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Government tightens rules on microbreweries : The new policy says restaurants should have a seating capacity for at least 200 people to operate microbreweries (kp 12/02/2024)

As online shopping takes off, cases of fraud tick up : Fake social networking accounts are scamming customers in the absence of measures to control the anomalies, by Sarahna Khadka (kp 11/02/2024)

Department of Mines and Geology grants permission to 156 mining companies to extract minerals (rep 11/02/2024)

No approval required for foreign investment in listed companies as NRB eases regulations (rep 10/02/2024)

Nepal Business Survey reveals 32% of Nepali businesses operate without registration (rep 09/02/2024), A third of wholesale and retail trades still unregistered : The number of registered trade establishments has grown from 44 percent in 2018 to 68 percent in 2022, largely due to the tax waiver schemes (kp 10/02/2024)

Task force for amending dozen laws before Investment Summit (ae 07/02/2024)

Hetauda Cement Industry resumes operations after a three-and-a-half-month hiatus (kh 06/02/2024)

Government asks startups to submit proposals for subsidised funding (kp 03/02/2024)

NA proposes reviving Hetauda Textile Industry with an estimated cost of 1.93 billion (kh 31/01/2024), Now, Nepal Army wants to operate a textile factory : Amid criticism of its involvement in business ventures, the force comes up with plan to revive Hetauda Kapada Udyog (kp 01/02/2024),
Nepal Army Inc. : A mad rush for money has eroded the legacy and legitimacy of the institution (kp 02/02/2024)

Internet impact: Bookstores struggle in face of changing trends (kh 30/01/2024)

Title and logo of third investment summit finalized (kh 30/01/2024)

Amendments needed in dozen of laws before organizing Investment Summit (kh 29/01/2024)

PM Dahal announces plans to revitalize long-closed industries (kh 29/01/2024)

As inflation soars, consumers are putting brakes on restaurant spending : Millennials, who were regular visitors to restaurants, are leaving the country in droves significantly impacting consumption, mainly at restaurants, by Sarahna Khadka ( kp 29/01/2024)

Government approves rulebook to issue start-up funds : As per the working procedure, loans of up to Rs2.5 million will be provided to the start-ups at 3 percent annual interest, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/01/2024)

Nepal launches milestone action plan on business and human rights : The adoption sends a strong message to investors that Nepal is a good place to do business, stakeholders say (kp 25/01/2024)

Think small : Micro industries like pickles that are growing despite all odds deserve much more state support (kp 24/01/2024)

Hard-earned savings of 5,381 depositors stuck in ‘troubled’ cooperatives (ae 24/01/2024)

Lowered FDI threshold lures small investors : Nepal received commitment for Rs15.03 billion for 211 small ventures, which is 67.3 percent of the total pledges (kp 23/01/2024)

Employees of fraudulent cooperatives hung out to dry : As they grapple with lost savings, unpaid salaries, anger, and threats from desperate depositors, their lives highlight the collateral damage of a broken cooperative system, by Aarati Ray (kp 20/01/2024)

Investment Summit rescheduled for April 28-29 (kh 20/01/2024)

Thamel area set to open round the clock (rep 19/01/2024)

Nepal receives FDI commitment of Rs 22.33 billion in first half of current FY (rep 18/01/2024)

Hetauda Cement Industry to resume cement production from first week of February (rep 18/01/2024)

Regulate The Errant Cooperatives, by Ballav Dahal (rn 15/01/2024)

Industrialists demand amendment to policies, rules that hinder investment before holding investment conference (rep 14/01/2024)

Ample resources online, frequent course updates hit second-hand bookstores : Students’ exodus leaves the once-thriving shops on Exhibition Road with few buyers, by Sarahna Khadka (kp 13/01/2024)

Reinsurers, non-life insurers gradually diversifying investment portfolios (ae 12/01/2024)

Women Entrepreneurs Need Support, by Modnath Dhakal (rn 12/01/2024)

Nepali industrialists and businessmen face blacklisting amid economic downturn (rep 12/01/2024)

“Nepal Investment Summit will be an opportunity to showcase projects and reform initiatives to attract FDI”, interview with Baikuntha Aryal, Chief Secretary (nlt 09/01/2024)

PPMO warns to blacklist nine construction companies, seeks clarification (rep 04/01/2024)

Third Investment Summit rescheduled for April 28-29 (rn 03/01/2024)

FWEAN expands reach to Jumla, empowering rural women through entrepreneurship, by Golden Buda (rep 30/12/2023)

PM Dahal instructs Ministry of Industry to prioritize youth-oriented start-up businesses (kh 28/12/2023)

