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Investment of Rs100 in bank ‘generating return of Rs21’ (kp 23/08/2017)

Profit of commercial banks up 26.59 pc to Rs 45.26bn (ht 23/08/2017)

House panel dissatisfied with NRB directive (ht 23/0872017)

NRB issues circular on paid-up capital rules, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 22/08/2017)

Govt allows everyone to extend loans (kp 21/08/2017)

Class ‘B’, ‘C’ FIs seek separate window to invest in govt securities (ht 18/08/2017)

New provision to exert pressure on interest rates: Banks, financial institutions barred from factoring in interbank deposit while calculating CCD ratio, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 17/08/2017)

NRB board on the path ‘to wreck the institution’, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 16/08/2017)

NRB issues circular to implement monetary policy (rep 16/08/2017)

Loan-to-value ratio lowered in the Capital (kp 16/08/2017)

NRB stops taking applications of MFIs (ht 16/08/2017)

Nepal Rastra Bank opens licence for Infrastructure Development Bank (ht 12/08/2017)

Credit demand subdued despite rise in stock of loanable fund (kp 10/08/2017)

NBI signs MoU with FSFM (kp 09/08/2017)

Errant NRB: Nepal Rastra Bank needs to be objective and pragmatic to maintain institutional credibility, by Chandan Sapkota /kp 07/08/2017)

Govt to issue bonds early: Transfers made to local bodies have raised the spectre of govt facing shortage of funds,  by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 06/08/2017)

NRB sets criteria for CEOs, directors of BFIs (ht 04/08/2017)

Faulty policy: The NRb should reconsider its policy on the soft loan and extend the payback period if its intent is to help them (ht 31/07/2017)

NiBl Capital set to acquire ace Capital (ht 31/07/2017)

Banks sit atop excess liquidity of Rs94 billion (kp 30/07/2017)

No takers for central bank’s two-year concessional home loan (ht 30/07/2017)

Bank fixed deposits soar 42.5 percent, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/07/2017)

155 BFIs go for mergers to meet capital requirement (rep 28/07/2017)

Banks issueing 36 credit cards per day (kp 27/07/2017)

Local, provincial reps can’t be on BFI board (ht 25/07/2017)

Problematic’ FIs to get more time to raise paid-up capital (ht 25/07/2017)

NRB will introduce measures to reduce lending rates to 9 to 10pc’, interview with Nara Bahadur Thapa (kp 24/07/2017)

Mega Bank celebrates seventh anniversary (ht 23/07/2017)

Workers to get salary through bank in Humla, by Janak Bahadur Shahi (rep 23/07/2017)

Banks demand infra before expansion, by Bibek Subedi (kp 21/07/2017)

Credit rate could remain high this fiscal (ht 21/07/2017)

Bankers anxious about source for Rs 700bn deposit (ht 21/07/2017)

Beyond borders: Nepal should make a convincing case for the  establishment of AIIB’s headquarters in Lumbini, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 21/07/2017)

ID cards made mandatory to deposit money in others' accounts, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 20/07/2017)

Institutional deposit of 19 banks exceeds 45pc, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 20/07/2017)

BFIs heading toward the capital city, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 17/07/2017)

‘Incentivise BFIs for productive sector lending’ (ht 16/07/2017)

IMF officials see monetary policy heading ‘on the right track’ (rep 16/07/2017)

Works related to govt acct management outsourced: Nepal Rastra Bank has brought in Rastra Banjiya Bank to manage the government’s accounts and financial transactions in five different locations of the country (kp 15/07/2017)

Deposits swell, but interest rates unlikely to fall anytime soon (rep 15/07/2017)

Monetary Policy:Thrust On Productive Sector, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 13/07/2017)

NIBL, Ace begin joint operation (ht 13/07/2017), NIBL starts joint operation with Ace Development Bank (kp 14/07/2017)

NBL branch in Jajarkot runs out of cash (ht 13/07/2017)

Transaction of Rs1m or more in cash barred: NRB (kp 12/07/2017)

Interest rates unlikely to fall anytime soon, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 12/07/2017)

MFIs upbeat about expanding credit, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 12/07/2017)

New monetary policy allowing hotels to exchange foreign currency welcomed, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 12/07/2017)

Money matters: Central bank should ensure that banks are channelling credit to priority sectors (kp 11/07/2017)

Interest rates likely to remain stable: But at the higher end, in the next fiscal year, as NRB has sought to purchase excess liquidity of banks at a fixed interest of 3pc, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 10/07/2017), NRB raises credit for productive sector (ht 10/07/2017), NRB eases cap on auto, home loans, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 10/07/2017), NRB raises productive sector lending requirement to 25%, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 10/07/2017)

Monetary policy to address financial friction (rep 09/07/2017)

Magnetic strip ATM cards to be phased out from November (ht 07/07/2017)

Commercial banks agree to open branches in 250 local units (rep 06/07/2017)

Bank customer waits for seven hours to cash check, by Janak Bahaur Shahi (rep 06/07/2017)

Civil Bank starts joint operation (ht 03/07/2017)

CDS approves three more clearing banks (kp 01/07/2017)

Addressing The Woes Of Customers, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 30/06/2017), NRB, IRD dilly-dally to implement policy to end tax compliance gap (ht 30/06/2017)

Bankers for raising personal home loan limit to Rs 20 million (ht 29/06/2017)

NRB signs pact with Bank of Korea (kp 28/06/2017)

NRB likely to further reduce interest rate spread cap (rep 28/06/2017)

Central bank blues: Unless we enhance our productive capacity, an expansionary monetary policy will do more harm (kp 27/06/2017)

Deprived sector receives loans worth Rs 100 billion (rep 27/06/2017)

NRB mulling to increase size of refinancing fund (kp 26/06/2017), CNI for channelizing govt treasury surplus into banking system (rep 26/06/2017)

Pvt sector urges central bank to reduce CRR (ht 26/06/2017), Cash crunch: The CRR provision will compel the BFIs to make investments only in the productive sectors that ensure employment opportunity and stimulate the domestic economy (ht 27/06/2017)

Lonely at the top: Banks facing CEO shortage, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/06/2017)

Bankers, business leaders divide over new consortium loans rule: Bargaining power of business community on interest rates at the heart of the dispute, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 21/06/2017)

Nepal Rastra Bank mulls narrowing interest spread (kp 20/06/2017)

NTA to promote mobile financial services (ht 19/06/2017)

Debt collection ceiling raised to Rs90 billion (kp 17/06/2017)

Infrastructure key to send banks to local units: NRB boss (rep 17/06/2017)

Tepid deposits growth worries bankers: Govt spending has not pumped much cash into banking system (rep 15/06/2017)

Banks urged to set up branches in local units, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/06/2017), ‘Ensure availability of banks in every local level within two months’ (ht 13/06/2017)

Deadline for revised paid-up capital requirement won’t be extended: NRB (ht 12/06/2017)

Save more: It is important because savings are transformed into much-needed investments (kp 06/06/2017)

Untapped potential: Nepal needs plenty of work to unleash human capital as money stops being a constraint, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 06/06/2017)

Rapid credit expansion is not panacea for higher growth: IMF, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 04/06/2017)

Lending growth surges 20pc despite low deposit collection (ht 02/06/2017)

Bank accounts must in Nepal for people heading abroad to work: Decision aims at bringing remittances through formal channel, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 30/05/2017)

Saving habit of Nepalis to improve (ht 29/05/2017)

Rates to remain high as money supply growth slows (kp 28/05/2017)

Recent credit crunch: Who is responsible?, by Guna Raj Bhatta (ht 24/05/2017)

‘IC exchange facility beyond our ability’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/05/2017)

NRB plans issuing broker licences to banks (kp 23/05/2017)

Rs 1 million cash transaction limit to come into effect from mid-July (rep 23/05/2017)

Productive sector lending: Stimulus for growth, by Prahlad Giri (ht 18/05/2017)

BFIs’ credit disbursement to construction sector on the rise (ht 18/05/2017)

Handsome Q3 profits of banks belie predictions: Banks raked in a combined profit of Rs31.40 billion in the third quarter, up more than 32 percent (kp 18/05/2017), Banks log impressive profit despite shortage of lendable fund: 14 banks in 'billionaire club'; four post net profit of more than Rs2b (rep 18/05/2017)

BFI heads face Rs500k fine for not maintaining buffer, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 16/05/2017)

ADB waives interests worth Rs 3.5m (ht 15/05/2017)

Weak regulatory supervision triggered credit crunch: WB (kp 13/05/2017)

A/C payee cheque to be a must for transactions above Rs 1 million (kp 12/05/2017)

Commercial banks profit soar 36pc (kp 10/05/2017)

Central bank holds pre-budget discussion with private sector (ht 09/05/2017)

Shady business: Fraudulent cooperatives put the savings of thousands of depositors in danger, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 07/05/2017)

NRB and IFC join hands to promote sustainable finance (kp 05/05/2017)

Money in the vault: Nepal has been saving more than it has been investing—no wonder growth is slow, by Tula Raj Basyal (kp 04/05/2017)

NRB mops up Rs 101 billion despite lendable fund curnch in BFIs (rep 02/05/2017)

Nepal to accept presence of Chinese banks: Official (kp 01/05/2017)

BFIs not to increase lending until govt ups spending (rep 27/04/2017)

Savings deposit rate: Banks indulge in one-upmanship, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 24/04/2017)

What banks need to become: Banks are under scrutiny and must brace for possible tectonic shifts in the banking landscape, by Suman Joshi (kp 23/04/2017)

CNI urges NRB to address credit crunch (kp 20/04/2017)

NRB gets new board directors (kp 19/04/2017)

NRB to float development bonds worth Rs6 billion (kp 17/04/2017)

Banks see deposits move from saving to FD accounts, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 15/04/2017)

NRB instructs banks to minimise debt servicing fees (ht 14/04/2017)

Banks’ credit growth outpaces deposits, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 07/04/2017)

Lending rates to remain high, as deposit growth slows, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 06/04/2017)

Controversial provisions put BAFI bill on hold, by Bibek Subedi and Binod Ghimire (kp 02/04/2017)

BFIs not eager to execute Supreme Court’s verdict (ht 02/04/2017)

Interest subsidy on agri loans raised to 5 percent (kp 01/04/2017)

Yokoyama ends five-year Nepal tenure on a high note, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 30/03/2017)

Bank deposits witness tepid growth: NRB relaxation enables banks to extend loans without getting new funds (rep 30/03/2017)

IMF concerned over NRB lending limit relief, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 29/03/2017)

