From the Editor

The Mega Merger

The proposed merger between Nepal Investment Bank and Himalayan Bank has attracted quite a lot of attention because of the size of two institutions. Nepal Investment Bank has Rs 27.5 billion in capital, including Rs 16.3 billion in paid-up capital. . . . Read more »

No Laughing Matter

Congratulations! Many Congratulations!!

Many are saying the government is only talking the talk and not walking the walk. But that is not true. A new government was formed only very recently. To lead a new government, you need a fresh pair . . . Read more »

Cover Story

Energising EXPORTS

Improvement in value chains generally leads to production of sophisticated products. These products cost more but there are customers who do not hesitate to pay premium because of the quality. . . . Read more »

Interview

“Nepal should find new growth sources to enhance value addition, increase exports and reduce over-dependence on single market”

Nepal has been making concerted efforts to make exports sustainable since 2004 with the launch of the Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies (DTIS). The programme, however, was not successful in . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE Enablers of Multimodal Connectivity

Integration of various modes of transport, and the transport corridors is gaining pace in a bid to reduce the cost of delivery of goods and achieve efficiency in international trade. The process is . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Towards a Foreign Investment Haven

When a country is at war with its neighbours, it hits investment and trade. Nepal is in a comfortable position to attract investment from its major neighbours, India and China, as there is no tussle . . . Read more »

Dataspeak

Promoting Indigenous Alcoholic Drinks

Alcohol consumption in Nepal is increasing with a growing acceptance of a drinking culture across all strata of Nepali society. Modernisation, exposure to western culture and remittance-propelled . . . Read more »

Sectoral

How is the Pharmaceutical Industry facing the Covid-19 crisis ?

Never during his five years in the medicine business, has Santosh Bhandari, a pharmacist, ever witnessed such an enormous demand for paracetamol-based pain relievers, vitamin and zinc supplements, . . . Read more »

Hydropower

UPPER TAMAKOSHI : Nepal’s Largest HEP Nears Completion

Christian Ulhar, an Austrian native, first identified the Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project in 1990 while he was studying Nepal’s mountain region. His pre-feasibility study concluded that the . . . Read more »

e-magazine

eMagazine June 2021

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Startup Scene

Naagiko Honey : Sustainable Business and Community Upliftment

Bibhuti Neupane had always dreamt of doing something on her own to develop a sustainable business and give back to the community. Though she had thought about getting into business right after . . . Read more »

Brand Focus

Dhaatu Nepal : A Modern Nepali Metalcraft Brand in the Making

Rising e-waste has been a big problem around the world. Electronic items mostly end up in landfills due to lack of proper disposal mechanisms, creating adverse impact on the environment as well as . . . Read more »

INTERNATIONAL MT EVEREST DAY 2021

68th Anniversary of Mt Everest’s First Ascent: A Glorious Past and a Bleak Future

It has become one of the most crucial tasks to save Mt Everest and the other mountains of Nepal from the adverse impacts of global . . . Read more »

Women at Work

ALINA PRAJAPATI : Transforming the POTTERY Business

Alina Prajapati grew up watching her father molding clay into various pottery items as she aspired to follow his footsteps. She always wanted to be part of her family business someday and take it to . . . Read more »

Tourism

New Hotel Projects Amid the PANDEMIC

The once spectacularly booming Nepali hotel sector has gone through a tumultuous period after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 with waves of coronavirus outbreaks wreaking havoc on . . . Read more »

Economic Diplomacy

Bhola Bikram Thapa : Strengthening Nepal-Bulgaria Ties

Nepal started extending the hands of friendship to countries across the world after the dawn of democracy in 1951. In this process of making friends, the Himalayan nation on April 1968 established . . . Read more »

Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements June 2021

Corporate Movements June 2021 . . . Read more »

Crossword

Crosswords June 2021

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Liquor Indicators

Liquor Indicators June 2021

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Voices

Voices June 2021

Voices June . . . Read more »

Feedback

Feedback June 2021

Feedback June 2021 . . . Read more »

Biztoon

Biztoon June 2021

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