Rein in the co-ops : Tardy regulation of cooperatives is giving rise to grave social and economic problems (kp 28/12/2023)

Rulebook to provide loans for startups delayed, again : Rs250 million had been pledged for the programme in the last fiscal year, but the government did not provide the money. The scheme has been continued this fiscal year too, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/12/2023)

Investments of insurance companies rise to Rs 627bn (ae 26/12/2023)

NEA disconnects power supply to defaulting industries (kh 23/12/2023), Private sector on warpath after NEA cuts power supply over arrears of dedicated feeder and trunk lines (rep 26/12/2023)

Government to review DPR of Motipur Industrial Area : The government has decided to reduce the size of the industrial area by 250 bigha, address the locals’ concerns, and proceed with the project, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 22/12/2023)

Foreign investors repatriate Rs 11 billion in dividends and royalties from Nepal (rep 17/12/2023)

Unlocking Growth of Small and Medium-size Enterprises, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 17/12/2023)

Women's Industrial Village in Panchkhal courts serious controversy as govt neglects FWEAN (rep 13/12/2023)

Economic crisis leads to closure of 177 industries in Parsa (kh 13/12/2023), Economic revival in progress: Finance Minister Mahat (kh 13/12/2023) [???]

Promote Insurance Business In Nepal, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 12/12/2023)

DDC: A Dairy Dealer Or Developer?, by Rameshwar Baral (rn 08/12/2023)

Digital Literacy for Entrepreneurs launched to boost international market access and quality for small businesses, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 04/12/2023)

Empowering entrepreneurs : It’s important to offer lower taxes or tax breaks to support the growth of MSMEs, by Nischal Dhungel and Surya Kiran Yadav (kp 03/12/2023)

Foreign investment pledges up 89 percent : The sudden rise in investment commitments was due to two large-scale projects proposed by South Korean investors, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/11/2023)

Boutiques in Kupondole lose shine as recession bites : The decline in disposable incomes of the people, mainly the middle class, has dampened the demand for luxury clothing, by Sarahna Khadka (kp 25/11/2023)

The Entrepreneur’s Challenge: Navigating Nepal’s Business Landscape : Foreign Direct Investment is essential to Nepal's capital formation and investible resources, but it is also important for the technology, skills, and managerial and organizational techniques it brings with it, by Sudeekshya Dwa (nlt 25/11/2023)

Tihar flower sales reach Rs 240 million, Marking a Rs 200 million dip from last year (kh 24/11/2023)

FDI commitment surged to Rs 22.08 billion during mid-July and mid-November (rep 21/11/2023)

Exportpreneurship: Why is it good for Nepal? “Exportpreneurship enables Nepali youths to surmount the international trade by leveraging export and entrepreneurship opportunities”, by Rudra Parasad Ghimire (nlt 20/11/2023)

Low income puts a damper on Tihar mood : There is a festive crowd in the market, but the number of shopping bags has declined, traders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/11/2023)

Exploring the contract manufacturing landscape in Nepal, by Marshal Rathour (ae 06/11/2023)

Officials call for investment in tech sector in Nepal at the London conference (nlt 02/11/2023)

Nepal’s FDI Landscape: Issues and Solutions, by Mukesh Khanal (rep 02/11/2023)

FinMin Mahat talks about necessity of foreign investment in Nepal (rep 01/11/2023)

Task force for moratorium on cooperative registration and service expansion : The International Monetary Fund says a lack of reliable data on these institutions makes it difficult to assess the level and severity of their risk to the overall financial sector, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/11/2023)

Flower tea getting popular among Nepali aficionados : Tea Amo says it sells a range of flower, fruit and leaf teas that can be consumed in the form of hot or iced tea, by Krishana Prasain (kp 31/10/2023)

Women entrepreneurs reveal success stories : These businesswomen produce sanitary pads, make stuffed dolls and run a dairy farm, by Sanju Paudel (kp 30/10/2023)

Hetauda Cement Industry ceases production due to shortage of coal (rep 30/10/2023)

Anti-dumping duty may wipe out jute industry : The government has dropped the jute industry from its priority list. The golden fibre doesn’t look like it has a future in Nepal, say insiders, by Binod Bhandari (kp 29/10/2023)

Gold soars as war sends investors rushing to safety : Festive gold sales were down by half this Dashain compared to last year because people had less money to spend, traders said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/10/2023)

Business not happy with the IMF : The private sector accuses the International Monetary Fund of interference in Nepal's economic policy, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 20/10/2023)

Nepalis have no money to spend on gold, say traders : Bad economic times have made festival shoppers stingy, and gold sales are down by half, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/10/2023)

Dashain goat sales to stay at last year’s level : Livestock traders say they expect to sell 50,000 animals in Kathmandu Valley this festival season, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/10/2023)

Why deregulate Nepal’s fuel business : Deregulating the petroleum industry and giving it to the private sector will make the business competitive, ultimately benefiting consumers, former secretary says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/10/2023)

Govt blacklists 20 underperforming companies (kh 03/10/2023)

Nepal's industries depend on foreign workers: Experts (rep 01/10/2023) [How about the targeted education of young Nepalis instead of sending them into labour migration?]

