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Digital payments double to Rs1.22 trillion in first quarter : The number of online transactions between mid-July and mid-October also swelled to 54.12 million from 34.23 million previously, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/11/2021)

Promoting FDI Flow In Nepal, by Shyam Prasad Mainali (rn 30/11/2021)

Over 1,300 business firms monitored in first four months of current FY (kh 29/11/2021)

Record number of new businesses registered while economy lay in ruins : Registrations of new firms hit a high of 83,386 last fiscal year amid reports that hundreds of fake companies popped up after the government announced pandemic relief packages, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/11/2021)

Few takers for loan scheme aimed at saving pandemic-hit businesses : Central bank says it has asked the government to relax tough conditions to boost lending, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/11/2021)

87.2 percent of pandemic-hit businesses resume full operation: NRB report (rep 25/11/2021)

Small businesses were more affected by pandemic but paid handsome taxes : Large Taxpayer Office missed target by 20 percent last year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/11/2021)

As multinationals post strong growth, shipping rates pose new headwind : The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development said that the impact of higher freight rates could hit consumers even harder in smaller, import-dependent economies that may see a 7.5 percent cumulative increase in consumer prices, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/11/2021)

116 Industries Registered In Four Months At Rs. 135 Billion Investment, by Laxman Kafle (rn 21/11/2021)

Udayapur Cement embarks on Rs500-million modernisation plan : Following the upgradation, the factory will churn out 1,100 tonnes of cement daily compared to the current 800 tonnes, by Dilli Ram Khatiwada (kp 19/11/2021)

Private equity: A force for SME growth : Further reforms can help the market grow and attract more investments and best practices, by Babacar S Faye (kp 17/11/2021)

Palpali dhaka to be branded to protect local industry : Customers coming to buy Palpali dhaka often mistake foreign fabrics for the local product, textile makers say, by Madhav Aryal (kp 16/11/2021)

Nepalis are avid internet users but lag in e-commerce : The online marketplace has not been able to gain the trust of consumers, but international brands can help reduce the trust constraint, report says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/11/2021), Boosting online market : The sluggishness with which the e-commerce industry is growing is unexplainable (kp 10/11/2021), ‘We cannot compare internet boom with e-commerce growth’ : The Post talked with some key stakeholders about the status of e-commerce in Nepal, its potential, constraints and measures to be taken to realise its full potential (kp 10/11/2021)

Number Of Industries Increasing In Birendranagar Industrial Area (rn 09/11/2021)

Over 1.3 million companies renew, taking benefit of concession (kh 02/11/2021)

Meet the entrepreneur who fights against climate change by engaging women in waste management : Shilshila Acharya, the founder and director of Avni Ventures, has made a career in mitigating the causes of climate change. Her organization focuses on climate education awareness among young people, women, and politicians through campaigns and training, by Nisha Rai (nlt 28/10/2021)

IBN, FNCCI discuss joining hands to attract FDI (ht 27/10/2021)

Govt provides loan of Rs 1 billion to COVID-19 affected businesses (rep 26/10/2021)

Police launch crackdown on roadside vending at Thamel : Authorities claim roadside vendors were involved in illegal activities and blocking the road. Meanwhile, vendors who live hand-to-mouth fear for their livelihoods, by Anup Ojha (kp 24/10/2021)

194 new companies pledged Rs 146 billion investment during mid-July and mid-October (rep 24/10/2021)

Trademark infringement on the rise due to weak law enforcement, officials say : The Department of Industry says it has received over 50 complaints related  to trademark infringement in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/10/2021)

Nat’l conference of youth women entrepreneurs to take place in Birgunj (kh 21/10/2021)

Foreign investment commitments remain in negative territory : The pandemic, unstable politics and ever changing policies have made potential investors wary, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/10/2021)

Branding Nepali alcoholic drinks : Creating the right set of infrastructure is one of the critical aspects of branding any product, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 18/10/2021)

Foreign investment : It would be prudent to scrutinise the financial health of a foreign firm before awarding it any project worth billions of rupees (ht 11/10/2021)

Online sellers hope to continue their streak : Shoppers getting back to the physical market following the removal of virus restrictions has not reduced online sales, insiders said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/10/2021)

Goat market bounces back as Dashain festivities near : Nepal imported more goats in the first two months of fiscal year 2021-22 than in the whole of the last fiscal 2020-21, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (ko 06/10/2021)

Seven construction companies blacklisted (kh 05/10/2021)

Loss of NOC likely to go up I(kh 03/10/2021)

Auto sales show strong growth in run-up to festivals : Two-wheeler sales swelled by 50 percent compared to last year despite higher price tags due to higher taxes, traders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/10/2021)

Govt intensifies market monitoring as Dashain festival nears (kh 02/10/2021)

Industrial Income Up By 8% (rn 02/10/2021)

Roulette wheels spin once again at Nepal’s casinos : The mothballed gambling houses reopened after remaining shuttered for one and a half years due to virus restrictions, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/09/2021)

How dining out has changed since Covid-19 : Health, safety, and sanitation are on the top of diners’ minds amidst the pandemic, and restaurateurs seem to have taken note, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 30/09/2021)

Cinema halls operators are optimistic as they plan to resume screening movies, by Sajira Shrestha (kp 27/09/2021)

Buy Mountain Dew, you get Maintan Dew. Trademark infringement is on the rise : Number of trademark infringement cases has increased by more than 50 percent in three years, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17/09/2021)

‘Initiatives on to address problems of traders, industrialists’ (kh 16/09/2021)

NYC helping youths become entrepreneurs (kh 15/09/2021)

Start-ups complain about lack of promised support : The prolonged lockdowns and political instability have hurt startups and many are operating just to survive in the current situation, entrepreneurs say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/09/2021), Have plans, need money : Without institutional support, start-ups risk being too early for their time (kp 15/09/2021)

MoF indecision to settle claims against COVID-19 insurance leaves many in the lurch (rep 14/09/2021)

Nepal’s automobile sector hits speed bump ahead of festive season : Higher excise duty and road construction charge will be levied on two-wheelers sold as per the revised budget, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/09/2021)

Revised budget tightens noose on cooperatives (rep 11/09/2021)

Nepal’s foreign direct investment stock up  8.5 percent in 2019-20, central bank report says : Bagmati had the highest share of FDI while Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces accounted for the lowest, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/09/2021), Actual net FDI inflow 34.1pc of total approval (ht 10/09/2021)

Investment Board sets goal of approving investment worth 10 billion USD in five years (kh 08/09/2021)

Non-life insurance up by 11 % (kh 08/09/2021)

Nepal’s manufacturing sector rebounds to near pre-pandemic levels : Tourism and transportation have not been able to regain their footing due to unclear policy, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/09/2021)

Upaya CityCargo begins two-wheeler delivery service in Kathmandu (kp 06/09/2021)

Insurance Companies Sell 8.58 Million Policies In Last Fiscal Year (rn 04/09/2021)

Freshktm To Supply Vegetables Directly From Farmers To Consumers, by Laxman Kafle (rn 02/09/2021), Freshktm Opens Outlet At Maitidevi To Sell Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, by Laxman Kafle (rn 05/09/2021)

Traders hope festival shopping will revitalise economy : Online sales trends and business activity indicators suggest that a fast-paced recovery is underway, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/09/2021)

Thamel’s night business operators submit keys to their shops to CDO : They have accused the government of letting other businesses open and restricting only theirs, by Anup Ojha (kp 31/08/2021)

Plan to provide subsidised seed capital for startups delayed : The change in the government has put the Business Credit Flow Work Procedure in limbo, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/08/2021)

Multinationals in Nepal see sales boom in personal care products : Business is expected to swell in the future as the pandemic has made people more conscious of health and hygiene, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/08/2021)

Project launched to foster resilience of women-led businesses hit by COVID-19 pandemic (rep 20/08/2021)

Traders ordering goods for Dashain well in advance : Last year, inbound containers were held up at the northern border point due to Covid-19 curbs, and they arrived too late for the festival shopping spree, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/08/2021)

Pandemic-hit youth entrepreneurs complain about lack of government support : According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 54.5 percent of all establishments in the country are owned by young people, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/08/2021)

Women entrepreneurs hold meeting with Prime Minister Deuba (rep 15/08/2021)

Industries face problems in exports due to COVID-19 (rep 10/08/2021)

Number of women entrepreneurs increases in Chitwan (kh 01/08/2021)

Kafkaesque bureaucracy ruins industrial estate : Only 25 of the 69 plots at Nepal’s first special economic zone in Bhairahawa have been utilised as there are no takers for the rest, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 27/07/2021)

Materialising ‘Make In Nepal’ Campaign, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 27/072021)

Half of businesses in Nepal are in informal sector : There are 34,101 street businesses which employ 45,330 people, report by Central Bureau of Statistics says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/07/2021)

“Morale of private sector has declined” : Government has done nothing to boost private sector's morale: Rajesh Kaji Shrestha (kh 25/07/2021) (interview)

Build Back Better with Cooperatives, by Shankar Man Singh (rep 24/07/2021)

Build back better with cooperatives: Help communities recover from COVID, by Shankar Man Singh (ht 22/07/2021)

Investment pledges plunge as virus, messy politics scare away investors : Foreign direct investment pledges fell 14.81 percent to Rs32.20 billion in the fiscal year 2020-21, officials say, by Krishana Prasain(kp 21/07/2021)

Govt collected over Rs 33 million in fines from firms flouting consumer law in FY 2020/21 (rep 20/07/2021)

Clearing the backlog of smart licences a challenge for transport department, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 19/07/2021)

Auto sector sees weaker recovery amid third wave fears : A decline in consumer confidence and loss of disposable income has spread gloom in the market, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/07/2021)

Flourishing ‘cartelpreneurship’ : Political uncertainty is what most Nepali businesses love, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 13/07/2021)

Valley restaurants reopen for dine-in services despite prohibitory orders : Restaurants need money to pay loans, and workers are also pressuring them to loosen up, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/07/2021)

Start-up entrepreneurs to get subsidised seed capitalThe Business Credit Flow Work Procedure, which is in the process of being approved, will be implemented from the upcoming fiscal year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/07/2021)

Factories forced to shut down due to flooding : The problem has occurred because the roadside drains are narrow and they get clogged, insiders say, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 06/07/2021)

Other things besides profit : Why the private sector in health, education and cultural heritage has a poor image, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 02/07/2021)

Giving start-ups a head start : Despite obstacles, start-ups emerge as exciting new outliers of Nepal’s economy, by Siddhant Pandey (nt 02/07/2021)

Transport entrepreneurs warn of operating long-distance transport services from Friday despite ongoing ban (rep 01/07/2021)

Party venues go under due to restrictions : The government has not provided any relief packages to catering service providers, insiders say, by Krishana Prasdain (kp 30/06/2021)

Restaurants say they will open dine-in service from next week : The latest prohibitory order allows restaurants to provide only take away service, by Krishana Prasain (kp 29/06/2021)

Young Business Executive Forum (YBEF) inaugurated (kh 26/06/2021)

ADA joins hands with Outreach Nepal to offer data-driven marketing in Nepal (rep 24/06/2021)

State-owned companies withdraw discount on groceries citing end of lockdown : Finance Ministry says it has given no such instruction as general public continues to suffer from pandemic curbs, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/06/2021)

Government presses businesses over taxes : Private-sector representatives and experts say the state should be flexible with businesses considering the impact of Covid-19 pandemic, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/06/2021)

Pathao, Tootle to resume services from Tuesday : Ride-hailing service providers had discontinued operation after prohibitory orders were imposed on April 29, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/06/2021)

Confusion over ‘essential items’ hits online sellers’ business : Authorities relaxed delivery rules under pressure from consumers and online traders but the guidelines weren’t clear, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/06/2021)

Nepal’s first liquid oxygen plant to be established in Bhairahawa : The costly project may not be feasible due to the small domestic market, insiders say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/06/2021)

Salt Trading Corporation's monopoly comes to an end : Nepalis consume around 200,000 tonnes of iodised salt worth Rs2.5 billion annually, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/06/2021)

Ban on yarsagumba collection worries Karnali residents : Authorities have prohibited people from picking the precious fungus in light of the second wave of the pandemic that has gripped the country, by Bhim Bahadur Singh, Rajbahadur Shahi and Hari Gautam (kp 09/06/2021)

NRB approval not required for small-size foreign investment (kh 09/06/2021)

Rehabilitation scheme for Covid-19 affected enterprises fails to woo borrowers : Entrepreneurs say the prerequisites of needing to clear a portion of earlier loans and providing tax clearance certificates are obstacles. Central bank hopes the scheme will have takers as it gets continuity in the new budget, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/06/2021)

Sunsari-Morang sees 20,000 workers laid off as lockdown chokes factories : The industrial heartland in the eastern region is home to 500 factories which employ around 50,000 persons, by Binod Bhandari (kp 06/06/2021)

E-Business Association criticizes latest restrictions imposed on e-commerce and home delivery (rep 04/06/2021)

Duty cuts to boost sales of home appliances : The new budget has abolished excise duty on household equipment in a bid to increase electricity consumption, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/06/2021)

Businesses become casualties of coronavirus : The pandemic has devastated small and medium firms, robbing thousands of livelihoods, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/06/2021)

Ban on roadside vending disrupts livelihoods of Kathmandu’s poor : Over 6,000 vegetables and fruits hawkers have been robbed of their incomes, by Anup Ojha (kp 31/05/2021), A view from street level : It is prudent to support street vendors financially and help them evolve as formal entrepreneurs (kp 01/06/2021)

Small business owners say they never see budget funds : Allocations are announced for cottage, small and medium entrepreneurs every year but nobody knows where the money goes, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 31/05/2021)

Govt provides Rs 13.58 billion to Ministry of Industry (kh 29/05/2021)

Consumer activists sceptical about promised home delivery service : The local administration has ordered grocery stores to close down as it extended the lockdown by another week, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/05/2021)

Fight for survival, by Nitish Lal Shrestha (kh 25/05/2021)

Death and taxes : The lockdown has bankrupted businesses, and they need sensible relief packages (kp 21/05/2021)

Ban on food delivery business hits jobs : Contactless meal delivery service helps prevent the spread of Covid-19, industry insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/05/2021)

Goods worth Rs 7.87 billion traded via online system in the first nine months of the current FY (rep 17/05/2021)

Major multinational companies make sharp rebound to post record profits : But the second wave may squash demand and push the economy back into uncertainty, insiders say, by Krishana (KP 16/05/2021)

Kalimati fruits and vegetables market stops retail sales : Consumer rights activists say that without a proper distribution system in place, this could lead to price hikes, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/05/2021)

Industry department recommends review ofminimum threshold on foreign investment : In May 2019, the government had revised the minimum threshold for FDI to Rs50 million from Rs5 million. However, at that time, the private sector had opposed the move saying that the potential investors might consider the policy restrictive, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/05/2021)

Factories face shortages of raw materials as prohibitory order cuts supply lines : Entrepreneurs say they can handle a short period of immobility, but worry the lockdown may be prolonged, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 07/05/2021)

E-commerce companies’ survival at stake, urge govt to allow their operation (rep 07/05/2021)

Nervous consumers drive demand  for packaged goods and beverages : With people allowed to buy only essential products online, they have begun to stockpile food products, traders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/05/2021)

Online sellers demand clear operating rules : The government should also revise the definition of essential items as it has become obsolete, ecommerce entrepreneurs said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/04/2021)

Industry gears down following prohibitory orders : The virus caseload has surged in the Tarai, the country’s industrial heartland. Output is down 50 percent on subdued demand and labour shortages, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/04/2021)

As Covid-19 cases surge, bus operators worry about another lockdown, by Anup Ojha (kp 25/04/2021)

Party venues dismayed by latest Covid-19 restrictions : Instead of placing restrictions, the government should conduct strict inspections and close border points with India, entrepreneurs say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/04/2021)

FDI realization stands at 34 percent of the pledged amount in the past two and a half decades: NRB (rep 23/04/2021)

Nepal receives 182 billion FDI from 53 countries (kh 22/04/2021) [Some of the countries are considered leading money laundering states!]

Meet the keepers of old books : For decades, secondhand book shops have allowed people to buy books at affordable prices. But these shops are now finding it increasingly difficult to stay afloat, by Srizu Bajracharya (kp 22/04/2021)

Gold demand outshines market supply as wedding season begins (ht 21/04/2021)

Nepal Trust unable to earn 10 months’ rent from Kathmandu Plaza, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/04/2021)

Surging coronavirus caseloads dampen New Year sales : A lacklustre customer mood has prevented many companies from launching bumper offers, schemes and discounts, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/04/2021)

Foreign investment pledges fall 12.7 percent : Of the commitments worth Rs26 billion made so far this fiscal year, more than 70 percent is from China. Most of the investment is in the tourism sector, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/04/2021)

Nepal’s apex private sector body aims for ambitious $100 billion economy by 2030 : A vision paper launched by the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry has envisaged an ambitious target to generate 2.2 million jobs in a decade (kp 11/04/2021)

Restaurant owners lament order to close by 9 pm : The directive is intended to prevent all non-essential gatherings amid fears of a second wave of Covid-19 infections,  by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/04/2021)

New provisions to enhance women entrepreneurship (ht 09/04/2021)

Manufacturing encounters energy problems just as industries were recovering from pandemic blow : Factories in Bhairahawa have again been forced to slash production due to insufficient electricity supply, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 07/04/2021)

Digital nomads : Can Nepal compete in attracting this new segment of visitors?, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 06/04/2021)

Shopkeepers of Kathmandu Durbar Square decry City’s eviction plan, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/04/2021)

Five new insurance companies await operating license (rep 02/04/2021)

Sound business of mad honey : Collected by the world’s largest bee Apis dorsata laboriosa, and commonly called “Bhir Mahuriko Maha” in Nepali, mad honey has a lot of medicinal values, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 01/04/2021)

Second-hand vehicle market booms amid calls for social distancing : Sales of reconditioned autos have increased by 25 to 30 percent compared to pre-pandemic times, dealers say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/03/2021)

Nepal Trust on verge of losing more thanRs50 million over Kathmandu Plaza row : Company that rented the building for 27 years claims trust didn’t agree to extend lease even when it offered to hike rent, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/03/2021),

Province 2 on high alert as India reports rise in Covid-19 casesHealth workers are worried about a possible outbreak of Covid-19 in the province that shares a 460-kilometre-long open border with India, by Bhusan Yadn (kp 24/03/2021)

FNCCI to support 50 start-ups (ht 24/03/2021)

Govt Fails To Relocate Street Vendors In Kathmandu, by Kshitiz Shivakoti (rn 23/03/2021

Cooperatives flourish in production sector outside the valley, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 19/03/2021)

Let Nepalis invest abroad : Stifling investment laws will now push the next wave of out-migration, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 09/03/2021)

Bhairahawa special economic zone lies forlorn and empty : The export-oriented enclave, whose construction started nearly two decades ago, remains in a semi-finished sate and lacks even basic infrastructure like electricity and water, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 09/03/2021)

Women entrepreneurs struggle to recover from pandemic : Around 15 percent of women-run businesses collapsed while others are operating only partially, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/03/2021)

What ails ride-sharing business? Is the role of ride sharing platforms limited to acting as intermediaries responsible for matching riders and customers along with price setting?, by Yatindra KC (rep02/03/2021)

Internet of things : Ecosystem of business, by Roshan Pandey and Samriddha Pyakurel (ht 01/03/2021)

Despite tremendous growth in digital payments, potential remains untapped fully, insiders say : Cashless transactions are popular among small businesses to large enterprises. But digital literacy, digital divide and trust remain as major challenges, they say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/02/2021)

Reusable mask manufacturers thrive in the midst of the pandemic : As the pandemic caused demand for face masks to skyrocket, a few Kathmandu-based companies started making reusable masks—and the trend is picking up, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 20/02/2021)

DoT to provide star rating to all hotels, resorts, lodges (ht 20/02/2021)

Nepal Telecom’s profit down by 33 percent (rep 14/02/2021)

Most businesses still operating in the red despite end of lockdown, report saysA survey conducted by the Ministry of Industry showed that 10.81 percent of firms have shut down, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/02/2021)

25 percent startups have folded up since pandemic began : Other than the lack of proper business plan and demand, they collapsed after the government failed to provide subsidised loans, experts say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/02/2021)

NOC incurring losses of a billion rupees fortnightly (kh 06/02/2021)

Recovery in sales of fast-moving consumer goods slow : Demand is still down in rural areas despite a surge in orders from e-commerce platforms in urban centres, firms say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/02/2021)

Six industrial areas to be built with foreign and domestic funding ॥ The ones planned to be established in Jhapa, Chitwan and Rupandehi will have foreign investment, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/02/2021)

Government's 'Nepal Food' branded Marsi rice selling like hot cakes (ht 03/02/2021)

Registrations of new business firms down 45 percent in the first six months : Political instability could further erode foreign and domestic investor confidence, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 29/01/2021)

Around 40 percent brick industries shut across the country (rep 28/01/2021)

Nepal issues new regulations regarding foreign investment : Foreign investors need to bring 70 percent of their proposed investment before  beginning operations, and the rest in the next two years, by Krishana Prasain (kp 121/01/2021), SC tells govt not to allow FDI in agro sector (ht 21/01/2021)

City police accused of taking kickbacks from street vendors, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/01/2021)

Central bank removes restrictions on larger  enterprises to avail of refinance facility : After not getting enough applications from smaller businesses for the subsidised loan facility, it invites more larger enterprises to ask for the loans, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/01/2021)

Thamel businesses offer packages to attract  Nepalis to stay afloat with mixed success : The perception that Thamel is only for tourists is keeping potential domestic customers away, business owners in the area say, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 17/01/2021)

Kathmandu Metropolitan City doesn’t have any plans yet for street vendors : While Lalitpur Metropolitan City authorities have adopted a much gentler way to manage street vendors, their counterparts in Kathmandu are still resorting to brute force, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/01/2021)

Nepal to build four new economic zones on the borders with India and China : The construction of a cross-border economic zone in the far west will help industrialisation, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/01/2021)

Rs 83.13bn approved for refinancing (ht 14/01/2021)

Industries crawling back to normalcy (ht 13/01/2021)

Government approves regulation to protect domestic industries (ht 05/01/2021)

Draft e-commerce bill is finally prepared, but has too many issues, stakeholders say : These include lack of clarity, privacy concerns and accountability. Officials admit flaws and say suggestions are welcome for the final bill but there is no House to pass it into law, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/01/2020)

Revolving funds under Poverty Alleviation Fund to be transformed into cooperatives : Once Cabinet gives approval, as many as 600 cooperatives will be formed nationwide, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/01/2021)

Few takers show up for loans under Business Continuity Credit Plan : The scheme allows firms left cashless by Covid-19 to borrow funds to pay their employees, by Prithvi ManShrestha (kp 02/01/2021)

Covid-19 pandemic drives away potential foreign investors : Investment pledges in the first five months of the fiscal year were down 23 percent, according to the Department of Industry, by Krishana Prasain (kp 31/12/2020)

How the virus changed  consumer behaviour More people adopted  digital technology after the pandemic limited  physical movement, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 28/12/2020)

Covid-19 affected businesses to protest demanding relief and rehabilitation package : Entrepreneurs say that the refinance facility has not been available to the small and medium scale enterprises, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/12/2020), Government struggles to mobilise funds for loans at subsidised interest for virus-hit sectors, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/12/2020)

Investment Board Nepal expedites final approval process of four mega projects worth Rs 150 billion (rep 17/12/2020)

TransNepal Freight Services wins bid to operate Kakarbhitta dry port in eastern Nepal : Intermodal Transport Development Board has handled the facility since its construction, by Parbat Portel (kp 16/12/2020)

Nepali MSEs over banks : Should the NRB prioritize high-revenue businesses when millions of lives at the bottom of the economic ladder have been devastated?, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (ae 11/12/2020)

Cooperatives Bring Empowerment, by Namrata Sharma (rn 09/12/2020)

Nepali apparels shine in the market with foreign goods stuck at northern border points : The import of readymade garment declined 31 percent in the first four months of the current fiscal year, according to Trade and Export Promotion Center, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/12/2020)

Nepalis can now pay in dollars to buy foreign goods, services (rep 06/12/2020)

High Demand Abroad For Herbal Aromatic Oil Produced In Nepal, Factory Falls Short To Meet Demand, by Gopi Gyawali (rn 04/12/2020)

After election, private sector body has no choice but to end factionalism, and fight a common enemy—Covid-19 pandemic : The faction led by incoming president Golchha loses, but he holds out an olive branch so that it can jointly lobby government for support to rehabilitate pandemic-hit businesses, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/11/2020)

As pandemic continues, frozen food sales boom : People thought it wiser to stock up on refrigerated products and avoid crowded shops, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/11/20209

FMTCL, DDC to extend operation of fair price shops till Jan 15 (ht 26/11/2020)

Kathmandu’s real estate market feels the pinch of pandemic : Property rental segment has taken a major hit as tenants and business owners are vacating apartments and shutter spaces unable to pay rent, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 23/11/2020)

Digital payments gaining popularity among Nepali online shoppers : E-payment accounted for about 40 percent of the online sales during the recent festival shopping spree, sellers said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/11/2020)

Concessional loan applications from November 25 (ht 23/11/2020)

Driven by festive push, auto sales recovery continued  into October-November : Some models of two-wheelers went out of stock due to explosive demand, dealers say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/11/2020)

Government categorises COVID-hit businesses for loan : Business owners will not be allowed to lay off staff after taking such loans until they pay back the loan (ht 20/11/2020)

Women Engaged In Brewing Homemade Liquor Turn To Spinning Wool, Make Decent Income, by Gyabu Pangeni (rn 20/11/2020)
COVID Lockdown Makes An Offer: Hotelier Youth Translates Childhood Aspiration Into Action, Becomes Buffalo Farmer, by Thakur Prasad Acharya (rn 20/11/2020)

Hanging by a thread : Nepal’s garment industry can be revived if the garment processing zone is operated proficiently, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 15/11/2020)

Tourism still top attraction forforeign investors despite crisis : Hotels, resorts and restaurants accounted for two-thirds of the investment pledges, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/11/2020)

Pottery square that would be full of pala looks deserted, by Anup Ojha (kp 12/11/2020)

FDI pledges promising but huge gap still in actual inflow (ht 12/11/2020), Encouraging signs : Nepal has failed to attract the actual foreign direct investment committed by the investors due to bureaucratic hassles (ht 13/11/2020)

Factories holding back production despite easing of coronavirus restrictions : Business conditions have improved, but demand remains low to warrant raising output, entrepreneurs say, by Binod Bhandari (kp 12/11/2020)

Investment Board okays investments worth Rs38.68 billion for three hydropower projects (kp 12/11/2020)

Sales of festival lights dive as virus ruins festive spirit : Imports were valued at Rs180 million this Tihar compared to Rs400 million previously, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/11/2020)

Solution for sustainability: Youth entrepreneurship, by Shradha Pal (ht 11/11/2020)

Growing  locally : The state must create opportunities for people willing to invest in local enterprises (kp 10/11/2020)

Central bank delays making mechanism for social media advertisement payments : Advertising agencies say the central bank should regulate the payment system, by Prithvi Man Shr5estha (kp 09/11/2020)

75pc factories in Hetauda Industrial Estate to be booked (ht 09/11/2020)

Sweet traders bracing for a bitter Tihar (ht 07/11/2020)

Clean feed policy expected companies to raise advertising budget in Nepal : Industry insiders hope ad revenue to double to Rs24 billion in the next two years, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/11/2020)

After record-breaking orders and sales during Dashain, online sellers eye Tihar : E-retailers estimate that sales may have crossed the Rs1 billion mark during the two-week shopping spree, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/11/2020)

Rs50 billion reliefpackage roll-out delay worries businesses : Change in the leadership of the Ministry of Finance and transfer of secretaries behind the delay, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/11/2020)

Unscrupulous activities continue to rise despite an uptick in market inspections : n current fiscal year alone, from mid-July to October end, the department has fined 197 firms a total of Rs9 million, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/11/2020)

Registration of new companies down by 27% in last fiscal year (rep 21/10/2020)

