Cover Story

Dr Khatiwada's Third Budget : Will it Revive the Covid-19 Stricken Economy?

The Federal Budget for the fiscal year 2020/21 was perhaps one of the most anticipated ones, in recent years. The fact that Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada was presenting the budget against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic made the budget one to watch out for. . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Reorganising Public Health Services in Nepal

Riding on the whirlwind came Corona in the month of December 2019 crying “Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) and so it was. The Pandemic has already taken the lives of over 400,000 . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

A Closer Look into Fixed Interest Rate Mechanism on Loans in Nepal

Nepal Rastra Bank recently issued directions to banks to decide and publish fixed interest rates on term loans. In this backdrop, the scenarios and modalities for fixed interest rates in the Nepali . . . Read more »

Dataspeak

An Overview of Nepal's Import of Strategically Important Commodities (SICs)

In general parlance, the commodities which bring havoc to national security and national supply system in case of a disturbance in the supply of such goods are regarded as Strategically Important . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST : Startups Coming to Terms with Coronavirus

Arsalan Akhter, founder of Today’s Telegram, a startup focusing on customised leather products says that the first two weeks of lockdown for the prevention of Covi--BY Nikeeta Gautamd-19 infection . . . Read more »

Sectoral

THE COVID-19 EMPLOYMENT IMPACT : Rescuing Businesses, Saving Jobs

A report recently published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) is indicative of the wrath unleashed by the Covid-19 pandemic in a country like Nepal which struggles to generate employment . . . Read more »

Interview

“The recovery will be ‘V’ shaped for a few sectors, whereas it will be a ‘U’ shaped one for a lot of other sectors.”

The Covid-19 pandemic has translated into a global economic crisis and a developing country like Nepal finds itself surrounded by unprecedented economic headwinds. The lockdown imposed by the . . . Read more »

Tourism

QUARANTINE INN : Hotels as Isolation Facilities to Hold Foreign Evacuees

Nepal is observing an unprecedented growth of corona infection, the number of health workers infected by the virus is also growing; locals, as well as some tourism entrepreneurs in such instances, . . . Read more »

Health

Post-Lockdown Rules to Fight COVID-19

Social distancing has been identified as a key policy to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining physical distance and reducing social interactions by many public health experts. . . . Read more »

Women at Work

COVID-19 Challenges and Way Out for Women Entrepreneurs

Rajya Laxmi Shrestha, who has been operating Manakamana Dhaka Kapada Udhyog for the past 13 years, has not been able to deliver products worth Rs 10.5 million produced by her company. Shrestha is in . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

What Next in Reclaiming the Lost Territories?

The Nepali political parties demonstrated unparalleled unanimity in the second amendment to the constitution of Nepal to update the country’s new political map in the national emblem. Except for . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

A Budget Analysis

The government recently introduced the budget for fiscal year 2020/21. Some economists have praised it beyond measure. Others have not. Now who is to . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Finding A Way Out of the Crisis

Two recent reports, published by the World Bank and International Labour Organization (ILO) separately, have clearly indicated the deepening economic crisis in Nepal due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The . . . Read more »

Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements June 2020

Corporate Movements June . . . Read more »

Dataspeak

Liquor & Beer Sales Data June 2020

Liquor & Beer Sales Data June . . . Read more »

Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators June 2020

Liquor Indicators June . . . Read more »

Crossword

Crossword June 2020

Crossword June . . . Read more »

Voices

Voices June 2020

Voices June . . . Read more »

Biztoon

Biztoon June 2020

Biztoon June . . . Read more »

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