Nepal’s FDI stock rose 16 percent to Rs264.3 billion : In terms of total FDI stock, India ranks top with Rs88.6 billion, followed by China with Rs33.4 billion, according to the report released by the central bank (kp 28/09/2023), Actual net FDI inflow 36.2pc of total approval (ht 29/09/2023), FDI Flows to Nepal: Recent trends and challenges, by Sameer Bhattarai (ae 29/09/2023

Traders flee as high interest rates and slow sales bite: There are more than a dozen commercial complexes in Butwal, and most of them are struggling to attract tenants, by Sanju Paudel (kp 27/09/2023)

Govt intensifies market monitoring targeting festivals, by Laxman Kafle (rn 24/09/2023)

IT is one of the fastest-growing industries in Nepal, report says : Friendlier government policy would encourage domestic companies to use locally developed software, according to insiders, by Subin Adhikari (kp 23/09/2023)

What Ails Nepali Entrepreneurship?, by Mukash Khanal (rep 21/09/2023)

Dugar Power and Tata Power Renewable Energy join hand to boost renewable energy use in Nepal (rep 21/09/2023)

Price of yarsagumba surges after China re-opens border : Traders of Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality in remote western Nepal have started selling the harvest gathered in May and June, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 20/09/2023)

FDI worth Rs 5.88 billion pledged in the past one month (rep 20/09/2023)

Asian Paints Nepal building third plant in Hetauda : The new plant is expected to come into operation within one and a half years (kp 17/09/2023)

Govt takes action against 150 shops ahead of festive season (rep 16/09/2023)

Taskforce submits report on reforms in cooperatives (ht 15/09/2023)

Factories in Hetauda Industrial Estate in dire straits (rep 13/09/2023)

Karobar app makes accounting easy for small businesses : The app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times by small firms and traders, by Subin Adhikari (kp 12/09/2023)

Dashain is coming but traders not very hopeful : Businesses large and small face declines in sales and profits during economic slowdowns, experts say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/09/2023)

Automobile industry faces formidable headwinds, by Sangay Sherpa (ht 11/09/2023)

Startup Summit 2023 concludes successfully (ht 10/09/2023)

KMC cooperative crisis: Over 6,000 complaints filed amid concerns of savings mismanagement (rep 07/09/2023)

Industry registration and renewal fees increase in Karnali, specific groups to get discounts (rep 06/09/2023)

Govt blacklists 13 construction companies (kh 05/09/2023)

Government makes more promises to help start-ups : Nearly a dozen policies and programmes intended to support new firms are gathering dust, analysts say, by Subin Adhikari (kp 29/08/2023) [Empty ones?]

Nepali woodworkers suffer as Indian carpenters swamp market : Indian carpenters cross the border on bicycles early in the morning and visit the under-construction houses, hotels and corporate offices to make furniture items. They then return home in the evening after finishing their work, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 26/08/2023)

Simara SEZ allows to operate 25 industries (rep 24/08/2023)

Multinationals see profits fluctuate due to slowdown : The firms say they are uncertain about the course consumer spending will take in the days to come, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/08/2023)

Merchants swat flies as customers stay home : According to economists, 50 to 60 percent of the year’s sales happen during the autumn festival season, by Subin Adhikari (kp 18/08/2023)

Why Are Nepali Cooperatives Facing Problems?, by Abin Ojha (rn 12/08/2023)

Holding Multinational Companies Accountable, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 05/08/2023)

Government, victims of cooperatives ink seven-point deal : As per the agreement, the cooperatives ministry will start the process for the establishment of the Deposit and Credit Guarantee Fund to secure the savings of cooperative depositors (kp 04/08/2023)

Rethinking Nepal’s e-commerce bill : Do all forms of business practices require detailed regulation on all aspects of their operation? Is such regulation even required in the first place?, by Anmol Purbey (nlt 03/08/2023), Imperative of E-Commerce Legislation in Nepal, by Suman Shiwakoti (rep 04/08/2023)

A new US report questions investment climate in Nepal (ae 31/07/2023)

Drift to digital disrupts media business model : Nepal’s advertising industry, advertisers and the media struggle against headwind from online platforms, by Jharana Khanal (nt 28/07/2023)

