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Bring industry related acts, guidelines soon: Lawmakers to MoI (ht 13/07/2017)

Mineral deposits likely in 96 thousand Sq Km area (ht 25/06/2017)

Nepal third fastest growing economy in 2017 (ht 13/06/2017)

Muddy road to middle-income, by David Seddon (nt 11/06/2017)

Economy cannot tolerate inflation of over 6.4pc: NRB, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 06/06/2017)

Flights of fancy: Our economic numbers aren’t what they appear to be because of a phenomenon economist John Maynard Keynes called Money Illusion, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 06/06/2017)

Yarsa collectors swarm over highlands (kp 02/06/2017)

Taking politics out of the economy: Nepal can attain lower middle income status by 2030, but conditions apply, by Om Astha Rai (nt 02/06/2017)

Govt vows to achieve 7.2 per cent growth target in next fiscal (ht 31/05/2017)

Per capita debt down 2 percent to Rs21,665: Debt-to-GDP ratio falls to 24.1 percent, the lowest in at least 10 years according to the Ministry of Finance (kp 29/05/2017), Average income of Nepalis doubled in 11 yrs: Survey; Record 6.94 percent  economic growth; Industry sector posted robust growth of 10.97 percent; Per capita income doubled in 11 years; Economy rebounds post-earthquake, Indian blockade, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 29/05/2017)

Brick kiln workers back home for cultivation (ht 25/05/2017)

Manang residents resume journey for yarsa hunt (ht 25/05/2017)

Tatopani border closure: Hundreds of youths leave country after losing jobs, businesses, by Anish Tiwari  (kp 24/05/2017)

‘Reforms necessary to address tepid growth’ (ht 24/05/2017), Comprehensive reforms must to become lower-middle-income country by 2030, says WB (rep 24/05/2017)

Nepal braces for deceleration in per capita income growth, by Rupk D. Sharma (kp 24/05/2017)

Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics Week opens (ht 23/05/2017)

Cabinet approves mineral policy: Nepal is said to have deposits of 63 types of minerals, such as limestone, coal, talc, red clay, granite and marble, gold, and semi-precious and precious metals (kp 20/05/2017), Global tender to explore, extract petro products before mid-June (ht 20/05/2017)

Climbing higher: Toward a middle-income Nepal (Wold Bank 19/05/2017)

Services exports jump 20.6pc on tourism hike (kp 18/05/2017)

Debt collection suspended as govt savings top Rs262b, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 17/05/2017)

Key Issues In Nepalese Labour Market, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 14/05/2017)

WB revises Nepal’s economic growth to 7.5pc this fiscal year (kp 12/05/2017), Nepal’s growth rebounds to 7.5 per cent, says World Bank (ht 12/05/2017)

Holiday junkies: Our attitude towards holidays reflects the state of Nepali society, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 09/05/2017)

UNESCAP projects 4.6pc growth in current fiscal (ht 09/05/2017)

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)

Service sector needs sustainable base for further expansion (ht 04/05/2017)

Chinese side refuses to develop ICD Timure according to Nepal’s proposal (ht 04/05/2017)

Beyond the growth figures: High growth rates shouldn’t only be for public consumption but should reflect improvements in people’s lives, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 03/05/2017)

Yarsha season affecting local elections, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 29/04/2017)

Economy to grow by 23-yr-high at 6.9pc, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 26/04/2017), CBS predicts economy to grow 6.94 pc, highest since 1993/94, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 26/04/2017), Seven Percent Economic Growth In This Fiscal Year 2016, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 27/04/2017)

Priced out: Land price moved up in late 1980s when banks began accepting over-valued land as collateral, by Ajaya Kusum Adhikari (rep 26/04/2017)

More than meets the eye: Don’t be fooled by the wonderful growth rates declared recently by the government, by Achyut Wagle (kp 25/04/2017)

Making Nepal special: Special Economic Zones, if properly implemented, could provide a rapid industrial upgrade, by Kshitiz Dahal (kp 17/04/2017)

WB revises growth forecast to 6 percent (kp 17/04/2017), Nepal bouncing back from economic shocks: WB; Latest WB report gives a thumbs up to govt's 6 percent growth target (rep 17/04/2017)

Plan launched to attain self-sufficiency in iron, by Narayan Sharma (kp 14/04/2017)

Current account deficit at over Rs6b (kp 13/04/2017)

Dollar depreciation to boost consumption (ht 13/04/2017)

Rosy growth outlook: Sustaining a high growth rate requires consistent political leadership, a competent bureaucracy and inclusive institutions, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 10/04/2017)

Mending National Economy, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 08/04/2017)

Nepalis household spending up 9pc, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/04/2017), An average Nepali spends Rs 70,680 yearly (ht 07/04/2017)

Nepal opens 15 mineral mines for exploration (kp 31/03/2017)

Cautiously optimistic: Nepal’s GDP forecast of 5.2-6.2 percent for 2017 looks encouraging, but a lot can still go wrong (kp 30/03/2017), Nepal’s economy likely to grow by up to 6.2pc: ADB (kp 30/03/2017)

Kathmandu third most expensive city in SAsia (kp 25/03/2017)

Rapid economic transformation: Implementing the vision would require consistent and committed political leadership, and a competent bureaucracy, by Kenichi Yokoyama and Chandan Sapkota (kp 20/03/2017)

The purse strings: Women have little control over household finance despite being important earners, by Ashika Sharma (kp 07/03/2017)

Lawmakers say no to leasing out public land (kp 04/03/2017), PAC tells govt to reveal names of bureaucrats (ht 04/03/2017)

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

Steering The Transformation Of Nepalese Economy, by Meena Acharya (rn 19/02/2017)

Economy showing resilience: NRB; Half-yearly macroecononomic highlights (rep 18/02/2017)

Nepal still remains mostly an unfree economy: Heritage Foundation, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 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)

