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Press evaluation:
Background:

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)

Regulator halts transaction of NB Insurance (kp 30/12/2013), NB share trading to be suspended (ht 31/12/2013)

Two decades on, liquidation of PEs yet to complete, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/12/2013)

Old machines hit jute mill production, by Binod Bhandari (kp 30/12/2013)

YSESF takes action against three co-ops (ht 30/12/2013)

Far-West industrial trade fair in January (ht 26/12/2013)

Maruti pumps in additional Rs 1.15b into cement business (kp 25/12/2013)

Sumargi’s Muktishree Group unveils Rs 23.5b expansion plan (kp 23/12/2013)

Leather goods, footwear expo to start Dec 24 (kp 23/12/2013), 10th Leather Goods and Footwear Expo opens (kp 25/12/2013), Exhibitors elated by response to leather fair (kp 31/12/2013)

Biratnagar Jute Mill resumes production, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 22/12/2013)

AAN introduces data center to help businesses keep track of ads, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 22/12/2013)

‘Penniless’ Janak Shiksha on the skids, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/12/2013)

Rastriya Beema Sansthan to split this fiscal (ht 21/12/2013)

Made in Nepal fair slated for Febuary 13 (kp 19/12/2013)

Operation of Bhairahawa SEZ stalled over dispute (ht 16/12/2013)

Vast difference in commitment and real FDI flow (ht 16/12/2013)

Dhading emerging as an industrial district, by Rameshwor Karki (rep 15/12/2013)

Furniture traders find themselves in a fix: Despite the present wedding season, furniture sales have shrunk by around 35 per cent this year (ht 14/12/2013)

Nepal set to upgrade accounting system (ht 13/12/2013)

Nepali reinsurance firm on cards: Will help curb the outflow of premiums to foreign countries (ht 11/12/2013)

Realty market fails to pick up in Valley (ht 08/12/2013)

Ad industry upbeat as CA poll boosts biz confidence (kp 07/12/2013)

Everest Insurance reopens under IB management (kp 06/12/2013)

Liquor sales down despite winter, wedding season (kp 06/12/2013)

Clarks Group To Manage Fulbari Resort For 10 Years (rep 04/12/2013)

Neco, Premier agree first merger between insurers, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/12/2013)

Lots of promise: Online advertising promises to open a new gamut of opportunities for export-oriented businesses in Nepal, by Sajal Manandhar (rep 01/12/2013)

CRO to make all company registration processes online (kp 30/11/2013)

Investment pledges swell despite fewer ventures (kp 29/11/2013)

Private sector seeks increase in cash incentive percentage (ht 28/11/2013)

Market monitors catch clothing, shoes traders (kp 27/11/2013)

Most co-ops ‘not abiding’ by standards (kp 23/11/2013)

Casinos continue to run without licence (kp 22/11/2013)

Varied inventory draws shoppers to valley department stores (kp 22/11/2013)

Local shoes replacing foreign brands in the market (kp 20/11/2013)

Profit of real sector firms drops (ht 20/11/2013)

Business Leaders Seek More US Investment (rep 18/11/2013)

NT Q1 profits down 32.5pc on increased expenses (kp 17/11/2013)

Cooperatives hold Rs 158b in deposits (kp 16/11/2013)

FDI nearly doubles to Rs 9.16b, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 15/11/2013)

Sales of public vehicles drop for lack of routes (kp 15/11/2013)

Biz in background as Nepalis focus on polls (kp 13/11/2013)

Fair price shops torun for 1 more week (kp 11/11/2013)

Process to revive sick industries still in limbo (ht 10/11/2013)

FNCCI calls for introduction of bar code system (ht 09/11/2013)

Industrial Enterprise Act: Busy govt has no time for ordinance, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/11/2013)

Domestic pharmas start exporting drugs, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/11/2013)

Oriend to be handed over to Khetan Group (kp 09/11/2013)

German investors urge government to revise investment threshold (ht 09/11/2013)

Govt panel to study troubled co-ops, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/11/2013)

Brisk home appliance sales during festivals (kp 07/11/2013)

Govt extends credit line of Rs 2 billion to NOC: With this loan amount, the oil corporation’s total outstanding credit hovers around Rs 32 billion (ht 02/11/2013)

Govt removes deposit ceiling for co-ops, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 31/10/2013)

Country’s ‘red tape’ troubles foreign investors (ht 31/10/2013)

Nepal crawls up 3 spots in Doing Business Index, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/10/2013), Nepal’s performance improves: Country moved up three spots in the ‘doing business’ index (ht 30/10/2013), Nepal Climbs To 105th Position In Doing Business Index (rep 30/10/2013), Incomplete picture: Doing Business Index 2014 (rep 31/10/2013), Dark underbelly: Does Doing Business Index reflect investment climate or is it just a set of numbers without any significant meaning?, by Bhoj Raj Paudel (rep 12/11/2013)

Tihar shoppers light up Capital’s bazaars (kp 29/10/2013)