Insurance companies’ business took a beating in FY 2022/23 (ae 27/07/2023)

Influencer marketers leave celebrities behind : Businesses see social media as an efficient way to advertise their products and services, by Subin Adhikari (kp 27/07/2023)

Felt association felicitates Thapa in its 17th anniversary, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 26/07/2023)

Privatization: A beacon of hope for redemption of Udaipur Cement : The pain inflicted upon taxpayers by the Udaipur Cement Industries’ inefficiency and mismanagement is a scar that runs deep, by Sindhuj Thapa (nlt 25/07/2023)

Reckoning 61 years’ history of Janakpur Cigarette Factory (kh 24/07/2023)

Return depositors’ savings (ae 14/07/2023), Victims of various cooperatives stage protest at Maitighar Mandala (Photo Feature) (rep 16/07/2023)

More and more entrepreneurs quitting business and leaving for foreign lands (rep 12/07/2023)

Hemp bag craze spreads among Nepali youths : Locals in the far-flung hills have been making clothes from hemp for decades but hippies took it to the global level, by Subin Adhikari (kp 09/07/2023)

NOC reluctant to enforce automated pricing system even as it earns Rs 2 bi)llion profit a month, by Dilip Paudel (rep 07/07/2023)

Fast fashion fever grips young Nepalis : Generation Z, also called post-millennials (born between 1997 and 2010), whose identity has been shaped by the digital age, have the attitude of ‘buy now, throw later’, by Subin Adhikari (kp 06/07/2023)

New e-commerce law to ensure consumer protection : The draft bill has proposed two to three years in jail and fines ranging from Rs300,000 to Rs500,000 for errant sellers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/07/2023)

Sastodeal ties up with Myntra to promote business : Sastodeal will take on the distinguished role of promoting and selling offerings from Myntra's iconic House of Brands on its platform (kp 05/07/2023)

NOC makes profit in LPG after a year, earns Rs 1.6 billion in just 15 days (rep 02/07/2023), Nepal Oil not to cut prices despite profits : The state-owned oil monopoly is making a fortnightly profit of about Rs1.6 billion, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/07/2023), NOC slashes prices of petroleum products (kh 03/07/2023)

Crusher industries stop supplying stones, gravel and sand starting today (rep 01/07/2023)

Mind your businesses : An open letter to FNCCI president Chandra Prasad Dhakal calling for internal reforms, by Bishal Thapa (kp 30/06/2023)

Surrogate advertising thrives in legal vagueness : Firms also organise musical events and youth festivals to promote products whose advertising is banned by law, by Subin Adhikari (kp 29/06/2023)

First Half of FY 2022/23 sees decline in industrial loan uptake (ae 29/06/2023)

Capacity utilization of industries in Koshi Province takes a beating (ae 27/06/2023)

Foreign direct investment pledges down 25 percent : Experts have attributed the steep drop to policy instability and bureaucratic hassles, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/06/2023)

‘The central bank should regulate cooperatives’, interview with Gauri Bahadur Karki, former chairperson of the Special Court, who headed an inquiry commission formed to look into troubled saving and credit cooperatives, on the current crisis in the cooperatives (kp 19/06/2023)

Capacity utilization of Lumbini Province industries decline (ae 19/06/2023)

Sales of cooling appliances soar as country swelters : More Nepalis are buying air conditioners and coolers as rising remittances put more money in their pockets, traders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/06/2023)

Govt to allow companies to be established with a minimal authorized capital of just Rs 100 (rep 30/05/2023)

Nepal's pride industry is under existential threat (ht 29/05/2023)

Government’s start-up loans scheme loses its shine : The Department of Industry said it had received 425 proposals. Among them, half, or 213 applications were disqualified during the first screening itself, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/05/2023)

The make-belief world of ‘Made in Nepal’ : To make the policy work, policymakers must first identify the products that we can produce at lower costs, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (25/05/2023)

High-interest rates and reduced power generation hit hydropower companies’ profit (ae 25/05/2023)

Tackle Problems Facing Cooperatives, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 23/05/2023)

Government announces to reopen three closed PEs (ae 23/05/2023)

State of private sector: Competitive private sector key for Nepal to become middle-income country by 2030 (ae 22/05/2023)

Land held by Tiger Palace Resort comes under government’s scanner : The company owning the land, which has a five-star casino resort in Bhairahawa, was found to have exceeded the land ceiling as provisioned by the law, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 20/05/2023)

Nepal’s private sector accounts for 81.55 percent of GDP, study shows (nlt 20/05/2023)

Government announces to revive three defunct state-owned industries (ae 19/05/2023)