Nepal’s biggest festival Dashain fails to lift  the market mood, buyers and sellers say : Incomes have gone down and prices have gone up with supply chain obstructions in a country where 82 percent of the gross domestic product is based on consumption, by Krisdhana Prasain  (kp 21/10/2020)

Shoppers snap up goats at government outlet : The price of live goats was fixed at Rs550 per kg, which is Rs100 per kg less than the market price, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/10/2020)

With income disrupted for most, Dashain economy unlikely to do well : The prices of food items like rice, lentils, legumes, edible oil too have increased by Rs10 per kg on an average, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/10/2020)

Tax authority tells nearly 30,000 firms to submit tax details or face de-registration : The number of non-filers has been growing each year and most of these businesses are not in operation, say authorities, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/10/2020)

Nepali jute factories hurt by  soaring cost of raw materials, by Binod Bhandari (kp 13/10/2020)

The countdown to Dashain has begun but the shopping frenzy has not materialised : People are staying home due to virus fears, and they have less spending money because of the lockdown, traders said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/10/2020)

Cooperatives To Bring Down Number, by Modnath Dhakal (rn 08/10/2020)

E-Commerce Gets A Boost, by Dixya Poudel (rn 07/10/2020)

Digital Monitoring Of Cooperatives, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 06/10/2020)

Substandard  mechanisms : Businesses are out to cheat when the government mechanisms are flawed and weak (kp 06/10/2020)

Covid-19 creates job openings in e-commerce sector : While the rest of the economy sees gloomy prospects, online sellers have been hiring with a frenzy in the delivery, logistics and warehouse departments, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/10/2020)

CIB refuses to arrest persons operating networking business (ht 30/09/2020)

52 Fair Price Shops To Be Opened Across The Nation For Dashain (rn 28/09/2020)

With Dashain approaching, beleaguered automobile dealers hopeful business will pick up : The sector is expecting to hit the bulk of their yearly sales target—around 40 percent—during the festive season, says Nepal Automobile Dealers’ Association, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/09/2020)

Shops are not getting customers even during festival season : Since Covid-19 has severely decreased the purchasing power of consumers, shops and businesses are struggling to survive, by Anup Ojha (kp 24/09/2020)

COVID-19 has spurred more Nepali businesses to start using internet, social media or digital platforms to seize business opportunities: survey (rep 23/09/2020)

Capacity utilisation of Nepali industries slumps to 40pc (ht 22/09/2020)

Virus fears make festive shoppers turn to e-commerce E-retailers are looking forward to a boom in online shopping ahead of the festive season as the Covid-19 pandemic forces people to remain housebound, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/09/2020)

Subcommittee suggests Act amendment to regulate networking businesses : Lawmakers call for a number of interventions such as increment in paid-up capital of companies and regular inspection, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/09/2020)

Tenants problem shifting towards landlords : Rooms and flats lying vacant for months, by Sabina Karki (kh 19/09/2020)

Nepali businesses with souls : Should Nepali businesses have broader social, political, and economic responsibilities even as they seek to deliver profits?, by Bishal Thapa (ae 18/09/2020)

Crusher industries flouting basic criteria (ht 18/09/2020)

Small businesses begin to collapse as prolonged lockdown paralyses operations : Entrepreneurs have no income, but government taxes and bank interest payments are piling up, they say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/09/2020)

Selling of date-expired food items rampant in Valley (rep 15/09/2020)

'Unfair To Restrict Street Vendors From Business As They Are Among Hit Hardest Due To Pandemic', by Mukunda Gaire (rn 14/09/2020)

Industries and factories begin operations in Province 5 with local labour force : Local workforce is filling the vacuum created by foreign workers who left for their home when the pandemic hit, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 12/09/2020)

Tourism minister proposes unshackling travel industry : The Covid-19 Crisis Management Committee will discuss the proposals aimed at  revitalising the economy before sending them to the cabinet for approval, officials said, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/09/2020)

Homestay operators turn to farming after tourism fades : The pandemic has wiped out small businesses, the backbone of the country’s economy, by Madhu Shahi (kp 09/09/2020)

Foreign investment pledges from India down 51 percent due to red tape, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/09/2020)

Covid-19 stops women entrepreneurs in their tracksThey are involved in sectors such as tourism, food service, agriculture and manufacturing enterprises that require daily transactions to stay afloat, by Aditi Aryal (kp 07/09/2020)

For some, the pandemic is an opportunity to start new businesses : With time on their hands, they are pursuing their passion to prepare food and deliver them to people’s homes, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 06/09/2020)

New cyber security law requires firms  to use information sharing platform : The purpose of the platform is to establish a cyber security community to detect and prevent cyber attacks, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/09/2020)

Nepal punishing e-commerce, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (ae 04/9/2020)

Doubts raised over implementation  of new market monitoring procedure :  Consumer rights activists and traders cite the government’s failure to implement such regulations effectively in the past, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/09/2020)

With economy hit by Covid-19, sales of motorcycles and cars down by up to 50 percent, dealers say : With continued restrictions on movement despite Dashain, when sales pick up, approaching, dealers are now pinning hopes on next year, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 01/09/2020)

Implementation of projects under Investment Board is drawn-out process : The new Act will further inhibit the board’s functioning that is already throttled by rigmarole of bureaucracy, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/08/2020)

Hetauda Cement’s losses jump  fivefold as virus hits construction : The state-owned company racked up losses totalling Rs 50 million in the last fiscal year, by Subash Bidari (kp 25/08/2020)

Government lacks system to monitor builders’ bid capacity : The monitoring body says it is updating software to enforce bidding capacity criteria, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/08/2020)

Bring Cooperatives Within Legal Ambit, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 18/08/2020)

Beauty parlour owners fear uncertain future as strict restrictions are reimposed: They had already suffered major losses, as they were forced to shut down during the entirety of the wedding season from mid-April to mid-May, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/08/2020)

Government stops issuing permits for conducting direct sales of goods: The direct sales business is the illegalised networking business in a new avatar, consumer rights activists say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/08/2020)

DoCSCP to halt registration of new companies (ht 10/08/2020)

Start-ups see no respite in sight as Covid-19 makes survival a challenge: With cash inflow at its lowest, start-up owners worry Kathmandu’s burgeoning start-up community will collapse, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/08/2020)

Govt asks industrialists to settle dues of electricity use through dedicated feeders for 28 months (rep 09/08/2020)

Shopkeepers at Bhrikutimandap rue lack of business despite easing of lockdown: Other shopping destinations in Kathmandu are also seeing fewer customers, say traders, by Shuvam Dhungana and Krishana Prasain (kp 08/08/2020)

Businesses laid off a quarter of employees, trimmed 18 percent pay during the lockdown, survey says: The survey showed that half of the companies’ business is financed by debt and as a result, they were unable to pay their employees as their cash flow dried up, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/08/2020), 61 per cent of industries totally shut during the lockdown (ht 06/08/2020),
COVID-19 renders one-fourth private sector workers jobless, NRB survey finds: Businesses expect to return to normality in nine months (rep 06/08/2020) [For what reason??]

Industries operating at only 60pc capacity (ht 04/08/2020)

Over 70,000 youth entrepreneurs to benefit from reduced interest rate on loans: The Youth and Small Entrepreneurs Self-Employment Fund has issued nearly Rs5 billion in loans, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/08/2020)

Already struggling to meet targets, Nepal’s footwear export numbers look at an uncertain future: Nepal exported footwear worth Rs 2.36 billion in the fiscal year 2014-15, this declined to Rs 767 million in the fiscal year 2019-20, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/08/2020)

Nepal-made clothing brands were enjoying a great run and then the pandemic hit: With no sales for months, and record low demands, Nepali clothing brands find themselves in an unfamiliar position, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 01/08/2020)

The IFC is looking to scale up investment in Nepal, interview with Wendy Werner, country manager of International Finance Corporation (kp 31/07/2020)

Firms are upbeat about getting credit under refinance facility: The central bank has adopted a lenient policy in terms of both amount and loan conditions to hasten recovery, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/07/2020)

Department of Cooperatives issues 10-point guideline: Loan and interest payment period can be extended for one year after approval from regulator (ht 27/07/2020)

Nepal’s readymade garment sector faces Rs 1.25 billion hit as foreign buyers cancel orders: As the garment sector was recovering from years of downturns, the virus pandemic has emerged as a big setback for the sector, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/07/2020)

Revitalizing foreign investment, by Bishal Thapa (ae 24/07/2020)

Small and medium-sized enterprises are missing out on e-commerce boom: Lack of linkage between e-retailers and producers prevents homemade goods from being featured on online platforms, say entrepreneurs, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/07/2020)

Hotels and restaurants to reopen from July 30 (ht 22/07/2020)

Hopeful internet firms need to have minimum capital of Rs 40 million: Nepal Telecommunications Authority rolls out new internet service operation bylaw, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/07/2020)

State-owned mining company remains closed for 12 years (kp 19/07/2020)

Small entreprises happy over monetary policy as they get cash lifeline: The central bank said that as of mid-June, banks have mobilised loans worth Rs 55.54 billion to 29,157 SMEs, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/07/2020)

Foreign investment pledges plunge 24 percent due to Covid-19: Out of a total 46 investment commitment proposals, 37 pledges worth Rs 6.77 billion came from China alone, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/07/2020)

Public vehicle entrepreneurs are caught between months of inactivity and growing calls from banks to pay loans: Even though the government has eased the lockdown for private vehicles with an odd-even rule, there’s no such arrangement for public vehicles in sight, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 02/07/2020)

Proposed electronic commerce law sent to Industry Ministry for review: The budget for the next fiscal year has also accorded priority to online transactions, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/07/2020)

Thamel on the brink of total collapse, by Ashim Neupane and Aditi Baral (rep 28/06/2020)

Restaurants and cafes in Kathmandu defy government order: If big stores can welcome huge crowds, why can’t we open for our customers? owners ask (kp 26/06/2020)

Lockdown leaves private hostel owners, students in a fix: Hostel operators seek help from the government and money from students to stay afloat. But the government hasn’t helped, and students themselves are under financial stress, by Sasmiksha Baral (kp 26/06/2020)

Public transport entrepreneurs seek government support for survival, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 17/06/2020)

Restaurant association to launch home delivery service to keep business afloat: Restaurants are still closed for sit-down dining under the new lockdown guidelines, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/06/2020)

Managing our economy: In order to kick-start the economy, citizens should receive cash or other means of relief, by Manoj Kumar Kedia (kp 15/06/2020)

Food Management and Trading extends home delivery service: Sastodeal will transport the government company's grocery products up to 5 km from the Ring Road, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/06/2020)

Insurance firms start paying COVID claims (ht 14/06/2020)

Stores reopen as Kathmandu emerges from lockdown: Businesses will see few customers as transport restrictions are still in place, merchants say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/06/2020)

Goverment sets standards for operating businesses (ht 13/06/2020)

Police halt operation of businesses in valley (ht 10/06/2020)

Businesses await easing of lockdown measures (ht 09/06/2020)

Govt starts process of bringing e-commerce under regulation (ht 09/06/2020)

Manufacturing output drops sharply as lockdown restrictions slash demand: Most of the factories located in the country's five major industrial corridors are operating at below capacity, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/06/2020)

Textile industry close to collapse for lack of stimulus package: The budget has failed to address any of the problems caused by the lockdown, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/06/2020)

Traders defy lockdown as patience runs thin in Nepal (ht 04/06/2020)

As the never-ending lockdown continues, taxmen ask business firms to clear taxes: Taxpayers say they have not been able to collect cash from the market and are unable to pay the tax at the moment, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/06/2020) [???], Deadline to pay taxes extended by a fortnight to June 21: The Inland Revenue Department deferred the deadline after meeting with widespread criticism for asking citizens to pay taxes in the middle of a lockdown, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/06/2020)

Surkhet business community announces to open shops and businesses from today: Calls to ease the lockdown are getting louder by the day, but Karnali Province government is waiting for the federal government to take the decision, by Kalendra Sejuwal (kp 03/06/2020)

Government to draft new regulations to monitor booming e-commerce sector: With e-commerce booming during the lockdown, there is an urgent need to introduce proper standards to protect consumers, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 31/05/2020)

Budget announces significant tax exemptions of up to 75 percent for micro and small industries: The budget for the upcoming fiscal year has sought to provide remedy to industries affected by Covid-19, including tourism, agriculture and small businesses, by Prithvi Man Shrtestha (kp 29/05/2020)

Retail merchants running low on stocks as lockdown gets tighter: The government's ever changing policy has made it difficult to maintain smooth supply of goods, say traders, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/05/2020)

Will food delivery platforms survive the pandemic? Before the pandemic hit Nepal, online food delivery was doing good business. But now, with hardly any revenue, its future looks grim, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 22/05/2020)

Private sector threatens to take to the streets if demands not met in budget (ht 19/05/2020)

Pvt sector urges govt to review taxes, scrap excise duty (ht 18/05/2020)

MSMEs can sustain for only two months if lockdown is stretched, says study (ht 17/05/2020)

Covid-19 threatens the very survival of restaurants: Nepal's restaurant industry is one of the worst hit by the pandemic, and it may become one of the last ones to recover, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 15/05/2020)

FinMin Khatiwada says govt can’t afford relief package to business sector: If you need relief, pay more tax: FM says to private sector (kh 07/05/2020)

Shoes and garment makers ponder next move after lockdown cuts off revenue: There are 1,500 footwear factories in Nepal which provide 50,000 jobs, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/05/2020)

Reeling under virus crisis, IPPAN seeks rescue (ht 06/05/2020)

Industries may operate on priority basis (ht 06/05/2020))

Extended lockdown brings many women entrepreneurs to the brink of failure: Women entrepreneurs are engaged in agriculture, handicraft, hospitality and other service sectors, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/05/2020)

70 Percent Industries Found Flouting Government Decision To Provide Regular Payment To Workers (rn 02/05/2020)

Unilever Nepal resumes partial operation: The company produces around 15,000 tonnes of toothpaste, 6,000 tonnes of soap and 5,000 tonnes of shampoo annually, by Subash Bidari (kp 29/04/2020)

Without immediate support, small and medium enterprises on verge of collapse: Despite employing a majority of the labour force and making significant contributions to the GDP, SMEs rarely feature in policy decisions, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/04/2020)

Ad industry laments revenue loss as lockdown paralyses economy: During the period mid-March to mid-April, the ad sector reportedly missed business worth Rs 1.5 billion, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/04/2020)

Food product factories resume operations at reduced capacity: Pokhara Industrial Estate, which was shuttered after the lockdown was announced, threw open its gates on Monday, by Lal Prasd Sharma (kp 22/04/2020), Govt plans to let industries operate from next week (ht 22/04/2020)

Panel to assess corona impact on industries (ht 21/04/2020)

IB directs insurance firms to start providing coverage against coronavirus (ht 21/04/2020)

Taskforce formed to create entrepreneurship environment within country itself (rep 20/04/2020)

SMEs seek immediate relief package from govt (ht 20/04/2020)

FinMin assures relief to virus-hit businesses (ht 1704/2020)

Kalimati vegetables market resumes operation (ht 15/04/2020)

Dependent on a daily cash flow and with few savings, small and medium enterprises risk collapse: The central bank has announced financial measures for the private sector but many believe small and medium enterprises will require a different approach, by Aditi Aryal (kp 08/04/2020)

Start-ups encounter setback as corona shuts down economy: The government should provide relief to start-ups by paying salaries, say experts, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/04/2020)

Online order, home delivery rise amid lockdown: Major supermarkets and online stores see significant surge in sales (ht 06/04/2020)

Industries allowed to resume operations with residential workers (ht 03/04/2020)

All brick kilns in Nawalparasi (East) in operation despite the lockdown: Around 1,400 Indian workers are employed in various kilns in the district; most are happy to stay put and work, by Narayan Sharma (kp 02/04/2020)

Kalimati Market To Open Twice A Day To Reduce Crowd, by Laxman Kafle (rn 30/03/2020)

Companies tell employees to work from home as virus fears take hold: Many factories close down after sending their workers home with paid leave, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/03/2020)

Butcher's shops in the valley take a break as supply and sales fall: Goat and buffalo imports from India have dropped, and there are few domestic suppliers, traders said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/03/2020)

Small and medium enterprises feel the pinch as the economy flounders: With handicraft exports down to near zero and no revenues coming in, closure looms for these firms, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/03/2020)

Private sector seeks relief package from government: Economists say blanket economic stimulus not needed, by Umesh Poudel (ht 22/03/2020)

Trend of customisation seeps in Nepali market as a unique differentiation point: Customisation of products or services allows consumers to create their own thematic designs on existing products or even demand a wholly custom-made product, by Monica Khanal (kp 22/03/2020)

Government launches coordinated inspections to curb black marketeering of essential goods: The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection Management carried out inspections at 161 firms and penalised 57 in the month of Falgun, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 20/03/2020)

Fewer customers but no drop in business, say vegetable sellers: The Kalimati market is receiving 800-850 tonnes of vegetables daily, according to officials, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/03/2020)

Govt mulls tax rebate, subsidy for businesses hit by coronavirus (rep 17/03/2020)

Firms slapped with nearly Rs 10.5 million in fines in first seven months of fiscal year: Daraz and Sunrise Agriculture Research Center were fined Rs300,000 each, the highest penalty of all the firms inspected, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/03/2020)

FNCCI seeks tax filing, loan repayment deadline extension by three months (rep 14/03/2020)

Firms seeking loans of up to Rs 5 million don't need to submit tax certificate (rep 13/03/2020)

Hurdles come with the terrain in Nepal’s fashion industry: Mishu Shrestha has worked hard to create a fashion brand that is going places, by Naresh Newar (nt 13/03/2020)

Nepali brands that are sewing their way up the social ladder, sustainably: There is an undoubted consciousness rising among the people when it comes to purchasing clothing that is available and purchasing what is sustainable and ethical. And these brands are leading that change in Kathmandu, by Tulsi Rauniyar (kp 11/03/2020)

Black marketeering rife in rural areas of Doti: The District Administration Office and local governments, however, are not exercising effective mechanisms to check the malpractice, locals complain, by Mohan Shahi (kp 10/03/2020)

Grocery store sales soar on fears of shortages and price hikes: The current rush to stockpile goods is due to lack of public trust in the government and its system, experts say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/03/2020)

Effective database systems for co-ops in pipeline, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 08/03/2020)

Tourism entrepreneurs ask for 50% waiver in taxes (rep 08/03/2020)

Investment trends in Nepal: Foreign investment in the energy sector is comparatively small despite the great hydropower potential, by Rajesh Bastola (kp 05/03/2020)

Financing sustainability through international funds: Nepal needs to explore ways to obtain funds from abroad to close the investment gap, by Anirvan Ghosh Dastodar (kp 03/03/2020)

Commerce Department slaps Rs 300,000 fine on e-commerce firm Daraz: The online shopping marketplace had sought a review of the penalty following the department’s February action, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/03/2020)

Anti-Money Laundering & Cooperatives, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 23/02/2020)

Govt to provide up to Rs 5m grant to new innovators (ht 23/02/2020)

Registration of cottage industries increase in Gorkha, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 23/02/2020)

Ad agencies want cards worth upto $5,000 to pay for social media posts: Nepal’s commercial banks are currently allowed to provide foreign currency exchange of upto $3,000 to ‘service importers’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/02/2020)

Election fever starts gripping FNCCI: Pradhan and Dhakal have already announced their candidacy for the  post of senior vice-president (ht 19/02/2020)

No takers for mall spaces, but financiers continue to pour money into shopping complexes: A desire to replicate success, a failure to conduct market research, and changing shopping habits are behind the failure of malls, say economists, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/02/2020)

Nepal is open for business. But where is the investment? Being one of South Asia’s smallest recipient of foreign direct investment, Nepal needs to improve, by Bishal Bhattarai (kp 14/02/2020)

Daraz slapped with Rs300,000 fine for wrong item delivery: The online seller says the decision was made without allowing it to internally investigate or amicably resolve the issue, by Krihana Prasain (kp 11/02/2020)

Investment climate: Good or bad?Nepal needs to take advantage of emerging favorable investment climate to boost private investment from both domestic and foreign investors for accomplishing its target, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 11/02/2020)

Bhairahawa SEZ lacks key infrastructure, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 09/02/2020)

Nepali pashmina industry fails to grow despite aid, incentives (rep 02/02/2020)

Investors still await construction of electrical sub-station at Bhairahawa SEZ, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 01/02/2020)

Nepal's industrial sector is underperforming: An increase in both installed capacity and capacity utilisation is needed to reinvigorate the industrial sector, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 31/01/2020)

Govt seeks more teeth to make market inspection effective (rep 31/01/2020)

Nepali entrepreneur turns trash into cash: The story behind the entrepreneur behind the Khaalisisi initiative, by Naresh Newar (nt 31/01/2020)

Capacity utilisation of Nepali industries falls to 57.1pc (ht 30/01/2020)

Bookstores' decision to halt imports places attention once again on taxes on books: Responding to the decision, many on social media have decried the taxation of books on the grounds that reading is about learning and education, by Shashwat Pant (kp 30/01/2020)

Private sector borrowing falls by Rs 24 billion: The private sector has been complaining about the growing tendency of the government to control them, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/01/2020)

Young Entrepreneurs Summit-Women to be held this month (ht 20/01/2020)

Government to review rent in Bhairahawa SEZ again (ht 17/01/2020)

Space for hire: The special economic zones have failed to attract tenants (kp 16/01/2020)

Govt gearing up to establish 32 industrial villages at local levels (ht 15/01/2020)

Government balks at deregulating the money-making petroleum sector: The reluctance to loosen its grip on the oil trade may be due to Nepal Oil Corporation's massive revenues, say industry watchers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/01/2020)

Six years on, Nepal’s first economic zone struggles to find investors: This fiscal year, the government has allocated Rs820 million budget for the economic zone in Bhairahawa but not a single rupee has been spent, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/01/2020)

Cooperative movement in Nepal: Still going strong, by Uttam Maharjan (ht 07/01/2020)

Industrual villages in local units: Local units told to propose potential sites, by Sujita Pradhan (rep 06/01/2020)

Foodmario: Made-to-order food whose time may have come: The startup fulfills more than 100 orders per day at an average Rs 600 per order, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/01/2020)

Nepal secures nearly $12 billion from Investment Summit 2019: Of the 50 infrastructure projects, 20 are still in the IBN basket as the board did not receive any proposals from investors, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 04/01/2020)

Contractors can get extensions on delayed projects, but they cannot participate in new bids: Newly-amended Public Procurement Regulation has set the new rule for builders, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/01/2020)

Wedding season brings little cheer to jewellery dealers: Sales plunged 50 percent as bridal customers stayed away due to the high prices, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/12/2019)

Start-up ecosystem is lacking in Nepal, say global business speakers: Rara Biotech, a women-run startup company working in the agriculture sector, secured an investment of Rs10 million after participating in a recent business boot camp (kp 18/12/2019)

Lack of market worries cement manufacturers, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 18/12/2019)

Betel nut industry in Jhapa collapses after India bans imports: Buoyed by the prospects, the government had even declared Jhapa a betel nut zone, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 17/12/2019)

Govt to minimize paperwork to register public limited companies (rep 17/12/2019)

Staying ahead of the digital advertising curve with AdMana's cross channel platform: The company’s platform connects millions of confirmed users, harvests insights into their interests and helps brands build target campaigns based on geo-tagging and demographic marketing, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 16/12/2019)

Government officials, experts argue over proposed cement standards: The cement lobby doesn’t want the grade changed, and the issue has become politicised, officials said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/12/2019)

Search engine marketing is shaking up the industry: Many ad agencies have started adopting digital marketing to cater to market demand, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/12/2019)

One year on, industrial village yet to come into operation in Dhankuta (ht 07/12/2019)

Two decades on, SEZ fails to impress investors, by Dilip Poudel (rep 07/12/2019)

Nepal no country for expats’ spouses?, by Umesh Poudel (ht 05/12/2019)

Udayapur Cement upgrading production capacity to 1,100 tons, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 04/12/2019)

Sundar Yatayat to assemble electric vehicles in country (ht 02/12/2019)

Washmandu: Online laundry service aims to ‘hurt the dirt’: The startup handles a payload of 200 kgs of dirty clothes daily, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 02/12/2019)

A women-run factory producing sustainable goods in MahendranagarThe factory produces hand-made brooms and other products made of bamboo, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 01/12/2019)

One Stop Center starts issuing approval for repatriation (rep 27/11/2019)

E-commerce platforms make profits but eschew responsibility: Although companies say they are not responsible for issues that arise between buyers and sellers on their platform, consumers rights advocates disagree, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/11/2019)

Construction of flood-hit cement factory starts, by Sarita Shrestha (rep 21/11/2019)

Five factories exit Bhairahawa SEZ , by Dilip Poudel (rep 21/11/2019)

Cheaper readymade garments eating into small-scale tailoring businesses: Nepal imported readymade garments worth Rs7 billion in the first two months of current fiscal year, compared to Rs3.9 billion in the same period last year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/11/2019)

Road department bars subordinate bodies from preparing bid package over Rs500 million: The move is aimed at stopping collusion among builders and checking the mobilisation cost, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/11/2019)

1000 Women Entrepreneurs Seminar next week (ht 16/11/2019)

FCAN to protest if government does not revise amended procurement rules again (ht 14/11/2019)

Enraged locals slam contractor for dilly-dallying in expanding Bhaktapur-Nagarkot road, by Krishana KC (rep 14/11/2019)

Power at play to extend Gokarna Forest Resort lease for Yeti Holdings, by Sunil Sapkota (rep 14/11/2019)

Liquor factories prepare to re-operate after 6-month shutdown, by Binod Subedi (rep 14/11/2019)

Only 47% of FDI commitment materialized in 5 years, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 13/11/2019)

Packaged food factories proliferate in Rupandehi: There are 21 large plants in the district, most of them producing noodles, biscuits, pulses, oil and flour, by Amrita Anmol (kp 12/11/2019)

Govt bars firms from making int'l payments for software services, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 11/11/2019)

FNCCI steering committee meet on special AGM postponed (ht 08/11/2019)

Why has Nepal failed to attract enough foreign direct investment? Foreign direct investment is vital for accessing new technologies, business practices, and markets, especially when the country aims for the middle-income tag, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/11/2019)

Market monitoring is a farce: In the long run, the government should focus on ensuring adequate supply and fair market practice, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 07/11/2019)

Foreign investment pledges double in first quarter: Nepal received commitments worth Rs10.76 billion between mid-July and mid-October, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/11/2019)

New rule means contractors need to use bank credit in public construction projects: Contractors lobbying against the provision say it limits their ability to participate in more bids and adds up to their costs, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/10/2019)

Gold traders expecting Rs10 billion worth of sales during Dhanteras and Tihar: Festive gold sales subdued due to high prices of precious yellow metal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/10/2019)

CNI, NRNA ink pact to promote FDI in Nepal (ht 26/10/2019)

Has doing business become easier in Nepal? Depends who you ask: Despite the progress in rankings, Nepal has made starting a new business more difficult, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 25/10/2019)

Plan for new industrial area hits a snag over location dispute: The site for the proposed industrial area falls at a buffer zone of Parsa National Park, by Pratap Bista (kp 22/10/2019)

Business of sugar less even in festive season, by Prem Punthoki (rep 20/10/2019)

Government plans e-commerce platform for Nepali microenterprises: Currently, such enterprises have limited knowledge about selling their products online, putting them out of reach of potential customers, especially in the export market, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/10/2019)

Central bank report urges financial literacy training for entrepreneurs: According to the Financial Sector Development Strategy, small and medium enterprises created 1.7 million jobs, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/10/2019)

First Nepal-German Business Forum concludes: German Vice-minister Norbert Barthle arrives today (ht 03/10/2019)

Government is attempting to control the private sector, businesspersons allege: While the Finance Ministry’s measures are good, they’re being implemented in a way that creates hassles, they say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/10/2019)

Govt intensifies market monitoring: 140 stores fined Rs 2.38 million on the spot, by Sujeeta Pradhan (rep 02/10/2019)

Local clothing brands are set to give international labels a run for their money: As Nepal’s readymade garment toils abroad, manufacturers are launching their brands and looking within to tap new customers, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/09/2019)