PE Board carrying out studies of all public enterprises (ht 29/10/2013)

Online registration made mandatory (kp 26/10/2013)

FWEAN urges greater role for women entrepreneurs (rep 26/10/2013)

Industrial Enterprise Act: Business  leaders seek immediate introduction (kp 26/10/2013)

Casinos not renewing licences to be shut down (kp 26/10/2013)

Industry Registration Declines By 21 Percent (rep 24/10/2013)

New Cooperatives Act being prepared to tweak sector (kp 23/10/2013)

Sans bar code Nepali products are losing competitive edge’ (kp 18/10/2013)

NRNs call on exporters to launchcountry-specific promos (ht 18/10/2013)

Meat worth Rs 1b sold in valley during Dashain (kp 18/10/2013)

Bullion traders expect Tihar to revive sales (kp 17/10/2013)

Royalty from telcos, ISPs up 48pc to Rs 2.77b in 2012-13, NTA reports (kp 11/10/2013)

Govt plans to promote housing cooperatives: Says it will help in the development of affordable houses (ht 11/10/2013)

Insurance Board takes reins of Everest Insurance Co, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/10/2013)

Housing market yet to see buyers (ht 09/10/2013)

Five broke PEs get Rs 36m to pay salaries, Dashain bonus (kp 08/10/2013)

Cabinet okays Nepal Telecom’s partnership plan in principle (kp 04/10/2013)

Chitwan meat shops shut for two weeks, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 04/10/2013)

First National Honey Expo begins (kp 04/10/2013)

Govt revises capital requirement for new firms, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 02/10/2013)

PEs demand Rs 150m to celebrate Dashain (ht 02/10/2013)

NT begins scouting for strategic partner (kp 01/10/2013)

Domestic insurance companies to raise their coverage share, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/09/2013)

NLG, Shikar top performers among non-life insurance cos in 2012-13 (kp 23/09/2013)

Lack of power leaves cement factories in a fix, by Pratap Bista and Durgalal KC (kp 22/09/2013)

Promoting women entrepreneurs in Nepal, by Wim Lancsweert (ht 22/09/2013)

NOC’s monthly projected loss balloons to Rs 1.68b (kp 18/09/2013)

Footwear industry seekscollective trademark (kp 11/09/2013)

RBS to audit accounts of last six fiscal years (ht 11/09/2013), RBS asked to recover ‘prize allowance’ from employees, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/09/2013)

Brick factories not registered with VAT to be shut down (kp 10/09/2013)

RBS split proves a hard nut to crack, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/09/2013)

Insurance Companies Post Hefty Rise In Profit, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 07/09/2013)

Huge investments pouring into transportation sector, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 02/09/2013)

RBS flouts regulator’s directives: Employees against splitting company’s life and non-life business (ht 02/09/2013)

Teej fever makes traders happy: Even small outlets are doing brisk business, by Kritagya Regmi (ht 01/09/2013)

Pashmina wool processing plant: MoCS, FNCCI starts homework (kp 30/08/2013)

Rs 360m allotted to link cement factories to power supply (kp 28/08/2013)

Go local: Investment in vital sectors, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 26/08/2013)

Concerns galore as investment pours into gutkha industry (kp 25/08/2013)

Strikes, power crisis blamed for slow Mid, Far West industrial growth (kp 24/08/2013)

Butwal industries crippled by week-long strike (nn 24/08/2013)

Power shortage costs entrepreneurs dear (ht 24/08/2013)

Govt to set new criteria for FDI in cargo business (kp 23/08/2013)

Online shopping flourishing (kp 23/08/2013)

Microinsurance to be mandatory soon (ht 22/08/2013)

FDI commitments hit record Rs 19.39b (kp 21/08/2013)

NBSM seals two cement factories (kp 21/08/2013)

Biratnagar Jute Mill resumes operation, by Binod Bhandari and Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 21/08/2013)

Two-wheeler sales make (kp 21/08/2013)

Govt move to amend cooperatives regulation draws criticism (kp 14/08/2013), Govt to cap deposit, lending of co-ops, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/08/2013)

Good business practicies: Another code of conduct has been drafted; remember what happened to the first one, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 14/08/2013)

Nepal Drugs staff against pay-off (kp 13/08/2013), Amid protests, govt shelves plan to pay off Nepal Drugs staff (kp 17/08/2013)

Govt labels27 co-ops as ‘troubled’, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 13/08/2013)

Disclosure of income source must for co-op directors, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/08/2013)

Syndicate imposers against issuance of new transport route permits, by Shiva Sharma (kp 09/08/2013)

Vegetable market stinks, keeps customers away (kp 08/08/2013)

Insurers told assets must be 1.5 times their liabilities (kp 08/08/2013)

Beema Sansthan to be split into life, non-life insurance, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/08/2013)

FM pledges support to garment industry (ht 04/08/2013)

Yarcha brings prosperity for villagers, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 02/08/2013)

NOC’s monthly projected loss jumps to Rs 1.15 billion (kp 02/08/2013)