Imports, revenues slump as banks tighten lending, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 14/02/2017)

Trans-Himalayan Economic Corridor: Nepal As A Gateway – Analysis, by Madhukar SJB Rana (Eurasia Review, 13/02/2017)

IMF revises Nepal’s growth forecast to 5.5pc (kp 24/01/2017), Nepal’s economy projected to grow by 5.5pc: IMF (ht 24/01/2017), Why do the economic growth forecasts differ?, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 24/01/2017)

‘Constant growth needed to achieve inclusive economy’ (kp 24/01/2017)

Revolution No 4: The world economy is changing, and Nepal is once again in danger of missing out, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 23/01/2017)

Economy for crooks: Huge sums have been invested, year after year, but there has still been no economic growth. This is not only surprising but startling, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 23/01/2017)

Beware Trumponomics: The economic policies of the incoming US president do not bode well for Nepal, by Jaya Jung Mahat (kp 20/01/2017)

Reinventing Nepal’s Economic Diplomacy, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 07/01/2017)

Drilling of iron ore reserve in Nawalparasi from next week (ht 05/01/2017)

2016: A year when signs of recovery emerged: First sign of feelgood factor trickled in when the govt presented budget on May 28, one and a half months ahead of beginning of new fiscal year, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 01/01/2017)

NRB optimistic about economic outlook after improvement in macroeconomic indicators (rep 24/12/2016), Forex reserves, BoP to come under pressure: While remittance income grew by 3.2 percent (to Rs171.8 billion) in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, imports jumped 69.1 percent to Rs220.7 billion (kp 25/12/2016)

Joshi pitches Investment Summit 17 to diplomats (kp 21/12/2016), Diplomats moot ways to attract FDI in Nepal (ht 21/12/2016)

Igniting growth: It takes 42 days to export to Nepal. The South Asian average is 33 days while it is 17.3 days in the ASEAN, by Bijay K. Shahi (rep 21/12/2016)

Inflation rises at slowest pace in almost 10 years (kp 17/12/2016)

Nepal’s Trade deficit doubles in first 4 mths (kp 17/12/2016), Trade deficit balloons to Rs 277.13bn (ht 17/12/2016)

India’s demonetisation drive drags down Nepal’s economy (ht 15/12/2016), India’s demonetization drive drags down Nepal’s economy, by Gopal Sharma and Manoj Kumar (rep 15/12/2016)

Economic Activities Study Report 2015/16: Transport syndicates big challenge for economic development: NRB (rep 15/12/2016)

30 ‘model schools’ being developed in Khotang (ht 14/12/2016)

Insurance Board reduces premium for private cars (kp 12/12/2016)

Kalapahad, that empties Karnali villages of menfolk, by DB Buda (rep 12/12/2016)

Nepal top remittance recipient economy in proportion to GDP in Asia in 2015 (ht 07/12/2016)

Global markets: Impact on Nepal, by Adarsha Bazgain (ht 30/11/2016)

Gobbling globalisation: Even after more than two decades, Nepal has not gained much from integration with the global economy, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 29/11/2016)

ILO emphasises on need for integrated strategy for transition to formal economy (ht 25/11/2016)

Shaping our lives: By encouraging innovation, marketing makes people’s lives easier and more efficient, by Prayash Raj Koirala (kp 22/11/2016)

Funds inflow tops outflow for first time in 3 months (kp 19/11/2016), Inflation moderates to over eight-year low: Prices of food and beverage grew at relatively slower pace of 5.7pc in Oct as against 9.7pc recorded in the same month a year ago (kp 19/11/2016), Total trade deficit in Q1 widens 77.5 per cent to Rs 201.75 billion (ht 19/11/2016)

Remittance growth slows to 3.2 percent: Nepal received Rs 171.8 billion in the first quarter (rep 19/11/2016)

Stakeholders stress on need for political stability to attract FDI (ht 10/11/2016)

Nepal stuck in low-income trap, thanks to politicians, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 10/11/2016)

Nepal slips eight positions in WB’s Doing Business index (kp 26/10/2016) [see related World Bank report on South Asia]

Call to tap into natural resources in Mustang, by Binod Tripathi (kp 23/10/2016)

US envoy: Focus on job creation as era of remittance-led growth is ending: The ambassador says foreign investors want certainty and do not like high opportunity cost of doing business in Nepal, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 22/10/2016)

Rebound in remittance inflow fails to prevent BoP from posting deficit (kp 22/10/2016)

Making most of remittances: Vision and strategies, by Mayumi Ozaki (ht 20/10/2016)

Circular economy: Where products are designed for ease of recycling, reuse and remanufacturing, by Anoj Chhetri (kp 18/10/2016)

Petroleum exploration in Dailekh: Change of govt puts plans on back burner, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 16/10/2016)

Remittance inflows: Risks and realities, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 14/10/2016)

Imminent economic disaster: Rational planners are unable to use their expertise in the face of irrational politicians’ whims, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 09/10/2016)

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

igrant worker departures settle at new low post quakes, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 08/10/2016)

Regular breaks: Nepal tops the list of countries with the most public holidays with 36 days a year (nt 07/10/2016)

Pvt sector bemoans policy inconsistency, insecurity: Industry Minister Nabindra Raj Joshi urges line ministries to work in a proactive manner (kp 06/10/2016)

Mirage of land reform: The Maoists lost their revolutionary zeal after getting a taste of bourgeois comforts, by Kalpana Jha (kp 05/10/2016)

Nepal’s economy to grow by 4pc, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 05/10/2016), World Bank projects Nepal’s economy to rebound to 5pc (ht 05/10/2016)

Most remittance recipient households save to buy assets, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 29/09/2016), Role of remittance: The amount of remittance can be much higher than what has been reported by the WB if all the remittances are sent through formal channels (ht 30/09/2016)