Nepal needs to learn that merely building industrial parks won’t do: The country can learn a lot from India to attract foreign manufacturing, such as slashing corporate tax rates and implementing favourable policies, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 30/09/2019)

Government preparing to revive seven sick state-owned enterprises (ht 30/09/2019)

Many traders found not issuing bills to shoppers, says government body: The Department took action against 170 unscrupulous traders during mid-July to mid-September period, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/09/2019)

Investment summit kicks off in Rupandehi: Conference targets to woo Rs50 billion in new investments across various sectors, by Amrita Anmol (kp 27/09/2019)

Manufacturing slack, low FDI inflow likely to crimp Nepal’s economic growth: Foreign investment is key, but the country needs to increase exports and focus on agriculture, tourism and IT to sustain growth, analysts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/09/2019)

Govt to auction imported vehicles parked at  Birgunj customs office: Automobile importers yet to collect over 350 vehicles, by Umesh Poudel (ht 20/09/2019)

Ambiguous regulation puts nearly 1,500 contracts at termination risk: The Public Procurement Regulation has a provision of extending deadlines of expired contracts, but it does not specify which project gets extension, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/09/2019)

“Projects in Nepal are not structured properly”, interview with Moazzam A Mekan, head of Public-Private Partnership, South Asia, of the International Finance Corporation (ht 17/09/2019)

Credit information centre of cooperatives is in the pipeline: There are over 13,500 savings and credit cooperatives with 3.45 million members across the country, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 16/(09/2019)

Insurance firms told to follow new method of calculating bonus: According to the board, a total of 1,201,463 people purchased a life insurance policy in 2018-19, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/09/2019)

FinMin urges investors to invest in Nepal (ht 12/09/2019), ‘Nepal needs to do more than hold summits to lure foreign investment’: Experts say foreign investors often lose enthusiasm and back out after encountering bureaucratic hassles, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 13/09/2019)

Nepal Reinsurance Company plans Rs1.6 billion initial public offering: The company applied to the Securities Board of Nepal on Sunday for approval, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/09/2019)

Let women entrepreneurs rise: By ignoring special needs of female entrepreneurs, we are missing an opportunity to modernize the country. Female workers are in a position to contribute to the country’s growth, by Biswo Poudel (rep 09/09/2019)

Udayapur Cement suffering monthly loss of Rs 30m due to erratic power supply, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 08/09/2019)

Bhairahawa SEZ operating, but with a single industry (ht 07/09/2019)

204 firms fined on the spot for flouting consumer law, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 07/09/2019)

Entrepreneurs studying investment prospects in Province 1, by Bhim Chapagain  (rep 04/09/2019)

Everest Hotel plans a comeback without clearing outstanding dues: Department of Tourism says the five-star property owes Rs103.5 million to the government, by Sangam Prasain. (kp 04/09/2019)

Shailung Construction among builders warned for poor progress in road projects: The construction firm owned by Sharada Prasad Adhikari, the landlord of NCP Co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, is currently holding contracts for over half a dozen road projects, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/09/2019)

Dhaka business flounders for lack of new designs: Weavers face unemployment as their traditional products no longer sell, by Prakash Baral (kp 03/09/2019)

Nepali footwear losing charm, export drops 27 percent: Local manufacturers have been focusing on expanding their domestic market share while putting low focus on export , by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/09/2019)

Rural Nepal fuels appetite for fast moving consumer goods: FMCG products such as noodles, biscuits, snacks, toothpaste, toiletry soap, shampoo, tobacco are the major products being consumed in rural parts of the country, manufacturers say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/09/2019)

Betting on foreign investment: We need to find out the reason why investors are not encouraged to invest in Nepal despite having political and policy stability with federal system of governance, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 02/09/2019)

As gold hits record high, Teej shoppers opt for imitation jewellery: Jewellery business owners say sales of ornaments made to look like gold are up 15 to 20 percent this year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 31/08/2019)

Firms not displaying prices of products and services to be fined: Traders or service providers found violating the rule may be fined Rs50,000 to Rs100,000, by Subash Bidari (kp 31/08/2019)

Why SUVs will dominate Nepal's auto market: Growing preference for recreational driving fuels sales of sport utility vehicles, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 28/08/2019)

Breaking stereotypes and making wine: Binita Pokhrel followed her dream of starting her own business and opened Pure Joy, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/08/2019)

How a startup became Nepal's leading ride-hailing firm, by Aditi Baral (rep 26/08/2019)

Nine insurance companies miss deadline to increase capital: The insurers had been directed to raise their paid-up capital by mid-July, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/08/2019)

Firms guilty of malpractice are fined over Rs 4 million: Guilty firms face little to no legal action for engaging in bad market practices other than a cash penalty, consumer rights activists say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/08/2019)

Government implements national strategy for e-commerce sector: The online marketplace is growing steadily despite a late start, but there are no laws to regulate them, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/08/2019)

NOC too secretive for a public company: The corporation has stopped sharing its profit-loss details since it started making gains, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 24/08/2019)

Foreign direct investment: Improve investment climate, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 23/08/2019)

Cooperatives minister bats for lowering number of cooperatives to 10,000-12,000; Government not in favor of forceful mergers: Padma Kumari Aryal (rep 23/08/2019)

Lack of innovation puts pashmina exports in downward spiral: Shipments dropped 9 percent to Rs168 million in the last fiscal year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/08/2019)

The art of making—and drinking—Marpha brandy: Distilled from the fermented mash of the apple itself, much of the stuff sold in Marpha falls into the category of fruit brandy, by Chase Brush (kp 19/08/2019)

Disputing foreign direct investment: Nepal’s investment strategy should be designed from a legal, not just policy, perspective, by Sabrina Singh (kp 19/08/2019)

‘Nepali market for beers is changing with consumers’ preferences for alternative tastes’: Thomas Nösner on Nepal’s beer scene and its adaptability with the international brands, interview with Thomas Nösner (kp 19/08/2019)

Permanent account number rule to come into force despite calls for deferral: The private sector said implementation should be postponed because of practical difficulties, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/08/2019)

FNCCI calls special AGM on November 15 to amend its statute (ht 17/08/2019)

Cement factories are violating standard manufacturing practices: Bureau report: Some companies were ordered to do a product recall but they did not comply, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/08/2019)

Dismantling cartels and ‘cartelpreuners’: Signs are emerging that will make cartels in Nepal lose their clout, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 13/08/2019)

No more cash on the nail: The government’s decision to grant mobilisation advance to contractors only after they commence work is much-needed (kp 12/08/2019)

Taxi association set to wage war against Pathao, by Sujeeta Pradhan (rep 12/08/2019)

Uncertainty surrounds Industrial Park of Damak, by Yubaraj Bibash (rep 04/08/2019)

Rift in FNCCI over statute amendment, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 02/08/2019)

So you’d like to do business in Nepal? The rule banning FDI less than Rs50 million is a slap in the face of small and medium enterprises, by Ritu Pradhan Malla (nt 02/08/2019)

NFC, NTL to diversify business to be competitive in market after merger: Merged entity to operate fair price ships in all provinces, build business complexes in major cities, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 01/08/2019)

Freight forwarders say new cargo tracking system has increased costs: Traders pay Rs4,200 extra per container to fit the electronic device, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/07/2019)

There are significant investment barriers in Nepal, US report says: The report also mentions ‘petty bureaucracy’-based hindrances impeding smooth conduct of business, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 27/07/2019)

Cooperatives Department to impose interest rate cap on loans: Stakeholders say the new provision will reduce risks for depositors, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 24/07/2019)

Standards bureau enforces a slew of quality control measures in cement industry: The body says that the manufacturers would be provided time to implement the new regulation, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/07/2019)

Reimagining Nepal Oil Corporation: When necessary, NOC must leverage its strategic collaboration with Indian Oil Corporation to ensure that technological advancements are made for smooth supplies of fuel into our country, by Sunil Bahadur Thapa (rep 24/07/2019)

Govt takes action against  19 traders in Kalimati, Balkhu (ht 20/07/2019)

Cottage, small industries rue mandatory PAN rule for salary payment: Seek an additional six mobths to enforced new rule (rep 19/07/2019)

Sometimes, it’s better to cut off dying industries: Joseph Schumpeter’s creative destruction should be applied to the economy, and to politics as well, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 19/07/2019)

So you’d like to do business in Nepal? The rule banning FDI less than Rs50 million is a slap in the face of small and medium enterprises, by Ritu Pradhan Malla (nt 19/07/2019)

Nepal doesn’t grow palm but it still exports billions worth of palm oil: Nepali traders are importing crude palm oil, refining it and exporting it under a SAARC agreement to India for zero tariffs, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/07/2019)

Digital development and e-commerce in Nepal: Even with the government’s adoption of an e-commerce strategy, there is a lot more to do to expand the digital market, by Madhu K. Marasini (kp 15/07/2019)

Traders unhappy with government’s poor market supervision: Market monitoring is conducted only during Dashain and Tihar, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/07/2019)

Cooperatives members required to end multiple memberships by mid-October 2020 (rep 13/07/2019)

Private sector asks for more time to implement electronic invoice, PAN for workers (rep 13/07/2019)

IBN plans to sign MoUs with foreign investors: The board is preparing to pen agreements for three projects worth over Rs 200 billion (ht 12/07/2019)

Domestic cement to get 43-grade, 53-grade quality certification (ht 11/07/2019)

Factories operating at 60% capacity, shows NRB report: NRB officials optimistic, but industrialists say more room for improvement, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 11/07/2019)

Kailali industrial estate project in limbo: EIA report gathers dust in environment ministry, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 11/07/2019)

Startups and the funding gap: Simply throwing money at Nepali startups is exactly how not to create a sustainable and thriving ecosystem, by Dipta Shah (kp 10/07/2019)

Government relaxes location requirement for casinos: Casinos and electronic gaming houses allowed to operate up to a distance of  3 km from the international border, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/07/2019)

Half of the business firms are off the grid, census report says: Most of the unregistered enterprises are wholesale and retail outlets and auto repair shops, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/07/2019)

41 enterprises receive FDI as one- stop service center comes into operation, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 03/07/2019)

Bhairahawa SEZ fails, repeatedly, to call tender bid for sub-station, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 27/06/2019)

Scaling up entrepreneurship: Most entrepreneurs in Nepal struggle to survive. Scaling up and building a world-class business is a far cry for many of them, leading to mental health crisis in entrepreneurial community, by Surath Giri and Saurabh Shah (rep 26/06/2019)

Hyatt Regency shuts down operations: The decision follows a tussle between workers and management, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/06/2019), Hyatt resumes services: Labour office to moderate discussions between workers and hotel management (ht 20/06/2019)

City authority says it will auction off goods confiscated from street vendors: Kathmandu Metropolitan City has seized goods worth Rs 1.5 million in four months, by Anup Ojha (kp 18/06/2019), Street trade and social justice: The government must adopt clear rules for responsible vending (kp 19/06/2019), Street vendors censure city’s plan to auction off goods seized from them: Nepal Street Vendors Trade Union demands alternative space to run their ‘business’, by Anup Ojha (kp 22/06/2019)

Government agrees to unfreeze bank accounts of transport committees that have registered as companies: The task of unfreezing and facilitating them to conduct normal operations will be completed by mid-July, officials said, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/06/2019)

Big beer companies have a monopoly on the market. Now some beer lovers want to change that, by Thomas Heaton (kp 15/06/2019)

Govt gets Rs 9.89 billion in dividend from only seven PEs (rep 14/06/2019)

Making SEZs successful: We need to ensure that SEZs which are showing up for operation set a trend for other such zones in various stages of development, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 13/06/2019)

Plan to merge cooperatives stalls due to lack of clear policy: Budget contains no incentive package for amalgamated cooperatives, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/06/2019)

Nepal Cottage and Small Industries Expo sales hit Rs 50 million: A total of 195 stalls, comprising cottage and small entrepreneurs from 77 districts, welcomed 180,000 visitors, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/06/2019)

Govt mulls opening Simara GPZ for other sectors: Garment entrepreneurs reluctant to inject investment inside the protected zone (ht 10/06/2019)

Investors brush off recent budget announcement: Investors are now waiting for the central bank to announce market-friendly policies instead, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/06/2019)

Entrepreneurs reluctant to move into Special Economic Zones, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/06/2019)

Finance Ministry drafts new law to streamline public enterprises: Public enterprises have been bedevilled by fickle government  policies that change with every change of administration, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/06/2019)

Rs 50 million minimum threshold for foreign investment invites criticism from private sector: While some in the private sector want a higher threshold, others believe it should be  much lower to facilitate competition in the market, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/06/2019)

In defence of small investments: With a liquidity crisis and the low-risk appetite of banks, Nepal needs smaller foreign investments, too, by Siddhant Raj Pandey (kp 03/06/2019)

Wood apple juice factory turns boon for rural women: Established with an initial investment of Rs460,000 five years ago, the factory now provides jobs to 100 women, by Pratap Ranamagar (kp 03/06/2019)

One-third of public enterprises post net loss despite heavy funding: The net profit of 26 state-run enterprises rose by a marginal 4.88 percent to Rs43.44 billion (kp 03/06/2019), Fragile enterprise: Government should shutter sick public enterprises; reallocate resources (kp 04/06/2019)

Large building firms and state agencies are colluding to limit competition: Authorities amend public procurement regulation to discourage the practice, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/06/2019)

Investors doubt government budget will drive market, address underlying problems, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/06/2019)

Budget provides incentives for start-ups—without defining what start-ups are: This lack of clarity means that ride-sharing apps Tootle and Pathao, facing large  tax liabilities, are unsure whether they can take advantage of the new provision, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/06/2019)

Plan to involve co-ops in economic activities likely to be a non-starter, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/06/2019)

Only 26 PEs booked profit in 2017-18 (ht 30/05/2019)

Tiger Palace Resort puts its property up for sale: At least four Nepali companies are interested in buying the property valued at $33 million, by Anil Giri and Sangam Prasain (kp 29/05/2019)

Huawei smartphone sales plunge 60 percent after Google ban (kp 29/05/2019)

Right To Business Hours, by Kamal Parajuli (rn 29/05/2019)

Government sets minimum threshold for foreign direct investment at Rs 50m (ht 24/05/2019)

Laid-off workers demand payment from Unilever, by Pratap Bista (kp 22/05/2019)

Private sector seeks interest rate stability, simplified tax rules (ht 22/05/2019)

Disintegration of business: Efforts by industries to contest the retroactive electricity bills raised by Nepal Electricity Authority illustrates how businesses have lost control of their narrative, by Bishal Thapa (rep 21/05/2019), High court orders five firms to pay tariffs as determined by NEA (rep 21/05/2019)

Poised to scale new peaks: The country may be land-locked, but its location is an asset that can be leveraged to attract more investments, by Hans Peter Lankes (kp 17/05/2019)

Social media changing the  fortunes of new entrepreneurs, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17/05/2019)

One Stop Service Centre to cut hassles for investors, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 16/05/2019), DoI starts one-stop service center: 14 government agencies start providing services under one roof (rep 16/05/2019)

First factory in Bhairahawa SEZ starts production: Shakti Minerals has started production of flux and dolomite, by Mohammad Habib (rep 15/05/2019)

Cooperatives go rogue for lack of supervision, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/05/2019)

Govt opens Simara GPZ for investment (ht 13/05/2019)

Online trading system full of flaws, taskforce report finds, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/05/2019)

Expectations Of The Private Sector, by Shanker Man Singh (rn 11/05/2019)

One-stop service centre for investors to open next week, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/05/2019)

Investment pledges shrink to one-third, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/05/2019)

Nepal’s first garment processing zone invites investors to build plants, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/05/2019)

Private sector urges SAARC nations to invest in Nepal (kp 04/05/2019)

Power sector development: Attract Nepali investors, too, by Devendra Adhikari (ht 03/05/2019)

Insurance Board unveils incentives to encourage insurers to merge, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/05/2019)

After nearly two decades of inactivity, Bhairahawa special economic zone sputters to life, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 27/04/2019)

Protect emerging industries, not zombies: Nepal must focus on industries where it has comparative advantage. There is no point in protecting industries that will lose out to outside competition anyway, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 23/04/2019)

Societal Saving and Credit Co-op goes into liquidation: A Cabinet meeting last month decided to declare Societal a problematic institution, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/04/2019)

IBN receives EoIs for 31 projects worth $25.3bn (ht 22/04/2019)

Government yet to set minimum threshold for FDI, by Sujan Dhundana (ht 20/04/2019), IBN extends deadline for foreign investors to apply for projects (ht 20/04/2019)

Two women entrepreneurs launch handmade-garments brand Voto, by Diya Dhakal (rep 20/04/2019)

Sri Darji Versus Mr Tailor: Nepal's déjà Vudevelopment Debate: The Summit Declaration describes such developments as ku-bikas (mal-development) and not su-bikas (or apt-development), by Dipak Gyawali (sp 19/04/2019)

Government to promote value-added gem exports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/04/2019)

27 youth entrepreneurs set up notebook factory investing Rs 150 million, by Mohammad Habib (rep 16/04/2019)

Post-summit thoughts: Investment Summit was a grand success. Now the government should establish effective follow up mechanism by maintaining database of potential global investors, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 14/04/2019), Post-summit challenges: If 2019 summit is to be different from the past ones in terms of outcomes, Nepal should improve its ease-of-doing-business status, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 16/04/2019)

Made-in-Nepal leather goods in high demand, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/04/2019)

Co-ops to be restricted from charging exorbitant interest rates, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/04/2019)

Is FDI bad for small & cottage industries? Foreign investment in small scale industries emboldens them to do better in both the national and international markets, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 10/04/2019)

Whose Investment Summit? Nepal Investment Summit 2019 asked for US $ 31 billion to establish a monopoly State. Only persons missing from the summit were people of Nepal, by Bishal Thapa (rep 09/04/2019)

Achievements Of Nepal Investment Summit, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 04/04/2019)

Diversifying foreign investment: If Nepal can diversify foreign investment it will contribute to enabling the country to balance regional and global powers and pursue an independent policy, by Sujit Mainali (rep 03/04/2019)

Young women entrepreneurs find the going tough in Nepal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/04/2019)

Kudos with caution: The provincial governments were not given much space at the investment summit, by Achyut Wagle (kp 02/04/2019)

With investments pouring in, cement producers fear supply glut (rep 01/04/2019)

Two provinces make the most of Investment Summit: Province 2 and Sudurpaschim Province made a genuine attempt to woo investors by providing details of the incentives they would offer, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/04/2019)

Well begun, not yet done: Now that the Nepal Investment Summit is over, let the hard work begin, by Sailesh Tiwari (kp 01/04/2019), Lopsided priorities: Red-tape, corruption, dilly-dallying and rent-seeking mentality are the major problems the potential investors often face (ht 01/04/2019)

Women Entrepreneurs’ Fair likely to see Rs 50m in sales (kp 01/04/2019)

Investment summit showcases the country’s mega projects—and its gender disparity: The biggest stage for business and investment fails to provide stage for women entrepreneurs and investors, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 30/03/2019)

IME group to set up Rs10b cement factory in Nawalparasi East, by Narayan Sharma (kp 29/03/2019)

Ambiguity concerns as government gears up for investment summit: Experts find contentious provisions such as contract manufacturing operations by multinational companies that can detract investors, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/03/2019), Nepal Investment Summit: What happens after the hype?Nepal’s business community is cautiously optimistic about the upcoming mega-summit that the government says will bring hundreds of international investors, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 27/03/2019), Get it done: The government will have to act on its promises consistently to attract potential investments, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 27/03/2019), Far from clear blue skies: Little has been done to make the investment climate more attractive to investors, by Shashwat Satyal (kp 27/03/2019), Nepal’s investment climate has improved, officials say: The two-day Investment Summit, which will start in Kathmandu  tomorrow, is expected to bring nearly 600 international delegates, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/03/2019), Nepal’s promise and opportunities: With political commitment and leadership, Nepal will be able to achieve its development goal, by Hartwig Schafer (kp 28/03/2019), Govt to set up one-stop service units for investors soon (rep 28/03/2019), Young Nepali IT entrepreneurs feel left behind at Investment Summit: The event organiser’s failure to give a prominent stage to Nepal’s  growing IT sector is discouraging, say industry insiders, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 29/03/2019), Not just another event: Investment pledges should be translated into action (kp 29/03/2019), Oli pitches Nepal as favourite investment destination: Finance Minister Khatiwada says recently initiated sovereign rating will give investors added confidence on making investments in Nepal, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/03/2019), Officials highlight investment prospects, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/03/2019), Investment Summit ends on a high note with signing of 15 deals: An upbeat government pledges more policy  reforms and robust follow-up mechanisms, by Mukul Humagain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/03/2019), Foreign investors can expect handsome returns in Nepal, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 31/03/2019)

Market anomalies still rampant despite hefty fines, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/03/2019)

Attracting FDI: Effective policies needed, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 21/03/2019)

Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Bill 2019: Restriction on contract manufacturing draws flak, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 19/03/2019), Change the law: Foreign investment in small industries could do more harm than good (kp 21/03/2019)

A majority of handmade paperfactories closed down in Bajhang (kp 19/03/2019)

Korean company to set up 4-wheeler assembly plant in Nepal: Investment Board Nepal approves FDI proposal of Rs 10.54 billion from Motrex Co Ltd, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 16/03/2019)

Lawmakers slam confusing provisions in investment bill, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/03/2019)

Innovation Fund to help women-led enterprises, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/03/2019)

Investment firms permitted to mobilise alternative resources: The provision is expected to help promote capital formation in new businesses, according to the board, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/03/2019)

Private sector rues foreign direct investment in dairy industry: Experts say private firms want to maintain their longstanding ‘cartel’ in the sector, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/03/2019)

Government to introduce e-commerce regulations, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/08/2019)

Online grocery shopping gaining popularity in Nepal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/03/2019)

Women entrepreneurs identify tax filing process, lack of access to finance as major hurdles (rep 02/03/2019)

Huaxin Cement Narayani all set for construction of cement plant, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/02/2019)

Now or never: Nepal has one last chance to convince foreign investors it seriously means business, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 26/02/2019)

Nepali companies may be allowed to issue bonds in foreign capital markets (rep 26/02/2019)

Nepal International Trade Fair slated for March 28 (kp 25/02/2019)

Blast, arsons targeting Ncell prompt concerns about business climate: Police suspect Chand-led party’s involvement in attacks on mobile company; One injured in Nakkhu explosion dies; two wounded are receiving treatment, by Nayak Paudel (kp 24/02/2019)

Foreign firms flouting govt’s hiring policy, by Umesh Poudel (ht 23/02/2019)

Women Entrepreneurship  Summit to be held on March 1 (ht 22/02/2019)

Garment processing zone slated to be ready in April: It will facilitate exports of Nepali readymade clothes and minimise the cost of production, to compete in the global market, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/02/2019)

Analysts urge investors to inject capital into new areas, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/02/2019)

Why Nepal lags? Attracting foreign investors to Nepal will require a mapping out of competitive edge over other countries that compete with Nepal for the foreign money, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 19/02/2019)

Lost in the cliché: The Nepali advertising industry must learn from the greats, by Raghav Gautam (kp 19/02/2019)

Now is the most appropriate time to invest in Nepal, prime minister says: In his Kantipur Conclave inaugural speech, Oli rolls out red carpet for investors ahead of investment summit, by Anil Giri (kp 18/02/2019)

Start-ups face economic challenges but riches await those who excel, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/02/2019)

Nepal Entrepreneurship Summit on Thursday (ht 11/02/2019)

Nepal Buildcon Int’l expo welcomes visitors, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/02/2019)

Stalling on recognition: The government must recognise and protect the value of street vendors, by Dwaipayan Regmi (kp 07/02/2019)

369 products of 250 firms granted NS mark (ht 05/02/2019)

SEZ firms not getting promised tax rebates, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 05/02/2019)

Used vehicle market a boon for customers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/02/2019)

Eastern Region industrialists call off protest programme, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/02/2019)

SEZ factories mostly reliant on imported raw material (02/02/2019)

Bhairahawa SEZ to see beginning of production in a week, by Muhammad Habib (rep 02/02/2019)

Donors, investors voice concerns over lack of reforms ahead of investment summit: ‘Holding this forum before real, bold, and tangible reforms are made, both to laws and practices, is premature,’ a US Embassy official says, by Anil Giri and Mukul Humagain (kp 01/02/2019) [!!!], Govt in bid to boost investor confidence, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 02/02/2019), Little of FDI pledged at Investment Summit 2017 realized so far: FDI investment worth Rs 400 billion on various projects ongoing: IBN CEO (rep 03/02/2019)

Ride-sharing services ridden with issues—from safety and insurance to privacy compliance: Officials say both Tootle, Pathao must register as transport operators, by Nayak Paudel (kp 01/02/2019)

Beyond ‘startups vs the government:’ The government’s role is best served when it becomes a catalyst for innovation, by Amun Thapa (kp 31/01/2019)

Restaurants to stop levying service charge on diners, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/01/2019), Restaurant workers oppose  decision to drop service charge (ht 31/01/2019), Workers threaten to shut down restaurants (ht 02/02/2019), Trade unions to shut down restaurants: Demands roll back of the decision by Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal  to scrap 10 percent mandatory service charge (kp 04/02/2019), Restaurant workers strike to restore service charge: Employees of four big restaurants in the Kathmandu Valley the Post talked to said they were worried about losing a large part of their salary, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/02/2019), Trade unions postpone plan to shut down restaurants: Hospitality sector awaits the legal definition of service charge from the Labour Department, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/02/2019), Only a few restaurants take service charge off the menu, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/02/2019)

Industrialists go on warpath against high interest rates: The disgruntled entrepreneurs plan to stage a sit-in outside the central bank office in Biratnagar, by Bibek Subedi and Leela Ballav Ghimire (kp 29/01/2019)

Trendy coffee shops take Kathmandu by storm, by Krishana Prasain (kp 29/01/2019)

From a sleepy town to a business hub: Month-long fair in Salinadi is a good source of income for local residents, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/01/2019)

5 foreign firms interested in reviving Janakpur Cigarette Factory, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 28/01/2019)

Morang businesspeople protest rising lending rates, by Binod Subedi (rep 27/01/2019)

Status of FDI in Nepal, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 26/01/2019)

Stakeholders stress effective application of SEZ Act (ht 25/01/2019)

Ride Sharing Ventures in Nepal, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 24/01/2019)

Nepal Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 to be held in February (rep 24/01/2019)

Digital distribution lifts Nepali film industry, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/01/2019)

A web of factors hamper probe into offshore investment, money laundering: Businessmen exploiting legal loopholes while channelising illicit cash into the country, by Krishna Acharya and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/01/2019)

Allo, a low-cost high-income venture for Parbat women, by Chhabi Lal Tiwari (rep 19/01/2019)

Entrepreneurs gather for conclave in Capital (kp 17/01/2019)

Ride-sharing apps hit hurdle as state sides with taxi operators: The recent seizure of motorbikes used by Tootle and Pathao riders raises concerns about letting tech companies operate unregulated , by Tsering D Gurung (kp 16/01/2019), Middle of the road: Government’s reaction to ride-hailing services should be to step in and update laws—not restrict innovation (kp 16/01/2019) [There is special need of insurance and tax payment regulations!]