Most insurers yet to submit capital plan (kp 02/08/2013)

Into thin air: Janakpur Cigarette Factory (1964-2013) has died of political cancer, as a cartoonist put it, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 01/08/2013)

Real estate sector gradually comes back to life (ht 01/08/2013)

Over 50 organisations endorse code of conduct (ht 29/07/2013)

Bhairahawa SEZ plans 100pc corporate tax relief (ht 22/07/2013)

Delay in approval affects chyangra pashmina project (ht 21/07/2013)

CVD on garments deals another blow to troubled industry, by Ashok Thapa (kp 18/07/2013)

Tighter controls urged on cooperative sector (kp 18/07/2013), Audits of troubled co-ops to begin (ht 19/07/2013), 126 co-ops being liquidated for remaining inactive (kp 24/07/2013)

Nepal Drugs staff to be paid off too, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/07/2013)

Public enterprises post net loss of Rs 3.49b (kp 13/07/2013), Net loss of PEs touches Rs 3.49 billion (ht 13/07/2013), PE employees’ productivity negative (kp 14/07/2103)

IB makes bundling of earthquake, fire insurance policies mandatory (kp 11/07/2013)

Industrial Enterprises Act to be amended to include SEZ issues (kp 11/07/2013)

Despite an outdated law: Out of bounds preventing Nepalis from investing abroad, there are many who have managed to do so, by Rudra Sharma (10/07/2013)

Co-ops with transactions of over Rs 50m to come under scanner (kp 06/07/2013)

The fibres of success: In four short years Himalayan Allo Udhyog has become one of the top suppliers of nettle fabric in Nepal, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 05/07/2013)

Bidding process ensures good price for Yarcha, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 05/07/2013)

Nepal’s business confidence ‘improves’ (kp 05/07/2013)

Cabinet decides to pay off JCF staff (kp 05/07/2013), Janakpur Cigarette Factory closed: Closure means 758 employees at JFC will be losing their jobs (ht 05/07/2013), Govt ignored past pact in pay-offpackage decision: JCF workers, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 06/07/2013), Staff of shuttered JCF still waiting for severance pay, by Ashok Thapa (kp 26/07/2013)

IPB nod to Super Madi, Bottlers Nepal plans (kp 04/07/2013)

NT to unveil Rs 70b budget for next fiscal (kp 04/07/2013)

Committees formed to suggest NAC, NTB restructuring, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/07/2013)

Pashmina association targets new markets, by Eliza Manandhar (ht 01/07/2013)

Jute mill on the verge of closure (kp 30/06/2013)

FDI inflows down 2.85pc in 2012 (kp 28/06/2013)

Investment initiative in Bajhang (ht 25/06/2013)

Pvt sector stresses on energy, infrastructure (ht 24/06/2013)

Dept to provide chanceto erring dairy firms (ht 24/06/2013)

Draft of Foreign Investment Act backtracks (ht 21/06/2013)

FinMin okays Rs 147.5m for Gorakhkali Rubber, by Sudeep Kaini (kp 15/06/2013)

Government weighs cost of shutting down defunct JCF, Nepal Drugs, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/06/2013)

Bhairahawa SEZ to come into operation next fiscal (ht 14/06/2013)

Frozen meat sales soar (kp 11/06/2013)

DoC summons directors of 15 troubled cooperatives (kp 09/06/2013)

DDC’s Balaju plant to be upgraded (kp 09/06/2013)

Industrialists turn to machines for relief from labour unrest, by Lilaballav Ghimire (kp 08/06/2013)

Melting manufacturing sector: Serious implications, by Milan Dev Bhattarai (ht 07/06/2013)

Tourism entrepreneurs urge govt to walk the talk Demand incentives based on their contribution in employment creation (ht 04/06/2013)

Nepali footwear industry takes big step forward (kp 31/05/2013)

Public entities turn into cash-guzzling machines: Govt regularly paying millions as salary to the staff, though the PEs have been literally closed, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 27/05/2013), Government to pay off JCF staff: Has similar plans for other non-operating public entities (ht 06/06/2013)

Foreign direct investment: Crucial constraints, by Ajita Singh (ht 24/05/2013)

Ministry plans to recommend names of more sick industries (ht 24/05/2013)

Nepali industry operating at 44.7pc capacity, says NRB (kp 22/05/2013)

Govt not to revive coma-stricken JCF, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/05/2013)

Nepalis may be allowed to invest up to $10m abroad, by Ashok Thapa (kp 19/05/2013)

‘Country should attract FDI in priority sectors’: Draft policy fixes minimum ceiling of $200,000 for foreign direct investment (ht 18/05/2013)

Registration of new gutkha factories halted (kp 18/05/2013)

Nepali garment industry registration declines (ht 17/05/2013)

Insurance cos may be forced to merge, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/05/2013)

Employers, employees agree on strike-free corridor, by Ravi Dahal (ht 15/05/2013), Parsa-Bara Corridor declared strike-free zone, by Shankar Acharya (kp 15/05/2013)