Industrialists lament unfavourable business environment : The Make in Nepal initiative, jointly started by the government and the private sector, had envisioned four targets to boost the job market and the economy, but they all failed, by Pawan Pandey (kp 17/05/2023)

Yatri is the first domestically-manufactured vehicle to be registered in Nepal, by Sajira Shrestha (rep 17/05/2023)

Changing mindset, thinking big : Private sector groups need to proactively pursue global benchmarks, norms and practices, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 16/05/2023)

Govt to end Covid-19 support to businesses (ae 10/05/2023)

Retailers pulling down shutters as recession bites : ‘To Let’ notices have become a common sight as business confidence has sunk to record lows, market observers say, by Subin Adhikari (kp 10/05/2023)

Insurance companies’ business growth contract to single digit (ae 08/05/2023)

Business registration and renewal sluggish (kh 06/04/2023)

Govt implementing automated system for FDI approval, move aimed at facilitating foreign investors : Govt takes the move to facilitate foreign investors after FDI commitment drops to one-third in the current fiscal year (rep 04/05/2023)

NIA to extend capital increment deadline by three months (ae 30/04/2023)

Birgunj Sugar Factory: Some Reminiscences, by Rameshwar Baral (rn 28/04/2023)

Nepal-made vehicles can be registered : Manufacturers will now not be required to submit import notification letter (ht 28/04/2023)

63 percent of industries closed due to Covid (kh 28/04/2023)

Instil Life Into Public Enterprises, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 25/04/2023)

Transport entrepreneurs halt cargo along Araniko Highway (kh 23/04/2023)

Govt forms study committee after Rs 700 billion investment made in public enterprises failed to yield any returns (rep 22/04/2023)

Nepal all set to leapfrog in the IT sector, entrepreneurs say (nlt 21/04/2023)

Investment commitment worth around Rs 200 billion from 216 industries (rep 19/04/2023)

Foreign investors repatriated cash dividends of Rs 13.77 billion in the first nine months of current FY (rep 18/04/2023)

Financing small and growing businesses : Unlike microfinance, venture debt unlocks an additional source of funds for capital-starved MSMEs, by Ashutosh Tiwari and Joseph Silvanus (kp 18/04/2023)

New Year sales fall flat as consumers in saving mood : Nepali consumers are holding onto their money because of high interest rates and rising prices, insiders said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/04/2023)

Entrepreneurs seek PM's intervention : They want ban on land plotting lifted, interest rates reduced, among other demands (ht 11/04/2023), PM, FM assure private sector of lowering interest rate (ae 12/04/2023), Market determines the interest rates: Governor Adhikari (ae 12/04/2023)

FBPW-Nepal : Golden Jubilee (sp 07/04/2023)

Nepal Oil accused of profiteering at the expense of consumers : The state-owned oil monopoly is the country’s largest enterprise with an annual turnover of nearly Rs400 billion, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/04/2023)

Investment and management : It has become harder to find good management leaders who inspire younger talents, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 04/4/2023)

Why digital solutions matter for micro, small and medium enterprises in Nepal, by Maria Perdomo (nlt 03/04/20023)

Start-ups doubt subsidised loan scheme will be applied : Newly established businesses have been promised loans of up to Rs2.5 million at 3 percent interest, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/04/2023)

Rattan furniture industry seeks friendlier policy : Due to the complex paperwork required to harvest rattan, manufacturers prefer to import their raw materials from India, by Subin Adhikari (kp 31/03/2023)

12 companies express interests for feasibility study to operate electric buses on ring road of Kathmandu Valley (rep 29/03/2023)

Domestic industries struggle for market share (ht 27/03/2023)

After nearly a decade of delay, govt brings procedure for startups funding (ae 24/03/2023)

Auto loans are back as cash crunch eases and import ban ends : According to the Nepal Automobile Dealers’ Association, nearly 90 percent of car buyers take auto loans, by Krishana Prasain (kp)

Where has the money gone?, by Dilip Poudel (rep 22/03/2023)

WorldLink gets funding boost of Rs1.98 billion : The loan will be used to speed up internet expansion activities across the country (kp 21/03/2023)

Enhancing Corporate Social Responsibility, by Basu Gautam (rn 17/03/2023)

Foreign direct investment falls 93.61 percent year-on-year in first seven months : Experts blame Nepal’s topsy-turvy politics for scaring away potential investors, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/03/2023)

Women entrepreneurs in Mustang in need of digital marketing skills : Digital marketing is much more than just posting photos and videos on social media, an expert says, by Deepak Pariyar (kp 14/03/2023)