Business accelerator draws 35 applicants, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/01/2019)

Relaxing rules: Laws, policies being revised for investment summit, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/01/2019)

Ruling party leader Dahal insists on national book policy (kp 13/01/2019)

Nepal Oil Corp told to launch reforms or else, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/01/2019)

Nepal gets subscription boxes for menstruation, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/01/2019)

Most insurers failing to meet paid-up capital requirement: Only five out of 39 insurers meet new capital floor (rep 09/01/2019)

Export provision for firms inside SEZ reduced: Companies will now have to export only 60pc of their produce (ht 09/01/2019)

Construction work for Panchkhal SEZ to finally begin, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 05/01/2019)

Nepali chocolate sees spike in demand, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/01/2019)

Three private sector bodies team up to lobby government (rep 03/01/2019), FNCCI, CNI, NCC to develop consolidated agenda on business policy (ht 04/01/2019)

Entrepreneurs shaking up the health sector, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/01/2019)

Legacy of Bhawani Rana: The first female President of Nepal’s largest business organization must somehow find the courage to reverse the decline of the private sector, by Bishal Thapa (rep 01/01/2018)

Despite government commitment, change elusive in Kalimati market (rep 29/12/2018)

Investment summit in March 2019 (rep 28/12/2018)

Footwear Expo 2018 to start on Friday (kp 25/12/2018)

FWEAN for creating enabling environment for women entrepreneurship (rep 25/12/2018)

Once a mighty publication, Sajha struggles amid financial woes, by Bibhu Luitel (kp 24/12/2018)

Ninth NEEK Electro-Tech opens at Bhrikutimandap, by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/12/2018)

Demand for Christmas trees and gifts surge: Santa hats are the best selling item according to gift shop owners based in the Valley, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/12/2018)

Stakeholders seek govt intervention at Sajha Prakashan (rep 21/12/2018)

Chiefless Nepal Oil Corp may get new boss soon, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/12/2018)

Ministry to keep close watch on online stores, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/12/2018)

E-commerce platforms cash in on winter, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/12/2018)

Bhairahawa SEZ fails to supply electricity to factories, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 11/12/2018)

Allow domestic firms to supply excise duty stickers to govt: PAC (ht 08/12/2018)

Finance ministry set to dole out Rs 85m to Sajha Prakashan (rep 04/12/2018)

FDI falls by 75 percent to Rs 1.54 billion (rep 02/12/2018)

Nepali contractors barred from bidding for ADB-funded projects: FCAN, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 28/11/2018)

Heavy equipment fair attracts 6,000 visitors (kp 26/11/2018)

Boosting FDI flows: Translate pledge into action, by Bhubanesh Pant (rep 26/11/2018)

Building and Construction Expo kicks off in Capital, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/11/2018)

Unleashing e-commerce: Want to become a millionaire? Start selling online, by Amun Thapa (kp 20/11/2018)

Most co-ops not linked to online info system, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/11/2018)

Unfavourable business climate stunts growth of firms (ht 17/11/2018)

Driving licence vendor hits speed bump: Contractor produces only 45,000 digital driving licences of  the 500,000 ordered, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/11/2018)

Lost in summit: Tangible outcomes must be met before holding the next Nepal Investment Summit, by Chandan Sapkota (12/11/2018)

Women entrepreneurship: Road to equality & development, by Pramila Acharya Rijal (ht 12/11/2018)

Business of smelling nice booms in Nepal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/11/2018)

In Rupandehi, big money pours into cement industry, by Amrita Anmol (kp 11/11/2018)

Biratnagar Jute Mills restarts making sacks after a decade, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 08/11/2018)

Soggy sales: Stringent laws and implementation required to protect consumer rights (kp 07/11/2018)

Authorities leave buyers at traders’ mercy: As consumption picks up during Tihar, state agencies have deployed  only one team to monitor the market, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/11/2018)

High prices put off festive gold buyers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/11/2018)

Insurance Board to revise home insurance rates, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 03/11/2018)

Shoppers throng Ason ahead of Tihar festival: even though prices of goods have risen by up to 15 percent, the shopping spree continues (kp 03/11/2018)

Make it easy: Changed system in paying taxes, cumbersome rules, red tape and corruption make Nepal a difficult place for doing business (ht 02/11/2018)

Insurers likely to miss new deadline to boost capital, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/11/2018)

FDI For Economic Growth, by Ramesh Ghimire (rn 29/10/2018)

Domestic cement output continues to grow steadily, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/10/2018)

Khadi industry makes a comeback in Khotang: Home based women entrepreneurs are collaborating with cooperatives for producing and marketing Khadi garments, by Daman Rai (rep 28/10/2018)

Land acqusition for proposed industrial park in final stage (ht 26/10/2018)

Textile entrepreneurs threaten to shut business from Nov 1 (ht 25/10/2018)

Cabinet says to form IEDI in all provinces (ht 15/10/2018)

The FDI game: It would be wise if the Oli government used its supermajority to create an investment-friendly environment, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 15/10/2018)

Market monitoring fails to protect consumers (kp 15/10/2018)

FDI pledges down by Rs 1.5 billion: Investment commitments fell despite government claim of improvement in doing-business environment, by Dilip Poudel (rep 14/10/2018)

NOC’s losses expected to balloon as smuggling goes unchecked (kp 10/10/2018)

Fitness clubs see surge in demand across Nepal (kp 08/10/2018)

Street food vendors add colour and life to Kathmandu’s streets, yet the authorities see them as nothing more than a nuisance, by Marissa Taylor (kp 06/10/2018)

Market demand for Nepali noodles spikes (kp 05/10/2018)

Casino Royale operating without valid licence (kp 28/09/2018)

Online grocery shopping picks up steam in Nepal, by Krishana Prasain (rep 28/09/2018)

Micro-insurance stymied by high transaction costs (kp 27/09/2018), AIRDC Conference concludes with calls for lowering insurance cost (rep 27/09/2018)

Retailers to be enlisted to run fair price shops (kp 25/09/2018)

‘Government gives top priority to private sector’: Finance minister vows punitive action against tax dodgers (kp 22/09/2018)

Online shopping sites to launch festive offers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/09/2018)

‘Co-ops engage in misconduct due to indifferent members’ (kp 21/09/2018)

Furniture and Furnishing: Expo opens its doors: More than 80 domestic and international brands have a presence at the event (kp 21/09/2018)

Government planning another investment summit next year: Most investment pledges made in previous summit yet to bet met (rep 20/09/2018)

Daraz hosts first ever Seller summit in Nepal (kp 20/09/2018)

Strengthening small enterprises: To expect that the private sector can play a lead role in economic growth when SMEs are so ignored is a mirage, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K Thakur (kp 19/09/2018)

Board scraps 51 Kalimati veggie traders’ permits (kp 19/09/2018)

Co-ops mobilising resources in non-productive sector (ht 18/09/2018)

Co-ops must focus on production, job creation (ht 17/09/2018)

Conceptualising Social Entrepreneurship, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 15/09/2018)

Shifting gears: After years of being centralised in the Capital, Nepal’s auto industry is now seeing greater growth outside Kathmandu, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 12/09/2018)

Capital to host global insurance conference (ht 10/09/2018)

Govt tightens supervision of cooperatives: There are 34,512 primary cooperatives and 69 district cooperative associations across the country. They hold Rs302.16 billion in deposits (kp 07/09/2018)

Call for red carpet treatment to FDI in priority sectors (rep 07/09/2018)

Board cancels permits of six veggie traders (kp 05/09/2018)

Nepal Reinsurance expands wings in foreign countries (kp 05/09/2018)

Experts highlight challenges for women entrepreneurs (kp 04/09/2018)

Insurance regulator to conduct regular onsite inspections (kp 31/08/2018)

Investments pour into ayurvedic industry, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/08/2018)

Policyholders fourth group to be paid (kp 29/08/2018)

Tea factories not paying minimum wage to laborers, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 28/08/2018)

New fruits, vegetables market coming up in Bharatpur, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 27/08/2018)

‘Youths will get collateral-free loan to start enterprises’: Minister Bista says the government will provide  up to Rs 1 million loan without any collateral (kp 27/08/2018)

Nepal Reinsurance plans to raise Rs 1.6 billion in IPO (rep 25/08/2018)

Bottled water factories sealed in Chitwan, by Rajesh Kumar Poudel (kp 25/08/2018)

Clampdown on overcharging: Angry vegetable traders manhandle inspection team (kp 21/08/2018), Normal trading resumes at Kalimati market: Veg wholesalers ask govt to monitor retail market as well (rep 23/08/2018)

NOC revives plan to use colour-coded cylinders: The state-owned oil monopoly says it makes a loss of Rs280.64 on every cylinder of gas sold. It has projected a loss of Rs250 million for next month (kp 20/08/2018)

NEA’s profit exceeds Rs1b for second year: Despite posting profits for two consecutive years, the NEA is a long way from achieving financial stability as it still has combined loss of a whopping Rs27.15 billion (kp 18/08/2018)

Alternative investment fund law being drafted (kp 17/08/2018)

Nepal Electricity Authority logs profits for second straight year: Brings down system loss by 6 percentage points to 20 percent (rep 15/08/2018)

Valley cafes go digital-first with ‘Made in Nepal’ technology, by Alisha Sijapati (kp 14/08/2018)

National Economic Census: Nepal home to 900k businesses; The survey covered all private and state-owned enterprises, cooperatives, non-governmental organisations and other institutions (kp 10/08/2018)

Mega cement factory set to begin production: The factory will be able to produce nearly 2,800 tonnes of cement daily, by Pratap Bista (kp 10/08/2018)

Dreamers and doers: The government should create policy and a healthy ecosystem for startups to flourish, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K. Thakur (kp 09/08/2018)

NCC decides to withdraw from FNCCI: ‘Cold-war’ between two business organizations ends with separation (rep 08/08/2018)

NOC daily loss drops to Rs10m: NOC loses Rs280.64 per cooking gas cylinder and Rs1.14 per each litre of diesel while the state oil monopoly maintains a profit in petrol, kerosene and aviation fuel (kp 03/08/2018)

Uber to set up data centre in Kathmandu (ht 03/08/2018)

Loan against academic certificates to start by November: Finance ministry preparing working procedure for the subsidized-loan scheme (rep 02/08/2018)

Industrial firms asked to submit reports online (rep 02/08/2018)

Voracious appetite for online food delivery in Ktm, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/08/2018)

Tripureshwor area rises as surgical goods hub (kp 31/07/2018)

Nepal’s outsourcing firms in hot demand: Outsourcing is the business practice of hiring a 3rd party to perform services and create goods that traditionally were performed in-house by the company’s own employees and staff (kp 30/07/2018)

A post mortem of Nepal’s garment boom: Mallika Shakya’s new book 'Death of an Industry' holds important lessons for the country’s trade, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 27/07/2018)

Demand for stylish clothes on the rise (kp 23/07/2018)

The SEZ blues: Policy gaps in employment and dispute resolution mechanisms in SEZ Act and Labor Act could lead to a difficult situation for workers in Nepal, by Saurabh Shah (rep 22/07/2018)

Bank deposits surge in line with govt spending (rep 22/07/2018)

Govt to spend Rs1b to boost micro-enterprises (kp 19/07/2018)

City cracks down on street vendors to “drive them back to their villages”, by Sandesh Ghimire (The Record 18/07/2018)

FDI commitment surged by 266pc last fiscal year (ht 18/07/2018)

Local apparels riding rising wave of sales, by Krishana Prasain (kp 13/07/2018)

Govt mulls allowing Nepal Army to revive Hetauda Textile Industry (rep 10/07/2018)

Low production of Yarsagumba disappoints collectors in Darchula, by Prem Chunara (rep 09/07/2018)

Insurers told to increase paid-up capital or merge (kp 09/07/2018)

Furnex Expo to be home decor special (kp 09/07/2018)

KMC starts seizing street vendor goods, by Diya Dhakal (rep 07/07/2018)

Higher interest rate: A setback for entrepreneurs (kp 06/07/2018)

FPOs fail to attract investors (rep 03/07/2018)

Rolpa contractors still await payment for projects completed long ago, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 02/07/2018)

Fresh KMC drive to evict street hawkers, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/07/2018)

Nepal pashmina gets boost from Chinese buyer (kp 01/07/2018)

Firms finally start building factories in Bhairahawa SEZ (ht 29/06/2018)

Eco-friendly sanitary pads struggle to find market, by Krishna Prasain (kp 26/06/2018)

IBN projects fail to attract interest (kp 24/06/2018)

Huaxin Cement Narayani to build $140m factory: The factory will produce 3,000 tonnes of cement daily and create 1,000 jobs. This is the second project investment agreement IBN has signed with a private firm (kp 23/06/2018)

Start-ups organise gathering (ht 23/06/2018)

Footwear start-ups make rapid inroads in domestic market, by Krishna Prasain (kp 22/06/2018)

Shivam Cement’s IPO set to be a milestone: The cement factory will be the first of its type to issue public shares (kp 22/06/2018)

Udayapur cement says irregular power supply hitting production, by Maheshwar Chamling Rai (rep 20/06/2018)

E-scooters struggle to make the mark in Nepal, by Krishna Prasain (kp 19/06/2018)

Consumer electronics sees spike in demand, by Krishna Prasain (kp 16/06/2018)

Property Expo 2018 kicks off in Kathmandu (rep 18/06/2018)

Kalimati vegetable market: Govt says "to act tough against unscrupulous traders", by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 14/06/2018)

Tiger Palace operator SHG gets new partner (kp 14/06/2018) gets investment from Dolma (kp 13/06/2018)

West Indies tops FDI inflow (ht 13/06/2018)

Automobile mechanics urged to repair vehicles responsibly (ht 10/06/2018)

Nepali startups showcase their ideas and products to investors (kp 10/06/2018)

Saipal collects Rs2m in fees from yarsa pickers, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 08/06/2018)

Sales of luxurious vehicles decelerate after duty hike: Dealers say no queries for high-end automobiles after the budget (ht 07/06/2018)

Motorola, Khalti tie up to promote e-payment (kp 06/06/2018)

Most contracts go to limited few, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 06/06/2018)

Liquor wholesalers earn hefty profit on post-budget sales: Wholesalers impose new tax rate on old products, by Rohit Rai (rep 06/06/2018) acquired by F1Soft Int’l (kp 05/06/2018)

Capacity utilisation of industries rises to 58pc, by Pushpa Raj Acharya

Start-up expo draws 42 budding firms (kp 05/06/2018)

Erratic power supply hits industries hard (ht 02/06/2018)

New Act in offing to bring casinos into line, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/06/2018)

FNCCI: Nepal open to foreign investors (kp 01/06/2018)

Reviving PEs: Forget it, it’s sunk cost, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 01/06/2018)

Let foreign investors come: The fear of local entrepreneurs that they will be wiped out by global brands if multinational companies are allowed to enter Nepali market is baseless, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 31/05/2018)

FDI pledges up Rs34.9b in first 8 months: Survey (kp 29/05/2018)

Profits of state-owned cos swell 18.5pc to Rs42.67b, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/05/2018), 11 PEs booked loss in 2016-17 (ht 28/05/2018)

Firms seek protectionist measures as imports rise unabated, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 28/05/2018)

Shopkeepers dismayed as KMC starts demolishing shops on Dharahara premises (rep 27/05/2018)

Herb picking overlooked as alternative income source, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 26/05/2018)

Monitoring body to be set up to check large co-ops (kp 24/05/2018)

7th property expo to kick off on June 15 (kp 23/05/2018)

Potential defaulters flocking to poorly managed co-ops (kp 22/05/2018)

Startups in Nepal: Youth hold the key, by Kalsoom Lakhani and Meenah Tariq (ht 21/05/2018)

Hongshi-Shivam cement factory starts trial production: The plant will be able to produce 6,000 tonnes (120,000 bags) once it begins commercial operation within a month. The plant will double its output to 12,000 tonnes daily in the next two years, by Narayan Sharma (kp 20/05/2018)

Govt moves to resurrect Nepal Business Forum (kp 16/05/2018)

Industrialists urge govt to promote Bhairahawa, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 12/05/2018)

Friendly business clime attracts industrialists, by Shiva Puri (kp 11/05/2018)

KMC to raze pavement shops (kp 09/05/2018)

Govt to breathe life into two sugar mills: The government has  been intervening the  market price of sugar through Salt Trading Corporation. However, it has not been effective (kp 09/05/2018)

$24 million equity fund set up in Nepal (kp 03/05/2018)

Temporary ban on yarsagumba harvest: The ban would remain until May 11. Anyone caught  harvesting the fungus before the ban is lifted will be fined Rs100,000, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 01/05/2018), 49 arrested for illegally entering Dolpa to pick Yarsagumba (ht 02/05/2018)

Court paves way for new industrial estate: The new industrial estate is being built in Mayurdhap, Hetauda and will cover approximately 142 hectares, by Pratap Bista (kp 29/04/2018)

‘Govt will nationalise closed industries' (ht 29/04/2018)

14th International Trade fair and Cottage Industry Festival begins (rep 28/04/2018), 14th International Trade fair and Cottage Industry Festival concludes (rep 02/05/2018)

GVA growth in hotel, restaurant sector to reach 9.77 percent: CBS (rep 26/04/2018)

Locals make preparations for yarsha harvest season, by Raj BahadurShahi (kp 21/04/2018)

(Un)registered trademark: Lack of streamlined laws on intellectual property rights has hindered foreign investor attraction, by Suman Kumar Regmi (kp 17/04/2018)

Cooperative-run fair price shops shut down, by Navin Poudel (kp 17/04/2018)

Regulate co-ops: Some unscrupulous cooperative operators have given the entire idea of this community-based economic approach a bad name (ht 17/04/2018)

Compensation process of Oriental Cooperative depositors begins: Applicants must submit copies of deposit slips, share certificates and  apartment booking slips (kp 16/04/2018)

Watch out: Govt must take stern measures to  protect deposit parked at cooperatives (kp 10/04/2018)

Private investment in industrial estates up, by Umesh Poudel (ht 09/04/2018)

Savings and credit cooperatives face possible crisis as stocks fall’ (kp 06/04/2018)

Co-ops urged to devise new business policies (kp 05/04/2018)

Bhairahawa auto village fails to start operation (kp 05/04/2018)

Warsteiner premium beer launched in Nepal (kp 05/04/2018), Production of Warsteiner beer in Nepal starts (ht 05/04/2018), Raj Brewery starts commercial production of Warsteiner beer (rep 05/04/2018)

Asian casino giant faces legal battle in Nepal, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/04/2018)

Int’l industrial trade fair from April 27 (kp 02/04/2018)

Plan to set up pashmina wool processing centres in limbo (kp 02/04/2018)

Construction of garment processing zone in final stage, by Shankar Acharya (kp 01/04/2018)

Proposal to amend FNCCI statute on cards (ht 30/03/2018)

No inflow: Despite attempts to lure investors, Nepal remains one of the least attractive countries, by Mukunda Kandel (kp 30/03/2018)

NOC wants govt projects to use its bitumen (ht 30/03/2018)

FDI commitment surged to Rs 38bn till mid-March (ht 28/03/2018)

MoICS to decide fate of Gorakhkali Rubber Udyog (ht 28/03/2018)

Biratnagar Jute Mills down shutters again (kp 26/03/2018)

FeNeGoSiDA, FNGSGJA ink merger pact (ht 26/03/2018)

3rd International Women's Trade Expo kicks off: Women entrepreneurs of 30 districts are participating in the expo (rep 23/03/2018), International Women Entrepreneur's Expo concludes: Transactions worth Rs 50 million  recorded in five-day expo (rep 27/03/2018)

National Industrial Products & Technology Exhibition from Saturday (rep 22/03/2018)

Rising imports show robust growth in construction sector, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 21/03/2018)

Weak intellectual property ecosystem allows counterfeiters to make hay (kp 20/03/2018)

Transport syndicate abolished in Rupandehi, by Amrita Anamol (kp 19/03/2018)

Rupandehi poised to transform into industrial hub: Over 300 large firms have committed an investment of Rs 1 billion each in the district along with over 600 medium-sized firms, by Amrita Anamol (kp 18/03/2018)

CNI submits roadmap of ‘economic prosperity' to govt (ht 16/03/2018), CNI unveils ‘to-do list’ (kp 17/03/2018)

Int’l Entrepreneurship Conclave from March 24 (kp 15/03/2018), Indian Embassy to host ‘Entrepreneurship Conclave’ on Mar 24 (ht 15/03/2018)

FCAN apprises PPMO of the hike in price of construction materials: Says price hike has affected many undergoing projects (rep 15/03/2018)

Nuwakot festival earns Rs 20 million revenue: More the 100,000 people visited the 12-day festival held at Bidur with the slogan  of ‘Prosperous Nuwakot: Our Resolution’ (kp 13/03/2018)

Industry minister tells pvt sector to increase production capacity (rep 13/03/2018)

Study on readymade garments urged (ht 11/03/2018)

Cooperatives brought under anti-money laundering law, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/03/2018)

Kishore Pradhan elected FNCCI VP (ht 10/03/2018)

Chaudhary’s fortune rises by $200 million (kp 08/03/2018)

Cement factories found flouting quality standards, by Kushal Basnet (rep 06/03/2018)

Biratnagar SEZ plan in limbo for lack of funds, by Deo Narayan Shah (kp 05/03/2018)

Lokta paper factories make a comeback, by Basant Pratap Singh (kp 05/03/2018)

Rupandehi turns into cement manufacturing hub, by Amrita Anmol (kp 04/03/2018)

Co-operative Congress to mull roadmap (kp 03/03/2018)

NOC to re-start bitumen business (ht 03/03/2018)

Factories humming after energy supply increased, by Pratap Bista (kp 03/03/2018)

Chamber urges Oli to spur investment (kp 02/03/2018)

Start, continue, grow and repeat: Young Nepali women entrepreneurs share their experiences in starting successful businesses, by Sikuma Rai (nt 02/03/2018)

‘Udhyami Nepal’ portal launched (kp 01/03/2018), Portal to provide guidance to entrepreneurs (ht 01/03/2018)

‘State-owned industries need restructuring’ (ht 01/03/2018)

Damak industrial area gets govt greenlight, by Arjun Rajbansi (kp 28/02/2018)

Govt set to develop new industrial area in Motipur: The Butwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry had initiated the process of developing an industrial estate on 240 bighas of land in Motipur  about 14 years ago, by Amrita Anmol (kp 27/02/2018)

Book rush: The publishing industry in Nepal is booming, despite it not being able to tap into the growing demand and appetite for Nepali writers writing in English, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp 24/02/2018)

Mega fruit and flower market may miss deadline, again, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 24/02/2018)

‘Made in Nepal’ expo slated for March: The exhibition will run for three days from March 16-18 at Bhrikutimandap (kp 21/02/2018)

Process to compensate Oriental victims begins (ht 21/02/2018)

Three shopping malls coming up in Biratnagar (ht 20/02/2018)

Business failures: What’s now holding up economic progress? Why do we not yet have a real prospect for improved livelihoods?, by Bishal Thapa (rep 20/02/2018)

FDI realisation doubles this fiscal (ht 18/02/2018)

FDI flow nearly doubled in H1 of FY2017/18 (rep 15/02/2018)

Are SEZs losing appeal among domestic investors? Sound infrastructural set-up in Special Economic Zones, policy implementation crucial to attract investors, says FNCCI, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 13/02/2018), SEZ in limbo: Without regular and required amount of energy, how can the much-hyped SEZ set up long ago function? (ht 14/02/2018)

Government issues new standards for brick kilns: Official at the Department of Environment says the new guidelines will not make much of a difference to Kathmandu Valley’s air quality (kp 12/02/2018)

Co-ops that violate rules to be fined up to Rs50m (kp 12/02/2018), Don’t let them freewheel: Govt should enforce recent directive  to discipline cooperatives (kp 13/02/2018)

Robust e-payment system must for e-commerce to flourish (ht 11/02/2018), Espouse e-economy: Prioritise ICT as one of the growing industries in the country and implement policies accordingly, by Saurav Bashyal (ht 11/02/2018)

Work to build factories at Bhairahawa SEZ to begin from April, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 11/02/2018)

Fourth Buildcon, Wood expo welcomes visitors (kp 10/02/2018)

Hetauda hopes to be an industrial hub, by Ashok Ujan Shrestha (rep 10/02/2018)

Expo to display building technologies, products (kp 06/02/2018)

Panel to start work on troubled cooperatives soon (kp 01/02/2018)

Shaktikhor industrial park begins DPR prep, by Shiva Puri (kp 01/02/2018)

Raging hormones: Entrepreneurship provides a platform for youths to leverage their new business ideas, by Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai (kp 01/02/2018)

Govt decides to scrap National Trading Limited (30/01/2018), Fuel trade with China in doubt as govt shuts NTL (ht 01/02/2018)

CNI adopts federal setup (rep 28/01/2018)

NOC allocates Rs 770m bonus, decides not to distribute it, by Dilip Poudel (rep 25/01/2018)

Washing machine sales surge, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 25/01/2018)

Hetauda Cement facing shortage of limestone, by Pratap Bista (kp 24/01/2018)

Factories fail to compete with cheap imports (ht 24/01/2018)

Industries in Bhairahawa SEZ yet to get electricity: Nepal Electricity Authority say the Bhairahawa SEZ is solely responsible for the impasse (ht 22/01/2018)

As traditional retail shops flounder, department stores thrives in East, by Bed Raj Paudel (kp 20/01/2018)

LP gas bottlers on track after NBSM raid, by Kushal Basnet (rep 20/01/2018)

Young Women Entrepreneurs Summit slated for Jan 20 (kp 17/01/2018)

Plans afoot to operationalise Simara SEZ by next fiscal year (ht 17/01/2018)

Attracting FDI: Make it easy for investors, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 15/01/2018)

Govt begins work on special economic zone in Panchkhal: The government aims to promote the manufacture of export oriented goods by building these zones (kp 13/01/2018)

Experts urge govt to promote SMEs for economic transformation (ht 12/01/2018)

IB issues new reporting rules for non-life firms (ht 10/01/2018)

Govt begins Oriental Co-op takeover process (kp 09/01/2018)

Investment pledge surges by 256 per cent: Commitment of Rs 15.72 billion received in first five months of fiscal 2017-18 (ht 08/01/2018), Positive signs: Although Nepal has been receiving the FDI pledge in several sectors, the county has failed to materialise such commitments into reality (ht 09/01/2018)

Government plans to review export provision in SEZ Act (ht 06/01/2018)

Safety rules-flouting LPG bottlers to face stern action (kp 05/01/2018), NBSM to shut gas plants flouting safety rules (ht 05/01/2018), Gas plants shut down over safety violations: gas bottlers have been found to be filling defective cylinders with cooking gas after merely repairing the safety valves, by Rajesh Khanal and Nagendra Adhikari (kp 06/01/2018), Gas bottlers finally gear up to acquire NS mark: Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology shuts down two LPG bottling companies of Kavre, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 06/01/2018), 21 gas bottlers apply for NS certification (kp 08/01/2018), 3 more gas bottling factories shut down (kp 09/01/2018), NBSM gives 15-day deadline to gas companies to acquire NS mark (ht 09/01/2018)

SC dismisses petition against standards for lead-based paint (kp 04/01/2017)

Stock of FDI reached Rs151.7b in 2016-17, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/01/2018)

Birgunj cement factories on the verge of closure, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/01/2018)

Nigerian firm denied license for limestone mine since 3 years, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 02/01/2018)

New labour rules to hit outsourcing firms (ht 01/01/2018)

Rs2.5b garment processing zone being built in Simara: Exports of Nepali readymade garments have been declining in recent years due to lack of product diversification, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/12/2017)

50 firms busted for selling inferior food (kp 29/12/2017)

Huaxin Cement to build $140m cement factory (kp 28/12/2017)

Apex court clears way for Ncell profit repatriation (kp 25/12/2017)

14th footwear, leather expo to begin on Dec 28 (kp 25/12/2017)

Half of petrol pumps do not meet safety norms: NBSM (kp 22/12/2017), Gas plants operating against government standards, by Dilip Poudel (rep 24/12/2017)

Govt plans to call global bids for oil, gas exploration (kp 22/12/2017)

FDI reached Rs 115 billion in 2016 (ht 17/12/2017)

Local hassles create uncertainty for electricity supply to Bhairahawa SEZ, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 17/12/2017)

YSESF to aid entrepreneurship development in all 753 local units (ht 15/12/2017)

14th footwear, leather expo slated for Dec 28 (kp 13/12/2017)

Dissecting CSR: Our lawmakers have hastily copied CSR law from India, without learning anything from India’s implementation, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 13/12/2017)

Managing street entrepreneurs: For assimilation of street vendors in urban planning, spaces must be viewed as multi-functional areas, by Biranchi Poudyal (kp 12/12/2017)

Industrial capacity utilisation hits 3-year high of 57.3pc (kp 10/12/2017)

Chinese firm to set up $140m cement factory, by Bibek Subedi (kp 08/12/2017)

