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We will give priority to manufacturing industries: Finance Minister (rep 13/11/2021)

Liquidity crunch and low capital expenditure : The government must find ways to substantially increase capital expenditure, by Achyut Wagle (kp 09/11/2021)

‘All governments lie’, Nepali startups and innovators say : Last week, Finance Minister Sharma promised to groom startups and innovators as soon as possible. But most of the startups the Post contacted do not think it will be implemented, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/10/2021)

Politics And Economy Of Nepal, by Tilak Rawal (sp 08/10/2021)

Sovereign credit rating: Is it necessary for Nepal?, by Rewat Bahadur Karki (ht 29/09/2021)

Without good governance, monetary policy will not be effective, by Shanker Man Singh (rep 21/08/2021)

Do not take the economy for granted : The government seems to be in no hurry to address the common man’s quest for survival, by Achyut Wagle (kp 17/08/2021)

Dissection Of Monetary Policy, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 17/08/2021)

Nepal plans to start road to economic recovery as third wave looms : Even though the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Deuba on July 13 had decided to introduce a special package to revive the economy within a month, it's yet to announce any package, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/08/2021)

Promoting Knowledge Economy, by Narayan Prasad Ghimire (rn 16/08/2021)

Monetary policy prioritises relief and recovery for the pandemic-hit : Extension of repayment deadline, availability of cheaper interest loans, refinance among the measures announced by the new policy, by Prtithvi Man Shrestha and Krishana Prasain (kp 14/08/2021), Monetary Policy 2021/22 announces additional packages and liquidity management programs for recovery of pandemic-affected economy, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 15/08/2021)

Short-term priorities for the economy : The focus now should  be on executing the  budget and curtailing wasteful spending, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 09/08/2021)

Prioritise the poor in economic revival plan, experts urge government : The Cabinet on July 13 decided to announce a special package for economic revival within a month, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/07/2021)

The missing debt money : A thorough study of the debt resources received and their (mis)use needs to be done, by Tula Raj Basyal (kp 25/07/2021)

Monetary Policy 2078/79 amid Second Wave of Covid-19: Nepali Expectations, by Shankar Man Singh (rep 06/07/2021)

Pseudo-experts and Economic Policy, by Ram Prasad Mainali (rep 20/06/2021)

The way to environmental degradation : The decision to extract sand, stones and soil for export to reduce the deficit is unwise, by Shyam Mainali (kp 17/06/2021)

Environmentalists warn plan to export stones, pebbles and sand can spell ecological disaster : The announcement in the budget speech was made without Environment Ministry’s knowledge, say officials who fear it could lead to unchecked exploitation of resources to the point the country may not have enough for itself, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/06/2021)

Open up the economy: Protectionism is hurting business, by Apurva Singh (ht 13/05/2021)

Import controls go as foreign exchange reserves swell : Experts say that Nepal should increase earnings from other sources and not depend too much on remittance, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/04/2021)

Debt without reforms : Financing debt without adequate policy reforms is a bit like financing the gambler, by Bishal Thapa (ae 15/04/2021)

Failure on the economic front : A thorough evaluation shows that this government has more severely failed Nepal on economic matters, by Achyut Wagle (kp 16/02/2021)

Government issues ‘Joint Investment Procedure 2020’ (ht 10/12/2020)

Nepal revises its climate target, Cabinet to endorse this week : By 2030, the government aims to increase E-vehicles sales share to 90 percent in total private passenger vehicle sales, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 07/12/2020)

Economic diplomacy for Nepal : It is about knowing  how to exploit unique characteristics or the comparative advantage, by Surya P Subedi (kp 29/11/2020)

Everything is not okay : A series of impractical recovery policies have heightened business and employment uncertainties, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 19/10/2020)

Nexus between economic crisis and reforms, by Yatindra KC (ht 27/08/2020)

Monetary policy’s misguided focus: Authorities are trying to placate investors that are desperate for higher prices, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 20/08/2020)

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

Monetary policy: Will the measures counter the shocks?: Half-baked and misguided lending directives might further exacerbate asset-liability mismatches, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 21/07/2020), Monetary Policy For Economic Revival, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 21/07/2020), Monetary pleasing 2020/21, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (ae 24/07/2020)