We’ll soon launch one-door service for foreign investors: PM Dahal (rep 14/03/2023), Govt working for fully operationalizing one-stop service and automatic approval of FDI: Dahal (ae 15/03/2023)

High profits and merger drive add to the strength of insurance companies (ae 13/03/2023)

Tavisi, an e-commerce platform for women, by women : Especially catering to women, the online shop provides a wide range of products of 13 local and 40 international brands, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/03/2023)

‘Women are breaking barriers and shattering glass ceilings’ : Shreyana Shrestha, mega campaign manager, and Kemika Acharya, head of key accounts, at Daraz Nepal on how Nepali society perceives female entrepreneurs (kp 08/03/2023)

Govt amends conditions to allow non-resident Nepalis to establish an investment company together (kh 04/03/2023)

Address Challenges Of Nepali Startups, by Bijaya Karki (rn 03/03/2023)

Mediation For Fair Business, by Mukti Riajl (rn 02/03/2023)

Non-life insurance companies collected Rs 23.06bn in premiums (ae 28/02/2023)

Durbar Marga traders to pull down shutters for an hour today (kh 27/02/2023)

Sharp decline in net FDI inflow : Net FDI inflow to Nepal has dropped by a whopping 93.4 percent in the first half of the current fiscal year (ae 21/02/2023)

Multigrain sattu flour finds export market : Schools are being urged to serve sattu under the mid-day meal programme amid junk food invasion, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 21/02/2023)

Five construction companies blacklisted (rep 20/02/2023)

Helping women in business : Women entrepreneurs lack technical knowledge to expand their business operations, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 20/02/2023)

Govt announces eight industrial villages (kh 18/02/2023)

Women led businesses surge in Rupandehi : The increasing number of women entrepreneurs reflects the progressive mentality of the family and society, officials say, by Amrita Anmol (kp 10/02/2023)

Economic slowdown drags down insurance business growth (ae 10/02/2023)

Auto dealers reluctant to clear 2,900 vehicles parked at customs yards (ae 07/02/2023)

NTC customers exceed 21.3 million in number (kh 05/02/2023)

257 new enterprises registered in six months (kh 03/02/2023), Over 500 new enterprises registered in six months (kh 04/02/2023)

Cement makers say denial of IS mark will hurt exports : Half a dozen Nepali cement companies are in the final stages of obtaining certification, making their products eligible for export to India, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/02/2023)

Premium collection of insurers increased nominally in the first half of the current FY (rep 31/01/2023)

PPMO blacklists 12 companies (kh 29/01/2023)

Valley's vegetable bazaar remains a seller's market : Consumers complain that they are forced to pay double the wholesale rate at retail stores due to lack of monitoring, by Subin Adhikari (kp 28/01/2023)

SC orders restaurants, hotels not to collect 10 percent service charge (kh 26/01/2023), No more service charge anywhere, top court says : Establishments—airports and electric utilities to hotels and restaurants—can no longer add service charge to bill, by Sangam Prasain and Krishana Prasain (kp 27/01/2023), Row rages over who can and cannot take service charge after landmark ruling : Officials say the ruling is for hotels and restaurants, but consumer activists and lawyers say it applies everywhere, by Krishana Prasain (06/02/2023)

SC spanner on FDI in hydels? The Supreme Court had issued an interim order on Nov 3 demanding to know why the firm had failed to manage funds on time, by Sabitri Dhakal (ae 26/01/2023)

70 percent decline in gold jewelry exports (ae 26/01/2023)

579 firms registered, 162 revoked in Tanahu in one year (kh 26/01/2023)

Women industrial village to be set up in Panchkhal (kh 25/01/2023)

Finance Minister for freeing public enterprises from political interference (rn 24/01/2023)

Auto dealers see rough road ahead despite end of curbs : The central bank has removed the provision requiring car importers to keep 100 percent margin amount to open a letter of credit, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/01/2023)

State of investment : National and international economic uncertainty forces investors to hold their new investment plans (ae 23/01/2023)

FDI pledges decline 43.27% in first half of FY 2022/23 : Foreign investors pledged to invest Rs 17.30 billion in Nepal in the first six months (ae 19/01/2023)

Automobile importers warned to clear custom yards or face fine (ae 18/01/2023)

Merger in Insurance Sector: Prime Life, Union Life, and Gurans Life sign final merger deal (ae 17/01/2023)

Industries based in Lumbini underperforming: NRB report (ae 16/01/2023)

NRB unveils stricter measures on investment abroad (rep 13/01/2023)

Industries reeling under nine-hour power cuts (ht 11/01/2023)

Is NRB Directive on Working Capital Loan Private Sector-friendly?, by Shankar Man Singh (rep 09/01/2023)