600 firms to be linked to central billing system (kp 07/12/2017)

Barred from hiking prices, NOC slips into red (kp 04/12/2017)

'Promote local industries, discourage luxury goods imports' (rep 04/12/2017)

Nepal Chamber Expo kicks off in the Capital (kp 30/11/2017), 3rd Nepal Chamber Expo gets underway (kp 01/12/2017), Nepal Chamber Expo ends with over Rs50m in revenue, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 05/12/2017)

Coca Cola launches Kinley water in Nepal (kp 29/11/2017)

DPR of new industrial area soon: The new industrial area is expected promote the country’s flagging  manufacturing sector and create jobs (kp 26/11/2017)

Nepal to take part in Global Entrepreneurship Summit, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 23/11/2017)

Private sector unveils wish list for next administration (kp 21/11/2017)

Police arrest Durbarmarg shopkeepers (kp 02/11/2017)

Nepal up two spots in Doing Biz index (kp 02/11/2017)

Pvt sector urges govt for business-friendly policies (ht 30/10/2017)

Traders under scrutiny fail to report to police (kp 28/10/2017)

Government raises ceiling on land for industries (ht 25/10/2017)

Government fails to materialise achievements of Nepal Investment Summit, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 25/10/2017)

Govt fails to halt price gouging at Durbar Marg (kp 24/10/2017)

Flowers worth Rs 150 million sold during Tihar (ht 24/10/2017)

Tihar records sale of Rs652m of gold, silver (kp 23/10/2017), Govt fails to monitor Tihar bullion market (kp 24/10/2017)

Revival of sick industries in limbo with change in govt (ht 18/10/2017)

Construction of International Expo Centre in Bharatpur Metropolitan City in full swing (ht 16/10/2017)

Land record dispute of Himal Cement ends (ht 16/10/2017)

Yarsagumba collectors say buy now, pay later, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 13/10/2017)

Sluggish SME development hurts economy’ (ht 12/10/2017)

FWEAN elects new leadership (rep 11/10/2017)

Market monitoring upped as Tihar festival nears (kp 10/10/2017)

Govt delays YSESF’s proposal (ht 09/10/2017)

Police set to file cases against branded stores in question: It is the first time that the government authority has initiated action against the branded stores (kp 07/10/2017)

Transport of HR sheet coils: 'Unfair' traffic rule benefiting some industries, harming others, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 07/10/2017)

Three non-life firms get LoI (ht 07/10/2017)

Udaypur losing Rs2.5m daily due to power cuts, by Dilli Ram Khatiwada (kp 03/10/2017)

Goat sales at Kalanki off to a slow start: 30,000 goats have been sold in the first week of Dashain, a sharp drop from 50,000 goats sold last year (kp 28/09/2017)

Kite sales plummet, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 28/09/2017)

Liquor sales surge as Dashain festivities begin, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 27/09/2017)

Goat sales in KTM likely to go up by 10 percent, by Abhishek Chitrakar and Yamini Bantawa (kp 23/09/2017)

Market inspections to continue during Dashain holidays (kp 22/09/2017)

Alpine meat factory closed in just 5 mths, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 21/09/2017)

Dhading shopkeepers go on strike to protest raid (kp 19/09/2018)

Mobile expos bloom in Kathmandu, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 18/09/2017)

Hetauda Cement open after maintenance: A team of 35 technicians from india disassembled the cement plant and repaired ‘grate coller and killer’—two key components of the plant—taking 36 days, by Pratap Bishta (kp 17/09/2017)

KMC removes street vendors (kp 14/09/2017)

First tremors of holiday shopping spree hit stores, by Yamini Bantawa (kp 14/09/2017)

Twisted CSR: CSR is not so much about how you spend your money as much as it is about how you earn it, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 12/09/2017)

Hetauda industrial area starts recovering unused land, by Pratap Bista (kp 10/09/2017)

'Big contractors forming cartel to win contracts', by Rudra Pangeni (rep 06/09/2017)

Branded stores sealed for overcharging customers (kp 05/09/2017), Durbarmarg stores pull down shutters in protest (kp 08/09/2017), Mandal vows stern action against errant merchants (kp 09/09/2017), Durbar Marg shops reopen citing holiday: Gopal Kakshapati, president of the Durbar Marg Development Board, says they had decided to reopen the stores due to the onset of the Dashain and Tihar festival shopping season (kp 12/09/2017), Minister vows action against Durbarmarg stores: During inspections, these stores were found ‘marking-up the cost  price by as much as  2,300 percent' (kp 13/09/2017), Sealed stores in Durbarmarg reopen (kp 26/09/2017) [??]

Agro cooperatives swindling farmers in Kaski district (ht 02/09/2017)

IBN, Hongshi to seal deal on Sunday (kp 02/09/2017), IBN signs $359m pact with Chinese venture: Foreign investment biggest ever in manufacturing (kp 04/09/2017)

Insurance companies: Emerging issues, by Subash Koirala (ht 01/09/2017)

Auto market zooms ahead (kp 30/08/2017)

Lalitpur Mobile Expo to begin from Sept 1, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 29/08/2017)

National Trading likely to get new lease of life, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/08/2017)

Hetauda factories lose Rs20m in rain, landslides, by Pratap Bista (kp 20/08/2017)

Complaints related to cooperatives on the rise (ht 18/08/2017)

Government should not ignore cooperative sector: Lawmakers (ht 12/08/2017)

Uncertainty looms over proposed SEZ project (ht 12/08/2017)

FNCCI seeks enhanced regional cooperation (ht 12/08/2017)

First PVC industrial plant in Dolakha (ht 09/08/2017)

‘Nepali industries should enhance competitiveness’: India’s new tax regime expected to lower cost of Indian goods (ht 09/08/2017)

Three more firms get life insurance licence (ht 03/08/2017)

Market monitoring team springs into action in Pokhara, by Santosh Subedi (rep 02/08/2017)

Illegal tenants to be evicted from industrial estate site, by Pratap Bista (kp 01/08/2017)

Private sector tried to prolong life of controversial tax settlement body, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/08/2017)

Registration of 15 cooperatives scrapped, by Mukti Prasad Nyaupane (rep 01/08/2017)

Sajha Publications failing to pay staff despite govt assistance of Rs 300m (ht 31/07/2017)

Govt to reopen licences for petro extraction and exploration (ht 31/07/2017)

Industries to start construction in Bhairahawa SEZ (ht 28/07/2017)

Insurance market grows by 22pc to Rs 57.53 billion, by Sabin Mishra (ht 28/07/2017)

Expansion of Butwal industrial area proposed, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 26/07/2017)

FNCCI to hold Nepal-India investment summit in October (rep 24/07/2017)

Surkhet set to get new industrial estate (kp 23/07/2017)

Facilitating public private partnerships: Govt, FNCCI seal deal  (kp 22/07/2017)

Nepalis’ online shopping dream turning real soon: This service is expected to revolutionise the e-commerce business in Nepal, as it will allow millions of electronic cardholders to purchase goods from Nepal-based online stores and even open online stores, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 18/07/2017)

Rs 30 billion domestic shoe industry under siege (kp 17/07/2017)

IB sets insurance agents’ incentive cap, by Sabin Mishra (ht 15/07/2017)

Women Entrepreneurship Dev Fund gets Rs165.8m from MoI: The fund has been providing collateral-free loans  to women entrepreneurs to encourage them  to start their own businesses (kp 15/07/2017)

Rural women turning into entrepreneurs (ht 14/07/2017)

IMF delegation meets FNCCI office bearers (ht 14/07/2017)

Investment Board, Hongshi Shivam set to sign PIA, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/07/2017)

Money to burn: The aim of lighting up South Asia with Nepal’s hydropower can wait, by Devendra Gautam (rep 08/07/2017)

IB reduces cost of riot, protest insurance products (kp 07/07/2017), IB grants operating licence to three new life insurance firms (ht 07/07/2017)

Cooperatives and agriculture: Cooperatives could be part of the solution to the problem of Nepal’s very small farms, by Sophie Kemkhadze (kp 04/07/2017)

Co-ops prepare to open cold storage facility in Gaidakot, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 04/07/2017)

Earthmover sales soar on construction boom (kp 28/06/2017)

Small businesses create big impact on economy, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 28/06/2017)

Petro dealers threaten to halt distribution (ht 25/06/2017), Technical panel to study shrinkage loss problem (kp 26/06/2017)

Bhairahawa turning into industrial powerhouse, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 22/06/2017)

Nepal Reinsurance Company expands: The government established NRC in November 2014 in a bid to stem massive capital outflows for reinsurance purposes (kp 20/06/2017)

Govt on course to shut National Trading Ltd, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 20/06/2017), For drastic overhaul: Even in vital PEs, drastic reforms, including in ownership structure, should be seriously considered (ht 21/06/2017)

Private players seek productive sector-friendly monetary policy (ht 20/06/2017)

What do investors in Nepal look for? A startup should treat investors as a sceptic who is looking for hard evidence that the money they are going to spend on your business is worthwhile, by Pranjal Ghimire (kp 19/06/2017)

Bandas take their toll on industries in Birgunj-Pathlaiya, by Upendra Yadav (rep 19/06/2017)

A long way to go: Private equity faces challenges in Nepal that are non-existent in India and China, by Shashwat Satyal (kp 18/06/2017)

Ineffective monitoring and defiant traders: Blatant disregard for authority among traders in the market because of the safety net political parties provide them with, by Pawan Timilsina (ht 18/06/2017), ‘Govt bodies not serious about curbing market anomalies’ (kp 19/06/2017)

DoSM to continue market checks till Dashain (kp 18/06/2017)

Jumla shopkeepers found selling inedible food products, by DB Buda (rep 17/06/2017)

Foreign direct investment: Manifold challenges, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 16/06/2017)

Annapurna Cements: starts test production, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 16/06/2017)

‘Revise draft bill to amend Bonus Act’: NOC has set aside Rs2.36 billion to award its employees a bonus (kp 15/06/2017), ‘Invest bonus amount to enhance petro infrastructure’ (ht 15/06/2017)

Cement import from India doubles: Demand up but domestic plants running below capacity (ht 15/06/2017)

Panel report on sugar mills overcharging to be reviewed: Salt Trading Corporation retails sugar at Rs82 per kg while consumers pay up to Rs100 per kg (kp 14/06/2017)

12 firms booked for business malpractice (kp 14/06/2017)

Business Oxygen gets $7.3m from IFC: BO2, makes equity investments in Nepal’s high-growth small and medium enterprises (SMEs), helping them achieve their potential and create more jobs (kp 13/06/2017)

Electricity woes in Bhairahawa SEZ: Full-fledged operations unlikely for at least another one-and-a-half yeras (ht 13/06/2017), Investors’ concerns: In order to attract more investment in the productive sectors, both domestic and foreign, the government must plug such loopholes (ht 14/06/2017)

Offers galore in auto sector, but few buyers, by Aagat Ruchi Sapkota (kp 11/06/2017)

Market monitoring underway in Valley (kp 08/06/2017), 44 firms grilled by DoSM; 26 penalised (kp 11/06/2017)

Major shopping malls see sales fall in Valley, by Poonam Regmi (kp 07/06/2017)

Intensive market monitoring begins today: Week-long inspection aimed at controlling growing anomalies seen in essential products (ht 06/06/2017)

State-owned cement industries set new records (ht 03/06/2017)

Initial costs: can be included in capital: NRB, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/06/2017)

Thanka art proves a boon for illiterate woman, by Rajkumar Parajuli (ht 01/06/2017)

PEs to incur 41 per cent loss in this fiscal (ht 31/05/2017)

Shake it up: Focus of IBN must evolve. Instead of looking outside for investors, it must also look inwards and start working with private companies, by Bishal Thapa (rep 30/05/2017)

21,541 street vendors booked so far this fiscal (kp 29/05/2017)

Nawalparasi becoming cement hub of Nepal, by Narayan Sharma (kp 26/05/2017)

Bajura pharmacies sealed (ht 26/05/2017)

NOC barred from distributing bonus (kp 25/05/2017)

Plants still run at half their capacity (kp 25/05/2017)

NOC making huge profit by overcharging consumers, by Rudra Pandeni and Ashim Neupane (rep 23/05/2017)

Cement industry on the path to self-reliance: Cement import has come down by 36 per cent in the first nine months of this fiscal year (ht 23/05/2017)

‘PIA template draft to be finalised soon’ (kp 21/05/2017)

NOC to pay dividends worth Rs145m (kp 20/05/2017)

Yoshodha Foods opens: instant noodle factory, by Amrita Anmol (kp 20/05/2017)

Nepal, China to construct cross-border SEZ: A joint committee to be formed soon to finalise operation, business modality (ht 20/05/2017)

10 new life insurance companies approved (kp 19/05/2017)

Action taken against six offending firms (kp 17/05/2017)

TIO to ramp up production of lens to boost export (ht 16/05/2017)

Dealers flay NOC plan to operate fuel stations jointly with IOC (ht 15/05/2017)

Bara-Parsa Industrial corridor lacks power, by Shankar Acharya (kp 14/05/2017)

Poll paraphernalia ramp up small traders’ business (kp 12/05/2017)

Draft foreign investment bill: Govt removes provision on facilitating int’l investors (kp 11/05/2017)

SEBI starts production of eco-friendly bricks (kp 10/05/2017)

Iconic Jeevan Jal is back in production (kp 08/05/2017), New lease of life (ht 09/05/2017)

Cement manufacturers seek govt preferential treatment (kp 06/05/2017)

Quota system launched in Yarsagumba collection, by Aash Gurung (kp 05/05/2017)

FNCCI likely to hold another election for VP: Post vacant als current VP Shrestha files candidacy for mayor of Beni (ht 03/05/2017)

NDL to begin production of medicines from next week (ht 02/05/2017)

Agribusiness Innovation centre opened in Capital (kp 29/04/2017)

Govt to allow telecom firms to merge (ht 29/04/2017)

Cement factory likely to be delayed due to govt apathy, by Narayan Sharma (kp 27/04/2017)

Investment in fixed capital assets up 41.6pc, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 27/04/2017)

Summit to urge youths to start own business (kp 24/04/2017)

Joshi holds talks with diplomats on investment (kp 21/04/2017), Diplomats vow to support govt to bring FDI (ht 21/04/2017)

Submit record: NRB to foreign investers (kp 19/04/2017)

63 firms apply to prepare DPR of industrial estates (ht 19/04/2017)

Promoting women entrepreneurs: Govt mulls interest subsidy on loans (kp 18/04/2017)

Pvt sector questions effective mobilisation of CSR funds (ht 18/04/2017)

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

Govt urged to attract investment from the US (ht 14/04/2017)

13th IITFT Expo 2017 from next week (ht 13/04/2017)

Property Expo draws above 100,000 visitors (rep 12/04/2017)

Rana to assume leadership of FNCCI (ht 11/04/2017)

NOC on track to make Rs120m profit in April (kp 10/04/2017)

Cement factories owned by state to chip in to charity: Govt tells them to contribute Rs1.5 to Rs2 generated from sales of every sack of cement (kp 08/04/2017)

FNCCI candidates play blame games (kp 06/04/2017), FNCCI election race heats up, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 06/04/2017), Murarka’s attempt to forge consensus fails (ht 06/04/2017), Golchha, Pradhan step up campaign for key post (kp 11/04/2017), Golchha’s panel wins landslide victory, by Bibek Subedi and Keshav Thapa (kp 12/04/2017), Shekhar Golchha elected senior vice-president (rep 12/04/2017)

Japanese team explores investment potential in country (ht 06/04/2017)

NTL to sell land at Teku to pay off employees (kp 05/04/2017)

Property Expo 2017 to kick off on April 7 (kp 05/04/2017)

Telecom equipment import surges by 48pc (ht 05/04/2017)

Scores of industries confined to paper (ht 04/04/2017)

Golcha files for senior FNCCI VP post on Sunday (kp 03/04/2017), High-stakes in FNCCI senior veep election (kp 04/04/2017), 111 candidates to vie for 64 FNCCI posts (ht 04/04/2017)

Domestic investment necessary to attract FDI (ht 03/04/2017)

Gas plant sealed for using old cylinders (kp 01/04/2017)

Investment Potentials And Need Of FDIs, by Ratna Prajapati (rn 01/04/2017)

Gas stations sealed for giving short measure (kp 31/03/2017)

SAARC Handicraft Design Centre to be established: Despite booming exports, the handicraft sector lacks professional training and a designing centre (kp 28/03/2017)

Chaudhary Group to invest Rs50b in three years to create 25k jobs (kp 28/03/2017)

Why do startups in Nepal fail? Entrepreneurs continue to dream big but failure should be one of the main concerns, by Pranjal Ghimire (kp 27/03/2017)

Belt and Road platform to promote Nepal pashmina (kp 27/03/2017)

Locals return to work in lokta paper factory, by Dipak Pariyar (kp 27/03/2017)

DPR of industrial area in Hetauda initiated, by Pratap Bista (kp 26/03/2017)

Domestic mobile phone market expands rapidly: Govt statistics reveal country imported more than nine million handsets in less than one year, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 25/03/2017)

House panel directs MoI to bring guidelines: Laws related to SEZ Act, Industrial Enterprise Act gather dust (ht 25/03/2017)

STC okayed to sell piled up stock of zinc sheets (kp 22/03/2017)

Industries yet to be set up at Bhairahawa SEZ (ht 22/03/2017)

House panel directs MoF to clear dues of PEs within a month (ht 21/03/2017)

Election season kicks in at FNCCI: Two vie for senior vice president’s post, announce their panels (kp 20/03/2017)

Hetauda Cement aims to generate Rs200m in profit, by Pratap Bista (kp 20/03/2017)

Forced to pack up, street vendors struggle to make ends meet (ht 19/03/2017)

FDI commitment rises 24.3 per cent (ht 17/03/2017)

Know your rights: Consumers can claim compensation for damages caused by bad products or services, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 15/03/2017)

The halo effect: Instead of discrediting rivals, our politicians should be on the same page about attracting foreign investment, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 14/03/2017)

Businesses reluctant to seek facility from Economic Revival Fund (rep 14/03/2017)

Message of hope: Letters of Intent signed at the event totaled US $13.52 billion, a sign of increasing donor confidence in Nepal’s investment climate, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 11/03/2017)

'Outdated' laws hit market monitoring (ht 11/03/2017)

Real estate business cools down in Birendranagar, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 11/03/2017)

SAWDF, ICIMOD sign letter of intent (kp 09/03/2017)

Youth and Small Entrepreneurs Self Employment Fund: Women outpace men in self-employment in 18 districts, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 09/03/2017)

Investment Summit 2017: Nepal gets investment pledges worth $13.5b; China leads the pack of six investors, committing $8.3 billion, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 04/03/3017), Investment summit draws $13.51bn FDI commitment: The pledged investment is more than half of country’s GDP structure; Amount exceeds budget ceiling for fiscal year 2017-18, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 04/03/2017), Invest and lose: The Bideshis only want one thing: Can this country offer them any opportunity to make a quick buck? Yes, foreigners will pledge  billions of Rupees in investment but we all know that not even a percent of those pledged  will amount to real investment  in the future, by Guffadi (kp 04/03/2017), Stakeholders seek foreign investment in agro-forestry (ht 04/03/2017), Investors intend to pour $ 13.52 b into Nepal, by Kuvera Chalise and Ashim Neupane (rep 04/03/2017), Improve investment climate: Commitment expressed at Investment Summit was laudable; now leaders must act (kp 07/03/2017), MoI sets upcommittee to facilitate foreign investors (ht 07/03/2017)

Private investments and our duties: Nepal needs to create an investment-friendly environment in order to prosper, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp 02/03/2017), Making Nepal FDI friendly: We know what needs to be done to attract investment, we just need to do it, by Shyamal K. Shrestha (nt 03/03/2017)

IIPB mulls relief for scrapped industries: Around 600 industries registered with dOi have lost their legal status with the new act coming into effect (kp 02/03/2017)

Cars gather dust at customs as sales fall: Recent drop in vehicle imports hits revenue of Birgunj Customs Office, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/02/2017)

Rural entrepreneurs bemoan lack of market (rep 28/02/2017)

Investment summit 2017: Govt expects Rs100b in FDI pledges (kp 27/02/2017), Nepal Investment Summit from Thursday: AIIB President, Indian Finance Minister keynote speakers (rep 27/02/2017), Investment Summit from today: To be attended by around 300 foreign delegates, including India’s finance minister and AIIB president, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 02/03/2017), Govt okays Rs 30b foreign investment for six joint ventures, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 02/03/2017), Govt gives nod to Rs 29.83bn FDI on the eve of investment summit, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 02/03/2017), Investment climate in Nepal improving: Government organizing Investment Summit after a gap of 25 years, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 02/03/2017), Making case for investing in Nepal: Prime Minister Dahal, ministers and top NC, UML leaders commit to promoting a good business environment, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/03/2017), AIIB committed to investing in Nepal’s infra: Chief (kp 03/03/2017), ‘Nepal will receive loan assistance from Asian Infra Bank by 2018’, interview with Jin Liqun, AiiB president (kp 03/03/2017), Nepal is a fertile land for foreign investment, says private sector (ht 03/03/2017)

GMP to be enforced in milk, water industries, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/02/2017)

Govt initiates process of building industrial area, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 26/02/2017)

NOC to amend automatic fuel pricing bylaw (kp 25/02/2017)

Data drives Ncell revenue growth, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 25/02/2017)

Of local, for local, buy local: New online business reduces carbon footprint of urban consumers by extending the digital footprint of farmers, by Smriti Basnet (nt 24/02/2017)

Institutions adrift: Cooperatives play a key role in economic development, but they need an overhaul, by Bishwa Mohan Acharya (kp 23/02/2017)

Business boom: Development speeds up after Karnali Highway, by Tula Ram Pandey (kp 23/02/2017)

CNI urges govt to implement outcomes of infrastructure summit (rep 23/02/2017)

Gov’s stringent policy to regulate alcohol products, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/02/2017)

Cottage industry goods exhibition from Thursday, by Sakchham Karki  (kp 22/02/2017)

Industry Minister Joshi inaugurates Bhairahawa SEZ for second time, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 19/02/2017)

Tanker operators oppose minimum fleet size rule (kp 18/02/2017), Tanker operators-NOC meeting end fruitless (kp 22/02/2017)

Domestic firms to invest over Rs 5bn in Bhairahawa special economic zone (ht 17/02/2017)

MoLE to award returnee migrant workers who embrace entrepreneurship (ht 17/02/2017)

Foreign investors will get a level playing field: Industry minister (rep 16/02/2017), Nepal investment summit: IBN to show 8 projects as potential ventures; The board has selected four railway projects,  a hydropower project, a tunnel highway, an international airport and a chemical fertilizer plant (kp 17/02/2017), More than 100 foreign delegates to take part in investment summit (kp 19/02/2017)

Sagoon announces $20m online public offering (kp 10/02/2017)

Enabling business: The recent spike in FDI pledges is healthy but not yet enduring (kp 09/02/2017)

FDI pledges jump 28pc with China topping list, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 08/02/2017)

NOC to issue permits to new gas companies (kp 07/02/2017)

Industrial hub of Morang faces shortage of skilled workers, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 05/02/2017)

Germany’s FICO enters Nepal (kp 03/02/2017), ‘Nepal is a very important market for us’, interview with Torsten Mayer, vice president of FiCO (kp 05/04/2017)

NTA permission mandatory for telcos to change share structure (ht 01/02/2017)

Investments in transportation sector in Palpa cross Rs 1b, by Madhav Aryal (kp 31/01/2017)

Bottlers refuse to import LPG (kp 30/01/2017)

National industrial fair slated to start Feb 23: Textiles and accessories made of natural fibres, semi-precious stones mined in Surkhet and Jajarkot, nettle powder, herbals, bamboo products and Mithila art will be the major attractions (kp 30/01/2017)

MoI seeks endorsement of industrial-related acts before NIS (ht 27/01/2017)

Majority of gas bottlers still to pay affiliation fee to govt (ht 25/01/2017)

Bhadrakali Oil sealed for selling adulterated fuel (kp 24/01/2017)

Business with a cause: Maybe time has come for Nepali entrepreneurs to launch their own businesses with a social cause, by Bhagirath Yogi (rep 24/01/2017)

Lalitpur Mobile Expo slated to open Friday (kp 24/01/2017)

Foreign direct investment: Investment-friendly climate, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 23/01/2017)

Bhairahawa SEZ: Lack of power puts investors in dilemma, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 21/01/2017)

Licence must for tobacco business from mid-March: Tobacco outlets have to be at least 100 m away from educational institutions, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 21/01/2017)

Traders now offer .999 fine gold (kp 21/01/2017)

Debt-ridden Sajha tables revival plan, by Samipa Khanal (kp 19/01/2017)

Rakura launches 8 new varieties of organic tea (kp 19/01/2017)

‘Fear of failure has inhibited entrepreneurship development’, interview with Mangesh Lal Shrestha, President of Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs' Forum (ht 16/01/2017)

NOC set to incur loss for first time in two years (kp 13/01/2017)

Gas stations ordered to upgrade (kp 10/01/2017)

Grading process of domestic cement delayed (ht 09/01/2017)

Complex paperwork makes incentives unobtainable (kp 05/01/2017)

SEZ for export: The SEZ law has already been enacted and foreign firms have also shown interest in investing in SEZ after the passage of this law (ht 05/01/2017)

Government seeks support from India, China to set up SEZ (ht 05/01/2017)

Mobile expo ends with Rs200m transaction (kp 04/01/2017)

Government finalises Special Economic Zone SEZ locations (ht 04/01/2017)

Dishonest traders may be fined up to Rs100k on the spot (kp 02/01/2017)

Stakeholders urge swift passage of Cooperative Bill: they have urged lawmakers not to remove stern  provisions in the bill against those involved in misappropriation of funds (kp 02/01/2017)

LPG bottlers lack incentive to step on the gas to get NBSM accreditation: Of 53 companies operating across the country, only one has acquired Nepal Standard certification in over a month, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 31/12/2016)

KMC raises over Rs1m fine from street vendors: Vendors are barred from selling goods from  non-designated places, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/12/2016)

Pvt sector against minimum capital requirement: Says such provisions discourage drawing investment in small and medium enterprises (ht 27/12/2016)

NFC padlocks Manoj Driving (kp 27/12/2016)

Sellers unveil discount offers for Christmas (kp 23/12/2016)

Nepal to host adventure, mountaineering expo (kp 22/12/2016), GAMCE 2017 from Mar 31 to Apr 2 (ht 22/12/2016)

Infra summit from Feb 19 (kp 22/12/2016), Second Nepal Infrastructure Summit in February (ht 22/12/2016)

13th National Industrial Expo begins tomorrow (kp 19/12/2016), National Industrial Expo opens at Bhrikutimandap: locally-made party shoes, sports shoes, sandals and  casual footwear besides textiles made of natural  fibres are the major attractions at the fair (kp 21/12/2016)

One for the book(store)s, by Ajit Baral (kp 17/12/2016)

Businesses hit hard by districtwide shutdown, by Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 16/12/2016)

NCC, Chinese team sign MoU to boost trade (kp 16/12/2016)

IBM proposes waiving pre-negotiation charge (kp 15/12/2016)

‘Export incentive must to make Nepali garments competitive’ (ht 15/12/2016)

10-day Sindhuli Fair to kick off on Dec 22 (kp 14/12/2016)

NFC acts to evict tenants overstaying their lease (kp 13/12/2016)

Govt unveils plan to revive defunct private ventures: Units of the real sector  that have terminated operations will be asked to submit proposals for their revitalization (kp 13/12/2016), MoI sets its sight on reviving sick pvt industries (ht 13/12/2016), Private sector welcomes government’s move to revive defunct firms (kp 15/12/2016)

Manufacturing units utilised only 48pc of capacity last fiscal (ht 13/12/2016)

Nepal Investment Summit slated to be held in March (kp 10/12/2016), Govt targets $1bn FDI commitment: Over 300 foreign investors expected to participate in the investment summit (ht 10/12/2016)

A month without power outage: Changes felt in daily life; Businesses and factories report fall in operating costs, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 10/12/2016)