Return of the helicopter money: Although the new monetary policy is a step forward, it fails to help the large proportion of businesses and self-employed that need it the most, by Achyut Wagle (kp 20/07/2020)

Monetary policy attempts to address economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic: As per the policy, commercial banks need to lend at least 15 percent to the agriculture sector by mid-July 2023; 15 percent to micro, small and medium enterprises; and 10 percent to the hydropower sector of their total loans by mid-July 2024, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Sangam Prasain (kp 18/07/2020)

Driving in reverse gear: Nepal's new tax policy is not in support of the adoption of electric vehicles. It is actually going against the global trend, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 16/07/2020)

All Eyes On Monetary Policy, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 14/07/2020)

Lower the investment threshold: Slashing the minimum foreign investment required will help to create new jobs, which Nepal badly needs now, by Shikhar Bhattarai (kp 28/06/2020)

Responding With Policy To COVID-19 Crisis, by Amish Dhungel (rn 16/06/2020)

Putting the environment above profits: The time has come for us to reimagine and restructure our economic priorities, by Avash Pandey (kp 25/05/2020))

Plan to revive COVID-hit economy missing: Financial liabilities that govt’s programmes will create aren’t easily bearable, say experts, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 16/05/2020)

Haphazard planning: The federal government’s organisation for economic revival has been lacking (kp 12/05/2020), The lockdown budget: The government needs to reassess budget priorities, but it seems reluctant to listen to sound advice, by Achyut Wagle (kp 12/05/2020)

Fiscal budget to prioritise revitalising crisis-hit economy, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 11/05/2020), Restarting our economy needs thoughtful policy choices, by Lokesh Todi (rep 11/05/2020)

Synergic Efforts To Avert Recession, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 05/05/2020)

Keeping the economy moving: To achieve macroeconomic stability during this crisis a large chunk of the credit created both publicly and privately has to be controlled and directed towards the productive sector of the economy, by Ritesh Lamichhane (ht 14/04/2020)

Attracting FDI: Effective policy intervention needed, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 04/03/20920)

Lessons from Southeast Asia: If Nepal is to join a club of emerging and advanced economies, its priorities should be to address how the transition should occur and what mechanisms should be applied to achieve it, by Sourav Dhungana (rep 22/02/2020)

Ideology or evidence: What makes a policy? Nepal’s case seems to be the antithesis of what economists would like to believe, by Mohd Ayub (kp 30/12/2019)

Fiscal Commission: Issues at stake, by Mukti Rijal (ht 12/12/20919)

Invest In Capital Market, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 30/09/2019)

Stalled reform, stunted development: Nepal's economic policy regime suffers from over-regulation, duplication, contradiction and lack of clarity, by Achyut Wagle (kp 17/09/2019)

Clarion call to produce human resources to match the market demand (rep 08/09/2019)

Industrialisation is key to development: The World Bank has described Nepal's peculiar growth as a low-growth, high-remittance trap, by Niraj KC (kp 05/09/2019)

Rebooting Nepali economy: Rebooting Nepali economy requires a collective, coordinated and multi-dimensional response. Support of development partners will be crucial, by Nirajan Mainali and Sumit Pant (rep 27/08/2019)

Return migration: Build nation, and they will come; An effective way to influence the return of productive Nepalis living abroad would be to make a strong domestic push for government accountability in areas of infrastructure development, social justice and rule of law, by Keshar M. Ghimire (ht 20/08/2019)

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)

Mentorship is crucial to unleash youth potential: While the new foreign direct investment laws are seen as a barrier, the lack of mentorship still remains a major problem, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 30/07/2019)

Investment for prosperity: Sources of investment lie in our doorsteps but Nepal is still reeling under low investment trap inimical to achieving prosperity through industry and trade, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 07/07/2019)

Investing in human capital key to drive Nepal’s growth: World Bank (ht 07/06/2019)

Failing to impress: The well-known economist was expected to take drastic measures to rejuvenate the country’s economy but this has not happened under his leadership, by Nishant Khanal (rep 25/12/2018)

