No Laughing Matter

The Fun in Being Foolish

If there is anything more blissful in the world than being a fool then it has to be acting like a fool. Whether you believe it or not, there is nothing as satisfying as being foolish and looking foolish. Acting the fool has thousands of advantages. Here are a few examples. . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Saving the Economy from Political Turmoil

The abrupt dissolution of the House of Representatives and announcement of mid-term elections has pushed the country into a state of deepening political uncertainty. While political parties and . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

All Eyes on the Supreme Court

All eyes are on the Supreme Court now. The dissident faction within the Nepal Communist Party, Nepali Congress and Janata Samajbadi Party might have been hitting the streets against President Bidya . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

Let’s all dig a ditch together!

Everyone says Nepal is a country of agriculture. But how can we really say this, given the sorry state of agriculture and the even sorrier plight of farmers in the country? If we say it’s a country . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Removing the Constraints in Transit Transport and Trade Facilitation

When it comes to trade and transit, Nepal as a land-locked country faces problems in multiple areas. The problems are related to policy, institutional, infrastructure, legal and procedural matters, . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“Steelcase has its infrastructure ready to make a foray into the Nepali market”

Established in 1912, Steelcase is a US-based manufacturer of cutting-edge furniture having a global presence with 800 dealers across the world. The company recently appointed Golchha Organisation as its authorised dealer for Nepal. . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Taking a Journey to Paperless Trade

The first industrial revolution started in the early 18th century with the invention of the steam engine and the mechanisation of the production process. The use of machines in production helped to . . . Read more »

Cover Story

THE SME IMPERATIVE : What would it take to help SMEs get back on their feet

Over the past nine months, exports of handicrafts have dipped dramatically as the international demand for merchandise goods has been decimated due to the Covid-19 crisis. The Federation of . . . Read more »

Cover Story Interview

“The Coivd-19 pandemic has had a major impact on SMEs and the entire value chain.”

The Coivd-19 pandemic has had a major impact on SMEs and the entire value chain. SMEs in Nepal use traditional management practices and do not have proper processes and financial framework to withstand situations such as the ongoing pandemic. . . . Read more »

Cover Story Interview

“Nabil Bank has shifted its focus from corporate to SME banking”

Nabil Bank has shifted its focus from corporate to SME banking exponentially ivncreasing lending in the SME and retail portfolio. We have set impressive targets to increase our lending books to support SMEs in the current fiscal . . . Read more »

Cover Story Interview

“The government hasn't been able to launch meaningful business recovery programmes.”

The Covid-19 crisis has had a restricting impact on achieving the target of developing sustainable micro, cottage and small industries (MCSI) in Nepal. The pandemic has hampered the functioning of economic activities and industrial output has fallen due to the lack of imported raw . . . Read more »

Cover Story Interview

“The Covid-19 MSME Fund has received 1,000 applications till date”

We observed the need for short term financial and non-financial support for MSMEs to survive through the pandemic early on. However, the market possessed a pre-existing MSME financing gap where financial institutions lacked adequate motivation or need to offer high-risk collateral free lending for . . . Read more »

Dataspeak

Opportunities in Sanitary Pad Production

The recent years have seen sanitary pads becoming inseparable component of menstruation management. With the awareness related to menstrual health rising among women and increasing income levels, . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Helping Small Businesses Go Digital

Samir Phuyal’s father, who runs a cosmetic shop in Morang, one day, asked him to develop an app where he could record allthe credits of the customers. Tired of searching for bills and logbooks of . . . Read more »

Hydropower

Betan Karnali: A Project of Huge Risks and Returns

Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has been forcing banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to speedily increase their investment in hydropower projects. However, Nepali BFIs are complaining that they are being . . . Read more »

Business Education

Softwarica College of IT & E-commerce

This reputed Kathmandu-based IT college aims big in its journey to provide world-class IT education in . . . Read more »

Living +

First Things First

Stephen Covey explains setting goals as the most critical part of effective (personal) enhancement in his book First Things First. No matter how effectively you do your work that nothing can change if you do the wrong . . . Read more »

Women at Work

Meena Gurung : Promoting a Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Business

Globally, fashion is considered as one of the most polluting industries. However,the recent years have seen entrepreneurs and designers becoming conscious about the environmental impacts and trying . . . Read more »

Interview

“Covid-19 can be an opportunity for the growth of startups in Nepal.”

Mahesh Murthy is an innovative investor, entrepreneur and speaker. He founded Passionfund, Seedfund and Pinstorm to invest and guide startups. Seedfund, India’s leading venture capital was twice . . . Read more »

Interview

"We need to avoid the shadow of political uncertainty over the already shattered economy.”

The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has elected a new leadership seemingly ending months of uncertainty and wrangling surrounding its 54th AGM with the election of . . . Read more »

Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements January 2021

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Crossword

Crosswords January 2021

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Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators January 2021

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Voices

Voices January 2021

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Feedback

Feedback January 2021

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Biztoon

Biztoon January 2021

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e-magazine

eMagazine January 2021

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