National Industrial Trade Fair kicks off in Pokhara, by Bhim Ghimire (kp 09/12/2016)

Soaltee, NAC join hands (kp 07/12/2016)

Crucial investment-related decisions put on hold: Fate of mega projects in limbo as IBN noard meeting has not been held for many months, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 07/12/2016)

Lack of rural financial services affects micro entrepreneurship (ht 06/12/2016)

Green business: Social Enterprises refer to organizations that enhance human and environmental wellbeing through commercial strategies, by Sunil Sainju (rep 06/12/2016)

Mobile phone importers form umbrella body (ht 05/12/2016)

NT revives stalled move to find strategic partner (kp 03/12/2016)

FDI commitment for 139 projects in the first quadrimester (ht 03/12/2016)

Bhawani Rana elected FWEAN president; Shova Gyawali is the new general secretary (rep 03/12/2016)

MoFA mulls setting up biz window (kp 02/12/2016)

Yamire locals demand fair land compensation: Hongshi-Shivam Cement, a nepal-China joint venture, is building a cement factory at Sardi in Nawalparasi district, by Madhav Aryal (kp 02/12/2016)

Plummeting gold price provides respite to domestic jewellers (ht 02/12/2016)

Prime minister has no time for IBN meetings: IBN has not been able to hold even a single board meeting in the past four months, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/12/2016)

DRI starts probe against four Biratnagar factories, by Amar Khadka (rep 01/12/2016)

Plans to revive hetauda textile mill: Half of factory equipment in working condition: Team; the government is considering letting security forces operate the factory, which was shut down one and half decades ago, by Pratap Bista (kp 30/11/2016)

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

NE Group doubles size of fund (kp 26/11/2016)

Investment friendly regime: While it is laudable that there was vibrant discussion on FITTA, it still has many inadequacies, by Abaya Neopane (kp 25/11/2016)

Survey proposes around 20 staff for PPP Centre: the centre’s head will be selected from among joint secretaries of the government (kp 24/11/2016)

Bhairahawa SEZ still doesn't have electricity supply, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 24/11/2016)

Wanted good managers: Trying to revive rotting public enterprises would be throwing good money after bad; The government has failed to attract fresh MBAs and other graduates from reputed international business schools into its regular bureaucracy, by Achyut Wagle (kp 22/11/2016)

There’s plenty of work, if you know where to look, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 21/11/2016)

NEEK Electro-Tech 2016 opens at Bhrikutimandap (kp 16/11/2016)

NOC plans to re-enter bitumen business (kp 18/11/2016)

The business of entrepreneurship: With the amount spent even before they get the visa, students planning to study in the US can easily start a viable business at home, by Triveni Chand And Pankaj Parajuli (nt 18/11/2016)

Chaudhary Foundation, LCIF announce $500k investment (kp 17/11/2016)

Automobile business sees substantial growth (ht 14/11/2016)

Investors’ Summit to be held in March (ht 12/11/2016)

8th NEEK Electro-Tech slated to open Nov 18 (kp 11/11/2016)

NMEFN, DLB Bank ink agreement to enhance micro entrepreneurship at local level (ht 10/11/2016)

Silk art gains popularity as home decorations (kp 07/11/2016)

14 firms selected to setting up units in Bhairahawa SEZ, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 07/11/2016)

Co-ops to be required to submit accounts online: The Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation has been preparing to make it mandatory for cooperatives to upload their accounts so it can keep a close tab on them (kp 05/11/2016)

Hetauda to get new industrial estate, by Pratap Bista (kp 03/11/2016)

Sales of Dhaka items soar in Palpa district, by Madhav Aryal (kp 31/10/2016)

Tihar bazaar: Traders report brisk business (kp 31/10/2016)

Sajha Prakashan gearing up for a rebound (ht 28/10/2016)

Govt mulls letting security forces revive Hetauda textile mill (kp 28/10/2016), Hetauda Textile Industry to be revived (ht 28/10/2016)

With Tihar starting tomorrow, sales of dried fruits soar (ht 27/10/2016)

‘Every plot in Bhairahawa SEZ booked already’ (ht 26/10/2016), A test case: If we can make this SEZ successful, the other economic zones will also get a big boost by strengthening the national economy significantly (ht 27/10/2016)

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

Action taken against 3 firms for overcharging (kp 25/10/2016)

FNCCI amends its statue; Rana to become next prez (kp 21/10/2016), Members unanimously approve amendment to FNCCI statute (ht 21/10/2016)

Better investment climate stressed (ht 21/10/2016)

Groundwork starts for merger of NTL, NOC (kp 20/10/2016)

FNCCI special general meeting today (ht 20/10/2016)

Illegal mustard oil imports put local producers on brink (kp 18/10/2016)

Jewellery sales during Dashain down 50pc (kp 17/10/2016)

Lack of required infrastructure dash EV traders’ hopes (ht 16/10/2016)

Jewellery lament tepid business this Dashain (ht 15/10/2016)

Meat sales total Rs1.32b in Valley during Dashain (kp 14/10/2016)

Brick kilns told to furnish registration, tax clearance documents (ht 08/10/2016)

Mutton takes a bite out of chicken sales (ht 08/10/2016)

Not working: Many financial cooperatives in Nepal are not open for business for vulnerable and disadvantaged youths, by Simone Galimberti (kp 07/10/2016)

Foreign investment to be allowed in secondary market, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 06/10/2016), FDI facility: At a time when the country is heavily dependent on remittance it would be fitting if it succeeded in acquiring more FDI (ht 07/10/2016)

Lower prices lure Dashain shoppers to Indian towns, by Madhav Dhungana and Shankar Acharya (kp 05/10/2016)

Gas plant encroaches upon road dept land, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 04/10/2016)

Five-star casino resort to open in Bhairahawa, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/10/2016)

Traders rushing to ship mountain goats, sheep, by Birendra KC (kp 03/10/2016)

MoI plans to revive Hetauda Textile (ht 03/10/2016)

Micro, small and medium enterprises boom (ht 02/10/2016), Make the most of it: We have now realised the potential of cottage, small and medium enterprises. They should be encouraged to team up with big-scale enterprises (ht 03/10/2016)

Implementation of ‘no work, no pay’ provision difficult (kp 01/10/2016)

Chinese investors show interest in Nepal Special Economic Zone (ht 01/10/2016)

Two-day trilateral investors’ meet kicks off in Capital (ht 30/09/2016), Investors seek assurance on policy, political stability (ht 30/09/2016)

Festive shoppers throng Valley malls (kp 29/09/2016)

Corporate social responsibility: Issues for businesses, by Sunil Sainju (ht 26/09/2016)

Monitoring intensified amid shopping spree (kp 26/09/2016)

Unilever Nepal lifts lockout at its factory (kp 23/09/2016)

‘Look into constraints for foreign investment’ (ht 21/09/2016)

Mobile Expo draws huge crowds (kp 16/09/2016)

Nepal, India and China trilateral investors’ meet to be held soon (ht 16/09/2016)

Government to resume operation of defunct PEs (kp 12/09/2016), Government plans to revive sick enterprises (ht 12/09/2016), Sick enterprises (ht 13/09/2016), Cabinet endorses MOI’s proposal to revive Nepal Drugs Limited  by Sujan Dhungana (ht 19/09/2016), Work begins to revive Nepal Drug Limited (kp 20/09/2016), Let it die: It is not right to say that reviving NDL will save billions and ensure quality drugs in the market, by Akash Shrestha (rep 26/09/2016)

DoSM preparing to file cases against 7 firms: The department will file the cases under the Consumer Protection Act 1998 (kp 09/09/2016)

Motipur locals say no to planned industrial zone, by Amrita Anmol (kp 03/09/2016)

Ex-cantonment sought for estate, by Bimal Khatiwada (03/09/2016)

FDI commitment plunged 77.5pc in last fiscal (ht 03/09/2016)

7 companies sign MoUs to erect factories in SEZ, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 02/09/2016)

57 new industries registered in first month of fiscal year (kp 28/08/2016)

Arghakhanchi launches Rs4b expansion project (kp 26/08/2016)

Preparatory work to set up industrial estate starts, by Amrita Anamol (kp 25/08/2016)

18 Valley firms booked for irregularities: Govt (kp 23/08/2016)

Healthcare firms, food sellers face action (kp 22/08/2016)

Syndicates rule roost in Pokhara, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 22/08/2016)

Firm registrations surge, thanks to online system (kp 20/08/2016)

Building and Construction Expo kicks off in Capital (kp 20/08/2016)

Ministry intensifies market monitoring, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/08/2015)

Bhairahawa SEZ to sign MoU with 11 selected companies (ht 15/08/2016)

Entrepreneurs urge govt to prioritise industrial security (kp 13/08/2016)

Everest Big Cardamom brand to be registered (kp 12/08/2016)

Bhairahawa luring business away from Birgunj: Trade through Birgunj plunged by half duringthe last fiscal year ending mid-July, by Shankar Acharya (kp 11/08/2016)

Foreign direct investment: Barriers and benefits, by Needika Adhikari (ht 09/08/2016)

Hulas’ new electric car model put to road test (kp 08/08/2016)

Commerce 2.0: The government has not been able to create a favorable environment to boost e-commerce in Nepal, by Subarna Shakya and Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 06/08/2016)

Paper Trail: Tracing three generations pressed into one profession, by Smriti Basnet (nt 05/08/2016)

DoI: Nawalparasi attracted highest investment pledges last fiscal year: Kathmandu registered the most number of industries with 148, followed by Lalitpur, Kaski (kp 04/08/2016)

Online sales of used cars on the rise, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 02/08/2016)

Limestone mine lies idle due to politicisation, by Birendra KC (kp 01/08/2016)

Use of statistical tools: How our industry can benefit, by Rishi Raj Gautam (ht 01/08/2016)

New firms barred from obtaining basic telephone service licence (ht 25/07/2016)

Bodhichitta biz booms amid rising demand, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 24/07/2016)

Panchkhal SEZ project formally recommences: The construction of infrastructure at the planned economic zone will be started by this fiscal year, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 23/07/2016)

MoI expedites land acquisition for industrial estates (ht 20/07/2016)

Solution To Problems Of Micro, Cottage And Small Industries, by Navaraj Khatri (rn 19/07/2016)

Merger trend spreads to cooperatives in Kaski, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 18/07/2016)

IB hikes accident cover for passengers to Rs 500,000, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/07/2016), Pay Rs 1,500, get insurance coverage of over Rs 6.6 m (ht 09/07/2016)

Bhairahawa revs up as investors’ hub (kp 09/07/2016)

Amended PPA gives PEs greater freedom (kp 09/07/2016)

Hopeful fuel importers apply for permission (kp 08/07/2016)

Vegetable vendors attack inspection team, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 06/07/2016)

Strike ban in Sez as House panel passes new bill (kp 06/07/2016)

The loss-makers: A long-term strategy is required if moribund state-owned enterprises are to be revived, by Shree Prasad Devkota and Nitesh Kumar Shah (kp 03/07/2016)

NOC looks set to morph from debt-distressed to debt-free entity (ht 01/07/2016), NOC to clear all debts by end of fiscal year (kp 04/07/2016), After 14 long years, NOC becomes debt-free, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/07/2016))

Potential of garment industry highlighted (ht 30/06/2016)

IB bars commission on foreign employment insurance policies (ht 24/06/2016)

Quake-hit micro entrepreneurs see ray of hope (kp 22/06/2016)

Blockade by India resulted in losses totalling Rs202 billion: Impact of the embargo was felt across the  economy as imports  were stuck on the  Indian side of the border (kp 21/06/2016)

FDI commitment plunges 83 per cent (ht 21/06/2016)

Insurance board directives: Stringent policies to open branch in Kathmandu (kp 15/06/2016)

Yarsha harvest shrinks due to poor snowfalls, by Krishna Prasad Gautam and Bishnu Lal Buda (kp 14/06/2016)

Insurers settle 88% of quake-related claims, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 08/06/2016)

Chitwan to get industrial exhibition centre (ht 07/06/2016)

Bhairahawa SEZ finally receives overwhelming response (ht 07/06/2016)

Don’t okay Ncell’s capital plan: Panel (kp 04/06/2016)

Angry depositors of Oriental Cooperative picket Baluwatar, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 03/06/2016)

Plastic bag manufacturers urge govt to rethink ban, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 03/06/2016)

Adventure gear stores report mixed business, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 03/06/2016)

Four PEs to be merged to form new supply company (kp 01/06/2016)

Cement industry seeks to be self-sufficient, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 31/05/2016)

PEs record over Rs 33b profits: Twenty out of 37 Public Enterprises profitable in FY 2014-15, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/05/2016) [?], Profit of PEs expected to erode by 51.15 per cent this fiscal (ht 27/05/2016) [?]

Private investor confidence down: Public investment not attracting enough private capital spending, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 27/05/2016)

Hongshi Shivam begins factory construction (kp 26/05/2016)

Yarsagumba business slumping down, by Devendra Basnet (rep 26/05/2016)

Short-handed factories running below capacity, by Amrita Anmol (kp 25/05/2016)

Dog business booms as pet ownership expands, by Zenith KC (kp 23/05/2016)

Steel factories in lower gear due to power cuts, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 21/05/2016)

Gems and Jewellery Expo 2016 kicks off (kp 21/05/2016)

Auto dealers posh up pre and after sales services, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 19/05/2016)

FDI pledges drop 84% in 10 months, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 19/05/2016)

Administration rules to stop unauthorised gold mine exploration, by Dinesh Shrestha (ht 19/05/2016)

NOC repays Rs3.64b loans (kp 18/05/2016)

SEZ in Bhairahawa: Government keen to get facility into gear, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 15/05/2016)

Informal insurance biz growing due to lack of laws (kp 14/05/2016)

Herbs principal source of income for Rukum locals, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 14/05/2016)

Plans afoot for heavy equipment leasing co (kp 13/05/2016)

Turkish Airlines’ bank accounts frozen (ht 12/05/2016)

Himalayan bamboo items being replaced by plastic, by Basanta Prasad Singh (kp 11/05/2016)

Ncell to spend Rs12b on infra (kp 10/05/2016), Ncell announces investment of $120 million (ht 10/05/2016)

Shopping centres, marts sprout up across Valley, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 09/05/2016)

Insurance premium collection crosses Rs100b for first time (kp 07/05/2016)

Few takers for space at GNS Industrial Estate: The industrial estate is spread over 294 ropanis out of which 171 ropanis have been developed (kp 04/05/2016)

Vaidyakhana to adopt good manufacturing practices, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 04/05/2016)

VAT-free imports kill domestic production, by Binod Bhandari (kp 02/05/2016)

IBN drafts ‘marketing document’ to attract FDI, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/04/2016)

Bhairahawa special economic zone: Govt slashes rent to woo industrialists (kp 27/04/2016)

Innovative minds: Govt should make local entrepreneurs aware about the role of IP in protecting their intellectual creation, by Pratyush Nath Upreti (kp 26/04/2016)

Sky is the limit for migrants setting up business here (ht 26/04/2016)

CNI: Bring policies to rehabilitate industries (kp 25/04/2016)

Sunsari-Morang industrial corridor: Industrialists facing shortage of land plots, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 25/04/2016)

Insurers settle 92.13pc of quake-related claims (ht 24/04/2016)

A new lease of life: Both the public and private sectors need to make effort to put readymade garment (RMG) policies into practice, by Jib Raj Koirala (kp 22/04/2016)

Handmade paper factories return after 10-year break, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 20/04/2016)

Duty-free access in United States: RMG industries not so excited, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 17/04/2016)

Bhat-Bhateni announces plan to IPO in two years, by Pralhad Rijal (kp 16/04/2016)

TeliaSonera completes Ncell divestment, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/04/2016), TeliaSonera sells Ncell stake for Rs 109 bn, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 12/04/2016), Axiata take charge of Ncell from TeliaSonera: Govt unsure about levying capital gain tax on acquisition by Malaysian telecom giant (kp 13/04/2016), Axiata appoints British citizen Simon Perkins as Ncell MD (ht 13/04/2016), TeliaSonera drops a hint it won’t pay tax, by Bibek Subedi (22/04/2016)

It was a black year, say entrepreneurs (ht 12/04/2016)

FNCCI doubts government’s commitment to free market (kp 11/04/2016), Private sector criticizes government for prioritizing ‘controlled economy’ (rep 11/04/2016)

Challenges abound as FNCCI holds 50th AGM (kp 10/04/2016)

Construction industry expects to bounce back (kp 09/04/2016)

Bhaktapur Industrial and Commerce Fair kicks off (kp 09/04/2016)

Low-cost Hulas-e cars set for autumn launch: Environment-friendly vehicles to cost less than Rs1.7m, by Binod Bhandari (kp 06/04/2016)

Online sellers focus on service delivery apps (kp 08/04/2016)

On the brink: The degrading standard of cooperatives in Nepal is largely due to lack of regulations, by Nav Raj Simkhada (kp 05/04/2016)

Factory infrastructure in disarray for want of care, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/04/2016)

Allo-based products selling well in Rolpa, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 22/03/2016)

The cooperative way: The cooperative movement in Nepal has been unable to emulate best practices abroad and even successful Nepali cooperatives are dispirited, by Indira Panta (rep 22/03/2016)

Oil licences issued to pvt firms scrapped (kp 18/03/2016), Govt move puts prospective petroleum importers in a fix: Last Thursday, the government scrapped the permits issued to private companies to trade oil (kp 21/03/2016)

Govt agrees to cut rental fee in Bhairahawa SEZ (kp 17/03/2016)

Nepal Army permitted to run garment factory (kp 16/03/2016)

NRCL expands reinsurance business to SAARC nations: The company has signed reinsurance contracts with two foreign insurance companies, one each from Bhutan and Afghanistan, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/03/2016)

SEZ Development Committee proposes slashing rental charge (ht 09/03/2016)

Foreign direct investment in cement: Companies plan to boost capacity, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/03/2016)

Industrialists concerned by growing human settlements, by Shankar Acharya (kp 05/03/2016)

Sharma named new CNI president (kp 05/03/2016)

Paperwork hassles stymie tea industry, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 05/03/2016)

Govt to set up GPZ within Simara SEZ (ht 01/03/2016)

Nepali garments get duty-free status in US: The move addresses the demand of Nepali garment manufacturers who had been lobbying for duty-free entry for over a decade, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/02/2016)

Govt team seals Siddhartha Gas, by Harihar Singh Rathaur and Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/02/2016)

SEZ plans changes to working procedure, by Madhab Dhungana (kp 25/02/2016)

Business ethics: Most popular course, by Narayan Manandhar (ht 24/02/2016)

Birat Petro seeks permission to sell petrol for Rs 155 a litre, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 22/02/2016)

FNCCI organising international trade fair next month (ht 19/02/2016)

Hetauda-based factories reopen after six months, by Pratap Bista (kp 17/02/2016)

Getting the crux of Ncell buyout deal: Can Nepal afford to make a move that could sour foreign investor sentiment?, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 17/02/2016)

Nepal's only tire factory without any production since 8 months, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 17/02/2016)

Nawalparasi set to become hub of cement production, by Narayan Sharma (kp 16/02/2016)

Industries in Pokhara resuming operations, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 15/02/2016)

Taskforce suggests strong legal foundation to PEB, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/02/2016)

796 Nepal Telecom employees to get golden handshake (kp 12/02/2016)

Factories struggling to resume full-fledged ops, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 12/02/2016)

Private sector seeks relief from government (ht 12/02/2016)

Micro entrepreneurs earn decent income (kp 08/02/2016)

As fuel crisis grips Nepal, solar industry eyes growth (ht 01/02/2016)

Authorities prepare to evict Lalitpur street vendors, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 18/01/2016)

Power outage severely hits industries in Birgunj-Pathlaiya corridor (ht 18/01/2016)

United Spirits to exit Nepal: The Indian liquor giant will sell its entire 82.46pc stake in United Spirits Nepal (kp 17/01/2016)

City police order closure of futsal arenas (ht 15/01/2016), Temporary ban on futsal arenas lifted: Local administration, operators reach 18-point agreement (ht 16/01/2016), Authorities lift ban on futsal venues, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 16/01/2016)

Traders unable to import silver due to Tarai unrest (ht 14/01/2016)

Birgunj traders relocating business, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 13/01/2016)

Govt to give interest rate subsidy (ht 12/01/2016)

Chamber Expo opens at Bhrikutimandap (kp 08/01/2016)

Private sector elated over Rehab Fund (kp 07/01/2016)

Sunivera to sign deal to buy 20pc of Ncell stock, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/01/2016)

Speedy passage of new Cooperative Act urged: There are 33,000 cooperatives operating in Nepal. Among them, 11,000 are savings and credit cooperatives. They hold more than Rs150 billion in deposits of the general public (kp 02/01/2016)

Govt set to give leg up to footwear products (kp 31/12/2015)

Relaxations in tax, interest suggested, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/12/2015)

FNCCI urges govt to end Tarai turmoil (kp 28/12/2015)

Footwear cos hope to push sales (kp 27/12/2015)

Shoe makers: Cut excise duty on raw materials (kp 25/12/2015)

Cosmetic industry down by unrest, trade embargo, by Suman Bashyal (kp 23/12/2015)

TeliaSonera dials A for Axiata: Swedish company that made foray into Nepal in ’08 agrees to sell majority stake in Ncell to Malaysian firm, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 22/12/2015)

Nepal ranks 118th on Forbes’ business list (kp 19/12/2015)

FNCCI expresses concern about burgeoning black marketing (ht 19/12/2015)

Auto imports plunge by more than 41 percent (kp 18/12/2015)

Made to measure Nepal should aim to carve a niche in the garment sector to sustain industry (kp 15/12/2015)

Embargo puts spoke in industrial wheel: Industrialists say capacity utilisation has come down nearly 20 percent, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/12/2015)

Prospective oil importers yet to bring 1st shipment, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/12/2015)

Biz confidence plunges sharply (kp 10/12/2015)

2k factories fall silent in industrial heartland, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/11/2015)

Pvt sector worried as Tarai crisis worsens (kp 23/11/2015), Govt in ‘no position’ to aid private sector, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 24/11/2015)

Panchkhal SEZ remains on paper after 10 years: The government has acquired 1,004 ropanis of land in Shikharpur, Khatte Danda and Janata Community Forest, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 19/11/2015)

Industries headed toward bankruptcy: Muraraka, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 18/11/2015)

Quake, blockade cause sharp decline on the transaction of precious metals (ht 17/11/2015)

Fuel crisis jeopardises crusher industries (ht 16/11/2015)

A year on, SEZ fails to get off the ground, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/11/2015)

FNCCI divided over blockade: VP Shrestha leads protest rally in Kathmandu against obstruction (kp 11/11/2015)

Fuel shortage hits pottery business in Bhaktapur, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 10/11/2015)

4,393 street vendors booked during last fiscal (ht 08/11/2015)

Police start market inspection in Bhaktapur: The Circle will be working with the DAO in monitoring artificial price hike, shortage of daily commodities and black marketeering (kp 07/11/2015)

Tarai turmoil forces UCI to down its shutters (ht 06/11/2015)

Raw material shortage hits Terhathum Dhaka industry, by Bhageshwar Limbu (rep 06/11/2015)

Vendors ‘allowed’ to operate on streets, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 05/11/2015)

Udaypur cement factory halts production (ht 02/11/2015)

Tarai unrest, blockade hit holiday shopping season (kp 30/10/2015)

Nepal slips to 99 in ease of doing biz (kp 29/10/2015)

Businesses hit hard due to fuel crisis, shortages (ht 29/10/2015), Facing losses, pvt sector demands relief package (kp 31/10/2015)

Bara-Parsa factories suffer Rs35b losses, by Shankar Acharya (kp 26/10/2015)

Stranded trucks result in Rs1b detention charges, by Binod Bhandari (kp 26/10/2015)

FNCCI urges PM to save economy (kp 20/10/2015)

Fund planned for quake-hit businesses (kp 20/10/2015)

State-owned companies to provide goods at discount, by Suman Bashyal (kp 16/10/2015)

Apparel stores moan over slow business, by Suman Bashyal (kp 15/10/2015), Fuel shortage keeps shoppers away, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 16/10/2015)

Dealers roll out offers to spur slow Dashain sales (kp 14/10/2015)

Auto sector knocked out by gasoline shock, by Suman Bashyal (kp 13/10/2015)

PM election boosts private sector hopes: The private sector has been suffering massive losses due to the unrest in Tarai and the unannounced blockade by India (kp 12/10/2015)

Over 200,000 visit first Kirtipur Fair (kp 11/10/2015)

Foreign firms take away Rs7.21 billion dividend (kp 10/10/2015)

Detention charge costing importers over Rs 12 crore daily, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 09/10/2015)

Footwear plants hit by lack of fuel, materials, by Suman Bashyal (kp 08/10/2015)

Foreign direct investment: An instrumental tool, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 08/10/2015)

Fuel crisis throws fair price shops into limbo (kp 06/10/2015)

FNCCI urges relief package to help economic recovery (kp 05/10/2015)

Industrialists pay upto Rs 350m to Indian side as blockade continues (kp 04/10/2015)

Tarai bandh deals major blow to industries: Fuel shortage forces many factories in Chitwan to halt operations, by Tilak Ram Rimal (ht 04/10/2015)

Business slow despite nearing festive season (kp 03/10/2015)

Bicycle sales increase as fuel crisis rattles valley, by Suman Bashyal (kp 01/10/2015)

Bara-Parsa industrial corridor: 2,000 factories remain shut due to Tarai unrest, by Shankar Acharya (kp 30/09/2015)

Building brick kilns back better, by Pragati Shahi (kp 27/09/2015)

Minister: New statute has buoyed foreign investors (kp 25/09/2015)

Govt to allow restaurants to set up micro breweries (kp 24/09/2015), IPB decides to allow operation of microbreweries in country (kp 24/09/2015)

South Asian women entrepreneurs meet (kp 23/09/2015)

Tarai unrest hits industries in Sunsari-Morang corridor, by Binod Bhandari (kp 23/09/2015)

‘Message of stability’ to investors, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/09/2015)

TeliaSonera to quit Nepal, Eurasia mkts, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/09/2015)

NOC mulls issuing gas station permits (kp 18/09/2015)

Kirtipur fair to promote local products, culture (kp 17/09/2015)

Bara-Parsa industrial corridor hit by strikes: Businesses incur losses amounting to billions of rupees due to month-long bandh, by Ram Sarraf (ht 16/09/2015)

Auto dealers hopeful of market rebound (kp 15/09/2015)

Impact of strikes more damaging than quake: FNCCI (kp 13/09/2015)

Imports makelife hard for rice mills: In the past four years, 250 out of the 300 rice mills have closed down. Half of the remaining mills are also in the red, by Shankar Acharya (kp 12/09/2015)

Prolonged Tarai turmoil cripples industrial estates: Industries in Bara, Parsa and Rautahat report incurring daily loss of Rs 640 million (ht 10/09/2015)

Tarai bandh dents earnings of exporters, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 09/09/2015)

80pc Korea returnees embrace entrepreneurship (ht 08/09/2015)

Domestic investment commitments halve: Foreign direct investment pledges more than triple (kp 07/09/2015)

New businesses bring more income to Badi youths (kp 31/08/2015)

Footwear makers foray into women’s segment (kp 29/08/2015)

Nepal Drugs seeks Rs 150m to resume operation (ht 29/08/2015)

Dividend payments by PEs double to Rs13b (kp 29/08/2015)

Loss-ravaged Chitwan Milk closes down, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 28/08/2015)

The price of information: Dear private bankers of Nepal, please pay for research to generate data needed to improve your business, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 24/08/2015)

FDI pledges high but actual investments low, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 24/08/2015)

Preliminary expenses to be lumped with FDI (kp 19/08/2015)

Branded stores launch summer clearance sale (kp 17/08/2015)

Panel orders removal of contract staff at NOC (kp 14/08/2015)

Yarsagumba collectors unhappy as prices plunge, by Manoj Badu (kp 12/08/2015)

Special economic zone: Amendment to working procedure by this week (kp 09/08/2015), Govt preparing to amend SEZ operating guidelines (ht 09/08/2015)

Businesses returning to normal in Dolakha, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 09/08/2015)