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), Ease in remittance growth likely to pose downside risk (ht 23/09/2016), Remittances decline as number of outbound workers falls, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 23/09/2016)

Waiting for an industrial revolution: Failure to foster entrepreneurship is driving Nepalis abroad for work, by Manish Jha (nt 23/09/2016)

Remittance pitfalls: Nepal needs urgent reforms to deal with challenges stemming from a deceleration in remittance inflows, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 20/09/2016)

ADB predicts 4.8pc growth as economy returns to normal (kp 17/09/2016), Country likely to clock growth of 4.8pc: ADB (ht 17/09/2016)

Figures to fret about: Besides aiding poverty reduction, remittance has also led to a rise in trade deficit, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 11/09/2016)

Real-estate boom fuels overheating fears, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 09/09/2016)

Is almost all remittance spent on consumption? ... Maybe not: 28 percent of money sent from abroad is saved, says NRB report, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 08/09/2016), How to spend it: Govt should devise policies to make best use of remittances (kp 09/09/2016)

Climate change: Market responses, by Susan Parajuli and Durga Prasad Upadhyaya (ht 01/09/2016)

Attributes of democracy: Economic dimensions, by Atindra Dahal (ht 29/08/2016)

Remittance growth slows to 7.7 percent in 2015-16, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/08/2016)

Industrial sector may have shrunk 6.3pc last fiscal: NRB report (ht 27/08/2016)

More effort required: Demands for larger role of the government in capital formation are legitimate, by Prience Shrestha (kp 26/08/2016)

Why FDI? With the paucity of economic resources and our weak technical knowhow, we have no option but to attract FDI for large-scale infrastructure projects, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 20/08/2016)

Remittance And The Recent Alarm, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 15/08/2016)

Homeowners insurance to become compulsory: Presently, buyers of homeowners insurance are mostly building companies and homeowners who build houses with bank loans (kp 05/08/2016)

Malaysia top remittance sending country to Nepal: However, remittance inflows from Malaysia might be hit in the future as the number of workers going there dropped sharply in the last fiscal year, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/08/2016)

The remittance trade-off: There should be a careful and dispassionate analysis of the economic costs of remittance, by Suvanga Parajuli (rep 03/08/2016)

Where is the money: The country’s economy risks being left behind due to continuing dismal FDI flow (kp 02/082016)

One pc currency depreciation raises remittance inflow by 1.17 per cent (ht 01/08/2016)

Foreign investment inflow poor despite high commitments, by Bibek Subedi (kp 31/07/2016)

CBS set to conduct Economic Census for first time in country (ht 21/07/2016)

Nepal 2030: It’s possible for the country to become a $100 billion economy and graduate to a middle-income country by 2030; In villages, people who buy motorcycles, smartphones and lots of alcohol with their own money, wait for the assistance of some government  body or NGO to build a toilet  in their house, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 19/07/2016)

Remittance growth plummets to 8.6 per cent (ht 17/07/2016)

Speculation Threatens Access And Best Use Of Land, by Thorin Waeschle (rn 01/07/2016)

Nepal feels ripple effect as Brexit triggers shockwaves (kp 25/06/2016)

What’s holding back Nepal’s economic growth?, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 23/06/2016)

Domestic debt increases after falling for 4 years (kp 20/06/2016)

Remittance growth witnesses slowdown (ht 19/06/2016)

WB says Nepal could face slowdown in remittances (kp 16/06/2016), Over reliance on remittance risky: WB, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 16/06/2016)

Keeping inflation at 7.5 pc tough: NRB, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 14/06/2016)

NGOs/INGOs to rebuild schools (ht 11/06/2016)

WB slashes Nepal’s 2016 economy forecast to 4.7pc: Revised projection is 1.8 percentage points less than what the government has projected (kp 09/06/2016)

Back in black: Blockade created favorable climate for unscrupulous traders to do more transactions off the official radar, by Nirmal Kumar Raut (rep 09/06/2016)

Macroeconomic risks: The budget could destabilise the macro economy and undermine the country’s development efforts, by Tula Raj Basyal (kp 01/06/2016), Budget For FY 2016 (2073) And Its Impact On Economy, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 01/06/2016)

Globalisation In Nepal: Assessment Of Achievements And The Way Forward, by Rupesh Raj Khanal (rn 28/05/2016)

Economy, development on slippery slope: Survey; Tarai unrest, blockade, earthquake and energy crisis blamed for country facing setback, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/05/2016), Economic survey:92 km road blacktopped, 18.49 MW energy generated (rep, Tarai unrest, embargo, supply disruptions batter economy, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/05/2016), Strikes bleeding national economy, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 27/05/2016)

Demand for imported furniture on the rise, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 26/05/2016)

Potential petroleum exploration: Chinese team makes site visits in Sunsari, Morang, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 21/05/2016)

Remittance growth rate falls for 5 mths straight, by Bibek Subedi and Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/05/2016)

Yarsha seekers head for the mountains, by Prem Chunara (rep 16/05/2016)

'Govt encouraging pseudo-industrialization', by Kuvera Chalise (rep 12/05/2016)

Petroleum exploration study begins, by Janak Nepal (kp 09/05/2016)

A downward trend: People like you and me who try to ape the lifestyle of developed countries are also to blame for the present economic situation, by Shyam KC (kp 06/05/2016)

Economic growth slumps to 14-year low at 0.77 pc: CBS data shows per capita income grew by Rs 3,842 this fiscal against Rs 4,666 last year, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/05/2016), Economy to grow by 0.77 per cent, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 04/05/2016), Economic growth at 13-year low of 0.77 percent, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 04/05/2016), Revive economy (ht 05/05/2016)

Economists ask govt to improve tax administration, compliance (rep 03/05/2016)

Thinking big: We need to realise that we will never be able to compete in low-value, high-volume products, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 26/04/2016)