Credit due: Although Nepali commercial banks have 1,250 branches, they disburse less than 2.5 percent of total agriculture loan, by Bhairav Kaini (rep 28/03/2017)

Bankers oppose NRB proposal on floating interest rate loans, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 23/03/2017)

Deposit of smaller financial institutions migrates to bigger banks (kp 19/03/2017)

NRB to bar arbitrary revision of credit rates (kp 18/03/2017)

Harsh fines set for dodgy BFIs (kp 17/03/2017)

FINGOs to be turned into microfinance institutions (kp 16/03/2017)

MFIs urged to lower cost of operation (ht 16/03/2017), Remove anomalies or face consequences, NRB Governor tells MFIs: FinMin lauds role of MFIs in rural development (rep 16/03/2017)

Yeti, Mahalaxmi sign merger agreement (ht 15/03/2017)

Credit flow to service sector jumps 12 percent as tourism rebounds (rep 15/03/2017)

NRB to float foreign employment bonds worth Rs250 million (kp 12/03/2017)

GABV calls on banks to put people before profit (kp 08/03/2017)

Pokhara traders’ delegation against bank interest hike (ht 07/03/2017)

Photo of cardholders made mandatory on debit, credit cards (rep 06/03/2017)

BFIs deliberately breaching lending limit face music (kp 01/03/2017)

Finance cos permitted to provide ASBA service (kp 28/02/2017)

NIBL completes 30 years (ht 27/02/2017)

Central bank policy to hit credit expansion to deprived sector (ht 23/02/2017)

Floating loan for cars becomes difficult, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 22/02/2017), NRB tightens personal auto loans to 50 pc of valuation, by Sagar Ghimire (kp 22/02/2017), Motor vehicle imports fall after rise in interest rates on loans, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 22/02/2017), NADA urges NRB to review cap on loan-to-value ratio: At a time when the govt has not been able to promote mass public transportation, the move will limit vehicle sales, and that is not good for the country’s economy (kp 24/02/2017), Cars gather dust at customs as sales fall: Recent drop in vehicle imports hits revenue of Birgunj Customs Office, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/02/2017)

NRB introduces goodies, while tightening noose around banking sector, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 22/02/2017)

NRB offers some relaxations to release funds for BFIs, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 22/02/2017), Central bank revises monetary policy, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 22/02/2017)

Banks post 41pc jump in H1 profits (kp 21/02/2017)

Forex reserves cross record $10b mark (kp 20/02/2017)

Rise in lending rates hits import, revenue, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 20/02/2017)

Deposit collection of BFIs picks up of late: Lending to unproductive sector still relatively high (ht 18/02/2017)

Commercial banks’ inability to compromise on profits blamed for credit crunch (ht 18/02/2017)

Disaster in the making: Liquidity crisis, low capital spending, and swelling trade deficit are chronic problems, by Achyut Wagle (kp 17/02/2017)

Commercial banks’ profit surges 126pc in two years (ht 16/02/2017), Soaring profit: The banks have not met the targets of investment in such sectors as lending to productive sector and agriculture (ht 17/02/2017)

Liquidity Crunch: A Headache For Banks, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 16/02/2017)

NRB lays down rules for hiring foreigners (kp 15/02/2017)

Bankers divulge reason for crisis: Say pressure from investors for higher returns resulted in credit crunch (ht 15/02/2017)

Banks effortful to ease interest rate volatility (kp 15/02/2017)

Bankers urge promoters to not press them for higher dividend (rep 15/02/2017)

Net profit of 25 banks surges by 49 percent (kp 14/02/2017)

Banking sector braces for interest rate war: Banks are resorting to unconventional measures, as they face an acute shortage of funds to lend immediately, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 13/02/2017)

Banks required to submit loan portfolio to NRB every month (ht 13/02/2017)

NRB to tighten noose around banks that deliberately breach lending limit (kp 11/02/2017)

‘Liquidity crunch in BFIs will ease soon’ (kp 10/02/2017)

Follow NRB rules: The NRB has blamed the BFIs for being inefficient when it came to planning loan expansion, and for providing more credit in the unproductive sectors and the rise in interest rates (ht 10/02/2017)

Banks not to issue new credit to automobiles, real estate (rep 10/02/2017), Banks halt loans for automobiles, real estate: Decide to stop extending credit against collateral of stocks; To prioritise productive sector (ht 10/02/2017), Auto dealers denounce halt in lending, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 11/02/2017)

Productive sector lending: Central bank issues mid-July deadline (kp 09/02/2017)

NRB tells BFIs to stop interest rate distortion, other anomalies, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 09/02/2017)

Banks breaching the limit set on lending: NRB mum despite knowing financial institutions are tweaking figures, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 07/02/2017)

They had it coming: The current liquidity crunch is the result of faulty operation and management of BFIs, by Chandan Sapkota (06/02/2017)

NRB hikes gold import quota to 25kg a day (kp 06/02/2017)

INR demonitisation: NRB rapped for ‘immature’ handling, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 05/02/2017)

Banks themselves to blame for credit crunch, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 02/02/2017)

Liquidity mess: Instead of being proactive, we keep reacting to financial crises because we ignore facts and figures, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 31/01/2017)

NRB to raise daily gold import quota to 20 kg (ht 31/01/2017)

Commercial banks found exceeding lending limit: Despite a regulatory  breach of this magnitude, the central bank is not considering taking any action against the commercial banks, by Bibek Subedi (kp 31/01/2017)

Over 50 pc banks fail to assess money laundering risks properly, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 30/01/2017), Risky affair: Banks should maintain a robust system to counter threats of financial crimes (kp 31/01/2017)

NRB in no mood to bend rules to help out banks, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 29/01/2017)

BFIs told to spend 1 percent of profit on CSR activities (kp 28/01/2017), BFIs must spend 1% of net profit on CSR activities (rep 30/01/2017)

Private sector seeks effective measures to cope with liquidity crisis (ht 28/01/2017)

Cabinet okays RBB, NIDC merger (kp 28/01/2017)

NRB turns down private sector’s request to increase CCD ratio (kp 27/01/2017)

Liquidity-starved banks enforce interest rate cartel, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 27/01/2017)

Bank deposits: Structural problems, by Shreejesh Ghimire (ht 27/01/2017)

Banks seek Rs 100bn refinancing facility for long-term lending (ht 27/01/2017)

CNI urges NRB to hike CCD ratio, lower CRR (kp 26/01/2017), Interest rates on fixed deposits skyrocket (ht 26/02/2017)

Banks in liquidity crunch ‘trap’ (ht 25/01/2017), Halt in lending likely as banks see loan-able funds dry up; Not our problem says NRB, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 25/01/2017), Liquidity crunch: BFIs should invest more in productive sectors so that their capital investment can be recovered and more employment can be generated (ht 27/01/2017)

RBB-NIDC Dev Bank merger proposal to be sent to Cabinet (kp 24/01/2017)

Be far-sighted: Collecting short-term deposits and converting them into longer-term loans are a flawed practice (kp 24/01/2017)

Credit expansion rises rapidly despite liquidity crunch, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 23/01/2017)

BFIs required to spend 3 percent of staff expenses on trainings (rep 23/01/2017)

RBBL plans to open branches in China, India (rep 23/01/2017)

Shortage of funds prompts bankers to ask NRB to scrap CCD ratio requirement, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 21/01/2017)

Banks cold-shoulder Rs 40b outright sale auction (rep 19/01/2017)

Central bank asks whether liquidity crunch is real (kp 18/01/2017)

Higher credit flow to risky areas raises NRB’s eyebrows (kp 17/01/2017)

How acute is the liquidity crunch? NRB and bankers are at odds over the liquidity problem and finding solutions, by Surendra Tandukar (ht 15/01/2017)

Banks to spend Rs680m on staff training this year (kp 11/01/2017)

BAFI Bill endorsed by massive majority (kp 11/01/2017)

Nepal Rastra Bank’s Rs20b repo falls flat: Banks subscribed only Rs1.9b worth of securities out of Rs20 billion worth of instruments offered (kp 07/01/2017), Rs 20b repo meant to ease liquidity crunch gets lukewarm response, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 07/01/2017), NRB’s repo witnesses lukewarm response (ht 09/01/2017)

Banks seek NRB financing facility as liquidity tightens, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 05/01/2017)

Bankers fret as stock of loanable funds drops: This means depositors, who have always complained about  negative real interest rates because of soaring consumer prices, can reap some real benefits by parking their money at banks, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 04/01/2017)

Seven years of liberalizing financial sector: Nepal fails to welcome even a single foreign bank; Analysts say lack of business holding foreign banks back, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 03/01/2017)

Five FIs merge, start joint ops (kp 02/01/2017), NCC bank starts joint operation after merger (ht 02/01/2017), Nepal Rastra Bank exits NCC: the regulator handed over the bank’s board to  an ad-hoc committee following its merger  with four other financial institutions (kp 03/01/2017)

Banking industry faces deadline rush to meet new paid-up capital requirements, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 02/01/2017)

Cross-checking of financial details yet to be implemented (ht 01/01/2017)

BFIs to seek new applications from firms hit by quakes, Tarai turmoil (rep 29/12/2016)

Utilisation of refinancing facility rises substantially (ht 24/12/2016)

ID details required for forex deals of Rs100k (kp 20/12/2016)

Bank deposit rate crosses 10pc mark: Bankers, however, say higher interest does not mean entire banking sector is facing liquidity crunch (kp 19/12/2016), Liquidity crisis to further worsen: Deposit and landing growth over the period (ht 19/12/2016)

Banking stakeholders discuss cyber threats (rep 17/12/2017)

NRB to increase access to financial services (ht 16/12/2016)

Credit expansion in quake-hit districts up (ht 15/12/2016)

Government tells central bank to ensure optimum utilisation of ERF: Shortfall in Economic Revival Fund to be bridged through supplementary budget (ht 11/12/2016)

Finance minister urges govt-owned banks to lend in rural areas (rep 10/12/2016)

NIBL bags ‘Bank of the Year’ award (kp 09/12/2016)

MoI to compensate BFIs on loan defaults by SMEs (ht 07/12/2016), Default risks discouraging banks from increasing SME loans (rep 07/12/2016)

Mechanism to reduce interest volatility fails, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 06/12/2016)

FCGO procuring IT services to start e-payment: e-payment likely to begin from Jan 1 (rep 06/12/2016)

BFIs urged to provide Indian currency (ht 06/12/2016)

Liquidity crunch: In order to boost the economy, the government should spend the budget as allocated instead of dilly-dallying in the development works as is happening now (ht 29/11/2016)