Bhairahawa SEZ to be completed within this fiscal (ht 13/05/2013)

Pvt sector flays hike in rental charges in industrial estates (kp 11/05/2013)

Industrialists switch to trading due to labour, power problems, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 10/05/2013)

Construction material factories proliferate, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 06/05/2013)

Jute mills face closure amid power crunch (kp 29/04/2013)

Recommendation of sick firms to be finalised this fiscal year (ht 29/04/2013)

Garment to get two per cent incentive (ht 29/04/2013)

`Cottage industries must for industrialisation' (ht 29/04/2013)

Executive committee still intact: NCC president (kp 28/04/2013)

‘Social upbringing, lack of funding barriers to entrepreneurship’ (kp 28/04/2013)

Investment Board open to PPP model (ht 27/04/2013)

Pvt sector urges govt to ensure safe working environment (kp 25/04/2013), Entrepreneurs raise calls for security: Chair of Interim Election Council assures pvt sector of immediate action (ht 25/04/2013)

FNCCI planning to set up Nepal-India-China think tank (kp 22/04/2013)

Merger directive for cooperatives ‘within this week’, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/04/2013)

Chamber of Commerce split over presidential candidate, by Ashok Thapa (kp 15/04/2013)

Hard times don’t deter Nepal Inc; keen on investing billions more, by Ashok Thapa (kp 14/04/2013)

Burgeoning coffee shops are changing the drinking habits of Nepalis, by Sanjeev Giri and Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/04/2013)

Three firms vie for two cable car projects (kp 13/04/2013)

NCC fails to hold election for new executive body (ht 13/04/2013)

Nepal Telecom aims to make data service its main revenue source (kp 10/04/2013)

Sheraton re-enters Nepal: NRN Ghale signs deal for five-star hotel project in heart of Kathmandu (kp 10/04/2013)

Cement factory shut down due to lack of limestone, by Madhab Dhungana (kp 08/04/2013)

Nepal Telecom, InsuranceBoard interested in buying National Trading’s land (kp 07/04/2013)

FNCCI annual meeting to focus on energy sector (kp 06/04/2013)

Cooperatives in crisis: Time for tough action, by Ashok Shumshere J.B. Rana (ht 03/04/2013)

Over half dozen firms eye oil business, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/04/2013), Govt move ‘intentional’ (kp 03/04/2013)

Chinese envoy: Make the best of your location between two large economies (kp 03/04/2013)

NRB governor for specialised body to regulate cooperatives (kp 01/04/2013

At the crossroads: Is there a permanent solution for street vendors?, by Sujata Awale (ht 31/03/2013)

Govt issues 1,121 intellectual property certificates in H1 (kp 26/03/2013)

New rules to curb haphazard establishment of factories, by Ashok Thapa (kp 25/03/2013)

Real heroes: Young entrepreneurs, by Vikash Raj Satyal (rep 25/03/2013)

Govt plans to ban blacklisted people from leading coops (ht 24/03/2013)

Internet providers lost 60pc market share in five years, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 24/03/2013)

Private investment in petroleum: Oil traders, transporters to protest govt decision (kp 24/03/2013)

UWTC to get a brand new look (kp 24/03/2013)

FDI pledges in H1 surpass last FY figure: Foreign investors commit Rs 9.53b in first 6 months, by Ashok Thapa (kp 22/03/2013)

National Industrial Exhibition begins (kp 21/03/2013)

Experts slam National Cooperative Policy 2013 (ht 21/03/2013)

NOC’s projected monthly loss drops to Rs 363 million (kp 19/03/2013)

Criteria for five-yearbusiness visa issued (kp 18/03/2013)

Butwal Industrial Estate: Space crunch hitting entrepreneurs (kp 18/03/2013)

Govt should arrange for security: Entrepreneurs: Politicisation of criminal activities has increased impunity,hurt business confidence (ht 18/03/2013)

Hidden potential: Youth entrepreneurship, by Dinesh Pandey (rep 12/03/2013)

Cement makers scramble to obtain quality certification (kp 09/03/2013)

Insurance Board to provide incentives for merger: The rates of tax exemptions will be clarified in the fiscal policy, says the regulator (ht 08/03/2013)

Chaudhary Group planning to hit telecom market in big way (kp 07/03/2013), CG adds telecom to its investment portfolio (ht 08/03/2013)

Nepalese firms in global marketing: Gobbling globalization, by Bijendra Man Shakya (ht 07/03/2013)

DDC vs private dairies in Pokhara: The govt entity’s plan to re-enter the city vexes private players, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/03/2013), DDC on aggressive expansion drive (kp 08/03/2013)

Biratnagar Jute Mill to start test production in 10 days, by Madhav Ghimire (kp 06/03/2013)

Chaudhary first Nepali on Forbes list (kp 05/03/2013)

FNCCI members up to 801 (ht 05/03/2013)

Most co-ops found not issuing dividends from preserved fund, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/03/2013)

Insurance companies demand revision of cap on promotional expenses (kp 02/03/2013)