WB: Remittance inflows soared after earthquake: Migrant workers sent $6.6 billion to their families in 2015, up 20.9pc year-on-year, by Bibek Subedi (kp 15/04/2016), Utilising Remittance For Economic Growth, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 15/04/2016)

Economics over politics: As far as the memory serves, the economy has always been sacrificed at the altar of politics; The result is here for all to see, by Shyam Dahal (rep 14/04/2016)

Quakes, trade disruptions hit economic growth hard: WB, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 12/04/2016), Economy to grow at slowest pace in 14 yrs: IMF, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 13/04/2016)

The cooperative revolution: Naya Shakti aims to create economic opportunities for the youth by adding over four million jobs in next 10-15 years, by Pradeep Man Tulachan (rep 09/04/2016)

Envisioning Nepal 2030: Transformative strategies key, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 07/03/2016)

ADB report projects Nepal’s GDP growth lowest in South Asia: Country tops the list in the region with inflation projected at 10.5 percent (kp 31/03/2016), Slow reconstruction taking toll on economy, says ADB (rep 31/03/2016)

External debt swells as rupee plummets (kp 21/03/2016)

GAN to push for uplifting quality of education at public schools (rep 21/03/2016)

MoI told to initiate petroleum exploration work (ht 19/03/2016), Study on extracting minerals (ht 19/03/2016)

Huge iron ore reserves found in Nawalparasi: The deposits could amount to more than 8 million tonnes, making them the largest in Nepal, according to government officials, by Narayan Sharma (kp 17/03/2016)

Inflation still at 11.3% despite end of blockade: BOP surplus at Rs 154.5 billion, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 17/03/2016)

NBSM short of staff to do market monitoring, by Amrita Anamol (kp 16/03/2016)

The black money: Nepal was ranked as having the 64th largest underground economy of 162 countries and the second largest in South Asia after Sri Lanka, by Nirmal Kumar Raut (rep 16/03/2016)

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

Next on the agenda: Now that the constitution has been proclaimed, we should turn towards the economy, by Shyamal Krishna Shrestha (kp 15/03/2016) [The proclamation of the deficient constitution means nothing without necessary corrections and implementation! But you are right, the economy is also waiting!]

To self-sufficiency: Our average annual growth since 1990 has been a miserly four percent, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (rep 15/03/2016)

Govt damaging industrial environment: Market-distorting practices to hit job creation, by Kuvear Chalise (rep 11/03/2016)

Courting cash: The state has not been able to utilise the inflow of remittance productively, by Rudra Prasad Dahal (kp 01/03/2016)

Two disasters and Nepal: The economic slide, by Sandesh Paudyal and Smriti Rai (ht 01/03/2016)

Costly cash: For Nepal the objective should be to decrease the share of remittance in the national economy, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp 29/02/2016)

Public debt on a downward path in past decade: IMF (rep 27/02/2016)

Green economy key to Nepal’s success: Experts (kp 23/02/2016)

Govt expects economy to expand by over 2pc: Target may not be met unless efforts are made, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 19/02/2016)

Fear of economic downturn: Whom to blame?, by Pralhad Giri (ht 09/02/2016)

Reverse gear: Global advisory firms are now considering putting Nepal on a watch list for investments, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 02/02/2017)

Nepal’s external debt rises as rupee weakens, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/01/2016)

Unsafe workplaces: The lifeline of Nepal’s economy is threatened by conflict in West Asia and weak currencies, by Om Astha Rai (nt 29/01/2016)

Managing Migration For Development, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 22/01/2016)

Year of loss: There has been a decline in fuel prices in global market but Nepalis are forced to pay three times the international price, by Raju Nepal (rep 20/01/2016)

Spreading its tentacles: Nepal’s informal economy has swollen as a result of political and economic maladies, by Maharaj Koirala (kp 19/01/2016)

A test of will: It is time for the political parties to advance economic agendas, by Purushottam Ojha (kp 17/01/2016)

Remittance: A mixed blessing; While remittances helped cushion the effect of the earthquake to some extent, families of the migrants were torn apart by the disaster, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/01/2016)

400k lose jobs as economy bleeds; Tarai unrest forces 2,200 industries to down shutters: FNCCI (kp 13/01/2016)

Locals earn more collecting Yarsa than any other activities (kp 12/01/2016)

The wreckage of 2015: The April earthquake was followed by an even more devastating economic upheaval, by Siran Liang (nt 25/12/2015)

Neighbourly lessons: There are a few lessons we can learn from other countries to boost our shaky economy, by Bishnu Prasad Bhandari (kp 23/12/2015)

The great fall: Nepali leaders and India are both to blame for the dismal state of Nepali economy, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 18/12/2015)

Forex reserves can finance imports for over 23 months (kp 17/12/2015)

Time to brace for pricey bill of fare: Inflation jumps to double digits, thanks to Tarai unrest and blockade, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/12/2015), Central bank warns of stagflation as inflation stands at three-year high, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 17/12/2015)

Economic rehabilitation fund to be established, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/12/2015)

Economy in free fall as exports, imports dip, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/12/2015)

Govt issues white paper on economic crisis, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 25/11/2015), Critics term white paper damp squib, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/11/2015), Declare state of national emergency, demands Pvt sector (kp 25/11/2015)

Govt in ‘no position’ to aid private sector, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 24/11/2015), Private sector warns of looming economic disaster (ht 24/11/2015), A wounded economy: The government’s handling of the blockade will determine long-term economic consequences, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 24/11/2015) [Among the numerous incompetent governments, this is the by far most incompetent one after 2006!!], Set up Economic War Room to handle crisis: Experts, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 24/11/2015), Down and out: Protests in Tarai and Indian blockade have brought Nepal’s economy down to its knees (kp 25/11/2015)

‘Over-reliance on India has hit economy hard’: The central bank says Nepal did not learn lessons from the past two blockades by the southern neighbour (kp 22/11/2015)