Marginal Utility of State for the Deprived, by Kiran Dahal (rn 15/12/2018)

Reversing reforms: Nepal is stepping back further rather than moving forward, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 20/11/2018)

Forex risk management: A must to attract FDI, by Siddhartha Pant (ht 15/11/2018)

Smooth the way: Re-energising investments, especially Indian investment, should be the top priority, by Atul K Thakur (kp 02/11/2018)

Tame the Runaway Interest Rate, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 13/08/2018)

Fiscal Commission sets criteria for internal borrowing (rep 21/06/2018)

Road to prosperity riddled with problems (ht 17/06/2018)

Monetary Policy 2018-19 to focus on financial stability, infra investment (ht 11/06/2018)

Foreign investors ‘disappointed’, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 06/06/2018)

Soaring imports call for ‘industrial renewal’ strategies, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 23/05/2018)

Economists bat for private sector-friendly policies (kp 15/05/2018)

Experts call for moves to sustain economic reform (kp 11/05/2018)

Weight of remittance: The government should formulate sound and sustainable policies and programmes to retain the youths within the country (ht 30/04/2018)

Blending hopes: Nepal must take up the instrument of blended finance to tap into productive economic potential, by Achyut Wagle (kp 17/04/2018)

Train of thought: Political considerations have lent their weight to the railway propositions rather than thorough appraisal and hard facts, by Ram Sharan Mahat (kp 17/04/2018)

Minister Yadav pledges to prioritise industrialisation, economic growth (ht 06/03/2018)

FNCCI urges govt to declare Nation-Building Decade, by Naresh Neupane (kp 19/02/2018)

Interest rate corridor: Modernising monetary policy, by Guna Raj Bhatta (ht 23/01/2018)

Investment for impact: Higher and efficient investments in prioritised sectors of the economy remain foundations for development, by Tula Raj Basyal (kp 03/01/2018)

Interconnecting ways: Construction of economic corridor between Nepal and its immediate neighbours may bring immense benefits to all three, by Aditya Baral (kp 02/01/2018)

Macroeconomic policies: Revisit is a must, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 01/01/2018)

WB recommends measures to tap GSP facility (ht 26/12/2017)

Economic leapfrog: To become a middle-income country by 2030, investing in private sector while promoting foreign investment is a must, by Niraj KC (kp 22/12/2017)

The long view: Execution of economic policy reforms can be a booster to leverage economic growth, by Nischal Dhungel (kp 14/11/2017)

Back to the village: A campaign to improve incomes in rural areas is needed to reverse migration trends, by PC Wasti (kp 17/10/2017)

Tractor imports come to a screeching halt, by Binod Bhandari (kp 29/07/2017)

Pvt sector doubts implementation of budget, monetary policy (ht 22/07/2017)

‘Monetary Policy does not ensure economic growth stability’ (ht 14/07/2017)

Monetary Policy for 2017/18: Easy, cheaper loans key to sustaining growth rate: Pvt sector (rep 20/06/2017)

Economic reforms pushed to backburner (ht 15/06/2017), Give priority: Nepalese economic reforms are driven by the guiding principles, policies and priorities of mainly multilateral aid agencies (ht 16/06/2017)

Nepal needs new policies to boost economy: Experts (kp 28/05/2017)

Strategic plan for brick industries discussed (ht 27/05/2017)

Low-growth trap: To achieve higher growth, Nepal needs to get more investments and enhance productivity (kp 25/05/2017)

Govt plans to frame umbrella economic policy (ht 19/04/2017), Govt to frame draft of new economic policy by May: The policy will incorporate measures to mobilise the public and private sectors and cooperatives to spur growth (kp 20/04/2017)

Transforming FDI: Automatic route, by Shashwat Satyal (ht 15/03/2017)

Fiscal Decentralisation In Nepal, by Kalpana Ghimire (rn 12/02/2017)

Finance Ministry rolls out ambitious economic plan: As always, question boils down to whether it will ever be implemented, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 19/01/2017), Ministry of Finance prescribes pills for all economic ills (ht 19/01/2017)