Women entrepreneurs summit on March 7 (kp 01/03/2013)

Govt to prevent illegal entry of foreign insurance firms (kp 23/02/2013)

Nepali furniture industry: Besieged by imported goods, by Asmita Manandhar (rep 22/02/2013)

Four cement factories sealed for misconduct (kp 20/02/2013)

Manufacturing industries see slump, service sector lures investors (kp 20/02/2013)

Reviving lost glory: Nepali garment industry, by Monika Maheshwori and Suraj Bansal (rep 17/02/2013)

Not the panacea: Public private partnerships are only one of the alternatives to deliver public services, including infrastructure development, by Deep Govind Rajkarnikar (kp 15/02/2013)

Jewellery traders to have 2 federations (kp 11/02/2013)

Nanglo reaches Biratnagar (kp 10/02/2013)

CRO officially launches online service (kp 08/02/2013)

Govt plans to facilitate software businesses (ht 07/02/2013), Business registration process simplified (ht 08/02/2013)

Five pharma cos registered in six months, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/02/2013)

A candid tale of an ambitious entrepreneur (kp 03/02/2013)

Govt to review policy on liquor factory licensing (kp 02/02/2013)

Two state-owned FIs submit business plans, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/02/2013)

Hetauda Textile to be liquidated: To be taken over by Industrial Estate Management Ltd (ht 30/01/2013)

Nepal offers huge return: Vaidya; FNCCI chief invites entrepreneurs to invest in the country (ht 29/01/2013)

High-level committee to investigate Oriental Cooperative (kp 28/01/2013)

Political uncertainty hits investor confidence (ht 27/01/2013)

Equally invested: As an alternative source of funding, Private Equity has the potential to turn small businesses in Nepal more competitive and better managed firms, by Puja Tandon (nt 25/01/2013)

Govt investmentin co-ops at risk, by Ramesh Khanal (kp 23/01/2013)

DoC demands status report from troubled cooperatives (kp 22/01/2013)

Inadequate budget delays ITC’s pashmina project (ht 22/01/2012)

Civil Trade Centre officially opens at Sundhara (kp 19/01/2013)

NOC’s monthly projected loss jumps to Rs 330m (kp 17/01/2013), NOC projects loss of Rs. 330 m for Jan despite profits in petrol, kerosene (nn 17/01/2013)

DoC to ban blacklisted persons from running cooperatives, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/01/2013)

Export-led, pvt-sector open model a must (ht 14/01/2013)

Fresh vegetables just a click away (kp 13/01/2013)

MoI prepares to privatise PEs: To implement government adopted action plan (ht 13/01/2013)

The shaky third pillar: Copoperatives struggle to save face as they lose credibility, by Prakriti Pathak (ht 13/01/2013)

Protecting local industries, by Sarita Sapkota (ht 13/01/2013)

DoC plans co-op subsidy guidelines (kp 12/01/2013)

NT pays Rs 2.5b renewal fee in first instalment (kp 11/01/2013)

Cabinet okays ToR for sick firms: Will help classify and recommend names (ht 10/01/2013)

Singling out realty traders will only ‘exacerbate’ problem (kp 09/01/2013)

DoC to scrutinise co-ops’ AGM (kp 08/01/2013)

Running against time, IB formally invites project proposals, by Ashok Thapa (kp 08/01/2013)

Debt-laden Agni Air goes under the hammer (kp 04/01/2013)

Suspension of belief: Business and development, by Bishal Thapa (rep 03/01/2013)

NOC projects loss of Rs. 232 m in January (nn 02/01/2013), Consumers’ Forum lodges complaint at PMO against NOC financial misdeeds (kp 03/01/2013), NOC drafts petro leakage regulation: Has forwarded it to the Cabinet for approval (ht 03/01/2013)

Industrial Relation Forum to be revived (kp 01/01/2013)

CNI to urge govt to allow Nepalis to invest abroad (kp 31/12/2012)

State enterprises seek loans (ht 30/12/2012)

Crisis-ridden NSMF finds no buyers for its Star Mall (kp 28/12/2012)

Co-ops heavily concentrated in Valley (kp 24/12/2012)

Worsening investment climate hurts pvt sector: Contribution of manufacturing to gross domestic product lowest in last one decade (ht 21/12/2012)

Financing women entrepreneurs could boost economy: Access to finance remains biggest hindrance because banks prefer fixed assets as collateral that few possess (ht 20/12/2012)

Industrial relief scheme runs into legal hurdles, by Ashok Thapa (kp 19/12/2012)

Political conflict hits industries (ht 19/12/2012)

Cooperatives in need of strong regulator as problem escalates (kp 17/12/2012)

Growing enterprises in Nepal: Entrepreneurship development, by Surath Giri (ht 17/12/2012)

Surya Nepal entering incense stick production (kp 16/12/2012)

Top trading houses in race to open liquor factories (kp 15/12/2012)

Gateway to success: A primer for young Nepali entrepreneurs, by Amun Thapa (kp 14/12/2012)

