No Laughing Matter

Happy New Year

First of all, may you get to drink as much whiskey, vodka and beer as you want throughout this year! Going by the advertisements seen these days in the Nepali newspapers and the bottles of various liquor brands in almost every chowk, aisle and shop, it’s a given that this wish will be . . . Read more »

From the Editor

Legal Hurdles to Investment

This year is going to be different in Nepal’s government budgeting. The Finance Minister will hopefully present the budget to the parliament on May 28 as stipulated in the new Constitution, instead . . . Read more »

Nepal Politics

Anomalies of Ambassador Appointment

These are tough times to be representing the country abroad. Although Nepal now has a constitution, and hence the decade-long political transition has formally ended, disagreements over the new . . . Read more »

Business Visitors

“Brand loyalty of Nepali customers towards Sony is very strong”

The Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Sony recently opened its exclusive showroom at Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. Masaki Matsumae, President of Sony Regional Market Development Centre was in Nepal . . . Read more »

Business Ethics

Is Our Mind-Set Preconditioned Like the Bullocks?

It’s a very old, but interesting story. Birgunj's Shrisiya dry port (Chandal Chowk those days) was popular as a grain market. The farmers in those days used to bring their grain on bullock carts. . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Banks Face Stiffer Capital Rules

History shows that it was never easy for regulators in any country to determine as to how much capital was needed to strengthen the financial foundations enough to support economic growth in the face of varying challenges. It became more difficult as financial innovations spread, leading to the 1988 adoption of model rules by a group of central banks and regulators that was based in Basel, Switzerland. . . . Read more »

Economy and Policy

Ending Monopoly Creates Attractive Market

You don't have a choice, either buy it, or stay out of it. You won't get any other option except this! This is called a Monopoly Market. When you have just a single vegetable shop in your locality, the seller is free to shape the price of vegetables on the basis of the area’s demand and . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Grow or Go

Growth is magic. It is the taste of success. It makes it easier to fund new investments, attract great talent, and acquire assets. But the environment for growth has been difficult for some time now. . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Experiential Marketing

I still remember my teenage years at Kalimati, where street vendors used to offer you a taste before you bought a fruit drink. I regularly used to go there with friends or alone just to taste the variety of fruits from so many . . . Read more »

Management Gyan

Significance of Data in Business Decisions

Getting the answers to queries like how the business is faring now as compared to the same period last year, is it on the up-trend or is it nose-diving or is it stagnant, would no doubt be of great . . . Read more »

Business Education

PBS Advancing Business Studies

Nepali students often dream of studying abroad to achieve academic excellence by receiving international degrees. But a business college based in Kathmandu is trying to educate potential business leaders right here, by showing that Nepal, too, is a place worth exploring with no dearth of opportunities for the young, eager and ambitious. . . . Read more »

Stock Taking

Monthly Technical Analysis of Nepse (28 March to 28 April 2016)

The benchmark index continued its upward climb last month as well. Nepse index gained 87.58 points (or up 6.21%) to close at an all time height of 1464.91. The index witnessed some corrections at the beginning of the month, as it declined by 25.79 . . . Read more »

Startup Scene

Onion Films Mainstreaming Digital Media

Digital media is on the rise in Nepal. And a number of startups have already begun to garner the attention of consumers and production professionals alike. Onion Films is one such notable startup . . . Read more »


“Nepal need standard policies and Acts acceptable for international lenders”

Bo-Seuk Yi joined Nepal Water and Energy Development Company (NWEDC), the developer of 216 MW Upper Trishuli-1 Hydropower project, as the CEO some three months back, representing South Korea’s . . . Read more »

Corporate Movements

Corporate Movements May 2016

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Corporate Focus

Providing Reliable Remit Services

Remittance is the key source of income for many Nepali households and it is also keeping the economy of the country afloat. City Express Money Transfer has been helping Nepalis with easy and reliable . . . Read more »

Corporate Focus

Keyal Group : A Journey from Trading to Manufacturing

Keyal Group is a Birgunj-based business and industrial house with more than a century of experience. A small textiles trading company named Gajananda Balmukunda was transformed into an industrial . . . Read more »

Cover Story

The Federal Challenge

With the promulgation of the new constitution, Nepal has adopted federalism as its administrative system, effectively doing away with its earlier five development regions and 75 districts. The . . . Read more »

Gadget Focus

TCL Curved TV : Unique Viewing Experience

Curved TVs have been in the market for while. These TVs have garnered immense attraction from viewers as they offer unusual design and outstanding picture clarity. The Chinese manufacturer TCL has . . . Read more »

Gadget Focus

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: Mid-Range Redefined

When it comes to mid-range smartphones, users generally hold view that these handsets offer fairly satisfactory performance in terms of computing speed, camera and display quality and other features. . . . Read more »

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