Digital services: For financial inclusion; In Nepal’s case, it is possible for digital financial inclusion to become a game changer for unserved and under-served low-income households as well as micro- and small enterprises, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 29/11/2016)

Industries face problems getting loans (ht 28/11/2016)

Combo cards replacing magnetic ones: None of the ATMs in the country are chip-compliant till date, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 27/11/2016)

FMO ups stake in NMB (kp 24/11/2016)

Profit of banks jumps 44pc in first quarter (kp 22/11/2016), Banks report nearly 45pc profit growth in Q1 (ht 22/11/2016)

NRB urged to initiate foreign exchange intervention (ht 22/11/2016)

House panel endorses BAFI Bill with more teeth (kp 22/11/2016)

Bank lending jumps three-fold as borrowers regain appetite: BFIs extend Rs96.6 billion in credit in three-month  period between mid-July and mid-October, as against Rs33.4 billion in the same period a year ago (kp 20/11/2016)

Banks unable to provide credit as liquidity crunch prolongs, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 18/11/2016)

Shah elected to the helm of NBA (ht 17/11/2016)

Banks urged to import smaller unit gold bars (kp 12/11/2016)

Banks told to make card  transactions more secure, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/11/2016)

Profit of commercial banks likely to surge (ht 09/11/2016), Commercial banks’ profits jump 52pc (kp 14/11/2016)

Shortage of dollar bills to ease by Monday: Nepal Rastra Bank is  bringing $10 million in cash from Singapore to ease the shortage of physical dollars in the domestic market, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 09/11/2016)

NRB mulls recognising pre-incorporation expenses as investment: The provision is expected to benefit the developer of West Seti Hydropower Project, which is trying to set up a joint venture company with Nepal Electricity Authority, by Bibek Subedi (kp 26/10/2016)

Interbank lending rate up despite excess liquidity, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 26/10/2016)

Bank credit outpaces deposits, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 26/10/2016)

Central bank releases Rs8b in Ncell profit: Permission for FY2011-12 dividend repatriation at suspended CIAA chief Karki’s behest, sources claim (kp 24/10/2016), Officials trade blame over Ncell dividend repatriation, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 25/10/2016), Anti-graft body seeks details from NRB (kp 26/10/2016), ‘DoI hasn’t made any recommendation to NRB’ (kp 28/10/2016), NRB responds to CIAA, says DoI nod not required: Department of Industry sticks to its earlier claim, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/10/2016)

Bank loans jump over five-fold (kp 23/10/2016)

Moratorium on merchant banking licences (kp 22/10/2016)

NRB to bring $10 million to ease shortage of bills (kp 21/10/2016)

Civil, ILFCO to begin joint operation from today (kp 17/10/2016)

Century to acquire Arniko (kp 17/10/2016)

NRB urges govt to channel remittance to specific projects (kp 09/10/2016)

People facing hard time getting new banknotes: Say they have to wait for hours to get fresh bills for Dashain festival, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/10/2016)

NRB prohibits stock trading of erstwhile Grand Bank: Trading of shares of Prabhu Bank begins, closes at Rs 399 on Monday; NRB bars people who held shares of Grand Bank prior to its merger with Prabhu Bank from stock trading, stating Prabhu still has not been able to recover losses of Grand (kp 04/10/2016)

Lending rates likely to rise as credit growth outpaces deposits, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 04/10/2016)

NRB to inject Rs 5 billion today (ht 02/10/2016)

Credit growth surpasses fresh deposit collection (kp 29/09/2016)

NIBL proposes 41pc dividend (kp 29/09/2016)

Banking boom: Financial inclusion key to sustainable growth; Today, 45 percent of the BFI branches are located in the central region where the capital, Kathmandu, is located (kp 28/09/2016)

NIBL first private bank to meet NRB requirement (ht 28/09/2016)

The industry will not advance without skilled human capital, by Sanjib Subba (kp 28/09/2016)

Banks unenthusiastic about productive sector loans, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/09/2016)

Wagle submits report on retirement provision (kp 27/09/2016)

Respite likely from negative interest rates, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/09/2016)

NRB guv urges BFIs to boost investment in staff training (kp 25/09/2016)

Cash outflow surpasses inflow amid slashed remittance: Balance of payments posts deficit of Rs 2.1b first time in two years, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 23/09/2016)

Central bank retirement provision: Wagle to make recommendation by next week; Some employees are demanding NRB scrap provision on compulsory retirement (kp 23/09/2016)

Employees’ demand raises fear of NRB not getting fresh blood, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 21/09/2016)

NRB to bring $10m in cash from Singapore (kp 16/09/2016)

NIDC Dev Bank merger plans going nowhere, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/09/2016)

Foreigners working in Nepal to be able to draw salary in dollars (ht 13/09/2016)

Rising interbank rate may push up deposit interest (kp 10/09/2016)

With banking crimes on rise, new bill takes tougher tack, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 10/09/2016)

NRB to act strict against BFIs leaving merger midway, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 09/09/2016)

Central bank set to bring online payment service under its ambit (ht 07/09/2016)

NRB to import greenbacks to beat dollar drought: Decision on letting commercial banks import US currency pending in view of possible rate distortion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/09/2016)

Vibor Society begins ops (kp 03/09/2016)

Prohibitory period fixed for central bank staff, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/09/2016), NRB officials barred from joining BFIs right after retirement, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 02/09/2016)

MoU signed to set up new ratings agency (kp 01/09/2016)

Banks told to increase direct lending in phases (kp 30/08/2016)

Banks to import greenbacks amid dollar drought, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/08/2016)

Banks’ real estate lending up Rs 46b (kp 28/08/2016)

PM Dahal shows interest in Sumargi’s frozen fund: Businessman’s Rs 3bn remains blocked for four years, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/08/2016)

Banks providing education loans against certificates (kp 24/08/2016)

IRC helps raise interbank rates, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 20/08/2016)

Two-week repo fails to attract BFIs (ht 18/08/2016)

Not enough reporting about cybercrime in BFIs: Police (kp 17/08/2016)

Interbank payment system to be introduced today (ht 17/08/2016)

Profit of banks jumps 29.7pc (ht 17/08/2016)

Govt mulls limiting cash transactions to Rs500k, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/08/2016)

Despite big losses, Banijya Bank issuing bonus to staff, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 12/08/2016)

Instruments floated under IRC remain undersubscribed: NRB to launch term deposit worth Rs 15 bn today; interest set at 0.2487pc (ht 11/08/2016), IRC fails to draw BFIs’ attention: Central bank mistrustful of bankers; NBA says NRB shouldn’t be suspicious (ht 12/08/2016)

Central bank implements ‘interest rate corridor’ (kp 10/08/2016), NRB to launch interest rate corridor today (ht 10/08/2016)

NRB lifts controls on five more currencies (kp 09/08/2016), NRB to sell currencies of 5 more nations (ht 09/08/2016)

Digital banking: Though government and the central bank are committed to enhancing financial inclusion through digitization of banking services, its pace is slow in Nepal, by Binid Atreya (rep 09/08/2016)

NIBL to acquire Ace Dev Bank (kp 06/08/2016)

Everest Bank, Sakchyam join hands (kp 05/08/2016)

Secured Transaction Registry Office likely to begin operation soon (ht 05/08/2016)

Rising MFI stocks lure investors: A senior NIBL Capital official says that the subscription amount reached more than Rs5 billion on Tuesday against the initialpublic offering worth Rs30 million  (kp 04/08/2016)

Average per day credit issuance increases to Rs 1.6 billion (ht 04/08/2016)

ADBL becomes first bank to post Rs3b yearly profit, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/08/2016)

BFIs told to keep close watch on bank lockers, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/08/2016)

NRB may relax MFI spread rate provision (kp 31/07/2016)

Commercial bank lending swells despite massive hits to economy (kp 30/07/2016)

Women agents spread branchless banking (kp 28/07/2016)

Central bank introduces new licensing policy: Banks and financial institutions should get new licence to provide e-payment services (ht 28/07/2016)

Banks to be allowed to sell five more currencies: Banks will be allowed to sell Swedish kroner, Danish kroner, Hong Kong dollar, Kuwaiti and Bahraini dinar (kp 26/07/2016)

Himalayan Bank, Sejon sign MoU (kp 25/07/2016)

BFIs to cross-check income details of borrowers soon, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (kht 25/07/2016)

Commercial banks likely to face off with ICAN, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 24/07/2016)

FNCCI urges NRB to scrap consortium financing policy (kp 23/07/2016)

New Monetary Policy: A Brief Overview, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 21/07/2016)

MFIs face shortage of funds after NRB move, by Bibek Subedi (kp 19/07/2016)

Dumping merger plans may invite punishment, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/07/2016)

MFI shares nosedive, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/07/2016)

Banks say micro credit outside their area of expertise (kp 18/07/2016)

NRB limits interest rate spread for MFIs to 7pc, by Bibek Subedi (kp 15/07/2016), Central bank to make strategic shift in monetary operations, to introduce IRC, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/07/2016)

Merged BoK, Lumbini start joint operations (kp 15/07/2016)

Concerns need to be addressed to pass BAFIA: FinMin, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/07/2016)

Final round of NRB bonds set for Wednesday release (kp 12/07/2016)

‘NRB to focus on taming inflation’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/07/2016)

Post-quake reconstruction: Banks to disburse aid to cluster settlements (kp 08/07/2016)

Liquidity squeeze curbs banks’ lending ability, by Bibek Subedi (kp 07/07/2016)

Prohibitory period proposed for NRB staff in amendment bill, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/07/2016)

Banking on the poor: Microfinance is not a choice but a necessity for Nepal as around 80 percent of our population lives in rural areas, by Binod Atreya (rep 05/07/2016)

NRB mulling over limiting cash-based transactions, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/07/2016)

Credit flow tapers as fiscal year-end nears: Commercial banks extended loans worth four billion rupees in between June 17, 24 (ht 02/07/2016)

‘Use policy rate to ensure price, fiscal stability’ (ht 01/07/2016)

Bankers revive call for scrapping interest spread cap (rep 01/07/2016)

Sana Kisan Bikas Bank to mobilise $1.5m: The credit is supported under the Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihood Restoration Project (kp 30/06/2016)

Few takers for subsidized quake loans to rebuild homes, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 29/06/2016)

Siddhartha Bank, BUDBL start joint operations (kp 22/06/2016)

Central bank simplifies concessional home loans guideline (ht 22/06/2016)

Deposit rates continue to rise (ht 20/06/2016)