No cooperation: Co-ops need to stay in line with regulations or be shut down (kp 13/12/2012), Stakeholders’ panel to hold study, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/12/2012)

Basnet ‘to sell Vegas: City’ to repay creditors (kp 11/12/2012)

Industries not running at full capacity (kp 02/12/2012)

Furniture business sluggish despite marriage season (kp 01/12/2012)

Dozen sick firms set to receive facility (ht 01/12/2012)

Don’t be part of malpractices: PM, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 27/11/2012)

Majority of cooperatives not following rules, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/11/2012)

Honey producers rue govt apathy as exports fast dwindle (kp 24/11/2012), Lack of policy implementation hits country’s honey promotion (ht 24/11/2012)

Shopping hazards: Retail shopping in Kathmandu, by Hemant Arjyal (rep 24/11/2012)

Ministry decision to weaken NTA: Officials claim move to lower frequency fee will hurt state coffer (ht 22/11/2012)

Multiple woes hit hard handmade paper industry (kp 21/11/2012)

Idle PEs want govt to dole out money (kp 19/11/2012), MoI starts consultation with pvt sector to reopen PEs (ht 20/11/2012)

Shops flout price-list rule (ht 19/11/2012)

NT Q1 result: Revenue up, profit down (kp 18/11/2012)

Hetauda Textile Factory trapped in conflicting govt priorities (kp 17/11/2012)

Tihar bazaar weak too, say traders (kp 17/11/2012)

Asan basks in bustling market: A lot of buyers now, but shopping habits remain unchanged (klp 14/11/2012)

Insurance Board at loggerheads with insurance companies, by Bibek Subedi (kp 14/11/2012)

‘Business community morale low’ (kp 09/11/2012), Pvt sector confidence low: FNCCI survey (kp 09/11/2012), Business confidence low: Survey (ht 09/11/2012)

Sales of ritual objects soar (kp 09/11/2012)

NT loses 6pc market share: Used to lead telecom market by almost 10 per cent until a year ago (ht 08/11/2012)

TV sales up 10-25pc during Dashain (kp 01/11/2012)

UCPN-Maoist govt lures private sector: ‘Bid to confuse private sector, donor community’ (ht 30/10/2012)

Doing Business Index-2013: Nepal slips to 108th position (kp 28/10/2012), Government fails to improve business climate, says report (ht 28/10/2012), DBI rankings put damper on planned Nepal Investment Year 2013, by Ashok Thapa (kp 29/10/2012)

Sick industries to get govt facility: Division (ht 28/10/2012), Sick industries to get facility by January 2013 (ht 02/11/2012)

Sunsari-Morang Industrial Corridor reeling under labour shortage (kp 27/10/2012)

Dashain business down as shopping malls proliferate (kp 27/10/2012)

NOC business plan in limbo (ht 21/10/2012)

Nepali-owned JV buys Summit Hotel (kp 20/10/2012)

Cash-strapped JCF’s property valued at Rs 10b (kp 15/10/2012)

Shopping malls distressed by sluggish Dashain sales (kp 15/10/2012)

Nine sick industries to get govt relief (kp 13/10/2012)

Automobile dealers record brisk sales, by Roshan Sharma Nepal (kp 11/10/2012)

Government inefficiency hits private sector IRD to bridge gap between tax administration and businessmen (ht 09/10/2012)

Govt signs 7-point pact with stakeholders (kp 07/10/2012)

KMC to bar vendors from streets this Dashain (ht 07/10/2012)

Nepal woos potential Asia Pacific investors (kp 05/10/2012), Nepal offers huge investment potential (ht 05/10/2012)

PE Board moves to reopen 7 enterprises, by Ashok Thapa (kp 30/09/2012), Cabinet decides to reopen PEs: Has directed PEDB to prioritise operation of three public entities (ht 05/10/2012)

NPIA reapplies to register trademark in China (ht 27/09/2012)

NOC monopoly broken: Chandi Lumbini okayed to import LPG from Petronas, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/09/2012)

Private powder milk makers ‘struggling for existence’: Demand subsidies to help compete with Indian products, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/09/2012)

LPG bottlers seek more facilities (ht 23/09/2012)

PM Bhattarai directs govt agencies to revive closed PEs (kp 21/09/2012), PM seeks to reopen productive PEs (ht 21/09/2012)

Everest Insurance reaches settlement with regulator, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/09/2012)

Ban on new liquor factories to goNew permits to make industry systematic, Cabinet says (kp 15/09/2012)

IB, insurers at odds over new regulation (kp 13/09/2012)

Insurance claims drop after peace process (kp 13/09/2012)

Govt hikes minimum FDI threshold to Rs 5b, by Ashok Thapa (kp 11/09/2012)

Only half of cottage and small industries still in operation (kp 10/09/2012)

Pashmina traders receive growing enquiries from foreign buyers (kp 08/09/2012)

Made in Nepal expo opens (kp 07/09/2012), Promotion of local products to help bridge trade deficit (ht 07/09/2012)