IMF warns of negative growth (ht 20/11/2015), Impact of blockade, bandas: Country braces for negative economic growth in 33 years, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/11/2015), GDP to contract 1.1pc if trade disruption continues (ht 21/11/2015), Disruption narrows trade deficit, builds inflationary pressure (ht 21/11/2015)

Fuel black-marketing to take a toll on income, economy, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 19/11/2015)

PM Oli vows to develop ‘self-reliant economy’ (kp 16/11/2015)

Govt set to release White Paper ‘shortly’: It will focus on economic impact of banda and blockade, says finance secretary, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/11/2015)

Nepal’s growth likely to hit reverse gear this fiscal: NRB (kp 03/11/2015), Tarai turmoil raises downside risks to growth outlook (ht 03/11/2015)

Banda, blockade eat into govt revenue, expenditure (kp 01/11/2015)

Economy chokes as blockade drags on, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 31/10/2015)

Nepali outbound stalls as economy heads downhill: The country’s deteriorating business environment has affected the travel plans of Nepali holidaymakers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/10/2015)

Time To Think About Economic Autarky, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 15/10/2015)

Nepal will miss GDP growth target, says FinMin Mahat (kp 11/10/2015)

Ensuring proper insurance: This earthquake is a lesson to review how homes and businesses should be insured, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 09/10/2015)

Economic growth rate likely to dip to 3.7pc (kp 06/10/2015)

Remittance jumps to Rs53b in first month (kp 03/10/2015), Current account posts surplus of Rs 8bn: Remittance income grew by 26.3 per cent to Rs 53.27 billion (ht 03/10/2015)

Tarai protests put a severe crimp on economy, by Rupak D. Sharma ht 30/09/2015)

Spend it wisely: Remittance should be used to create jobs, generate income and boost entrepreneurship, by Dutta Shree Duwadi (Khanal) (kp 20/09/2015)

Nepalis exhaust over 85% of income on consumption: Expenditure on alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco-related products falls in last nine years, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 18/09/2015), A Nepali spends Rs 176 a day: Household Survey (rep 18/09/2015)

Bid to address land acquisition problems: Uniform standard for land valuation proposed, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/09/2015), Plans afoot to amend Land Acquisition Act (ht 15/09/2015), Land acquisition:The 1977 act should be
amended in a manner that the project affected  families do not feel that they are being cheated
(ht 16/09/2015)

Nepal’s ranking in economic freedom index improves: Secures third position among South Asian countries (ht 15/09/2015) [see report]

Importing And Marketing Culture, by Prem Khatry (rn 08/09/2015)

ADB predicts 5.5pc growth rate in 2015 (kp 04/09/2015), Adequate space to ramp up borrowing: ADB; Says country’s fiscal policy needs to be more prudent, yet expansionary in coming years (ht 04/09/2015), ADB projects 5.5 percent economic growth (rep 04/09/2015)

Financial blues: The fundamental concept of company pricing and valuation in Nepal is outdated, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 01/09/2015)

Role of remittances: Reconstruction and recovery, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 24/08/2015)

Debt burden down to Rs19k per person, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/08/2015)

African lessons: Nepal can learn from Rwanda on ways to use technology to push for economic growth, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 04/08/2015)

BoP surplus likely hit record high, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/07/2015), BoP jumped 16.1pc to Rs 127.20 billion (ht 25/07/2015)

Land use mapping to be completed in five years: Completion of project to help resolve issues related to land conflicts (ht 18/07/2015)

ADB revises down Nepal’s growth forecast to 4.5pc (ht 17/07/2015)

Trilateral corridor: Connecting China and India through Nepal could be tremendously beneficial for Nepal’s post-quake economy, by Maina Dhital (kp 17/07/2015)

Valley makes up 23pc of Nepal’s economy, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/07/2015)

Rejuvenating The Quake-hit Economy, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 14/07/2015)

Developing ’22 goal challenge: Slump in per capita growth; Fears of inflation, trade deficit haunt, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/07/2015), Debt burden of each Nepali falls by Rs 1,731 (ht 13/07/2015), Need to change policies to rectify trade gap: ‘Reduce duties on raw materials, but hike the same for selected products’, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 13/07/2015), At 3.04 pc, economic growth to be lowest in 7 yrs, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 13/07/2015), Dismal picture (ht 14/07/2015)

Nepal among top social spenders in SAsia (kp 09/07/2015)

NPC sees huge growth prospect in rebuilding, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/07/2015), Budget to target economic growth of 6pc (ht 07/07/2015)

Extending Social Protection As A Recovery Strategy, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 30/06/2015)

Government considering new ways to fund bailout (ht 24/06/2015), Productive sector to need Rs 78.29bn in fiscal 2015-16 (ht 24/06/2015)

NRB report on macro economy: BoP surplus doubles, thanks to remittance (kp 20/06/2015), Daily remittance inflow at Rs 2.10bn (ht 20/06/2015), Nepal inflation cools down to 7.1 percent, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 20/06/2015)

Lawmakers criticize govt’s poor market monitoring (kp 19/06/2015)

GDP growth to slump to 8-yr low, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/06/2015), Contribution of farming to GDP growth to drop, by Sangam Prasain(kp 09/06/2015), Quakes rattle economy, growth falls to lowest in seven years: April 25 temblor and aftershocks shave 1.54 percentage points off GDP growth, Rs 2,319 off per capita income, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 09/06/2015)

Economic recovery: It is time to expedite process of developing strategic plan for recovery of post-disaster economy, by Ram Prasad Mainali (rep 06/06/2015)

People reach highlands in droves to collect ‘Himalayan Viagra’, by Bishnu Lal Budha (kp 02/06/2015)

Relaying remittance: Remittances can form a safety net for households vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters, by Bhartendu Mishra (kp 29/05/2015)