25pc of firms inspected last FY lacked operating licences: DosCM (kp 04/08/2015)

FDI commitment surged by 235pc last fiscal year (ht 01/08/2015)

Shoppers avoiding malls even 3 mths after quake (kp 31/07/2015)

Nepal’s auto imports up 29pc in last fiscal (ht 30/07/2015)

Road expansion, rural demand drive bus sales, by Suman Bashyal (kp 28/07/2015)

Car dealers launch new models to revive sales (kp 24/07/2015)

Only 11pc of post-quake insurance claims settled, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/07/2015)

Unfunded liabilities of PEs swell to Rs27b, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/07/2015)

NOC posts Rs18b profit after 5 years of losses (kp 17/07/2015)

Dairy industry has 3,000 tonnes of ghee unsold, by Suman Bashyal (kp 14/07/2015)

386k industries registered in first eight months of FY (kp 13/07/2015)

PEs’ cumulative losses jump (kp 13/07/2015), Majority of PEs to book profit this fiscal (ht 13/07/2015)

Dairy industry loses edge as foreign products flood market (rep 10/07/2015)

CNI seeks aid for new industries (kp 08/07/2015)

CNI demands government to allow ODI (ht 08/07/2015)

SEZ to scrap full occupancy proviso, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 07/07/2015)

No fair price shops this festive season if due not cleared: PEs, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/07/2015)

Auto registrations hit all-time high, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 03/07/2015)

Nepali private sector: After the disaster, by Surendra Bir Malakar (ht 03/07/2015)

Applications open for business accelerator programme (kp 02/07/2015)

Non-life insurers settle 15.82pc of claims till date (ht 30/06/2015)

CNI: Involve pvt sector in reconstruction drive (kp 29/06/2015)

Domestic candy makers compete against imports (kp 29/06/2015)

‘Doing ethical business’moderate in central region (ht 29/06/2015)

FNCCI prez hopefuls to file nomination papers, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 27/06/2015), 3 running for FNCCI president, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 28/06/2015), FNCCI’s presidential race begins: Three candidates file nominations; past presidents urge consensus, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 28/06/2015), Rajkarnikar pulls out of prez race, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/07/2015), Murarka assured top FNCCI post as contenders step aside: When he is sworn in on Friday, Pashupati Murarka will be the first president from the Marwari community in two decades , by Sanjeev Giri (kp 02/07/2015), Murarka nominated FNCCI president, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/07/2015), Murarka new prez of FNCCI,Rana senior VP (ht 04/07/2015)

Businessmen cash in on I/NGO ‘spending spree’: Several I/NGO have leased out many vehicles for upto 3 months as local businessmen buy 150 new vehicles to rent them out, by Sudip Kaini (kp 25/06/2015)

DoCSM: Put MRP on packaged goods; The department will give a three-month deadline to the traders and manufacturers to comply with the directive, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/06/2015)

Ice-cream sales slow as quake chills demand, by Suman Bashyal (kp 25/06/2015)

IB moots authority with greater independence (kp 24/06/2015)

Govt not checking foreign entrepreneurs for criminal records, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 24/06/2015)

IB to boost paid-up capital for insurers, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/06/2015)

Gas bottlers flout safety cap rule: Most companies use aluminium caps as cheaper option, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 22/06/2015)

Growing interest in prefab houses, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 21/06/2015)

Slim chances of consensus in upcoming FNCCI election (ht 21/06/2015), Ex-FNCCI chiefs for unanimous prez (kp 23/06/2ß15)

FDI commitment post quake does not disappoint: DoI (ht 19/06/2015)

Footwear industry faces raw material shortage, by Suman Basyal (kp 18/06/2015)

Dangote plans to build cement factory in Nepal (ht 18/06/2015)

Insurance Board promises to rescue insurers in difficulty (kp 15/06/2015), Sagarmatha gets highest quake-related claims (kp 15/06/2015)

Will NOC distribute bonus this year? (ht 13/06/2015)

Improve insurance claims settlement provisions: Expert; Lack of understanding of the process has delayed payment of insurance coverage (kp 12/06/2015)

13 Nepse-listed cos claim severe damage, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/062015)

SC allows pvt traders in petroleum business (ht 12/06/2015)

Hardware stores booked for overcharging customers (kp 10/06/2015)

Bullion market stirs back to life as customers rise (kp 10/06/2015)

We must get back to business, by Surendra Tandukar (ht 07/06/2015)

‘Private sector can produce enough building materials’ (kp 06/06/2015)

Markets start humming again as shoppers return (kp 05/06/2015)

Labour shortage hits businesses, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 05/06/2015)

Insurers have settled only 3.6pc of claims (ht 05/06/2015)

FNCCI estimates private sector losses at Rs100b (kp 03/06/2015)

FDI pledges up 250 percent in first 10 months this FY (kp 02/06/2015)

Insurance cos told not to issue dividends (kp 01/06/2015), Only 1.5 pc of quake related insurance claims settled so far, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 01/06/2015)

Zinc sheet factories running below full capacity due to load-shedding, by Shankar Acharya (kp 30/05/2015)

FNCCI removes Pandey from president’s post: Fresh election on July 3; efforts underway for electing new president unanimously (kp 28/05/2015)

Regulator tells insurance cos not to hike premium, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/05/2015)

Once busy marketplaces of Capital bear deserted look, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 24/05/2015)

Valley shops start to reopen (kp 22/05/2015)

IB tells insurers not to hike premiums, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/05/2015)

Quake affects 2k entrepreneurs: Self-employment scheme (kp 17/05/2015)

Realty sector faces loss of at least Rs 7.5bn due to quake (ht 12/05/2015)

Most shopping malls in valley reopen partially, by Suman Bashyal (kp)

Rice producers focus on branding, marketing, by Suman Bashyal (kp 24/04/2015)

Energy crisis, transport syndication cripple manufacturing sector, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 24/04/2015)

Realty sector rebounds from prolonged slump (kp 22/04/2015)

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

Nepal Telecom to launch convergent real time billing (kp 18/04/2015)

Weaving yarns of success: Allo textile business has economically empowered and upgraded living standards of women of Syaulibang village, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/04/2015)

Chitwan Milk fights for life amid foreign competition, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 15/04/2015)

5th Real Estate Expo to start from Friday (kp 14/04/2015), Real Estate Expo ’15 kicks off (kp 17/04/2015), Choose your home sweet home at real estate expo, by Suman Bashyal (kp 18/04/2015), Housing fair sees sales, bookings of Rs3.25b (kp 21/04/2015)

Heavy equipment sales soar on building frenzy (kp 13/04/2015)

FNCCI ‘to hold fresh election’ for president, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 12/04/2015), FNCCI to seek clarification from Pandey (kp 14/04/2015), New cracks start surfacing at FNCCI, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 14/04/2015)

‘Buy Nepali’ drive to be made more effective (kp 11/04/2015)

Turning idea into business venture, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 11/04/2015)

OAG, NTA lock horns: Telecom authority refuses to transfer Rs 14bn to state coffers citing lack of provision in law (ht 03/04/2015)

Durbarmarg to open 24 hours, by Anup Ojha (03/04/2015)

IB takes action against United Insurance, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/04/2015)

Nepali smartphones elbow into competitive market, by Suman Bashyal (kp 31/03/2015)

Into thin air: 25pc of co-ops untraceable, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 30/03/2015)

SC verdict allows PEB to resume work, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/03/2015)

Made in Nepal Expo from April 10 (kp 26/03/2015)

Government loses Rs 4b on failed corporations (kp 25/03/2015)

Bhairahawa SEZ gets cool response from private sector, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 24/03/2015), Lack of provision on strikes waries industrialists: Labour problem is one of the impediments blocking investment, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 25/03/2015), Tax breaks promised to factories set up in SEZ, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 27/03/2015), MoI to table SEZ Bill for approval in next House session (ht 27/03/2015)

Summer stirs ice cream makers into action, by Suman Bashyal (kp 24/03/2015)

Insurers not making full compensation: IB (kp 23/03/2015)

Next SC hearing to decide Casino Royale’s fate, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 21/03/2015)

CG, NE acquire Summit Hotel (kp 19/03/2015)

Flora Expo slated to start from March 21 (kp 17/03/2015)

Govt prepares to amend casino regulation (ht 15/03/2015)

Nepali pickle makers come into their own (kp 14/03/2015)

Industries set to get more incentives (ht 13/03/2015)

International Trade Fair to open today (kp 12/03/2015), Nepal International Trade Fair opens (kp 13/03/2015), International Trade Fair kicks off: Government pledges construction of new exhibition centre of international standards to begin soon in Chobhar (ht 13/03/2015), International trade fair to conclude today (ht 16/03/2015)

Time to go big: Imagine a society where women entrepreneurs export products to meet international demand, by Mona Shrestha Adhikari (kp 08/03/2015)

Govt okays Goa Costal’s investment, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/03/2015)

Many learn skills but few become entrepreneurs, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 07/03/2015)

Investment conditions: Has it improved?, by Vikash Raj Sayal (ht 06/03/2015)

Industrial estate set up (kp 05/03/2014)

Insurers asked to extend services in agri sector, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/03/2015)

Market for sanitary ware on the rise, by Suman Bashyal (kp 02/03/2015)

Govt lends Rs 1.24b to sick PEs (kp 27/02/2015)

KMC not to reconstruct stalls in Old Bus Park (ht 27/02/2015), Govt asked to regulate street vendors, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 27/02/2015)

Lifting modern Nepal: Nepal has become a booming market for elevators and escalators (nt 27/02/2015)

Country’s first SEZ fails to attract investors (ht 25/02/2015)

Good old jute industry fighting for survival, by Bed Raj Poudel (kp 25/02/2015)

Technology Trade Fair attracts 605k visitors (kp 23/02/2015)

Premium chocolate demands on the rise (kp 19/02/2015)

TV dealers expect sales boost during cricket WC, by Suman Bashyal (kp 18/02/2015)

Industrial goods and tech fair to kick off Wednesday (kp 16/02/2015)

Nepal Telecom’s profit up 20pc (ht 16/02/2015)

Kaymu Nepal working 'illegally' as trade agent, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 14/02/2015)

JCF a major headache even after closure: Govt requires one billion rupees to settle the factory’s liabilities (ht 13/02/2015)

Casinos making a comeback, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 13/02/2015)

EoI submission deadline extended for Bhairahawa SEZ (ht 10/02/2015)

Industrial estate to set up 50 units (kp 09/02/2015)

Proposed cement factory: Dangote selects potential sites, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 06/02/2015)

Apparel stores launch end-of-season sale (kp 05/02/2015)

Zero applications for SEZ a week before deadline, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 02/02/2015)

Casino industry shows signs of recovery (kp 01/02/2015), Silver Heritage starts casino at Shangri La (kp 04/02/2015), Silver Heritage continues expansion effort in Nepal (kp 07/02/2015)

Loan defaults by PEs total Rs 60.69 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/01/2015)

Bishal Bazaar traders start lobbying to avoid punishment: Say they became victims of 'minimum reference price' at customs point (rep 31/01/2015)

Monitoring mechanism for Start-Up Fund undecided, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 31/01/2015)

Mahat tells pharma to focus on exports (kp 31/01/2015)

BharatBenz trucks hit Nepal roads (kp 31/01/2015)

Khula Bazaar shopkeepers to register with KMC (ht 30/01/2015)

Evicted Lalitpur street vendors await relocation, by Kaushal Ghimire (kp 29/01/2015)

Manufacturing down last decade: The sector saw decline of 0.2pc per capita from 2000-01 to 2012-13, while its contribution to GDP fell to 6.2pc from 9pc, by Prithvi Man Shrestha

Investors are not tourists: Foreign investment cannot be attracted simply by holding a year-long event, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 28/01/2015)

NT plans to send home around 1,800 employees (ht 28/01/2015)

Bhatta removed from post of acting NOC MD: NOC officials say Bhatta has been ousted for bucking pressure to go easy on those involved in an oil theft case (kp 27/01/2015)

Local entrepreneurs take initiative for new industrial estate in Kaski, by Keshav Sharan Lamichhane (rep 26/01/2015)

FDI commitments soar 172pc in H1 (kp 23/01/2015)

Chitwan Fish Expo slated for Saturday (kp 23/01/2015)

Rising gold prices keep wedding shoppers away (kp 22/01/2015)

NOC’s six-month profit Rs 4.2 billion: Should clear its debt before distributing bonus to staff (ht 21/01/2015)

Power crunch puts industries’ survival at risk (ht 19/01/2015)

HK firm set to get permit to run Shangri-La casino, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/01/2015)

Street vendors caught between compulsion, government action (kp 17/01/2014)

FDI commitment in first half of fiscal year stands at Rs 39.6 billion (ht 17/01/2014)

Govt mulls closing National Trading, Nepal Railway, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/01/2015)

New feeder line for Butwal Industrial Estate (rep 14/01/2015)

Hulas Motors formally ceases production, by Bhim Ghimire and Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 12/01/2015)

DoI begins single-window service for foreign investors (ht 12/01/2015), Immigration unit opened at Department of Industry to facilitate foreign investors (rep 12/01/2015)

Pesticide inspection: Officials face vendors’ snub (kp 10/01/2015)

Merger of cooperatives in Kaski district initiated (ht 09/01/2015)

PEs create financial burden of Rs 724.38m on government (ht 06/01/2015)

Riding the e-commerce wave: With better Internet access, mobile penetration and the country’s growing tech-friendly middle class, Nepali e-commerce websites have started gaining traction, by Abhushan Gautam (kp 03/01/2015)

Traditional khuwa business risks closure, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/01/2014)

Leather, footwear expo concludes on high note (kp 31/12/2014), Nepali footwear industry eyeing export market (ht 31/12/2014)

Sajha Prakashan to shut Ilam branch (kp 28/12/2014)

FNCCI presidency dispute ending? (ht 25/12/2014)

Bhairahawa SEZ ready to throw open its doors, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 24/12/2014), SEZ to invite industries to submit EoI (ht 24/12/2014)

Honey sales surpass domestic production (kp 24/12/2014)

Nepal’s first reinsurer starts ops (kp 23/12/2014), Country’s first reinsurance firm commences operation (ht 23/12/2014)

Crowds throng bazaars for Christmas shopping (kp 23/12/2014)

Nanglo closes down flagship restaurant, by Suman Bashyal (kp 22/12/2014), Nanglo to relocate (ht 22/12/2014), Nanglo Cafe and Pub shut after 38 years (rep 22/12/2014)

Mechanism to be set up to watch co-ops (kp 20/12/2014)

Prime Minister Koirala urges business community to adopt ethical practices (ht 17/12/2014), Nepal Responsible Business Summit kicks off (rep 17/12/2014)

Slash number of public holidays, says FNCC (kp 16/12/2014)

Heating appliance sales jump as mercury falls (kp 15/12/2014)

Road to prosperity: Nepali business leaders should realize that if they fail to foster responsible business practices they will struggle to make proper connections with global economy, by Ralph Hamman and Binod Krishna Shrestha (rep 15/12/2014)

TBI Holdings acquires Dhulikhel resort (kp 14/12/2014)

Pashmina sale boomsin domestic market, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 14/12/2014)

Credit limit for women entrepreneurs raised, kp 13/12/2014), Government gears up to promote women entrepreneurship (ht 13/12/2014), Women entrepreneurs to get subsidized, collateral-free loan (rep 13/12/2014)

SEZ to invite industries to submit EoI: An 11-member committee will evaluate the proposals prior to signing contract (ht 13/12/2014)

Biratnagar Jute Mill closed once again, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 12/12/2014)

Responsible business summit next week: Five parallel brainstorming sessions on various themes to be held (ht 12/12/2014), Nepal Responsible Business Summit from Tuesday (rep 12/12/2014)

Industries facing raw material crunch, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 11/12/2014)

Arghakhanchi cement production from next week (kp 09/12/2014)

Industries’ capacity utilisation nearly 60 per cent last fiscal (ht 09/12/2014)

Construction expo opens with eye on dev projects (kp 06/12/2014)

FNCCI seeks govt intervention for smooth cargo carriers movement (ht 05/12/2014)

Construction exposition slated to open Friday (kp 04/12/2014)

Sajha gets two Board members (kp 03/12/2014)

Nepal gets its first reinsurer: The reinsurance company has paid-up capital of Rs 2.1b and authorised capital of Rs 5b, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/12/2014)

Hong Kong’s Silver Heritage to run Shangri-La casino (kp 30/11/2014)

MoHA says it has managed to rid Kathmandu of footpath shops: Street vendors demand option to resume their business (ht 30/11/2014)

Miles to go, promises to keep: Although the investment climate has improved, Nepal has to do a lot more to entice FDI in infrastructure, by Elvin L Shrestha (nt 28/11/2014)

62 defunct co-ops lose their permits, by Shankar Acharya (kp 26/11/2014)

Starwood’s Aloft brand to debut in 2017 (kp 25/11/2014)

Companies with FDI okayed to buy stake in other firms, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 24/11/2014)

Warring Dhading business chambers schedule fairs on coinciding dates, by Harihar Singh Rathore (kp 24/11/2014)

Govt shuts Casino Royale (kp 22/11/2014)

90pc market wrongdoers defying govt summons, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 20/11/2014)

Industrial village to be established in each constituency: Basnet (ht 19/11/2014) [Constituencies are not administrative units! This sounds of fishing for vote!!]

Nepal inaugurates its first SEZ, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 18/11/2014), Bhairahawa SEZ formally inaugurated , by Sher Bahadur KC and Rekha Bhusal (rep 19/11/2014)

NT’s service income grows mere 0.1pc (ht 18/11/2014)

Govt to compensate private sector infra developers for losses (kp 17/11/2014)

MoI and MoF at odds on overseeing Startup Fund (ht 16/11/2014)

Government to facilitate cement production: Over dozen plants to get access roads, electricity grid connection this fiscal, says industry ministry (htr 16/11/2014)

Three-day plastic expo kicks off: Finance Minister Mahat urges local manufacturers to produce goods by focusing on export market (ht 15/11/2014), Manufacturers focus on plastics industry scope (kp 17/11/2014)

Bhairahawa SEZ to be inaugurated on Nov 18, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 14/11/2014), Bhairahawa SEZ to be started: Special economic zone will be formally inaugurated tomorrow (ht 17/11/2014)

Winterwear shoppers heat up valley bazaars, by Suman Bashyal (kp 13/11/2014)

FDI commitment drops 72pc in first quarter of this fiscal (ht 12/11/2014)

Co-ops file complaints against high fines, by Madhav Aryal (kp 11/11/2014)

Infra summit to bring together 550 delegates (kp 10/11/2014), Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2014 to start tomorrow (ht 10/11/2014), Levelling the playing field, by Anil Chitrakar (ht 10/11/2014), Nepal Infrastructure Summit from today (rep 11/11/2014), Infrastructure summit begins: Leaders emphasise on government and private investments in project development (kp 12/11/2014), A chance to learn from others, by Tulasi Prasad Sitaula (kp 12/11/2014), Experts suggest increased investment in urban infra: Say resource crunch a major bottleneck for infrastructure development (kp 12/11/2014), Experts conclude Nepal now safe for investment (rep 12/11/2014), Political will key to developing infrastructure, says Gadkari (rep 12/11/2014), Guv urges companies to go public to raise capital (kp 13/11/2014), Is Nepal really open for investment?
The Infrastructure Summit was all well and good, but the devil is in the details
, by Ashutosh Tiwari (nt 14/11/2014)

First Nepal gems and jewellery expo begins (kp 08/11/2014)

Govt plans to sell JSSK land to clear debt: Rs 1.2 billion in debt, the publication is struggling for sustenance; plans to diversify  business, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/11/2014), JEMC gets nod to sell its land to pay off loan (ht 07/11/2014), Merger cure for ailing printers (kp 09/11/2014)

Nepal Telecom owes billions in royalty, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 07/11/2014)

National co-op policy '13: Govt implementing new meas-ures to curb anomalies Policy (kp 06/11/2014)

Juju Dhau makers struggle to stay in business, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/11/2014)

Private key: The government needs to be dedicated to creating a favorable environment for the private sector to invest on infrastructure, by Kamal Pande (rep 05/11/2014)

Festive fair price shops record Rs 151.5m turnover (kp 05/11/2014)

Ministry seeks removal of PEs from PEB purview (kp 02/11/2014)

Bhaktapur Thangka traders doing brisk biz, by Anup Ojha (kp 02/11/2014)

Kathmandu DAO takes away FNCCI statute, minutes, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 01/11/2014)

Worried garment makers demand subsidies, loans (kp 01/11/2014)

1,450 cars sold in Valley during festival season (kp 01/11/2014)

Payment dispute snags SEZ opening: The contractor has said it will not hand over buildings to the project until the latter clears the dues, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 31/10/2014)

Nepal Infra Summit 2014 slated for Nov 11-12 (kp 31/10/2014), New CNI cell to lobby for infra development (kp 04/11/2014), Significance of PPP in development, by Rajendra P. Adhikari (ht 06/11/2014)

Customer Service – It Can Make A Difference, by Reagan Bhandari (rn 31/10/2014)

Nepal moves up a notch in ranking (kp 30/10/2014) [See World Bank report: Doing Business 2015], Nepal ranks second in ease of doing business in SAsia (ht 30/10/2014), Nepal 2nd in doing business rankings in South Asia (rep 30/10/2014)

Time for action: With the signing of the Upper Karnali PDA, the Investment Board has proved that it can deliver, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 28/10/2014)

Local cement manufacturers losing out (ht 28/10/2014)

Customers swarm sweet shops as Tihar starts (kp 23/10/2014)

Preparations on to revive Birgunj Sugar Mills, Nepal Drugs Ltd: Industry Minister, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 23/10/2014)

Dhanteras sends gold, silver sales soaring (kp 22/10/2014)

Flower garlands worth Rs 52.5 million will be sold during Tihar: FAN, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 22/10/2014), Flower market in full bloom this Tihar (kp 27/10/2014)

IB encourages insurers to invest in infra sector (kp 19/10/2014)

Bhairahawa SEZ still a distant dream, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 19/10/2014)

PAB scraps exploration licences of two cos, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/10/2014)

Govt preparing plan to boost flower industry (kp 18/10/2014)

Chitwan jungle resorts: Writ against contracts renewal quashed (kp 17/10/2014)

Attraction to hospitality industry on the rise: Investors find hotels and resorts a safer bet (rep 17/10/2014)

Deconstructing the construction sector: Civil contractors openly admit that they can survive only if they break the rules, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 17/10/2014)

Sales of dried fruits soar as Tihar nears (kp 16/10/2014)

Nepal Orind handover plan likely to be dumped, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 15/10/2014)

NOC forecasts monthly profit; first in two years (kp 14/10/2014), NOC set to report profit of Rs 261.4 million in October (rep 14/10/2014)

Electronics dealers thrilled as sales top expectations (kp 14/10/2014)

French financer keen to make investment in Nepal (kp 12/10/2014)

Govt seeks NRN investment: Says non-resident Nepalis can reap better returns by investing in tourism related infrastructure projects (ht 11/10/2014)

MoI seeks Rs 520m to revive NDL, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 11/10/2014)

Most public limited companies not interested in making IPO (kp 11/10/2014)

Fair price shops rack up Rs 51.9m in sales (kp 11/10/2014)

Cos registration down after PAN made compulsory (kp 10/10/2014)

Flower traders see sales bloom during Tihar fest (kp 10/10/2014)

Earning a living using bicycles, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 09/10/2014)

Big step forward: Nepal’s footwear industry has succeeded in giving the boot to imported products, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 08/10/2014)

Sajha Prakashan owes Rs 20 million in royalty (ht 07/10/2014)

Dashain comes as boon for liquor business (kp 07/10/2014)

Real estate business making steady recovery (kp 06/10/2014)

Pvt traders help to meet festive meat demands (kp 06/10/2014)

Dashain keeps cash registers ringing, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/10/2014)

Agro insurance worth Rs 30.13 million sold (ht 01/10/2014)

Bhairahawa SEZ slated to open by mid-Nov (kp 01/10/2014)

Oil exploration licences of 2 cos to be scrapped, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 30/09/2014)

Mobile phones among fastest selling products, by Suman Bashyal (kp 30/09/2014)

Market not monitored well: Unethical practices have gone up in rural areas with monitors focusing only on the towns and cities (ht 29/09/2014)

Row over NT chief appointment ends, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 28/09/2014), NT engineers end strike (ht 29/09/2014)

40 factories in Sunsari-Morang Industrial Corridor shut down, by Binod Bhandari (kp 27/09/2014)

Traders less cheerful this Dashain, by Chandi Raj Dahal (ht 27/09/2014)

Sajha Prakashan account books in bad shape: Has failed to pay employees’ salary for months, owes royalty to authors (ht 26/09/2014)

Nepal Social Business launches programme for rural areas (kp 24/09/2014), CG to support start-ups for free (ht 24/09/2014), CG to incubate 5,000 social businesses within 5 years (rep 24/09/2014)

MoI seeks Rs 519m to resume operation of Nepal Drugs, for VRS (ht 24/09/2014)

Traders fear missing festive sales boom (kp 23/09/2014)

Traders selling date expireditems in hilly districts (ht 23/09/2014)

Demand for replicas of foreign brands up (ht 22/09/2014) [??]