Restaurants adding VAT on menu price to face fines : VAT and service charge are included in the meal prices, and restaurants cannot issue bills with extra taxes, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/01/2023)

Capacity utilization of Bagmati Province Industries stood at 47.4 percent in last FY (ae 06/01/2023)

Industries in Madhes Province: Average capacity utilization increased by 10 percent in last FY (ae 05/01/2023)

Dividend payment by state-owned enterprises drops to 13-year low ; The low rate of return has raised questions over whether the government should keep throwing good money after bad to save poorly run companies, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/12/2022)

Nepal ranks way down in digital entrepreneurship and innovation : The Himalayan republic is 104th among 113 economies in digital environments, and 111th among 132 countries in innovation, reports show, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/12/2022)

Cooperatives hit by the country’s worsening economic conditions, increasing number facing financial problems (rep 21/12/2022)

Digital payments drop, overturning expectations of spending surge : Online payments during the period mid-October to mid-November fell to Rs3.94 trillion from Rs4.93 trillion last year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/12/2022)

Solar power developers demand NEA to return to old PPA rate (ae 20/12/2022)

Government apathy leads to a series of Cooperatives collapse (ae 20/12/2022)

Through e‑commerce, governments can generate opportunities for entrepreneurs, says Dr Adhikari : “A policy and regulatory framework that helps to enhance access to and affordability of the internet for women can enable more women to join the e‑commerce platform,” according to Dr Adhikari (nlt 18/12/2022)

Investment pledges plunge amid global economic slowdown : Nepal received FDI assurances worth Rs11.60 billion in the first four months, according to the Department of Industry, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/12/2022)

Nepali apparel manufacturers miss out on sales boom : Clothing makers were unable to ramp up production amid a surge in demand because of a shortage of raw materials, by Subin Adhikari (kp 13/12/2022)

Airline magnate’s Arju brand long-grain rice to hit store shelves next month : ‘We don’t buy paddy from the Indian market. We encourage farmers to produce it,’ says Birendra Bahadur Basnet, managing director of Buddha Air, about his rice mill venture, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/12/2022)

Tiles production begins in Nepal (kh 12/12/2022)

Why informal enterprises operate informally? How can they be formalized? The informal economy accounts for 38 percent of Nepal’s GDP. Nepal needs a policy framework for informal and microenterprises, by Ashesh Shrestha (nlt 12/12/2022)

Support Startups For Business Growth, by Rajendra Chataut (rn 11/12/2022)

Outsourced delivery services take off as e-commerce flourishes in urban areas : PickNDrop has been selected among the top five in the start-up category for this year’s ICT Awards, by Pawan Pandey (kp 07/12/2022)

Slump in power use sign of economic woes : Factories are running below capacity, businesses are down for the lack of loans, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/11/2022)

Govt removes minimum threshold for NRN investment through investment companies (rep 16/11/2022)

IIN to promote FDI, equitable economic growth of Nepal (kh 15/11/2022)

What ails Nepali start-ups? It is not good when entrepreneurs have to use software unapproved by the government, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 14/11/2022)

Sanitary pad vending machines help to keep girls in school : Local units, social organisations and schools are the largest buyers of the vending machines, the manufacturer says, by Pawan Pandey (kp 10/11/2022)

Import ban results in closure of 58 motor dealers across country (rn 10/11/2022), Import ban pushes automobile sector to the brink, Automobile Association says : “At least 58 dealers across the country have been shut already. If the situation persists, at least 100 dealers will be closed in a month," NADA says (nlt 11/11/2022)

State-owned Udayapur Cement Factory in deep financial crisis, by Dilip Poudel (rep 08/11/2022)

Nepal tightens business visa rules for foreign investors to prevent misuse of the permit : Officials said the Industry Department got tough following rising cases of investment pledges not being fulfilled, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/11/2022)

Digital economy overtakes e-commerce legislation : The proliferation of online shopping and e-retailers has made e-commerce laws urgently necessary, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/11/2022)

High interest rates make life hard for businesses : When faced with a shortfall of loanable funds, banks raise the deposit interest rates to encourage people to increase their deposits, report says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/11/2022), High rates exacerbate woes for industries, by Sangay Sherpa (ht 02/11/2022)

Brick industrialist says: half of last year's bricks are still left, what to do this year?, by Krishna Kisi (rep 30/10/2022)

Flower garlands worth Rs 135 million likely to be sold during Tihar (kh 26/10/2022)

Udayapur Cement seeks Rs500 million loan to replace obsolete equipment : The factory has a production capacity of 800 tonnes daily, but it cannot run at full capacity because of old machinery, by Krishana Prasain and Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 24/10/2022)