Trying to assess Nepal’s economic loss, by Prakriti Pathak (ht 24/05/2015)

Remittance up as migrants send home more money (ht 23/05/2015)

ADB revises growth forecast to 3.8 per cent: Inflation projected to rise further to 8.2 pc, up from earlier prediction of 7.7 pc (ht 23/05/2015), Macroeconomic situation report: Inflation cools down to 6.9 percent (rep 23/05/2015)

Adverse Impact of Earthquakes On Economics, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 19/05/2015)

Economic repercussions of quake likely till July 2016 (ht 03/05/2015)

Nepal economy shattered by quake, recovery to take years (ht 01/05/2015)

Foreign investment optimism: Sound domestic policies are required to reap the potential benefits of foreign investment, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 20/04/2015)

Bad idea: The practice of government sending workers abroad will discourage private sector, make redress of migrant grievances harder and increase corruption, by Neelam Adhikari (rep 20/04/2015)

No improvement in remittance inflow (ht 14/04/2015)

Bringing it back home: Remittance must be treated practically, not ideologically, for it to lead to economic growth, by Saloman Rajbandhi (kp 08/04/2015)

Policy in offing to ensure transparent land trading, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/04/2015)

Seeds of conflict: There is no peace or freedom for the land-poor farmers; Thea have to completely surrender to landowners for their livelihood, by Krishna Pathak (rep 06/04/2015)

Country’s gross fixed capital formation low (ht 25/03/2015)

Slowdown in remittance inflow continues (kp 17/03/2015), Remittance inflow continues to decelerate, growth only 2.9pc (ht 17/03/2015)

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

Investment growth key to economic development, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 06/03/2015)

Nepal GDP to grow 4-5pc: ADB (kp 28/02/2015)

Domestic investment commitment drops (ht 28/02/2015)

Country stares at stagflation as exports plunge, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/02/2015)

Total debt down 4pc to Rs 531b as of Q2 (kp 19/02/2015)

What a waste: Nepal has neither been able to utilise its population dividend nor the remittances sent in by young people, by Subhash Nepali (kp 18/02/2015)

NRB cuts GDP growth rate to 5pc (kp 17/02/2015)

Productive use of remittances: To spur economic growth, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 16/02/2015)

Power of perception: Nepal cannot afford to squander the few positive signs of economic growth we have started to witness, by Sophia K. Tamot (kp 10/02/2015)

Use it wise: For productive utilization of remittance it must be channeled into capital formation, by Subas Chandra Dahal (rep 10/02/2015)

GDP calculation not realistic: FinMin, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 04/02/2015)

Pvt sector worried about future: Rues inability of political parties to stick to their commitment (ht 24/01/2015), Entrepreneurs decry looming uncertainty (ht 26/01/2015)

Inability to draft constitution set to affect economic activities, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 23/01/2015)

Remittance inflow rises (ht 18/01/2015)

83pc of economically inactive people literate (ht 16/01/2015)

Nepal to grow at 4.8pc: WB (kp 15/01/2015) [see corresponding report by World Bank on South Asia], Nepal’s economy to grow five per cent this fiscal: Forecast made by WB is lower than six per cent estimated by government (ht 15/01/2015)

Public offices to be allowed to pay up to 15% more for local goods (rep 13/01/2015)

Govt scraps oil exploration permits: Those facing the action are Texana Resources and Cairn Energy, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 09/01/2014)

Money matters: Migrant workers need to be informed about the best ways to use and invest remittance, by Bikram Manandhar (kp 04/01/2015)

On the road to economic recovery: Achievements build hopes for infrastructure development (ht 01/01/2015)

New investments in hydropower, tourism raise hopes, by Rudra Pange4ni (ht 01/01/2015)

Nepal owes Rs 351b in external debt (kp 28/12/2014)

Remittance as share of gross domestic product: Nepal top recipient among LDCs (kp 18/12/2014), Remittance income grows marginal 0.8pc: Central bank fears continuity of the trend may give a jolt to stability being enjoyed at present (ht 20/12/2014)

Labour force survey to be conducted next year (ht 11/12/2014)

The right move: To build a strong economic future for Nepal, we cannot ignore the rights of half of the population, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 09/12/2014)

Per capita debt rises to Rs 20,069, by Prithvi Man Shrestha(kp 08/12/2014)

Locals urge govt to keep digging for oil: Govt has divided Tarai and Siwalik hills into 10 “exploration blocks” of 5,000 sqkm each as being potential oil fields, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 28/11/2014)

Remittance inflows decline for second straight month (kp 18/11/2014)

BoP surplus rise marginal Rs 2.96bn (ht 18/11/2014), Trade deficit jumps to Rs 170 billion; BOP situation improves (rep 18/11/2014)

Services sector’s growth belies contribution (ht 12/11/2014)

IMF predicts 5pc growth for Nepal (kp 11/11/2014), IMF predicts economic growth to hover around 5pc this fiscal (ht 11/11/2014)

Remittance down 4pc, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/10/2014), BoP position worsens as remittance flow declines: Country's BoP recorded deficit of Rs 10.2b in first two months od 2014/15 (rep 23/10/2014), Remittance income falls four per cent: Central bank suspects overseas workers’ dependency on informal channels increasing (ht 28/10/2014)

Nepal’s rank slips in World Economic Freedom Index (ht 21/10/2014)

Buddhist economics: Following the Buddhist concept of right livelihood can help maximise wellbeing for citizens, by Ashraya Dixit (kp 19/10/2014)

Seek its Productivity: Remittance inflows that account for the largest share of foreign exchange earnings reach their peak during the festivals, mainly Dashain, by Shalinta Sigdel (sp 18/10/2014)

Social security, labour rules remain pending (ht 09/10/2014)

Landlessness: A growing menace, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 07/10/2014), Place to stay: Efforts to resolve landlessness must focus on land redistribution and cheap housing (kp 08/10/2014)