BAFIA bill draws severe flak: Stakeholders question propriety of some lawmakers involved in the amendment process (kp 16/06/2016), Changes to BAFI Bill provisions draw flak: Finance Committee Chairperson Prakash Jwala says alterations can still be made (ht 16/06/2016), Govt buckles under pressure, to return amendment bill (kp 22/06/2016)

New system to settle cheques within seconds, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/06/2016)

1.5m use mobile banking services (kp 14/06/2016)

Conflict of interest: Legislators have successfully twisted the BAFIA amendment bill to benefit themselves, by Surya Nath Upadhyay (kp 13/06/2016), The role of money in politics has become increasingly important, interview with Dipendra Bahadur Kshetry (kp 13/06/2016)

MoF makes deliberate attempt to weaken NRB, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 13/06/2016)

Questions over revised BAFIA’s significance, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/06/2015)

National Strategies Of Financial Education – Way Forward, by Prakash Koirala (rn 10/06/2016)

BFIs intensify process to meet new paid-up capital requirement (rep 10/06/2016)

FIU software gathers dust for lack of compatible hardware, by Bibek Subedi (kp 08/06/2016)

Deposit rates up, as loan demand surges: Banks are also likely to raise lending rates (ht 04/06/2016)

Govt plan to establish infra bank a mere pipe dream, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 02/06/2016)

Promoting financial stability: Central banks’ challenges, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 01/06/2016)

Banks laud universal bank account plan (kp 31/05/2016)

Reconstruction authority signs pacts with BFIs (ht 31/05/2016)

Central bank to float Rs 50 billion worth of NRB Bonds this fiscal (ht 28/05/2016)

Limit on BFI chair term removed, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/05/2016)

NRB bonds issue from Sunday, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/05/2016)

Seven-year-old BFIs may convert all promoter shares into ordinary stocks (ht 25/05/2016)

New bank and financial institution act: Two-term tenure fixed for chairmen, CEOs; BFIs can allocate 1 percent of publicly issued shares for their employees, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/05/2016)

Banks’ Q3 reports fuel bullish market sentiment (ht 22/05/2016)

NRB collects financial info of Nepalis in leak, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/05/2016)

Sakchyam, NIBL in partnership (kp 19/05/2016)

Loans against academic certificates: Bankers say will proceed cautiously (rep 19/05/2016)

MFIs urged to expand to remote areas (ht 16/05/2016), Serve rural areas or lose license, NRB Guv tells microfinance instituions (rep 16/05/2016)

Banks weather quake, blockade to record profits, by Bibek Subedi (kp 15/05/2016)

BFIs do not need credit ratings for rights issues (ht 14/05/2016)

Branchless banking touch points set up in Darchula (kp 12/05/2016)

Banks start looking for borrowers in stock market, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 10/05/2016)

Banks once again flushed with excess liquidity: Banks are sitting on excess liquidity of Rs30 billion as of Wednesday, according to central bank (kp 05/05/2016)

Another financial crisis might come at anytime, NRB governor (rep 05/05/2016)

Enhancing financial access Inclusive and sustainable growth, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 04/05/2016)

Nepalis’ savings habit worst in 2 decades, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 04/05/2016)

Banks make brisk business from credit cards, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 03/05/2016)

BFIs slow in extending home loan schemes to quake victims: Only 10 individual households have benefited from central bank’s refinancing facility, which was introduced on May 27 (ht 27/04/2016)

Pashchimanchal formally merges with Mega Bank (ht 26/04/2016)

Electronic payments projected to shoot up, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 23/04/2016)

Nabil Bank launches three new products (kp 22/04/2016)

Taskforce to study MFI interest rates (kp 21/04/2016)

Inter-bank lending rate shoots up to 5.08pc: A banker calls it temporary phenomenon; chances of another bout of credit crisis very slim, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 21/04/2016)

No requests for refinance, interest subsidy yet: NRB, by Prithyi Man Shrestha (kp 19/04/2016)

Central bank’s loan scheme for quake survivors falls flat, by Bibek Subedi (kp 14/04/2016)

MBL-JBNL merger plan collapses: A group of shareholders from Machhapuchchhre Bank objected the swap ratio set by the due diligence audit (kp 12/04/2016)

Gurkha Development Bank downgraded into finance company (kp 11/04/2016)

Banks say keeping close tabs on PEPs, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/04/2016)

Foreign employment savings bonds remain undersubscribed (ht 09/04/2016)

Suspicious transaction reports double in four years, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 08/04/2016)

Don’t do transactions with shell companies, BFIs told: Financial Intelligence Unit asks them to inform it if such dealings have ever taken place, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/04/2016)

Banks' lending starts to pick up after months of stagnation (rep 06/04/2016)

Bond yields rebound after steep fall of last fiscal (ht 02/04/2016)

Exim Bank of India mulls opening representative office in Nepal, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/03/2016)

NRB plans publicity blitz to push bond sales (kp 26/03/2016)

Study stresses prudential capital requirement (ht 26/03/2016)

NRB’s payments system is ‘secure’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/03/2016)

State-run NBL, ADBL take steps to increase capital (kp 24/03/2016)

NRB, CBRC sign MoU on exchange of supervisory info, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/03/2016)

Rs50 billion bond issue planned: The banking system has been awash in excess liquidity for the last three years straight (kp 22/03/2016)

DoC asks BFIs not to issue letter of credit to temporary licence holders for fuel import (ht 20/03/2016)

Deposits at BFIs surge by whopping 73pc (ht 19/03/2016)

Banks may check objects put in safe deposit boxes, by Bibek Subedi (kp 18/03/2016)

For the first time, forex reserves top Rs1 trillion (kp 17/03/2016), Forex reserve swells to over Rs 1 trillion (ht 17/03/2016) [inflation at 11.3pc], Inflation still at 11.3% despite end of blockade: BOP surplus at Rs 154.5 billion, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 17/03/2016)

Government plans policy to promote banking habit: An NRB study shows 18 percent of the Nepali people have absolutely no access to financial services while more than 21 percent take loans from money lenders (kp 17/03/2016)

Remittances and microfinance Risks, hurdles and opportunities, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 16/03/2016)

NRB raising more domestic debt to finance reconstruction, dev works (rep 16/03/2016)

Banks find few takers for loans to rebuild quake-hit houses: Bankers attribute the low demand for  the credit to ‘complicated procedure’ (kp 13/03/2016)

Issuance of LC surges with end of embargo (kp 09/03/2016)

Earthquake victims: Banks seek permission to disburse grants, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/03/2016)

Shrestha, Siwakoti named deputy governors of NRB, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/03/2016)

Capital requirement hike for MFIs in offing: Move aimed at limiting the number of Micro Finance Institutions (kp 29/02/2016), We are under int'l pressure to cut paid-up capital deadline: NRB chief; IMF has already recommended the central bank to take corrective action against BFIs that miss deadline, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 29/02/2016)

NIBL reaches another milestone (ht 27/02/2016)

Bank lending surges by Rs40b as embargo ends (kp 25/02/2016)

Fuel shortage, power cuts compel many BFIs to reduce banking hours (rep 23/02/2016)

NRB shelves plan to set threshold for cash transaction, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 19/02/2016)

Expanding Financial Frontiers Challenge Fund launched (ht 18/02/2016)

Profit of banks surges by 25 per cent (ht 15/02/2016), Banks profit remains unaffected by recent turmoil, by Santosh Pokhrel (rep 17/02/2016)

NRB blocks Rs 500m in dividends to Nabil int'l shareholder, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 15/02/2016)

Prabhu, Grand start joint ops after merger (kp 13/02/2016)

Creation of infrastructure dev bank recommended (kp 10/02/2016)

Prabhu Bank set to start joint operation after merger with Grand Bank (rep 10/02/2016)

Sudden rise in bank lending surprises many: Indicates risk od bad debt piling up, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 08/02/2016)

Credit demand picks up of late (ht 06/02/2016)

Rural farm communities lack banking services, by Janak Nepal (kp 03/02/2016)

NRB: Problem BFIs lack cash to repay depositors (kp 01/02/2016)

NRB’s term deposit oversubscribed by 3.5 times (ht 29/01/2016)

Bank lending drops by half as firms flounder (kp 27/01/2016)

Civil Bank, ILFC initiate merger process (ht 26/01/2016)

NRB launches economic revival fund of Rs 100 billion (ht 25/01/2016)

NRB: No reporting from BFIs about credit to quake-hit, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/01/2016)

Extended load shedding hours: BFIs struggle to deliver uninterrupted service, by Shankar Acharya (ht 24/01/2016)

Credit growth plunges to four-year low (ht 23/01/2016)

Money at fingertips. Mobile financial services enhance the access of rural people to remittance services, by Dutta Shree Duwadi (Khanal) (kp 22/01/2016)

Front urges banks not to call loans, interests (ht 21/01/2016)

A robust microfinance sectorFor lowering poverty, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 20/01/2016)

NRB, ministry at odds over labour bank plans (kp 19/01/2016)

No national treatment to foreign banks: Lawmakers (kp 19/01/2016)

MPs seek amendments to new bill on BAFIA (kp 18/01/2016)

Nepal is board member of AIIB: For Nepal, a new bank formed at the initiative of cash-rich China can be additional source of finance for infrastructure sector (kp 17/01/2016), Nepal elected to AIIB board of directors: FinMin hails launch of the new international development bank as a timely and wise decision (ht 17/01/2016), Courting cash: Nepal should make the most of its membership of China-backed bank (kp 20/01/2016)

Banks expect high profits despite crisis: Increased investment to cover rising cost of businesses and trend of providing extra loans to pay interest boost outlook (kp 16/01/2016)

Tight laws in offing against banking fraud, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/01/2016)

Central bank allows borrowers to defer loan payment, restructure credit (ht 15/01/2015)

Kumari Bank, NCC Bank sign merger pact (kp 14/01/2016), Kumari, NCC, four dev banks to merge (ht 14/01/2016)

Finance minister to attend inaugural meeting of AIIB (ht 13/01/2016)

Private sector seeks extension of default period for borrowers (ht 13/01/2016)

MoF to handle NRB’s job of raising domestic debt, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 12/01/2016)

Bill bars NRB guv from joining BFIs after retiring, by Prtihvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/01/2016)

Tarai urest, Indian blockade may hit bank's quarterly results, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 11/01/2016)

Rs 112 bn loanable funds sitting idle (ht 31/12/2015)

SMEs get 2.6pc of total loans: NRB (kp 30/12/2015)

Parliament ratifies AIIB’s Articles of Agreement (kp 29/12/2015)

Credit demand reduces to half (ht 26/12/2015)

