No Laughing Matter

Land of Opportunities

Nepal is a land chock-full of opportunities. All those in the know say so. As there are many opportunities, however, there is great confusion as to realising which of these opportunities will help the country develop. . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Make QR Codes Interoperable

Nepal has long been trying to promote digital transactions to reduce the cost of printing paper money and, most importantly, to build a cashless economy, which not only traces money transfers but . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

House Reinstated

Ending weeks of speculations, the Supreme Court on February 23 overturned the December 20 move of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to dissolve the House of Representatives on the recommendation of Prime . . . Read more »

NEWBIZ BUSINESS WOMEN SUMMIT AND AWARDS 2021

NewBiz Business Women Summit and Awards : Building Blocks in Women Entrepreneurship

12 women entrepreneurs were awarded in six categories for their contributions in employment generation and women . . . Read more »

Cover Story

Construction Materials INDUSTRY NOW

At a time when many industries in Nepal are still reeling under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic with market demand yet to rise to pre-pandemic levels, the construction materials industry is going . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

CIVIL BANK : Striving for Banking Excellence

The past decade has been a momentous period for Civil Bank Limited. Going through several ups and downs, the commercial bank, which was established in 2010, has emerged as a stable banking entity as . . . Read more »

Dataspeak

Nepali TEXTILE Industry at a Glance

Textile industry is one of the oldest industries in the world. In ancient times, this industry was limited to weaving of natural fibers derived from animals and plants. With the advances in science . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Investing in AGRIBUSINESS in Nepal

Market studies and assessment of investment opportunities in Nepal often cite agriculture as a priority sector. Reasons include the predominant role of agriculture in the Nepali economy, the . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

NRB’s Consultation Paper on Payment in Foreign Exchange

Unveiling the Monetary Policy for Fiscal Year 2020/21, Maha Prasad Adhikari, governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) announced that arrangements will be made for granting exchange control facility to . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Transparency in Mergers : An Employee Perspective

In Nepal, merger and acquisitions (M&As) is practiced mainly in the banking sector. Following the directives issued by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) in the Monetary Policy for FY2015/16 which required . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

To Graduate, or Not to Graduate

What will happen to international support measures once Nepal graduates from the league of least developed countries (LDCs) to that of developing nations? This is the question hovering over Nepal as . . . Read more »

Economic Diplomacy

DINESH SHRESTHA : Building Blocks of Nepal’s Economic Diplomacy

In today’s world, most countries have prioritised mutual economic benefits in their relationship with other nations. And with this, the role of business community members has become crucial in . . . Read more »

Interview

“There is concern about penalising banks struggling to meet directed lending requirements”

Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) recently unveiled mid-term review of the Monetary Policy for the current fiscal year 2020/21 with no major changes. NRB decided to continue implementing its expansionary . . . Read more »

Hydropower

BUDHI GANGA Hydropower Project in Limbo

Budhi Ganga Hydropower Project, located in Achham district on the Budhi Ganga River, was first identified as a peaking run-of-river hydroelectric project in 1996. Its feasibility study was completed . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

ETHNIK FOODS : Giving Traditional Food a New Market Dimension

As a country with large ethnic groups, Nepal has a large variety of nutrition-rich traditional food and cuisines. However, traditional foods are only available and consumed during certain festivals. . . . Read more »

e-magazine

eMagazine March 2021

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Living +

Trade, FDI and Remittances: Selected Writings

This book contains several articles and papers the author wrote over a period of three decades. It covers three important subjects of the external sector, namely trade, foreign direct investment . . . Read more »

Women at Work

An Entrepreneur Born out of Crisis

Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up. These are the words of Ryan Reynolds, a Canadian-American actor, producer and entrepreneur. Shanti Shakya Dolma can very well draw an analogy between . . . Read more »

Tourism

Developing Religious Tourism with Proper Plans and Actions

In early December 2018, veteran Hollywood actor, Morgan Freeman, along with a crew of National Geographic TV channel visited Nepal to shoot a religious documentary series the Story of God. . . . Read more »

Living +

Financial Crises : Lessons from Experiences

Financial crises are a global phenomenon. They seem to take place every now and then. However, countries can take advantage of their historical lessons and minimise the potential for future crises. . . . Read more »

Health

Promoting Mindfulness for Productivity

Ishwar Pokharel, Deputy CEO of Nepal Insurance, reaches his office at 9:30 in the morning every day and juggles deadlines, various demands and team management until 7:30 in the evening. . . . Read more »

Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements March 2021

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Crossword

Crosswords March 2021

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Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators March 2021

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Voices

Voices March 2021

Voices March . . . Read more »

Feedback

Feedback March 2021

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Biztoon

Biztoon March 2021

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