Remittance growth rate, exports fall drastically (ht 30/09/2014)

Foreign returnees lead by enterprising examples, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 17/09/2014)

‘Need to build resilient economy’: UN and ADB call on government to reduce reliance on remittance (ht 12/09/2014)

Muddle-through economics: Our politicians ignore the economy, and especially price rises, at their own peril (nt 12/09/2014)

Use it right: Given increasing role of remittance in Nepali economy, we need to formulate separate remittance policy, by Birendra Bahadur Budha (rep 09/09/2014)

Recurrent expenditure ‘higher than tax revenue’ (kp 08/09/2014)

ADB projects economic growth at 4.6% for 2014/15 (rep 08/09/2014), Environment Matters

Despite robust economic growth of 5.2 percent last year, Nepalese economy is likely to see some setback in the coming years (sp 12/09/2014)

Lower agricultural output to dent growth: ADB projects economy to expand by 4.6pc, inflation to stand at 9.5pc in current fiscal year (ht 05/09/2014)

Remitting knowhow: Returning migrants bring back positive social norms, better business practices, confident self-identities and technical skills, by Ashutosh Tiwari (nt 05/09/2014)

Government plans to establish $1b fertilizer factory (kp 05/09/2014)

Potentially bright: Given its location, I am optimistic for Nepal's future, not just in tourism but also in its ability to trade and compete with India and rest of Asia, by Stefan Dercon (rep 30/08/2014)

Govt told to identify niche products to boost trade in services (rep 30/08/2014)

Foreign returnees see investment scope in Nepal, by Keshav Sharan Lamichhane (rep 30/08/2014)

Country’s trade deficit at whopping 32pc of GDP (ht 25/08/2014)

Country receiving Rs 1.49b in remittances daily (rep 25/08/2014)

Costs of climate change: Nepal faces losses of over 2pc of GDP by 2050: ADB (kp 20/08/2014), Climate change may cut off 9.9 per cent from economy (ht 20/08/2014)

Provide Incentives To Migrant Workers, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 20/08/2014)

Land records to be viewable online after 3 months (kp 08/08/2014)

Experts urge for need based social security (ht 07/08/2014)

Space for private equity: Game changer for the economy, by Suman Joshi (ht 06/08/2014)

Yarcha trade helping highland economy: Many households in districts like Dolpa are making decent income by selling precious caterpillar fungi, by Pragati Shahi (kp 31/07/2014)

Blueprint for reform: While preparing for privatisation, NOC should look into measures that reduce our petroleum dependency, by Man Bahadur BK (kp 28/07/2014)

Social security schemes unlikely soon (ht 27/07/2014)

Our own Silicon Valley: The creation of a Special Economic Zone for Ideas would help foster entrepreneurs and innovators, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 25/07/2014)

On the ground on a yarsa hunt, by Abdullah Miya (kp 19/07/2014)

Manufacturing output projected to grow by 14.37%, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 17/07/2014)

Govt mulls law for land acquisition (ht 16/07/2014)

Pawns in the great Himalayan gold rush: So many risk so much to try their luck at finding yarsagumba high up in hills of Manang; Not many hit paydirt, by Satish Gurung (kp 12/07/2014)

A billion tonnes of limestonedeposits estimated (kp 12/07/2014)

GDP hits six-year high: Economic growth up by 5.2pc in current fiscal; Strong steps to increase savings urged, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/07/2014), Manufacturing sector growth to sink to 5-year low of 1.8pc, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 11/07/2014), Farm growth rate to hit six-year high of 4.7pc, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/07/2014), Nepalis splurging on imported items, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 11/07/2014), Highest economic growth in six years, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 11/07/2014), Economic Survey data erroneous, says TU, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/07/2013)

In the right conduit: The govt must work on policies that channel remittances into investments (kp 09/07/2014)

Country’s business confidence soars: Govt survey shows new job opportunities, real estate revival unlikely any time soon (ht 28/06/2014)

Economic growth projected at 5.1 per cent: IIDS (ht 28/06/2014)

A third way: Nepal’s economy must borrow from both neo-liberal and social democratic orientations, by Suman Khadka (kp 26/06/2014)

Informal sector workers deprived of social security (kp 25/06/2014)

Contributory pension plan to be revived to ease govt burden, by Prithvi Man Shrestha  (kp 24/06/2014)

Political stability crucial for boosting investment, says Minister Mahat (kp 21/06/2014)

WB projects 2014 growth at 4.4pc (kp 12/06/2014)

A Fossil Economy (nt 06/06/2014)

For many, yarsa picking is better than toiling in India, by Kamal Thapa (rep 28/05/2014)

Economic thrust: Energy is key, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (kp 27/05/2014)

Remittance mobilization: There is a great inflow of remittance money but most of it spent in consumption and we are not able to institutionalize capital formation system, by Rajesh Gautam (rep 27/05/2014)

Yarchagumba hunt: Himalayan rush doesn’t bring all gold, by Weena Pun (kp 24/05/2014)

Call for identifying home-based workers (ht 23/05/2014)

Wholesale, retail sector outpace manufacturing, by Dikshya Singh (ht 21/05/2014)

Q3 financials of real sector paint gloomy picture (ht 20/05/2014)

Managing the tide: Despite the recent changes the country has still not been able to create an environment in which education, talent and merit count, by Bhagirath Basnet (rep 15/05/2014)

Govt likely to unveil SEZ Operation Manual today (rep 15/05/2014)

Capital expenditure up, revenue growth down (kp 13/05/2014)

Nepal gets Rs 1.5bn as remittance daily (ht 13/05/2014)

Diplomatic missions promoting Nepal for FDIs (ht 09/05/2014)

Levying the land: Domestic and international migration trends have greatly changed the ways land is used in Nepal, by Raj Pariyar (kp 09/05/2014)

