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NRB launches new model to predict economic status (ht 22/11/2017)

BoP surplus for 1st time this fiscal yr (kp 20/11/2017)

Unlocking potential: If we can create progressive changes in the Nepali working environment, we can take on the world, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 07/11/2017)

Fiscal imprudence: There is a danger of fiscal mismanagement by the Left alliance in case they secure a majority to form govt, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 01/11/2017)

Nepal’s BoP in deficit, again: The BoP deficit of Rs5.9 billion indicates Nepal needs to find more ways to earn foreign currency, otherwise foreign exchange reserve will come under pressure (kp 30/10/2017), NRB paints bleak economic picture (ht 30/10/2017), Current account deficit soars to Rs 17.88 billion (rep 30/10/2017)

Nepal to face labour shortage by 2030: The country may fall short of 3.6 million workers in 12 years (kp 27/10/2017)

Income for all: Using the basic income guarantee approach, around Rs 214 billion a year will be needed to uplift the 25.2 percent of our total population still living in poverty, by Bamdev Paudel (rep 25/10/2017)

Festivalonomics: Reflecting on the interface between festivals and the economy, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 24/10/2017)

CBS to revise GDP basket in 2019 (kp 23/10/2017)

Nepalis spending 13% of daily income for a food-plate (rep 23/10/2017)

Nepal to face turbulence as remittance flow ‘drops’, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 17/10/2017)

Human behavior: New market economy, by Kedar Neupane (ht 17/10/2017)

Nepal to clock 5pc growth: International Monetary Fund says establishment of robust and sustainable framework of intergovernmental fiscal arrangement is essential for the success of federalism in Nepal, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 11/10/2017), IMF also lowers Nepal’s economic growth forecast to 5%: Projection by IMF slightly higher than those of World Bank, ADB (rep 11/10/2017)

Finance secretary claims 7.2 percent growth target gettable (rep 10/10/2017), Govt claims it can achieve targeted growth rate of 7.2pc, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 11/10/2017)

Foreign employment saving bonds: Pitfalls and challenges, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 04/10/2017)

ADB lowers economic growth forecast to 4.7pc (kp 27/09/2017), Economic growth to slow down to 4.7pc: ADB (ht 27/09/2017)

Nepal’s vertical fiscal gap to be widest in federal countries: This income generation arrangement implies tax collection in federal Nepal will not be significantly different from the unitary system, as approximately 80 to 85 percent of the total revenue is likely to remain with the central government, says the report (kp 20/09/2017)

World Bank revises Nepal’s growth forecast downwards to 4.5pc (kp 18/09/2017), Economy to grow by 4.6pc in current fiscal (ht 18/09/2017), World Bank forecasts moderate economic growth of 4.6 percent: ‘Severe floods in one-third of the country dampened economic momentum’, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 18/09/2017), Low spending: The World Bank estimates show that it is still the agriculture sector that plays a vital role for economic growth (ht 19/09/2017)

Economic development: Paradigm shift, by Prakash Katwal (ht 15/09/2017)

Achieving targets: Monetary policy reforms and using remittance towards capital gain a must to achieve economic growth target, by Sajal Mani Dhital (kp 10/09/2017)

Black economy thrives as under invoicing in import rampant, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 06/09/2017)

Building the economy of the future: Nepal must support innovation and entrepreneurship to become a middle income nation by 2020, by Alaina B. Teplitz (28/08/2017)

Slowing remittance growth squeezes BoP surplus (kp 27/08/2017)

Divided loyalty: South Asian migrant workers are not only contributing remittances, they are also promoting trade and foreign direct investment, changing global trends, by Naresh Rai (rep 23/08/2017)

Turning black into white: The government needs to take a more forceful approach if money laundering is to be curbed, by Atit Babu Rijal and Manish Raj Kharel (kp 22/08/2017)

DoMG scraps licences of 39 firms, individuals (ht 09/08/2017)

Economic growth projected at 3.54pc this fiscal (ht 01/08/2017)

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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