Demand drop leaves jute industry in doldrums, by Binod Bhandari (kp 22/09/2014)

Women entrepreneurs’ summit held in Capital (kp 21/09/2014), Women entrepreneurs discuss leadership (ht 21/09/2014)

MTNL seeks to exit UTL (ht 21/09/2014)

Walton forays into Nepal market (kp 20/09/2014)

IB unable to crack down on unruly insurers: Plans to bar them from extending dividends to shareholders this fiscal as well (ht 20/09/2014)

NGCCI to lead visit to MEDICA (kp 18/09/2014)

Insurance policies for Rs 150: IB introduces long-awaited Micro Insurance Directive to raise access of marginalised and low-income groups (ht 18/09/2014), Agents permitted to sell micro-insurance policies (kp 19/09/2014)

NOC projects profits as crude prices fall (kp 17/09/2014)

FNCCI split over prez’s legitimacy: Senior Vice-president Pashupati Murarka and Vice-president Shekhar Golchha boycott central committee meeting, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 13/09/2014), Don’t raise issue that is sub-judice: Pandey, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/09/2014), FNCCI dispute out in the open (ht 14/09/2014)

NOC to introduce automatic fuel pricing mechanism to check losses, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 12/09/2014)

Plan to ban polythene bags: Plastic manufacturers demand alternatives (kp 12/09/2014)

Rift widens in FNCCI, infighting continues: Ominous sign of corrosion in the body that has to lobby with govt on behalf of private sector, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 11/09/2014)

Bottlers end protest after pact with NOC, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/09/2014)

Dearth of sand, gravel leaves workers jobless (kp 07/09/2014)

Country's oldest jute mill closed after govt rolled back subsidy, by Binod Subedi (rep 07/09/2014)

Co-ops misbehaving in lack of strong laws: DoC (kp 06/09/2014)

For the first time, nine cooperatives merge (kp 03/09/2014)

Footwear industry hit by raw material shortage, by Suman Bashyal (kp 03/09/2014)

Co-ops should be lumped with pvt sector: Bhattarai (kp 02/09/2014), No need to recognise cooperativesas a separate pillar: Bhattarai (ht 02/09/2014)

Cartels against reform: Doing away with associations in the private sector would be the first step to restoring its credibility, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 02/09/2014)

New organisations not granted CoOs till date: FNCCI (ht 02/09/2014)

Women entrepreneurs told to raise value addition in export (rep 01/09/2014)

Palpa DCO cancels permits of 5 co-ops, by Madhav Aryal (kp 31/08/2014)

A day in the life of vegetable vendors, by Riwaj Rai (rep 27/08/2014)

Tipper operators protest govt ban on crushers, by Samik Kharel (kp 25/08/2014), FinMin talks tough against crusher plants (kp 27/08/2014), Govt committee for allowing temporary registration of crushers only for clearing stock (rep 27/08/2014), 49 held for protesting against govt ban on Chure sand, stone mining (kp 30/08/2014), Govt revokes ban on sand, stone extraction, by Pragati Shahi (kp 02/09/2014), Digging out the truth: The government should form an independent team to resolve problems with the sand, gravel and stone miners, by Hari Krishna Shrestha (kp 02/09/2014), Deadline for crushers extended till mid-Jan, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 02/09/2014), With crusher plant ban gone, contractors asked to resume work, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 02/09/2014), Supply of sand, crushed stones to resume soon: Following Cabinet decision, crusher entrepreneurs hope permit renewal process will start today (ht 03/09/2014), Mining Ban lift criticised (kp 04/09/2014), EPC summons operators of crusher, mine industries (ht 04/09/2014)

Preparations being rushed for fair price shops (kp 23/08/2014)

Telecom equipment imports down 18.25pc (ht 21/08/2014)

Bead business booms as Teej festival nears, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 21/08/2014)

Gold sales heat up as Teej fever spreads (kp 20/08/2014)

Drive against street vendors: Frequent offenders will face tough action: KMC (ht 20/08/2014), Evicted vendors want fresh talks (kp 22/08/2014), Evicted vendors shift businesses to heritage sites, by Dipak Bayalkoti (kp 24/08/2014), Street vendors seek leniency from KMC till Dashain, Tihar (rep 27/08/2014)

Jute mills struggle for existence, by Binod Bhandari (kp 18/08/2014)

Nepal Telecom profit up after two fiscal years (ht 18/08/2014)

Two-wheelers sales drop as customer wait for festive schemes (rep 17/08/2014)

Nepali businesses jump on social media bandwagon, by Suman Bashyal (kp16/08/2014)

RBCL begins operations after month-long standoff, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/08/2014)

Milk sales soar in valley amid festive fervour (ht 14/08/2014)

Investments by co-ops in Kaski reach Rs 9.85b (kp 13/08/2014)

MoCS gears up to protect, promote local industries: Starts drafting Safeguard, Anti-dumping and Countervailing Bill to uphold interest of consumers (ht 09/08/2014)

Jute factories dependent on imported raw materials (kp 05/08/2014)

Nepal Construction Expo to revive building sector (kp 04/08/2014)

Crusher industry entrepreneurs begin agitation, construction hit (ht 03/08/2014), Construction entrepreneurs protest for their survival (ht 04/08/2014), Tanahun crushers defy shutdown order (ht 04/08/2014)

Industrial estates in a shambles, by Jitendra Khadga (kp 03/08/2014)

5 of 30 privatised PEs making profits, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/08/2014)

Govt set to determine quarries for crushers: Plants that relocate their operations to get facilities like restructuring of bank loans, income tax, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 30/07/2014), Illegal crusher industries shut down (ht 31/07/2014)

Organic vegetables stores doing brisk business, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 30/07/2014)

Complaint filed against upcoming soap factory, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 23/07/2014)

Rastriya Beema Company hits major setbackDelay in handover of assets and liabilities prevents it from operating as independent unit (ht 22/07/2014)

Dhading becoming hubfor gas bottling industry (ht 21/07/2014)

Private sector’s wish to invest abroad may become a reality, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/07/2014)

Government lowers casino royalty fee to Rs 30m (kp 20/07/2014)

Unfunded liabilities of public enterprises land in govt’s lap (kp 18/07/2014)

NT pays Rs 740m 3G fee, issue still unresolved (ht 17/07/2014)

Govt to establish Rs 500m fund to bankroll start-ups, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 16/07/2014)

PEs earn Rs 11b net profit; 17 of them still in red (kp 11/07/2014), PEs fail to meet net profit target (ht 11/07/2014), Only four PEs provided dividend to govt, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 11/07/2014), Loss-making PEs’ admin costs jump, by Rajesh Khanal (kp/07/2014)

Algorithms of shopping fancies, by Sewa Bhattarai (rep 11/07/2014)

Nepali cosmetics brands looking pretty in market, by Suman Bashyal (kp 11/07/2014)

Sales of frozen meat take off with changing tastes (kp 10/07/2014)

Department stores go on expansion drive (kp 09/07/2014)

Local plastic products fulfil 75pc of demand (kp 08/07/2014)

Kaski industries facing crisis: Loadshedding, shortage of workers and resources plague factories (ht 08/07/2014)

Nepal Telecom to propose Rs 62bn plan: Mulls over establishing subsidiary companies for infrastructure sharing and managed service (ht 07/07/2014), NT mulls revamping itself: Plans new marketing strategies, considers reducing staff (ht 08/07/2014)

Rickshaw real estate: Thamel’s colourful rickshaws see advertisements replacing artwork, as drivers take in earnings from a supplemental income source: commercial posters, by Sabrina Toppa (kp 05/07/2014)

Street vendors urge govt to give them some leeway, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 05/07/2014), Alternative vending spots yet to be agreed upon (kp 08/07/2014)

Kaski sees 37 pc rise in industries (ht 04/07/2014)

IFC mulls issuing RfPs in August (ht 04/07/2014)

Realty check: The government must come up with a new housing finance strategy to regulate the real estate sector, by Pramesh KC (kp 29/06/2014)

Business confidence up after new govt: Study, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 28/06/2014)

'Catalytic approach' to attract private investment, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 27/06/2014)

Manufacturing down, energy sector looks up (kp 25/06/2014)

Census on manufacturing units (ht 25/06/2014), Over 35 percent industries in six districts, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 26/06/2014), Manufacturing units lose productivity: Survey reveals that the country’s output-input ratio stood at 1.33 per cent in 2011-12 (ht 26/06/2014)

Not in name: Nepal needs a shift away from valuing just the name of a brand to an entire ‘brand experience, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 24/06/2014)

Capacity utilisation of manufacturing units down 14 per cent (ht 20/06/2014)

Unproductive PEs bleeding state coffers dry (ht 17/06/2014)

10 industries get ‘sick’ status despite failing to meet requirements, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 11/06/2014), Rs 1.47b interest waiver for 10 sick industries, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/06/2014)

Street vendors angered at govt for lack of deference (kp 10/06/2014)

Micro-insurance to be launched next fiscal, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/06/2014)

SC allows mini casinos to operate: Ministry officials express surprise, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 08/06/2014)

RBS to split by next FY (kp 07/06/2014)

New Procurement Act to end hassles for PEs, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/06/2014)

Collective trademark for Nepali footwear launched (kp 05/06/2014)

New regulation on cooperatives introduced: Community organisations can transform into multi-purpose co-ops to cater to the poor (ht 04/06/2014)

Sellers to be fined on the spot for failing quality standards (kp 03/06/2014)

Sick industries’ list to be released next week (kp 01/06/2014)

Vendors pass up government offer, by Samik Kharel (kp 27/05/2014)

Nawalparasi lifts ban on river mining: Amidst all-round criticism,it is alleged that DDC officials had their palms greased with more than five million rupees (ht 27/05/2014)

Government-pledged facilities a distant dream for Rolpa Cement: The Rs 1.2-billion factory is yet to get electricity and access road, by Kashi Ram Dangi (kp 25/05/2014)

New cigarette factory of Surya Nepal begins operation, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 24/05/2014)

On German-Nepal Business Links, by Frank Meyke (sp 23/05/2014)

RBS draws closer to split (ht 22/05/2014)

Stop issuance of new co-op licences: Probe panel (kp 21/05/2014)

Pvt sector’s priority: Energy, agriculture and infra (kp 21/05/2014)

FNCCI sides with agitating crusher industries (kp 21/05/2014), Crusher entrepreneurs ask govt to scrap rules (ht 21/05/2014), Crusher operators press govt to withdraw new rules, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 21/05/2014), Crusher industry stir hits construction (ht 23/05/2014), Crushers restart as govt forms study taskforce (kp 23/05/2014)

Count puts street vendors at 10,000, by Samik Kharel (kp 20/05/2014)

All quiet at OCR following launch of electronic registration system, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 19/05/2014)

Co-op promoters used deposits in get-rich-quick scheme: Report (kp 19/05/2014)

Troubled cooperatives: Probe panel recommends sweeping reforms, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/05/2014), Commission prepares
draft Bills to better regulate co-ops
(ht 17/05/2014), Government told to form separate commission to settle claims worth Rs 11b (rep 17/05/2014)

Rising four-wheeler sales point to market rebound (kp 15/05/2014)

Problems of headless public enterprises deepen (ht 15/05/2014)

Irregularities in cooperatives: Draft act seeks stiff penalty, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/05/2014)

7 firms want to set up industrial units at Pokhara Industrial Estate, by Keshav Sharan Lamichhane (rep 11/05/2014)

Discounts galore at Real Estate Expo 2014 (kp 09/05/2014), House hunters throng Real Estate Expo (kp 10/05/2014), NLHDA Real Estate 2010 Expo a big draw (kp 11/05/2014), Real estate expo ends, recording 214k footfalls (kp 12/05/2014), Developers seek government efforts, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 12/05/2014)

Nepali entrepreneurs crossing the borders, by Somesh Verma (rep 09/05/2014)

Real estate sector moves to firmer ground, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 08/05/2014)

NLHDA expo to celebrate rebound in housing sector, by Suman Bashyal (kp 08/05/2014)

Makers of construction materials hopeful of revival, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/05/2014)

Nimbus to open 200 agri-shops (kp 07/05/2014)

Govt mulls opening restricted areas to foreign investment, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 06/05/2014)

Loss of morality: Adulterations of products, cheating in measurement, cartel for unnatural price hikes and ecading taxes are few examples of immoral business, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 05/05/2014)

Companies reluctant to provide details to Social Security Fund, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/05/2014)

‘REC@nnect’ kicks off today (kp 05/05/2014), Start-ups fight to win over judges at Nepal BootCamp (kp 07/05/2014), REC@nnect Nepal BootCamp concludes (kp 08/05/2014), REC@nnect Boot Camp concludes (ht 08/05/2014)

Regulatory chaos as stone crushers strike, by Pragati Shahi (kp 04/05/2014), Makawanpur crusher industries shut sine die (ht 04/05/2014)

Apartment sales bouncing back as getting loans gets easier, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/05/2014)

Taking back the streets: Street-vending, the only livelihood option for close to 25,000 people in the Capital, has been made illegal in government-owned spaces by the KMC; This has left many unemployed, but the state has not been able to provide the vendors with acceptable alternatives, by Samik Kharel (kp 03/05/2014), Street vendors positive about new alternative business spots, by Samik Kharel (kp 07/05/2014), Recommended locations are  not enough: Street vendors, by Samik Kharel (kp 09/05/2014), Counting heads: Street vendors census themselves to convince the government into providing more business spots, by Samik Kharel (kp 11/05/2014)

Women reach the top in Nepal’s trekking industry (ht 03/05/2014)

Dangote Group forwards 10-point demand (kp 03/05/2014)

Parsa-Bara industrial corridor: Two dozen industries face problem of survival (ht 02/05/2014)

NTA employees protest MoIC’s ‘unnecessary intervention’ (ht 01/05/2014)

Nepal Telecom plans to set up subsidiary IT company (ht 29/04/2014)

NT to diversify into computer software (kp 29/04/2014)

100k visit ICT electronics exhibition in two days (kp 26/04/2014)

Locals produce lokta paper to tap a natural resource, by L.B. Thapa (rep 26/04/2014)

NLHDA Real Estate Expo slated to start on May 8 (kp 24/04/2014)

Co-ops running wild due to lack of strong laws: Dept (kp 23/04/2014)

Special Economic Zone planned in Kavre (ht 23/04/2014)

All casinos declared illegal for defying order to obtain permits, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/04/2014), Govt shuts down all casinos (kp 20/04/2014), Closure of casinos leaves more than 11,000 jobless (rep 21/04/2014), Govt to collect dues from casinos by ‘legal means’ (kp 24/04/2014)

Favorable winds gather behind Nepalis' investing abroad policy, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 18/04/2014)

Industrial goods and technology exhibition: Exhibitors from across country present at expo (kp 18/04/2014), Industrial Expo sees huge footfall (rep 20/04/2014), Industrial goods fair attracts 325k visitors (kp 22/04/2014), Industrial Goods and Trade Expo concludes (rep 22/04/2014)

Reform or perish: It is time to rethink the way the private sector interacts with the economy to bring in reforms, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 15/04/2014)

KMC-home ministry move: 10 zones designated for street vendors, by Samik Kharel (kp 13/04/2014), Street vendors reject govt selected areas, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 14/04/2014), Wrong approach: Street vending should be managed than outlawed, taking away vital employment opportunities for the poor, by Adity Karki (rep 20/04/2014), Hawkers warn of tougher protests after talks with authorities fail (rep 21/04/2014), Dozens hurt as police charge street vendors, by Samik Kharel (kp 23/04/2014), 40 injured as street vendors, police clash (ht 23/04/2014)

FNCCI AGM kicks off to elect new leadership (kp 12/04/2014), Speaker asks to show spirit of sportsmanship: Hopes FNCCI members taking part in election today will set a precedent for political parties (ht 12/04/2014), Business fraternity elects new leadership: Shekhar Golchha, Dinesh Shrestha and Kishore Pradhan elected vice-presidents (kp 13/04/2014), FNCCI election vote counting on; It’s a tough fight between the two factions; Complete results expected by today (ht 13/04/2014), Pradeep Jung Pandey is new FNCCI chief (nn 13/04/2014), Pandey takes charge as FNCCI prez, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/04/2014), Vaidya passes baton to new FNCCI president Pandey: Pradeep Jung Pandey garners 54.6pc votes to win election (ht), Will FNCCI be able to show a united front?, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 14/04/2014), High expectation (ht), Murarka elected senior vice-prez of FNCCI (kp 15/04/2014)

Biratnagar celebrates centenary as birthplace of Nepal’s industry, by Binod Bhandari and Madhav Ghimire (kp 11/04/2014)

Heavy equipment sales up on construction activities (kp 10/04/2014)

Strike while it’s hot: Outcomes of the Nepal Business Conclave show that time is ripe for Nepal to pursue its economic development agenda, by Jitendra Rana (kp 09/04/2014)

SEZ crawling along 10 years after launch (kp 07/04/2014)

Litterateurs team up to save ailing Sajha (kp 06/04/2014)

Rajkarnikar, Pandey file nominations as FNCCI election countdown begin: A total of 132 candidates filed their nominations for the 61-member FNCCI executive committee on Friday, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 05/04/2014)

Street vendors warn govt of stronger stir (kp 04/04/2014), Govt crackdown leaves street vendors high and dry, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 06/04/2014)

95 co-op shops opened with govt grants vanish: The government had given cash gifts of Rs 100,000 each to 104 cooperatives in a bid to ensure smooth supply of essential household products at reasonable prices, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 04/04/2014)

Casinos yet to pay due royalty: Have one day left to do so or their operating licence to be scrapped (ht 04/04/2014), Casino royalty dues: Govt extends deadline yet again, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/04/2014), Casinos allowed to operate until next cabinet meeting (rep 05/04/2014), Deadline extended again as casinos remain defiant (kp 11/04/2014)

Companies misleading consumers: DFTQC; Says firms are not maintaining hygiene in production process, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 03/04/2014)

As countdown begins, FNCCI election gathers pace (kp 02/04/2014)

Energy-efficient products to beat load-shedding (kp 02/04/2014)

Govt making efforts to revive Nepal Orind Magnesite, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 01/04/2014)

Low bidder rule has to be ‘dumped’ (kp 31/03/2014)

Biratnagar Jute Mill applies for industry registration (kp 30/03/2014)

Guv to co-ops: Be creative and keep up with the times (kp 28/03/2014)

Govt ignored us, say street vendors, by Samik Kherel (kp 27/03/2014), Govt forms taskforce to manage street vendors, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 27/03/2014), Children join street vendors’ protest: Around 10,000 street  vendors in Kathmandu are protesting government eviction (kp 02/04/2014)

Business Of Loss!, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 27/03/2014)

Homebuyers stand to lose Rs 1.33 billion (ht 27/03/2014)

Rs 1.33b stuck in housing projects run by co-op promoters (kp 27/03/2014), Firm grip of a few led to malpractices in co-ops: FM (kp 27/03/2014)

Co-op congress starts with calls to remove bad apples, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/03/2014), Call to improve transparency and accountability in co-ops (rep 26/03/2014)

Devise roadmap to spur growth: CNI (kp 26/03/2014), Pvt sector urged to open industries FinMin says country will have surplus energy within three years (ht 26/03/2014)

Year-long NCC leadership dispute ends, finally (kp 26/03/2014)

Jute mills get tax breaks while others cry unfair, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 24/03/2014)

Listed firms flout regulations: Majority of them do not submit reports or hold AGMs on time (ht 24/03/2014)

Khullamanch vendors brace for looming ouster, by Samik Kharel (kp 23/03/2014)

Entrepreneurs seek separate fruit market in capital (rep 23/03/2014)

FNCCI elections: Rajkarnikar panel announces candidates, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/03/2014), Largely similar agendas as 2 panels prepare for polls (kp 23/03/2014)

Biz conclave to kick off Sunday (kp 22/03/2014), Business conclave to start tomorrow (ht 22/03/2014), ‘Pol stability vital for growth’: Mohamad stresses better human resource for the country’s economic development, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 24/03/2014), ‘Stability essential for a country’s development’, by Mahathir Mohamad (kp 24/03/2014), ‘Labour intensive industries must’ (ht 24/03/2014), Stable govt key to investment, development: Mahathir, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 24/03/2014), Business conclave ends with deals worth $164m (kp 25/03/2014), Govt officials woo foreign investors (kp 25/03/2014), Six agreements signed during NBC (ht 25/03/2014), Invest in Nepal for better return, NRB Governor tells investors (rep 25/03/2014)

Govt gives Casinos 15 more days to get new licences, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/03/2014), Govt to seal tax-defaulter casinos within 15 days: Rs 1.07 billion owed in taxes, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 23/03/2014), Casino operators call on govt to revise royalty fee (ht 26/03/2014), Casinos make last-ditch effort to stay in biz (kp 31/03/2014)

SEZ delayed in lack of legal provisions (kp 22/03/2014)

Ice cream makers get into action as summer starts, by Suman Bashyal (kp 18/03/2014)

Deposits worth Rs 9.63b with 130 co-ops at risk, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/03/2014), Most troubled co-ops have chairmen as chief executives: Of the 130 cooperatives against which complaints  have been filed, more than 90 percent have executive chairmen (kp 20/03/2014)

Increased tourist arrivals boost Thangka market (ht 18/03/2014)

Industrial closures leave behind unemployment, unpaid bank loans, by Binod Bhandari (kp 17/03/2014)

NCC leadership row inches towards end, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 16/03/2014)

Big business in little China: Jyatha has become the chosen destination for both Chinese tourists and investors who’re making themselves at home here, by Shibani Pandey (kp 15/03/2014)

Surya Nepal’s Tanahu plant to start ops in a month (kp 15/03/2014)

Hit the road: Home Ministry’s iron-fisted approach to street vendors is unwarranted (kp 14/0372014)

PE Board fails to resume work (ht 12/03/2014)

PETS project launched: Aims to promote Nepal’s unique pashmina brand abroad (ht 11/03/2014)

Unscheduled power cuts hit Parsa-Bara industrial corridor, by Shankar Acharya (kp 11/03/2014)

PEs to get Rs 26m from govt (rep 11/03/2014)

Gold traders demand proper monitoring policy (kp 08/03/2014)

Bindhabasini Transport gets permit to operate buses, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 07/03/2014)

Nepal’s first pashmina wool processing plant opens (kp 06/03/2014)

No earthshaking verdict: The Nepal Economic Summit has emphasized three specific concerns, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 06/03/2014)

KMC goes tough against street vendors (kp 05/03/2014), Street vendors protest eviction, by Samik Kharel (kp 07/03/2014), Street vendors up in arms against Home Minister Gautam, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 07/03/2014), Street vendors play with ruse, risk after crackdown on trade, by Samik Kharel (kp 09/03/2014), Street vendors to step up protest (kp 13/03/2014), Govt not to be lenient with agitating street vendors, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 15/03/2014))

Towards self employment, by Durga Lal K.C. (kp 04/03/2014)

Former garment giant Momento lies in ruins, by Parbat Portel (kp 03/03/2014)

Domestic pharmaceutical cos gaining grounds, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 02/03/2014)

Number of troubled co-ops rises (ht 01/03/2014), Troubled cooperatives’ list ‘growing’ (kp 02/03/2014)

Industries in east on verge of closure for want of electricity (ht 02/03/2014), Factories in Sunsari-Morang crippled by power shortage, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 04/03/2014)

Foreign investment prospects look up  for the country, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 28/02/2014)

Probe into troubled cooperatives: Liabilities of co-ops could top Rs 10b, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/02/2014)

Infrastructure of jute mill sold for Rs 10.3m, by Binod Bhandari (kp 27/02/2014)

NT’s proposal to bring in partner inches forward (kp 26/02/2014)

Debt-ridden Sajha publication deep in crisis, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 26/02/2014), Sajha Publication asks for Rs. 150m (nn 27/02/2014)

Agri, tourism, energy in focus at Nepal Economic Summit (25/02/2014), Minister calls for second phase of economic reform (ht 25/02/2014), With pledge for 2nd phase of reforms, summit concludes (kp 27/02/2014), Pvt sector to create 50,000 additional jobs by 2015-end (ht 27/02/2014), Govt, pvt sector unveil economic reform programs (rep 27/02/2014)

Bikes drag auto registration down 8.96pc (kp 24/02/2014)

NT’s average revenue per user falls to Rs 7.6 a day (kp 23/02/2014)

Breaking up is hard to do for Beema Sansthan (kp 21/02/2014)

FNCCI to host 2 key economic conferences (kp 21/02/2014), 'Nepal Economic Summit' from Feb 24 (rep 21/02/2014)

Demand for commercial kitchen equipment up (kp 21/02/2014)

Road expansion, easy loan push car sales up, by Suman Basyal (kp 20/02/2014)

NT records Rs 5.55b first-half net profit (kp 18/02/2014)

Sales of big bikes rise with changing pursuits, by Suman Bashyal (kp 18/02/2014)

Total foreign investment in Nepal reaches Rs 113b (kp 17/02/2014)

382 new, cottage industries registered in Morang, by Binod Subedi (rep 17/02/2014)

Crowds throng Made in Nepal exhibition (kp 15/02/2014)

Ore extraction halted for eight years, by Kesav Adhikari (kht 15/02/2014)

DoI, UNCTAD launch investment portal (ht 14/02/2014) [see website], Online investment guide for foreign investors (rep 14/02/2014)

Everest Insurance to get new board (kp 12/02/2014), New board at Everest Insurance: Five of the seven members elected today are close to Khetan (ht 14/02/2014)

MoI preparing to restructure NBF working groups (rep 12/02/2014)

UNCTAD and Department of Industry to launch online investment guide to Nepal (nn 12/02/2014)

22 businesses closed down for bad market practices (kp 11/02/2014)

NT applies to renew mobile permit by fixing renewal fee, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 10/02/2014), A day before deadline, NT asked to pay Rs 20b, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 11/02/2014), NT refuses to pay licence fee citing lack of legal clarity (kp 12/02/2014)

Apartment builders gear down and wait for market to revive, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 09/02/2014)

NT will cut 1,500 jobs in next 2 years (kp 09/02/2014)

MoI names six more enterprises to be declared sick (rep 09/02/2014)

IB slashes insurance premium: Premium rate for private vehicles to be cut by up to 25 per cent (ht 07/02/2014)

Cleaning up our act: The time has come for Nepal’s private sector to rise above the profit-only model of doing business, by Suraj Vaidya (nt 07/02/2014)

Neco-Premier merger hits snag: Shareholders of Neco refused to approve union during its AGM (ht 06/02/2014)

NT seeks review of existing laws: Asks regulatory bodies to simplify public procurement procedures (ht 06/02/2014)

12th Nat’l Industrial Trade Fair from today (ht 06/02/2014), Industrial trade fair draws huge crowds (kp 08/02/2014), Industrial Trade Fair draws 250k visitors (kp 11/02/2014)

Troubled cooperatives: Panel to ask police to nab promoters, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/02/2014)

Factories in industrial clusters cut production, stop exports, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 05/02/2014)

Quality and quantity: Nepali consumers deserve better than what businesses have been offering them, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 04/02/2014)

State-run BFIs removed from purview of PEB, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/02/2014)

Ministry to propose Cabinet to declare half dozen industries sick, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 02/02/2014)

Monitoring standards for jewelers in limbo, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 02/02/2014)

Sex workers denounce raids, call on govt to regulate the sector, by Anjali Subedi (rep 01/02/2014)

Billion-rupee mall being built in Pokhara, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 01/02/2014)

Building blocks: The invisible men, women, and children who lay the foundations of your dream home, by Jan Møller Hansen (nt 31/01/2014)

Majority of companies fail to submit financial reports on time (ht 29/01/2014)

Prez honours pvt sector representatives with CIP (kp 28/01/2014), Prez honours 34 businessmen, organisations with CIP status (ht 28/01/2014)

Number of troubled cooperatives tops 70: Amount of deposit at stake yet to be determined,estimated to be over several billions, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 28/01/2014)

Govt to declare Brikuti Pulp and Paper as sick industry, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 27/01/2014)

Birat Trade Fair kicks off: Eastern Region has abundant potential to start an economic revolution: FinMin Koirala, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 26/01/2014)

Regulator to exit Everest Insurance (ht 25/01/2014)

Hands in the till: Lenient laws and token punishment have encouraged misconduct among cooperatives, by Sushil R. Mathema (kp 23/01/2014)

Made in Nepal expo from February 13 (kp 23/01/2014)

'Ad industry vibrant even in lean season', by Kriti Bhuju (rep 23/01/2014)

Pokhara special: Tourist city rises as trade, industrial hub, by Ishwori Neupane (kp 23/01/2014), Expanding out from Pokhara, by Lal Prasad Sharma and Shiva Sharma (kp 23/01/2014)

CG opening industrial villages in Bardiya, Sunsari (rep 22/01/2014)

Crossholding in telecom sector: Telecos may have to go public, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 22/01/2014)

6 foreign pharmas obtain registration in FY 2012-13 (kp 22/01/2014)

FDI pledges shoot up 177.85pc in first half, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 21/01/2014)

Rescuing the ailing PEs: Bold decision required, by Shiv Ram Prasad Koirala (ht 21(01/2014)

Nepal’s booming cement industry lures investors (kp 20/01/2014)

Govt mulls cancelling licences of oil cos: The department has given the licence holders 30 days to respond, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 18/01/2014)

Businesses need to follow ethics: Experts (ht 18/01/2014)

Govt undecided about licence renewal fee, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 18/01/2014)

Malpractices in market continue unabated (kp 17/01/2014)

Foreign brands hold sway over chocolate market, by Suman Bashyal (kp 17/01/2014)

Rise in loadshedding hrs fuels sale of inverters (kp 16/01/2014)

Domestic footwear companies increasing market share, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 15/01/2014)

Nepal’s biscuit output up 44 percent, by Suman Bashyal (kp 14/01/2014)

SEZ to open in Bhairahawa in Feb, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/01/2014)

Processing of pashmina wool starts in Nepal (kp 13/01/2014)

Frozen meat sales heat up, by Suman Bashyal (kp 13/01/2014)

Industries operating at 57.83 percent capacity, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 12/01/2014)

Quintessential Potter's Square, by Sangita Shrestha (ht 12/01/2014)

Most co-op operators ignore panel summons, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/01/2014)

NOC to raise authorised, issued capital to Rs 30b (kp 11/01/2014)

Bhattarai named MD of Nepal Telecom (kp 10/01/2014)

Govt to give casinos four more months to renew license, by Kriti Bhuju (kp 08/01/2014)

Tanker alliance seeks hike in freight rates (kp 07/01/2014)

Troubled cooperatives: 13k plaints lodged at recovery panel, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/01/2014)

Foreign direct investment: Constraints and challenges, by Girish P. Pant (ht 06/01/2014)

Tobacco companies urged to respect court order (ht 05/01/2014)

Stone factories gather moss after export ban, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 04/01/2014)

Women’s shopping habit undergoes rapid change (ht 02/01/2014)

Lack of branding, quality certification facility affecting exports: Study (rep 02/01/2014)

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