Social security: The current social security system is ripe for corruption and fails to help those most in need, by Tej Prasad Adhikari (kp 30/04/2014)

Economic growth to top 5pc: Agriculture sector projected to grow by 4.72pc, non-agriculture sector by 5.34pc, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/04/2014), Nepalis get richer: Per capita income estimated at Rs 71,305: GDP growth to hit 5.15 pc, thanks to increased paddy, maize yields (ht 29/04/2014), Nepal paradox: The economy should begin producing goods instead of only distributing and consuming them (kp 30/04/2014), Stress sustainability (ht 30/04/2014)

Money matters: Remittance has changed the way people live, think and interact in a village in Sarlahi, by Deepak Chaudhary (kp 27/04/2014)

FDI pledges rise 22pc in 9 months: Energy sees five-fold increase in investment commitments (kp 26/04/2014)

Middle path proposed to end IBN-ministries ownership row (kp 24/04/2014)

Pvt schools told to revoke fee hike (ht 24/04/2014)

DoCS drafting policy to safeguard consumer rights, interests, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/04/2014)

Commerce Dept to ban inferior cement brands (kp 19/04/2014)

The promise of progress: The major parties’ proposals for the economy look visionary but lack substance, sincerity and realism, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 14/04/2014)

WB projects 4.5pc growth (kp 10/04/2014)

Beating the wrong drum: Our efforts to attract investment should start  by creating a friendly environment, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 10/04/2014)

Boosting capital investment critical for growth, says ADB (kp 05/04/2014)

Inflation biggest challenge to economy: ADB (kp 02/04/2014), ADB stresses on fostering equality: Predicts 4.5pc growth for this fiscal year, below government’s target of 5.5pc (ht 02/04/2014), Economy will grow by 4.5%: ADB (rep 02/04/2014)

Nepal profits Rs 12.49b in service trade (rep 31/03/2014)

Mahat stresses on 'investment with efficiency' for economic growth (rep 30/03/2014)

Something’s wrong here: Dalits receive their old age allowance at 60 while others have to wait until they are 70, by Sony K.C. (kp 27/03/2014)

Foreign direct investment: Pertinent issues, by Girish P. Pant (ht 24/03/2014)

Govt starts inventory of its land, buildings (kp 17/03/2014)

PM to uphold free market economy (ht 12/03/2014)

Nepal’s economic growth scenario: Boosting savings and investment, by Guna Raj Bhatta (ht 11/03/2014)

Consumer Protection Policy to include fair price shops (kp 09/03/2014)

World Bank calls for clear economic vision (ht 09/03/2014)

ADB says govt’s growth target won’t be met (kp 08/03/2014)

‘Economic prosperity possible through agriculture, tourism’ (kp 06/03/2014)

Cairn, Texana give status report on oil exploration: Amid slow progress on oil exploration, the government had asked four companies to furnish convincing explanation in 30 working days (kp 06/03/2014)

Cash benefits: Remittance has changed the way people live and communicate in rural areas, by Bhawani Chaulagain (kp 02/03/2014)

Govt: 5.5pc growth possible, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/03/2014), 'Economic growth of 5.5% gettable': Khatiwada (rep 01/03/2014), Mid-term review of monetary policy; 5pc spread rate is still high: Guv Khatiwada (kp 04/03/2014), ADB predicts 4.5 percent growth in FY 2014 (nn 07/03/2014)

Land prices in Basantapur soar as urban dev starts, by Chandra Karki (kp 25/02/2014)

Finance Ministry studying impact of Indian budget (kp 22/02/2014)

Real FDI flow plunges 65.6 per cent in first half (ht 20/02/2014)

Foreign grants, remittance drive up BoP surplus: A boost to foreign exchange reserve is one of the benefits (ht 19/02/2014), NRB data reveals trade statistics not encouraging (ht 19/02/2014)

Look east: A more integrated East South Asia can pave the way for the region’s economic transformation, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 18/02/2014)

Conflicted earth: It is not possible for everybody to own land; balance between expectations and practicality is a challenge to land management, by Raja Ram Chhatkuli (rep 18/02/2014)

The blind and the clueless: The modern industrial sector, where most government money and foreign aid goes, has been captured by the elites, by Lal Shanker Ghimire (kp 13/02/2014)

Public-private partnership Nepal can learn from others, by Ashish Gajurel (ht 12/02/2014)

Spirit of the gift: In Nepal, the economy is still partly or dominantly controlled by altruistic aims, by Gérard Toffin (kp 10/02/2014)

Made in Nepal: With growth of local talent, low operational cost and low risk, Nepali tech entrepreneurs can compete in the global market, by Nirmal Thapa (rep 09/02/2014)

Country to have ‘Kalimati’ brand of vegetables and fruits soon (ht 08/02/2014)

Low carbon development a must for economic prosperity (ht 06/02/2014)

Nepal would do well to focus on energy substitution: Trade imbalance remains despite growth in exports, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 29/01/2014)

East holds promise, but challenges remain, by Madhav Ghimira and Binod Bhandari (kp 27/01/2014)

Petroleum exploration: Weary oil exploration cos and lethargic govt make fine pair, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 23/01/2014)

Path to prosperity: People make decisions based on the information they have at hand; we need to make Nepal more familiar worldwide, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 20/01/2014)

Nepal least economically free country in S Asia: New report blames endemic corruption in politics and government for the continued slump (ht 16/01/2014)

Dependence on remittances: The sustainability factor, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (ht 10/01/2014)

Public eyes needed: The civil society should be involved in closely monitoring the economy, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 06/01/2014)

Land registration, tranfer on hold in Arghakhanchi, by Birendra KC (kp 06/01/2014)

Land scarcity discourages potential investors in Butwal, by Amrita Anmol (kp 06/01/2014)

2013 ends with positive economic developments, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 01/01/2014)

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