BoK, Lumbini Bank sign MoU for merger (kp 25/12/2015)

Financial illiteracy hits  access to finance (ht 25/12/2015)

Banks recover interest from available credit of borrowers: Amid Tarai unrest and India’s trade embargo, businesses are finding it hard to generate enough cash flow to service loans, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/12/2015)

Cheque clearance volume down 30pc (kp 08/12/2015)

Financial stability: Is capital hike a remedy?, by Pralhad Giri (ht 01/12/2015)

5 financial institutions announce merger (kp 28/11/2015)

NRB tightens controls on exchange of IC, by Jitendra Sah (kp 20/11/2015)

Central bank to mop up Rs 5 billion today (ht 18/11/2015)

Credit of over Rs 500 million to be issued as consortium loan (ht 17/11/2015)

BFIs told to create contingency plans (kp 16/11/2015)

Bank counters at customs points to remain open during festival: NRB also directs MFIs to deposit one per cent of their net profit in Client Protection Fund (ht 11/11/2015)

UNNATI inks technical agreement with 13 BFIs (ht 07/11/2015)

Financial inclusion: Challenges remain, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 06/11/2015)

Central bank relaxes loan repayment provisions (ht 28/10/2015), NRB brings relief for borrowers (ht 28/10/2015)

After merger, NMB Bank formally starts operations (kp 19/10/2015), Five merged entities begin operation as NMB Bank (ht 19/190/2015)

NBA tells banks not to engage in loan ever-greening, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/10/2015)

Requests for loan rescheduling on the rise: Bankers, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/10/2015)

Credit growth dips due to quakes, protests in Tarai (ht 16/10/2015)

Alternative investment funds Private equity pooling, by Krishna Raj Parajuli (ht 14/10/2015)

BFIs unlikely to post impressive results in Q1, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 13/10/2015)

Central bank plans stricter control of cooperatives (kp 12/10/2015)

Issuance of LCs more than halves, by Shankar Acharya (kp 10/10/2015)

Nepal Bank to issue rights shares (kp 10/10/2015)

NRB to bring relief package for borrowers (ht 09/10/2015)

3 state-backed banks reopen 127 branches outside Capital (kp 07/10/2015)

Branchless Banking Points in quake-hit districts (ht 06/10/2015)

BFIs need Rs228 billion to meet paid-up capital requirement (kp 05/10/2015), Country’s paid-up capital requirement lowest in SAsia (ht 05/10/2015)

Financial status of merged BFIs ‘improved in third year’: The NRB study states non-performing loans, ratios of net profit against net asset, net profit against equity and loan against dividend have decreased in most of the entities (kp 03/10/2015)

FNCCI seeks extension to loan repayment deadline (kp 01/10/2015)

Central bank approves merger of NMB Bank (kp 01/10/2015), NMB Bank receives merger approval (ht 01/10/2015)

Banks face cash shortage in Tarai, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/09/2015), RBB, Gaighat faces cash crunch (ht 26/09/2015)

Central bank tells BFIs to make recapitalisation plan public (ht 25/09/2015)

Machhapuchchhre and Janata banks to merge (kp 23/09/2015)

Foreign JV banks seek more time, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/09/2015)

Central bank introduces new CPI basket (ht 18/09/2015)

‘Directive to hike capital will stay’ (kp 17/09/2015)

Deposit and credit guarantee: DCGC to be converted into autonomous fund, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/09/2015)

Nepal Rastra Bank mulls over banning lawmakers from joining BFIs’ board, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 12/09/2015)

Banks have unclaimed dividends worth Rs1.77b (kp 06/09/2015)

Hike in paid-up capital requirements for banks: House panel urged not to intervene (kp 04/09/2015), Banks lobby for deadline extension (kp 06/09/2015)

NRB tells BFIs not to issue cash dividends (kp 20/08/2015)

Labour bank under BAFIA in offing (ht 17/08/2015)

FinMin Mahat urges BFIs to invest in rural marketsFinMin Mahat urges BFIs (kp 14/08/2015)

ICICI releases over Rs 785m to Nepal Investment, Laxmi Bank (ht 13/08/2015)

Capital Hike: A Hard Nut To Crack, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 13/08/2015)

Anyone can soon extend loan on movable assets, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 03/08/2015)

Term deposit rate rises to 1.87pc (ht 03/08/2015)

Proposed rehabilitation fund: NRB to study needs to ascertain fund size, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/08/2015)

Excess liquidity with BFIs down to Rs50b (kp 01/08/2015), Excess liquidity in banking sector drops to Rs 59bn:  Interest rates on interbank lending and money market instruments have started to go up gradually (ht 01/08/2015)

New monetary policy: Paid-up capital hike, by Jagadish Prasad Bist and Adarsh Raj Joshi (ht 29/07/2015), Monetary Policy For FY 2015-16: Increasing Paid-up Capital A Big Challenge, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 30/07/2015), Ways To Increase Paid-up Capital In BFIs, by Alysa Ghimire (rn 01/08/2015), BFIs told to submit plan by mid-Sept (kp 07/08/2015)

‘Hike in capital requirements to strengthen banks’, by Min Bahadur Shrestha (kp 27/07/2015)

Financial intermediaries told to convert into MFIs (kp 25/07/2015)

Monetary Policy: Old wine in new bottle (ht 24/07/2015)

Banks’ paid-up capital to be raised four fold, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/07/2015), NRB raises bank capital requirement to Rs 8 billion: Four-fold hike triggers stock market rally but creates discontent among bankers, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 24/07/2015)

NRB to ensure easier loans in affected areas, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 24/07/2015)

Rs20b paid-up capital set for planned infra bank (kp 24/07/2015)

NRB eases forex access for importers (kp 24/07/2015)

Disaster recovery tops agenda (kp 23/07/2015)

BFIs should be under central control: Bankers (kp 22/07/2015), Constitutional provision on BFIs irks central bank (ht 22/07/2015)

Lending slows, deposits soar as borrowers wary (kp 21/07/2015)

NRB faces two-pronged challenge of attaining 6pc growth, controlling inflation, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 20/07/2015)

Govt unsure how to form infra dev bank, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/07/2015)

With excess liquidity at Rs 126 bn, deposit rates to remain suppressed, by Rupak D. Sharma /ht 18/07/21015)

One bank account for each household (kp 15/07/2015)

Banks fail to get counter guarantee amount, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/07/2015)

NIBL to launch housing loan scheme (ht 08/07/2015)

Bankers ask for solution to excess liquidity, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/07/2015)

Development bond yields fall to all-time low, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 03/07/2015)

Nepal acquires stake in China-led AIIB, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 30/06/2015)

Rs 432.92m disbursed under agro loan scheme, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 27/06/2015)

Farmers not getting credit even at higher rate: NRB report (rep 27/06/2015)

FinMin to put initials on statute of AIIB (ht 27/06/2015)

Projects affectewd by earthquake: BFIs allowed to extend repayment deadline (kp 25/06/2015), NRB brings relief package for borrowers, BFIs: Offers debt restructuring facility, deferment in payback period (ht 25/06/2015)

BFIs have Rs38 billion credit at risk: NRB, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/06/2015)

Financial sector faces Rs26b business losses (kp 21/06/2015)

NRB report on macro economy: BoP surplus doubles, thanks to remittance (kp 20/06/2015)

Daily deposit flow has tripled since April 25 temblor: With credit growth stagnant, deposit and credit rates may come down hitting economy, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 19/06/2015)

NRB’s dividend payments could drop due to quake (kp 18/06/2015)

Quake hits lending, excess liquidity tops Rs 100 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/06/2015)

NRB to float bonds for overseas migrants, NRNs (ht 16/06/2015)

Temblor may pose risk to financial sector stability: World Bank (ht 12/06/2015)

Citizens Saving Bonds undersubscribed: People more attracted to investment avenues with chances of better returns (ht 11/06/2015), Returns on development bonds continue to fall (ht 12/06/2015)

NMB Bank SGM okays merger plan (kp 08/06/2015)

Development bonds oversubscribed: Bids worth Rs 42.24 billion received, return falls to 3.44pc (ht 05/06/2015)

Concessional Reconstruction Loan Scheme: An Overview, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 04/06/2015)

Subsidised home loans: Commercial building owners ineligible: NRB (kp 31/05/2015)

Will higher investment in bonds crowd out private sector lending?, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 30/05/2015)

NRB sells Rs 710m worth of saving bonds (ht 30/05/2015)

NRB’s development bonds oversubscribed (ht 29/05/2015)

NRB issues guideline on concessional home loan: Banks to extend credit to quake-hit at annual interest rate of two pc (ht 28/05/2015), Positive initiative: The committee’s directive is binding to the government. The victims need the money urgently as they have to build the shelters before monsoon (ht 29/05/2015)

Banks ready to allocate Rs 110b: NBA (kp 25/05/2015), NBA floats idea of credit package for quake victims (ht 25/05/2015)

The rebuilding process: Role of NRB and banks, by Amir Thapa (ht 25/05/2015)

NRB seeks feedback for reconstruction guideline: Draft has floated plan for 10-year payback period on concessional home loans for quake victims, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 22/05/2015)

NRB to raise domestic debt of Rs 52.75 billion (ht 22/05/2015)

Easy loans ‘only for uninhabitable houses’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/05/2015)

Govt to raise internal loans after 10-month gap (kp 18/05/2015)

Demand for lockers at banks swells, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/05/2015)

Central bank awaits BFIs’suggestions on concessional home loan facility (ht 14/05/2015)

Earthquake victims to get loans at 2pc: NRB planning to introduce subsidised loans for homeowners, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 07/05/2015)

Bankers, property owners fear collateral damage, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/05/2015)

Banks raise lending rates as CD ratio tightens, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 22/04/2015)

Bank rejects land near border as collateral, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 21/04/2015)

NRB to mop up Rs 3 billion through outright sale auction (ht 21/04/2015)

Melamchi counter-guarantee row: Patan court rules in favour of Melamchi, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/04/2015), Banks to appeal against order to pay counter guarantee (kp 21/04/2015), HBL, BoK to move apex court to halt guarantee payment (ht 21/04/2014)

DRT gets 108 loan recovery requests in nine months (kp 20/04/2015)

Liquidation of BFIs: Central bank to get more teeth, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 20/04/2015)

10 firms get NRB nod to print banknotes (kp 13/04/2015)

NRB set to mop up Rs 5bn from BFIs: High levels of excess liquidity have been reported since beginning of this fiscal (ht 09/04/2015)

Loan growth fuels liquidity fears (kp 05/04/2015)