Missing cues of history: Nepalis have forsaken the norm of evaluating public figures on the basis of their past, by Achyut Wagle (kp 17/01/2017)

Fluid dynamics: Nepal cannot afford to ignore the urgency of strengthening its labour market governance, by Richard Howard and Saloman Rajbanshi (kp 13/12/2016)

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

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)

Industry 4.0: If Nepal does not take the innovation route, it will remain stuck in poverty just like in the first, the second, and the third industrial revolutions, by Saroj Devkota and Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 04/10/2016)

No lessons learnt from trade embargo, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 19/09/2016)

Financial inclusion: Aggressive promotion, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 13/09/2016)

Policy for sale: Politics, the genesis of public policies, is the main barrier to Nepal’s economic development, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 02/09/2016)

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

Stabilising prices: Monetary tools should be adopted to keep inflation within 7.5 percent as projected in this year's budget, by Tula Raj Basyal (kp 12/07/2016)

Crouching Government And Strong Entrepreneurs!, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 30/06/2016)

Financial inclusion: Way forward, by Binod Atreya (ht 14/06/2016)

Two-way road: Nepal can benefit from a wise blend of two different neighbourhood economic policies, by Asish Adhikary (kp 05/06/2016)

Missing strategy: Nepal needs a comprehensive, long-term human resource plan to meet national goals (kp 26/05/2016)

Time for action: To make Nepal a more attractive destination for foreign investment, the government of Nepal must be ready to take serious steps, by Alaina B. Teplitz (rep 26/05/2016)

Salt Trading land to be acquired to set up SEZ: Additional 250 bighas to be procured to expand Bhairahawa Special Economic Zone (ht 18/03/2016)

MoI plans to establish five industrial estates in two years (ht 17/03/2016)

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

Finance Ministry drafting Financial Literacy Policy (ht 05/03/2016)

Govt to set up GPZ within Simara SEZ (ht 01/03/2016)

Govt to set up 7 new industrial estates: FM, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 28/02/2016)

Revisiting Mahatonomics: Economic liberalization sans strong regulatory institutions meant that growth in private sector was at the expense of public sector, by Bhagirath Yogi and Jeevan R. Sharma (rep 22/02/2016)

Govt introduces much-awaited PPP Policy (ht 18/10/2015)

Road to riches: Leaders need to focus on robust economic growth to uplift the marginalised, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 29/09/2015)

FinMin Mahat says policies adopted earlier irreversible (ht 08/09/2015) [Statement by NC leader Mahat that the rulings in the new constitutinal draft are not meant as they are written!!]

FinMin urges greater focus on economy (kp 29/08/2015)

Funds to be established to safeguard deposits, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/07/2015)

Call for powerful body to curb market irregularities, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 03/07/2015)

House committee okays 20-year agriculture strategy, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/06/2015)

Nepal joins Better Than Cash Alliance: Finance Ministry says the government joined the Alliance as it aims to modernise its economy through digital payment (kp 18/04/2015)

Nepalese economy in whole: Policy reforms, by Suman Kumar Regmi (ht 14/04/2015)

Nepal needs project-financing policy, laws for large-scale investment, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 06/04/2015)

For economic ends: Nepal needs to pursue economic diplomacy to bring in more foreign direct investment, by Suresh Pranjali (kp 31/03/2015)

Proposed industrial enterprises act: Micro-enterprises get industry status (kp 29/03/2015)

Government plans to relax criteria, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 28/03/2015)

Govt unveils umbrella employment policy (ht 22/03/2015)

No nationalisation of industries (kp 12/03/2015)

Govt introduces land acquisition policy (ht 10/03/2015)

Ban on outward investment to be removed, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/03/2015)

Policy opens new sectors to FDI (kp 05/03/2015)

Govt issues Foreign Investment and One Door Policy, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 28/02/2015)

New Industrial Act in pipeline: Chief Secretary (ht 09/02/2015)

Draft of revised Trade Policy ready: MoCS proposes adding 11 products and seven services to boost exports, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 25/01/2015)

MoI plans to declare FY2015-16 ‘FDI Year’ (kp 01/01/2015)

