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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'Outdated' laws hit market monitoring (ht 11/03/2017)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)

Nepal Investment Summit, next summit planned for 2-3 March 2017

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Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI)

Federation of Nepal Cottage and Small Industries (FNCSI)

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