NRB open to promote gems, jewelry biz (kp 05/04/20ß15)

NRB revises directive on loan-loss provisioning (ht 02/04/2015)

MoF says labour bank can be operated under BAFIA (ht 02/04/2015)

Lenders drive hard bargain with banks (kp 01/04/2015)

NRB declares LFL ‘problematic’ (ht 01/04/2015)

Goals for the governor: Chiranjeevi Nepal has five years to change financial regulations and incentivise financial institutions, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 31/03/2015)

Central bank suspects loans misuse, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/03/2015)

Central bank unmoved by bankers’ pressure, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/03/2015)

Nepal Rastra Bank’s new regulation likely to dampen business sentiment (ht 27/03/2015)

NRB governor urges BFIs to adopt self-regulation (ht 27/03/2015)

NBL gets independent CEO after eight years (ht 27/03/2015)

NRB to exit NCC only after launching merger process, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/03/2015)

NRB has Rs 1 billion stuck in troubled BFIs, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/03/2015)

MFIs told to get credit report before lending (kp 19/03/2015), Now micro-finance development banks must share credit info with CIB (rep 19/03/2015)

NRB governor selection: Race enters home stretch: Recommendation criteria ‘finalised’ n Committee discusses probable names, by Anil Giri and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/03/2015) [Long live the non-inclusive state!! All of them are male Bahuns!], Nepal, Adhikari, Kafle on shortlist, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/03/2015), Nepal appointed new NRB governor, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/03/2015), Chiranjeevi Nepal new NRB governor: To assume office next week; Expected to give continuity to positive steps taken by Khatiwada, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 20/03/2015), Khatiwada did a commendable job in maintaining financial stability (ht 20/03/2015), Challenges ahead (ht 20/03/2015), Bringing stability, enforcing good governance, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/03/2015), New governor vows to crack down on fraud (kp 23/03/2015), New governor inherits a mixed bag of challenges, opportunities, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 27/03/2015)

Capital flows: Implications and policy responses, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 18/03/2015)

All BFIs to extend agro loans at subsidised rate (ht 18/03/2015)

CIT to collect funds from Nepalis residing abroad (kp 17/03/2015)

BFIs asked to add another loan type (kp 14/03/2015)

Nepal Rastra Bank mops up Rs 5bn from banking sector (ht 13/03/2015)

Financial crime: ‘Involvement of staff, directors key challenge’ (kp 12/03/2015)

If you give peanuts,you will only get monkeys: NRB Governor: Says international firms should be permitted to conduct external audits of banks and financial institutions (ht 12/03/2015)

NRB to probe foreign exchange accounts, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/03/2015)

NRB: Submit status of foreign funding (kp 02/03/2015)

Committee formed to select NRB governor (ht 25/02/2015)

Financial Anomaly Grips Nation, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 18/02/2015)

Guv asks banks to hike interest rates on deposits (kp 17/02/2015)

NRB for reimbursing remittance commission, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/02/2015)

Hiked inter-bank rates point towards looming credit crisis, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 14/02/2015)

Sakchyam partners two banks (ht 11/02/2015)

Maintain uniform exchange rates in remittance: NRB (kp 10/02/2015), NRB revises rule on remittance business management (ht 10/02/2015)

Excess liquidity in banks drops to Rs 2b (kp 05/02/2015)

NRB wary of rise in cases of multiple banking (ht 05/02/2015)

NBL starts looking for new CEO: Public notice issued asking qualified candidates to apply (ht 03/02/2015)

‘Financial sector must undergo further reforms': From a development perspective, the banking system performs significant role (ht 31/01/2015)

Cheque clearing charges are back (kp 31/01/2015)

Prabhu set to acquire Grand Bank (kp 30/01/2015), Prabhu decides to take over Grand Bank (ht 30/01/2015)

NRB allows banks to sell gold directly to traders: Bars federations of gold and jewellery dealers from charging commission for issuing recommendations (ht 28/01/2015)

Arun Finance is  crisis-ridden (kp 27/01/2015), RB declares Arun Finance 'problematic' (ht 27/01/2015)

Rastriya Banijya Bank golden jubilee: RBB announces steps for financial inclusion (kp 25/01/2015), RBB’s golden jubilee observed in Capital (ht 25/01/2015)

All about money: With support from banking and financial institutions, Nepal can turn into a nation of responsible debtors, by Sachin Piya (kp 23/01/2015)

Lending growth rate exceeds deposit expansion: Remittance income rose minimally, while credit demand remained robust in five-month period (ht 22/01/2015)

NRB to seek clarification from Grand Bank, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/01/2015)

BFIs extend over Rs 300bn to central bank, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 14/01/2015)

NRB to soften rules to help banks meet goal (kp 12/01/2015)

NBA unhappy with latestcentral bank directive (ht 12/01/2015)

‘Un-blacklisted borrowers cannot be denied loans’ (kp 12/01/2015)

RBB offers agro loans at 5 percent interest (kp 10/01/2015)

Banijya Bank to go public this FY (kp 05/01/2015)

NRB allows opening yuan bank accounts (kp 05/01/2015)

Banks may face liquidity problem (ht 02/01/2015)

Banks deny subsidized farm loans, cite procedural unclarity, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 02/01/2015)

NRB bars banks from charging service fees (kp 27/12/2014), NRB bars BFIs from charging fee for ABBS, closing of account (rep 27/12/2014), NRB steps up measures to protect interest of bank customers (ht 27/12/2014)

Banks can now open accounts in ChinaNew deal paves way for use of renminbi for trade transactions with northern neighbour (ht 27/12/2014)

Pokhara development banks in merger rush to go national, by Keshav Sharan Lamichhane (rep 25/12/2014)

NRB declares Corporate Dev Bank crisis-ridden (kp 20/12/2014), NRB declares Corporate Dev Bank problematic (ht 20/12/2014), Corporate Development Bank declared 'troubled', by Sagar Ghimire (rep 20/12/2014)

After 13 years, NRB exits NB: An NRB board meeting on Friday decided to release NBL from its control after being assured the bank has recovered, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/12/2014), NRB exits from NBL ending 13 years of control, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 15/12/2014)

Sitaula appointed ADBL chief executive (kp 15/12/2014)

Bankers urge NRB to level playing field in remittance sector (ht 13/12/2014)

Better infra stressed to expand rural banking (kp 10/12/2014)

Valley sees over 50pc concentration of banking services (ht 09/12/2014)

Rastriya Banijya Bank mulls IPO, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 09/12/2014)

NMB Bank signs merger deal with Prudential (kp 08/12/2014), NMB, Prudential sign merger deal (ht 08/12/2014)

BFIs see rise in hire-purchase, margin loans (kp 07/12/2014)

Money transfer firms channeled in 58pc of forex earnings last FY (kp 06/12/2014)

NRB declares Nepal Finance ‘troubled’ (kp 05/12/2014), NRB declares NFL ‘problematic’ (ht 05/12/2014)

NBA to get new executive committee today (ht 05/12/2014), Bankers elect Poudyal to head NBA (ht 06/12/2014)

T-bill rate hits rock-bottom worrying bankers, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 04/12/2014)

NRB’s term deposit oversubscribed by almost six times (ht 03/12/2014)

NMB Bank signs merger deal with Clean Energy (kp 03/12/2014)

Make remittance payment only through accounts, banks told (kp 01/12/2014)

NRB, China to sign pact to facilitate use of RMB by Dec (ht 30/11/2014)

Global IME bags ‘Bank of the Year 2014’ award (kp 30/11/2014)

Banking sector faces ethical question as ex-regulators rush to join private banks, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 21/11/2014)

Average NPL of banks at 3.4pc in Q1 (kp 23/11/2014)

27 of 30 banks post profits in Q1 (kp 20/11/2014), Commercial banks’ profit rose 17.57pc in first quarter (ht 20/11/2014), NPL stands at Rs 32.65bn: Loan loss reported by Grand Bank weighed on performance (ht 20/11/2014)

NRB exits from H&B Dev Bank, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 18/11/2014), NRB hands back management of H&B Dev Bank to its promoters (kp 19/11/2014)

Citizens Bank signs deal to acquire People’s Finance (kp 17/11/2014)

Mandatory retirement criterion change cause for worry: Some staff members at NRB demanding management to change provision so employees can remain in service longer (ht 15/11/2014)

NRB postpones Basel III implementation, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 13/11/2014

Bankers unconvinced about subsidised farm loan plan, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/11/2014)

'Scrap compulsory retirement provision on the basis of 30-year service': Experts say scrapping of provision would hinder entry of new blood, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 06/11/2014)

NRB sends Crystal, Himalaya to liquidation (kp 05/11/2014), NRB liquidates Crystal, Himalaya finance companies (ht 05/11/2014)

FEDAN for active forex market in the country (ht 02/11/20914)

NRB mulls liquidation of Crystal Finance, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 31/10/2014)

Govt to simplify gold distribution process: Move aimed at curbing informal market, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 31/10/2014)

19k credit cards issued last year (kp 30/10/2014)

Gold piles up in banksas smuggling grows (ht 30/10/2014)

Small farmers meet slated for Nov 2 (kp 29/10/2014)

NB Bank to offload its shares in NB insurance (kp 28/10/2014), NB Bank to auction off its shares in NB Insurance, by SagarGhimire (rep 28/10/2014)

Banks to provide agro loans at subsidised rate (ht 28/10/2014)

Nepal set to become founding member of proposed AIIB (kp 23/10/2014), Nepal in pact to form Asian bank: Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will help bridge funding gap in the region, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/10/2014), Asia's own: New infrastructure bank (rep 27/10/2014), Billion-dollar gap: New Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank could help meet the funding gap in Nepal (kp 28/10/2014), Nepal becomes member of AIIB (ht 28/10/2014), Govt hopes AIIB will address Nepal's infra financing needs, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 31/10/2014)

NIBL general meet approves cash, stock dividend (kp 23/10/2014), NIBL to extend 25pc cash dividend (ht 23/10/2014)

Citing poor performance, ADBL board fires CEO Budhathoki (rep 20/10/2014)

Gurkha Dev Bank to partly repay deposits (kp 17/10/2014)

NB Bank takes over reins of NB Insurance (ht 17/10/2014)

Key promoters set to take over H&B mgmt (kp 14/10/2014)

Central bank willing to transfer task of gauging inflation (ht 14/10/2014)

Debt management unit in offing: Related functions spread across institutions to be consolidated (ht 14/10/2014)

Debt Recovery Tribunal awaits members, 240 cases pending, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 14/10/2014)