Govt, private sector develop action plan related to improving investment climate (nn 07/09/2012)

Street vendors defying metropolitan city officials: Raise question of livelihood; Cops unable to keep them off the sidewalks (ht 30/08/2012)

Capital injection urged to revive Nepal Drugs (kp 28/08/2012)

Insufficient budget hits study of sick industries (ht 17/08/2012)

Minding your business: Public enterprise policy, by Umesh Raj Rimal (rep 14/08/2012)

Insurance agents protest IB cap (ht 12/08/2012)

Govt injects billions in PEs Gives Rs 10.25bn in 2010-11 (ht 29/07/2012)

Majority of PEs make sluggish returns (kp 15/07/2012), Net profit of PEs slips by 37pc: Finance Ministry says NEA and NOC responsible for drop (ht 15/07/2012), PE profits drop 36.7% (rep 15/07/2012), Unfunded liabilities of PEs to cost dearly (ht 16/07/2012)

Manufacturing sector stagnates (rep 15/07/2012)

Appointment process of PE bosses stalls (kp 07/07/2012)

Foreign direct investment records healthy growth (ht 07/07/2012)

Godavari marble factory shut down (ht 05/07/2012)

Developers seek infrastructural support, interest rate cut to make housing affordable (rep 03/07/2012)

Domestic dairy operators demand govt incentives (kp 02/07/2012)

Stakeholders seek clear policy on lokta paper to increase output (kp 29/06/2012)

Committee delays revival of sick industries (ht 29/06/2012)

NOC reluctant to implement reforms (ht 24/06/2012)

KMC fines 2,686 street vendors in 10 months (kp 20/06/2012)

Road-widening hits street vendors hard, by Cilla Khatry (rep 15/06/2012)

Janakpur Cigarette demands Rs 2.24b for revival (rep 14/06/201)

Mobile food stalls doing brisk business, by Rachana Bhandari (rep 13/06/2012)

Steel industry sees a slump, but ‘all hopes not lost’, by Bibek Subedi and Sanjeev Giri (kp 13/056/2012)

Revenue of life insurers up 23.74% (rep 12/06/2012)

Nepalgunj factories plagued by low voltage, by Janak Nepal (kp 12/06/2012)

PEs fail to maintain fiscal discipline, as always, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 12/06/2012)

NTA poised to shut down UTL for not paying royalty (kp 12/06/2012)

Budget for mega industries transferred to SEZ projects (kp 11/06/2012)

Civil Mall: Redfining mall culture, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 07/06/2012)

Govt to safeguard local industries through anti-dumping duty, quantitative restrictions, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 05/06/2012)

Govt to give equal treatment to local, foreign investors (kp 05/06/2012)

Pace of investment slows, by Ashok Thapa (kp 03/06/2012)

Labour unrest, frequent  strikes hit industries: Private sector finds latest political developments discouraging (ht 31/05/2012)

Relief-packages to sick industries uncertain, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 30/05/2012)

Non-life insurers post 36% hike in profit, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 29/05/2012)

Insurers owe Rs 2.57b in unsettled claim to clients, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 26/05/2012)

Cabinet approves rescue plan for sick enterprises (kp 26/05/2012)

Frequent bandhs hit export industries (ht 25/05/2012)

Cooperative proposes resuming operation of Birgunj Sugar Factory (rep 23/05/2012)

Banda effect: Industrial production down 50%, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 23/05/2012)

Big three owe Rs22.13b in unpaid royalties, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 18/05/2012)

Paint manufacturers optimistic despite political uncertainty, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/05/2012)

Growing travels expand business for luggage traders (rep 13/05/2012)

Foreign investment pledges down 31pc (kp 10/05/2012)

Cosmetic market looking good, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 09/05/2012)

Govt, pvt sector put joint effort to improve condition of doing business (rep 07/05/2012)

Inability to define 'Sick industry' delays relief packages, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 06/05/2012)

Domestic cement industry: On the path to self-sufficiency, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/05/2012), Massive investments pouring into cement industry, by Ashok Thapa (kp 02/05/2012)

Oldest drug maker is idle, but pays salaries to staff, by Rajesh Khanal (k 30/042012)

Investment Board yet to get concrete shape (rep 26/04/2012)

State info minister’s Rs 50m Ncell demand raises pvt sector’s hackles: Says such matters will hit foreign investment plans, by Mukul Humagain (kp 26/04/2012)

Surya Nepal settles labor dispute (rep 25/04/2012)

Foreign investors throng Nepal, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 24/04/2012)

Udayapur Cement shut for a month, by Shyam Rai (ht 22/04/2012)

Govt to revive Biratnagar Jute Mill (rep 21/04/2012)

Nepal’s investment climate improving (ht 20/04/2012)

Committees and reports unable to revive sick industries, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 19/04/2012)

Govt wants pvt sector to enter LPG business, by Shiromani Dhungana (ht 19/04/2012)

Morang industries cut production by 80%, by Khila Nath Dhakal (rep 18/04/2012)

