. As a result of the . . . Read more »

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