ADBL employees demand CEO’s ouster, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/10/2014)

NRB changes rule for issuance of good-for-payment cheques (ht 13/10/2014)

NRB playing judge and executioner, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 13/10/2014)

Banks invest in T-bills to maintainfive per cent interest spread, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 08/10/2014)

MoAD to compensate disaster affected farmers: Proposal seeking Rs 4.5bn sent to Finance Ministry to cover losses due to floods and landslides (ht 08/10/2014)

Extra liquidity slumps to Rs 13b in banking system (kp 07/10/2014)

Deposits at BFIs fall by 0.7pc (ht 01/10/2014), Low deposit collection brings relief to BFIs (kp 06/10/2014)

Divestment plan of ADBL discussed (kp 30/09/2014)

Guv asks banks not to cut deposit interest rates (kp 29/09/2014)

Non-banking financial institutions helping increase people's access to finance (rep 27/09/2014)

NRB scraps United Dev’s licence (kp 24/09/2014)

H&B Development Bank scandal: Probe panel suggests involvement of staff; Blames the top management of the bank for poor internal control system, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/09/2014)

Central bank launches term deposit for third time (ht 23/09/2014), NRB mopping up another Rs 10b through 'deposit auction', by Sagar Ghimire (rep 23/09/2014)

Guv: Nepal has been able to prevent financial crisis (kp 18/09/2014)

Central bank’s term deposit oversubscribed by nearly 200pc (ht 17/09/2014)

Prabhu Bank starts ops (kp 16/09/2014), Prabhu Bank starts commercial operation: Sixth largest class ‘A’ financial institution in terms of capital (ht 16/09/2014), Four BFIs start integrated operation as Prabhu Bank (rep 16/09/2014)

NRB halves deposit collection to Rs 10b (kp 15/09/2014)

Bankers make slew of suggestions on banking laws (rep 15/09/2014)

Nepalis allowed to make online purchases using cards (kp 13/09/2014), NRB allows worldwide online purchase (ht 13/09/2014)

Sebon urges NRB for coordinationShare prices have been on a downhill course for the last two weeks after NRB direction (kp 10/09/2014)

Grand Bank grounded after capital adequacy plunges (kp 09/09/2014)

NRB suspects interest-rate cartel (kp 07/09/2014)

Non-performing loans of banks climb to 3.27%, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 02/09/2014)

Gurkha told to slash face value of its shares, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/09/2014)

Grand Bank will be on track within a year, interview with Parshuram Kunwar Chhetri (rep 01/09/2014)

State-owned banks reinstating branches to regain lost market, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 31/08/2014)

NRB fears bad co-ops could destabilise financial system (kp 30/08/2014), Cooperatives hold Rs 163b in deposits (kp 30/08/2014)

Nabil Invest announces 14pc cash dividend (kp 30/08/2014)

Development banks capable of handling shocks: Such institutions less vulnerable to credit, liquidity impacts due to low exposure to real estate sector (kp 29/08/2014)

Govt set to propose ADB rupee bonds: Finance Ministry has decided to send proposal to Cabinet on allowing ADB to issue Rs 50b bonds: Finance Secy Sharma, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/08/2014)

Capacity of commercial banks to absorb shocks falls: Real estate sector still poses risk, says latest NRB report (ht 28/08/2014)

No change in investment limit, NRB clarifies, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/08/2014), NRB seeks tocalm share investors’ nerves: Says rumours that caused stock index to drop are baseless (ht 27/08/2014)

Additional provisioning waived for certain loans (kp 26/08/2014)

Fixed deposits no longer hold charm (ht 26/08/2014)

NRB allows banks to invest 40pc of forex reserve abroad (ht 25/08/2014)

Financial Sector Development Strategy being finalised, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/08/2014)

NRB told to hear complaints against interest rate hike (kp 22/08/2014)

Banks ordered to slash investments in shares (kp 21/08/2014), NRB instructs BFIs to reduce exposure to share market (ht 21/08/2014)

Profit growth rate of banks decreases (ht 21/08/2014), Profitability of banks slid to 19.23pc last fiscal year: Unaudited financial reports show big difference in capital and income growth of many class ‘A’ institutions (ht 22/08/2014)

Grand Bank in soup (ht 20/08/2014)

NRB launched ‘term deposit’oversubscribed by 90 per cent (ht 20/08/2014)

Beyond microfinance: Policymakers will have to make measures to unleash the hidden potential of our would-be entrepreneurs, by Bhagirath Yogi (rep 19/08/2014)

NRB introduces new instrument (kp 18/08/2014)

ADBL cancels internal staff promotion exam, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/08/2014)

Commercial banks’ profit growth slows (kp 17/08/2014), Commercial banks log modest profit growth of 8.6 percent, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 18/08/2014)

BFIs barred from issuing dividend, extending branches (kp 16/08/2014), Unruly BIFs face Nepal Rastra Bank action: To be barred from collecting deposits, issuing loans after September 16, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 16/08/2014), NRB acts tough on BFIs failing to meet capital requirement (rep 16/08/2014)

NRB to mop up Rs 20 billion: To use ‘term deposit’ so excess liquidity does not distort market, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 15/08/2014)

18 BFIs merged into eight entities last fiscal (ht 08/08/2014)

Nepal seeks to host Saarc Bank HQ (kp 06/08/2014)

NRB relaxes foreign exchange facility rules (ht 06/08/2014)

Central bank cracks down on fincos: Bars financial institutions failing to meet requirement from collecting deposit, extending loan, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 06/08/2014)

Hamro Bank trading suspended (ht 04/08/2014)

NRB reduces general refinance rate to 4pc: Provides BFIs access to cheaper funds (ht 02/08/2014)

Rise in credit pushes up economic growth: Experts say contribution ‘not substantial’, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 30/07/2014)

Khatiwada urges banks to increase capital base (rep 30/07/2014)

NRB makes MICR encoded chequebooks mandatory (ht 29/07/2014)

NRB to collect deposits from banks (kp 28/07/2014)

New Monetary Policy: Emphasis On Liquidity Management And Economic Growth, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 24/07/2014)

NRB empowered to deal with problematic BFIs: Can now sell shares, fixed assets of troubled institutions (ht 24/07/2014)

Govt to bring in strategic partner at NBL: Country’s oldest commercial bank’s networth finally turns positive, hovers around Rs 3bn (ht 23/07/2014)

Bank lending to Agriculture rises: But borrowers from the hydropower sector few and far between (kp 21/07/2014)

NRB enforces new CRR rule (ht 21/07/2014)

BFI directors, CEOs barred from serving more than two terms in a row, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/07/2014), Central bank bars banks’ honchos from third term, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 19/07/2014)

NRB to address excess liquidity, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/07/2014), Liquidity management main thrust of monetary policy, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 19/07/2014)

Central Bank unveiling Monetary Policy today, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 18/07/2014), Central bankslightly tightens monetary policy (ht 19/07/2014)

Central bank introduces Unified Directives 2014: Bars individuals from acquiring loans from financial institutions to purchase promoter shares (ht 16/07/2014)

Govt mulls forming labour bank: Aims to properly link remittance with national productivity (ht 15/07/2014)

Remittance management: Labour bank to reduce forced migration, by Weena Pun (kp 07/07/2014)

Banks urge NRB to review spread rate calculation method (rep 06/07/2014)

EPF, CIT express interest to purchase RBB’s stake in NIBL (ht 05/07/2014)

Bankers call for lowering deprived sector lending (kp 05/07/2014)

Finance companies strive for recovering bad loans (kp 03/07/2014)

ADB seeks details on its rupee bond plan (kp 01/07/2014)

Banking Secrecy Now No More A Taboo, by Pranav Bhattarai (rn 28/06/2014)

NRB to get authority to bailout ‘too big to fail’ BFIs Will also have the power to expedite the process of liquidating troubled banks and financial institutions, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 27/06/2014)

Search for strategic partner for ADBL comes a cropper, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/06/2014)

Planned merger of grameen bikas banks nears fruition, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/06/2014)

Concentration of banking services still high in Kathmandu, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 23/06/2014)

Nepalis have Rs 9.15b parked in Swiss banks: The amount, however, is down from last year’s Rs 13.58b (kp 21/06/2014)

ADB lowers bar for Nepali contractors (kp 20/06/2014)

NRB to enter into agreement with China to facilitate use of renminbi, by Rupak D, Sharma (ht 19/06/2014)

Demand for loans falls by 1.63 pc: Rs 132.12bn extended in credit as against Rs 134.31bn last fiscal (ht 17/06/2014)

BoK, three other FIs agree to merge (kp 13/06/2014), BoK mulls merger with three financial institutions (ht 13/06/2014)

NRB issues ‘clean note’ diktat: Instructs banks to stop circulating worn out, torn notes (ht 09/06/2014)

Legal experts demand amendment to Negotiable Instruments Act: Say it should encompass all cases related to bounced cheques so that victims do not refer to other legal tools (ht 07/06/2014)

Top NRB officials could be barred from joining BFIs, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/06/2014)

NRB to remodel supervision as per degree, type of risk (kp 04/06/2014)

Talks on to bring co-op, dhukuti frauds under banking offence, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/06/2014)

Banking sector’s first acquisition to be delayed: NRB asks Citizens Bank and NHMF to get approval from their respective special general meetings (ht 30/05/2014)

Central bank takes over H&B for ignoring orders, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/05/2014), NRB takes over management of H&B Development Bank (ht 29/05/2014), NRB team to forward fraudulent claims to AML department (kp 02/06/2014)

Govt mulls Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank membership (ht 29/05/2014), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank membership: Nepal positive towards Chinese proposition, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/06/2014), Asian Infra Investment Bank plan: July-end deadline set to confirm membership, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/06/2014)

Non-performing loans of commercial banks up by Rs 7 billion, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 22/05/2014)

Citizens Bank to acquire Nepal Housing and Merchant Finance (kp 20/05/2014), Citizens Bank to buy Nepal Housing Merchant and Finance (ht 20/05/2014)

Banks’ net profit growth slows (kp 18/05/2014)

Global IME Bank mulls Further Public Offering (ht 18/05/2014)

Nabil tops list of banks in terms of net profit (rep 17/05/2014)

Profit of commercial banks up 14 per cent: Slower credit expansion hits interest income (ht 15/05/2014)

Spread rate of commercial banks at 6.8% (rep 13/05/2014)

‘Need to raise capital spending’ : Financial resources properly allocated but not fully utilised (ht 12/05/2014)

Manual clearance of high-volume cheques poses ‘systemic risk’: NRB (kp 11/05/2014)