Labour sector reforms afoot: Government takes numerous initiatives to organise migration (ht 01/01/2015)

MoF floats draft of financial sector development strategy (ht 30/12/2014), Government sets lofty target of 8 percent by 2020, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/12/2014)

The middling way Investment in failing public enterprises has continued unabated even as their number has decreased, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 26/12/2014)

Home economics: Generating domestic employment can lead to sustainable growth while addressing persistent poverty and inequality, by Lok Nath Bhusal (kp 24/12/2014)

Pushing the economy: Nepal’s economic diplomacy must be directed at attracting sustainable investments in hydropower, trade, and tourism, by Yam Prasad Chaulagain (kp 21/10/2014)

Share and share alike: South African model of resource distribution provides a template for revamping our own practices, by K.L. Devkota (kp 20/10/2014)

Govt amending trade policy to boost exports: Minister (kp 14/10/2014)

Bills on industrial reform languishing in oblivion, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 08/10/2014)

Faulty fiscal policy and excess liquidity, by Prem Khanal (Setopati 05/10/2014)

Vision for new Nepal: Economic diplomacy, by Jenik Radon, Pravakar Adhikari and Jiyoon Han (ht 12/09/2014)

A faulty lifeline: Policymakers taking a free ride on remittance are perpetuating the conditions leading to mass migration of the youth, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 09/08/2014)

Emergence of a capable state: It would be best for the Nepali state to take on less and focus on doing a limited number of things better, by Stefan Dercon (kp 03/09/2014)

The coming trade policy: Balancing incentives and trade support will be the greatest challenge for policymakers, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 27/08/2014)

PM’s Economic Vision: Pragmatic Measures Required, by Ritu Raj Subedi (kp 24/08/2014)

Formalisation of economy urged to stem migration (kp 21/08/2014), Mobilisation Of Migrants For Development, by Dikendra Kunwar (rn 21/08/2014)

More money, more problems: Failure to pursue reforms aimed at growth will have long-term detrimental effects on the entire economy, by Yoga Nath Poudel (kp 11/07/2014)

‘Next fiscal will be economic reform year’ (kp 10/07/2014)

High-level commission report: Govt initiatives sought to promote successful co-ops (kp 25/05/2014)

Promise of prosperity: Unless Nepal makes radical policy changes, investment will remain low and FDI will continue to be a dream, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 27/05/2014)

Govt to introduce policy on hybrid, electric vehicles (kp 25/05/2014)

Coming in from abroad: Nepal's upcoming FDI policy looks to pose more hurdles to foreign investment in sectors like infrastructure, by Sushila Subedi (kp 23/05/2014)

Economy of tomorrow: Growth that is resilient and socially just can be best realised through an information management system of resources, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 22/05/2014)

FinMin says new economic reform plans coming up (kp 19/05/2014)

Economics for politics: Constitution is only a means to ensure civil, political, economic and cultural rights to citizens, by Bhim Prasad Bhurtel (rep 08/05/2014)

Draft policy proposes minimum foreign investment thresholds: Five priority sectors identified to ensure funds that can make positive contribution (ht 26/04/2014), Experts for removing minimum threshold for foreign investment (rep 26/04/2014), Proposed Foreign Investment Policy 2014, by Surath Giri (ht 11/05/2014)

When good is not good enough: Nepal needs to fix its budget process, remove hurdles to infrastructure development and cut down excess liquidity, by Johannes Zutt and Aurelien Kruse (kp 22/04/2014)

Away with it: If the government believes in economic liberalization, it must enact favorable laws for potential investors, by Prabir SJB Rana (rep 21/04/2014)

Seeking a revival: Nepali Times caught up with the finance minister to talk about the new government’s top economic agenda, interview with Ram Sharan Mahat (nt 14/03/2014)

Private sector hopes for action from new government: About two dozen laws witing to be endorsed, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 14/02/2014)

Beyond the fields: Promoting agriculture to the extent it kills manufacturing is never a good economic policy, by Niraj K.C. (kp 11/02/2014)

Final preparations for signing BIPPA with Bangladesh, Canada, Malaysia (nn 10/01/2014)

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