Firms say political unrest No 1 problem (kp 18/04/2012)

Taskforce urges classifying sick enterprises into three groups (kp 16/04/2012)

Guaranteeing entrepreneurial right: Coherent provisions must in constitution, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 16/04/2012)

Biz houses plan big investments, by Ashok Thapa (kp 15/04/2012)

Nepal Drugs likely to come into operation in 6 months (rep 14/04/2012)

MoI for implementing sick industries revival measures (rep 14/04/2012)

Operating in the gray, by Sugat Ratna Kansakar (rep 09/04/2012)

IB for tightening grip on insurance company promoters, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 09/04/2012)

Surya Nepal injects Rs 4b, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 09/04/2012), Govt intervenes in Surya Nepal dispute, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 11/04/2012)

Court stays strike at Surya Nepal, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 01/04/2012)

NCDB formulates draft of cooperatives policy (rep 29/03/2012)

Three PEs get Rs 160m from govt (kp 22/03/2012), Govt wasting funds on non-functional PEs, by Shiromani Dhungana (ht 23/03/2012)

Govt apathy, high tax hitting biz: Auto dealers (kp 19/03/2012)

Ministries not giving info on vacant positions in PEs (rep 19/03/2012)

Tightened credit hits motorcycle sales: ‘Our sales have gone down by around 25 percent’, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/03/2012)

Investors be aware: Guarantee rental scheme, by Suman Rayamajhi (rep 13/03/2012)

Plan to revive Nepal Drugs hits snag (rep 12/03/2012)

Investors find small industries more attractive (kp 08/03/2012)

Bandas dishearten industrialists in East, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 06/03/2012)

Govt to fill vacant positions of chiefs in 5 PEs (rep 29/02/2012)

IFC eager to invest in hydropower, banking, tourism (rep 28/02/2012), IFC to scale up Nepal investment level, by Mukul Humagain (kp 28/02/2012)

Non-life insurance firms over-dependent on insurers abroad, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 26/02/2012)

Petroleum crisis hits construction sector hard (ht 25/02/2012)

'Labor unrests biggest problem in industrial sector' (rep 24/02/2012)

Government’s indecision hits garment industry (kp 24/02/2012)

No drinking, no sales (kp 22/02/2012)

Janakpur Cigarette demands Rs 606m to resume operation (rep 20/02/2012)

MoCS seeks viable biz plans from ailing PEs (rep 16/02/2012)

From the archives: Problems in the management of public enterprises, in determining their relationship with the government, are as stark today as they were in 1966, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 15/02/2012)

Unilever factory closure: PM pledges immediate measures to end crisis (kp 15/02/2012), Mgmt, workers agree to reopen factory (kp 16/02/2012)

Mind your own business: Mixing business with politics is driving investors away, by Paavan Mathema (nt 10/02/2012)

HAN executive committee: Hoteliers gear up for battle of ballot (rep 09/02/2012)

Housing developers can now hold land above stipulated ceiling, by Milan Mani Sharma (rep 07/02/2012)

Sales up despite power cuts, rising dollar (kp 07/02/2012)

Life insurance? What? The Insurance Board, for whatever reasons, has done nothing to publicize life insurance, by Resta Jha (kp 06/02/2012)

Made-In-Nepal footwear drawing big bucks (rep 05/02/2012)

Momento selling insurance in illegal pyramid scheme, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 03/02/2012)

As IB gets tough, Asian Life agents on edge, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 31/01/2012)

Wagle to head PE Mgmt Board, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 30/01/2012) [Bahuns whereever you look!]

Dirty business: If we want to encourage investors we have to change the rules of the game, by Paavan Mathema (nt 27/01/2012)

Role Of Public Enterprises In Changed Context, by Shanker Man Singh (rn 26/01/2012)

Eastern Nepal: Emerging auto market Better access to roads and the rise in the number of migrant workers have played a catalytic role in the growth of two-wheeler sales in remote areas in the East, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 18/01/2012)

KL tower plans mid-April soft launch (kp 17/01/2012)

Lack of processing plant retards pashmina industry (kp 16/01/2012)

Investments pouring into Sunsari’s hotel industry, by Shankar Kharel (kp 15/01/2012)

Mills reopen as owners, sugarcane farmers strike deal, by Bechu Goud (kp 14/01/2012)

Fuel crisis takes toll on Dang cement factories, by Gajendra Bohara (rep 12/01/2012)

Over leverage on land hits housing business: The sector is suffering from ‘good time better,bad time worse’syndrome,despite rescue measures, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 11/01/2012)

IB seeks insurers help to enforce third-party insurance scheme (rep 11/01/2012)

Govt writes off Rs 27b loan to NEA (rep 10/01/2012)

Sugarcane procurement price: Three sugar mills halt production (rep 07/01/2012)

Industries fail to get incentives: Of the 34 who applied, only 11 qualified for the scheme (ht 03/01/2012)

After a decade, govt to allow new players in liquor market (kp 02/01/2012)

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