Civil Bank to work for safe migration: To help IOM impart financial literacy training (ht 10/05/2014)

NRB mulls National Payment System (ht 09/05/2014)

Lumbini Bank and Navadurga plan to merge (ht 09/05/2014)

Banks welcoming home loan borrowers with open arms, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/05/2014)

Number of microfinance: banks surges in six years, by Dikshya Singh (ht 08/05/2014)

Proposed NRB Act envisages hiking paid-up capital, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/05/2014)

Icra Nepal assigns ‘satisfactory’ rating to Siddhartha Capital (ht 03/05/2014)

Without banks, Ramechhap folks feel insecure with cash (ht 02/05/2014)

NRB raises IC withdrawal limit (kp 01/05/2014)

Icra Nepal to evaluate credit worthiness of borrowers (ht 30/04/2014)

Bank lending leaps at the end of Q3 (ht 29/04/2014)

State-owned banks offer concessions for loan repayment (ht 26/04/2014)

Banks struggle to bring spread below 5pc (ht 25/04/2014)

NIC Asia Bank set to issue debentures (ht 24/04/2014)

NRB declares ND Bank crisis-ridden: Was undergoing Prompt Corrective Action since June 2012 (ht 24/04/2014)

World Bank, IMF voice concern (kp 23/04/2014), Banking sector threatened by ever-greening of bad loans (ht 23/04/2014), Govt asked to strengthen public financial management systems (ht 23/04/2014), World Bank objects to spread rate, directed lending, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 23/04/2014)

NRB should have power to shut down sick banks: IMF (ht 23/04/2014), IMF mission bats for a powerful NRB (rep 23/04/2014)

Central bank increases ATM withdrawal limit in India (ht 22/04/2014), NRB raises IC exchange limit, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 22/04/2014)

Govt proposes CCB to buy stake in ADBL (rep 22/04/2014)

Central bank unveils Acquisition Bylaw (kp 21/04/2014), NRB brings acquisition bylaw (ht 21/04/2014)

Probe panel seizes Oriental’s documents (kp 21/04/2014), Govt raids Oriental Cooperative’s head office (ht 21/04/2014)

Gurkha Bank’s bad loans top 84pc (ht 19/04/2014)

Banks jump at T-Bills despite low interest rate (kp 17/04/2014)

Banks told to reopen branches (kp 15/04/2014)

Foreign employment bond issue falls flat (kp 13/04/2014)

NRB forbids multiple  representation in FIs (ht 11/04/2014)

WB suggests NRB to reconsider cap on spread rate (rep 10/04/2014)

Lowest insurance premium for bank biz fixed at 2.75pc (kp 07/04/2014)

Commercial banks' deposits swell against sluggish lending (rep 06/04/2014)

Govt mulls setting up labor bank (rep 05/04/2014)

Kist Bank, Prabhu Bikas Bank to merge (rep 05/04/2014)

Shady dealings: An open, ethical corporate environment can help prevent loan fraud in financial institutions, by Gokul Prasad Burlakoti (kp 02/04/2014)

Prevention is better: Measures such as code of conduct, loan review system, independent audit and internal controls con control frauds, by Gokul Prasad Burlakoti (rep 02/04/2014)

NIDC offers Nabil shares for third time in one year (ht 01/04/2014)

State-owned BFIs struggling to offload cross-holdings (rep 01/04/2014)

Without a bank, folks in Kolti live in perpetual fear of robbery (ht 31/03/2014)

Debentures offering low rates (ht 28/03/2014)

Banks’ exposure to realty still high-level risk (kp 27/03/2014)

Global IME, CTBN await central bank’s approval for merger (ht 27/03/2014)

NBL offers interest rebate (ht 22/03/2014)

Loans floated by commercial banks increase (ht 17/03/2014), BFIs’deposit mobilisation up 7.7pc (kp 17/03/2014)

‘Promoting financial literacy a must’ (ht 15/03/2014)

NRB macroeconomic report: Moderate decline in spread rate, base rate (kp 14/03/2014)

Gurkha Bank’s struggles still far from over: Due to retained losses,its capital fund is negative by Rs 1.81bn, by Dikshya Singh (ht 13/03/2014)

NRB to offer foreign employment bond (ht 13/03/2014)

NRB tells foreign cos to divest their shares (kp 12/03/2014), Nabil, NIBL must sell shares to meet regulations: NRB asks foreign non-financial companies to relinquish their stake, by Dikshya Singh (ht 12/03/2014), NRB asks non-banking foreign institutions to sell their stakes in BFIs, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 12/03/2014)

Banks proliferate in Rasuwa with the rise in economic activities, by Nirajan Poudel (rep 11/03/2014)

Banks in shock after trader flees leaving Rs 330m debt, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 10/03/2014)

Central bank gets bids of Rs 39.72bn (ht 07/03/2014)

Cancelling cheques may lead to CIB blacklisting (ht 06/03/2014)

FIs told to restructure bird flu affected loans (ht 06/03/2014)

Century Commercial Bank allots shares (ht 05/03/2014)

Shareholders approve Civil Bank merger (ht 05/03/2014)

NRB decides to stick with interest spread (ht 04/03/2014), NRB makes no major changes in monetary policy, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 04/03/2014)

NRB ‘plays down’ liquidity issue (kp 03/03/2014)

Home sweet home say banks while shunning realty loans (kp 03/03/2014)

Investment return down for bank shareholders (kp 03/03/2014)

NRB issues directive to adhere to citizen’s access to information (nn 02/03/2014)

NRB to conduct rural credit survey (ht 01/03/2014)

NRB opens lending hire-purchase for traders (ht 01/03/2014)

More than Rs 15 m deposit of 20 schools in peril (ht 27/02/2014)

Nepal Rastra Bank to undertake 15th round of reverse repo (ht 26/02/2014)

Let banks decide on additional service charges, NBA tells NRB, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 25/02/2014)

Deposit growth rate of savings co-ops slows (kp 24/02/2014)

Amount of reverse repos balloons: Since September 2013, the central bank has absorbed Rs 216bn (ht 24/02/2014)

HBL to increase paid-up capital (kp 23/02/2014)

Banks still opt for reverse repo: Twenty-five FIs bid for securities worth Rs 38.9 billion (ht 21/02/2014)

BFIs rush for merger amidst tough competition, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 21/02/2014)

WB-IMF team suggests NRB to monitor big co-ops, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/02/2014)

Bank profits up 18pc on higher interest earnings (kp 19/02/2014), Banks record growth in net interest income: Earn Rs 21.5 billion,record 13 per cent growth till second quarter of current fiscal year (ht 20/02/2014)

RBB looks to offload stake in NIBL, NHF: Investors can now bid for at least 10 per cent of the stock after attempts to sell in bulk fails (ht 15/02/2014)

Depositors may lose Rs 1.38bn: Four cooperatives found to have issued interest-free loans, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 13/02/2014)

Central bank takes over NSMF management (kp 08/02/2014), NRB takes over Nepal Share Market and Finance: Central bank team to look after management of crisis-ridden finance company from tomorrow (ht 08/02/2014), NRB takes over Nepal Share Markets and Finance Ltd, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 08/02/2014)

NRB allows dev banks to open extension counters (ht 08/02/2014)

Honour ‘genuine’ good-for-payment cheques, H&B told (kp 07/02/2014)

NRB takes over NCC Bank management, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/02/2014), NRB takes over NCC Bank board: Friction between directors had begun to affect daily operations, by Dikshya Singh (ht 05/02/2014)

Home, auto loans rates cut: Interest slashed to as low as 8 per cent to attract clients, by Dikshya Singh (ht 04/02/2014)

Electronic cheques from mid-July (ht 04/02/2014)

NRB starts work on updating Bafia, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/02/2014)

NRB may relax spread rate provision, Bankers say (kp 31/01/2014)

Stress testing provision for B, C, class FIs (kp 30/01/2014), Stress test mandatory for class ‘B’,‘C’ FIs (ht 30/01/2014)

BFIs urged to maintain profile of customers, staff (ht 30/01/2014)

Reverse repo planned to absorb extra cash (kp 29/01/2014)

Bank to distribute security allowances (ht 29/01/2014)

NRB to develop financial strategy: Says it will help promote financial inclusion in the country (ht 27/10/2014)

Govt asks IFC for specifics on bond issuance (kp 27/01/2014)

Banks with low capital distribute bonus shares, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 27/01/2014)

Lendings to firms outside Capital growing: NRB (kp 26/01/2014)

RBB implements plans to boost biz, profits (kp 25/01/2014), RBB told to expand loan portfolio, recover bad loans (ht 25/01/2014)

Base rate of class ‘B’,‘C’ FIs above 10pc: Nepal Rastra Bank introduced the provision to make the interest rate regime transparent (ht 24/01/2014)

CIB to track movable assets: Borrowers found pawning same collateral at various institutions, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 23/01/2014)

NRB to issue reverse repo of Rs 19.5bn (ht 23/01/2014)

Two banks asked to set aside Rs 1.5bn to pay MWSDB (ht 23/01/2014)

Himalayan Bank, BoK told to deposit guarantee amount, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/01/2014)

Govt will lower its stake in ADBL; Finance Minister (rep 22/01/2014)

Govt adopts policy to reduce stake in banks (kp 22/01/2014)

Banks start publishing Q2 report: Financial sector expected to record lower profits in the quarter (ht 22/01/2014)

Credit rating mandated for managers: Especially aimed to benefit the rookie investors, by Dikshya Singh (ht 21/01/2014)

Central bank defers NBL mgmt handover (kp 20/01/2014), NRB to stick with NBL (ht 21/01/2014)

Credit demand crunch hits banks: In the past six months, loan disbursement has increased only by Rs 60 billion (ht 18/01/2014)

Loan disbursement in Valley down: Capital’s share in total lending dropped to 58 per cent in 2012-13 (ht 17/01/2014)

NRB to ban BFIs from charging service fees (kp 16/01/2014)

Public-oriented bonds get lukewarm response, by Dikshya Singh (ht 16/01/2014)

NRB for removal of additional fees: Prepares draft guidelines regarding consumer protection (ht 15/01/2014)

Central bank to hold Rs 19.5b reverse repo (kp 08/01/2014), NRB to issue reverse repo of Rs 19bn today (ht 08/01/2014)

Banijya Bank to sell cross-holdings to highest bidder (kp 04/01/2013)

Century Bank to launch IPO from January 9 (ht 03/01/2014)

Deposits worth six billion rupees stuck at troubled FIs, by Dikshya Singh (ht 02/01/2014)

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