Flower vendors turn roaming salespersons as Kathmandu bans sidewalk shops : Footpaths that would be full of flower sellers during Tihar are almost empty. It’s a different picture in Lalitpur, by Anup Ojha (24/10/2022)

Traders doubtful about Tihar sales after dour Dashain : The government’s constrictive trade policy has dampened the market mood, industry insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17/10/2022)

FNCCI and IFC join hands to produce a report on state of private sector in Nepal (rep 15/10/2022)

Nepal realizes only one-third of the FDI commitments: NRB (rep 15/10/2022)

Minimum foreign investment amount cut to Rs20 million : The lowered minimum has failed to enthuse the private sector because of inconsistency in government policy, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/10/2022)

Automobile sector in crisis due to import ban, by Nagendra Upahdyaya (rep 11/10/2022)

NOC gets Rs 1.6 billion monthly profit (kh 08/10/2022)

Festive offers and schemes fail to stimulate customers : Dealers unveil their promotional schemes during this time of the year because people have money in their pockets from the Dashain bonus, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/10/2022)

Extra charge cannot be added to menu, court rules : A Kathmandu District Court verdict prevents businesses from adding 13 percent VAT and 10 percent service charge to the bill, as they have been doing, by Krishana Prasain (kp 28/09/2022)

Impact Of Interest Hikes On Cooperatives, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 27/09/2022)

KMC monitors market: Inedible food items found in govt-run shops (rep 27/09/2022)

Wilted demand dismays flower traders, by Sangay Sherpa (ht 27/09/2022)

175 firms face the music as market monitoring intensified ahead of festivals (nlt 24/09/2022), Market monitoring : What the govt agencies must understand is that market monitoring should not be a onetime event (ht 26/09/2022)

Young entrepreneurs voice concerns about ailing economy : Business professionals say Nepal’s economic situation is getting worse from bad as they discuss problems facing Province 1 (kp 24/09/2022)

E-commerce watchers expect modest growth due to embargo, inflation : Rising cases of dengue in Kathmandu may also drive shoppers to online stores in a replay of pandemic days, sellers say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 23/09/2022)

No business even during festive time disappoints New Road traders (rep 23/09/2022)

The future of Nepal’s tech industry : Tech brands that rely on a ‘made in Nepal’ sentiment to sustain their businesses are destined to ‘die in Nepal’, by Asmod Karki and Dipta Shah (kp 22/09/2022)

Festival gold sales likely to drop on low supply : The import quota for the yellow metal has been slashed to 10 kg daily leading to less inventory, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/09/2022)

Street Vendors Left Out In The Cold?, by Parmeshwar Devkota (rn 18/09/2022)

Is FDI really the panacea we seek?, by Prakritee Yonzon (rep 15/09/2022)

Footpath traders picket Kathmandu Metropolis office (kh 15/09/2022)

Nepal’s FDI exceeds Rs 227 billion (kh 13/09/2022), Actual net FDI inflow at only 36.5 per cent of total approval (ht 14/09/2022)

Chinese distributor of Oppo mobile phones in Nepal absconds without paying rent (kh 13/09/2022)

Government decides to build Naubasta Industrial Zone : The Rs9 billion trade infrastructure project in southwest Nepal will create 111 plots ranging in size from 9 to 30 ropanis, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 11/09/2022)

All you need to know about Special Economic Zones of Nepal (nlt 10/09/2022)

Ministry of Industry, Marma Rural Municipality sign MoU on Yarsagumba conservation (kh 05/09/2022)

NOC owes Rs 21 billion to Indian Oil Corporation (kh 02/09/2022)

“Prosperity is possible only when we sell Nepali products abroad” : 'The country develops when the youths are brought into business', interview with Deepak Raj Joshi (kh 29/08/2022)

Street Vending Integral To Urban Living, by Namrata Sharma (rn 24/08/2022)

Wire factories shut down in protest against higher taxes : The manufacturers based in the Sunsari-Morang industrial corridor accuse the government of raising import and excise duties to protect a handful of factories, by Binod Bhandari and Pawan Pandey (kp 16/08/2022)

Nepal waits for consumer courts while business malpractices soar : Consumer rights activists accuse the government of holding back on setting up consumer courts due to lobbying by manufacturers and traders, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/08/2022), Consumer courts and rights : The lack of strict implementation of laws has allowed dishonest traders to go scot-free (kp 16/08/2022)

Talk aims bringing Butwal yarn factory out of mothballs : Once Nepal’s largest spinning mill, it shut down more than a decade ago after being crippled by mismanagement, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 14/08/2022)

2,187 new factories registered in Sarlahi in last FY (kh 12/08/2022)

NOC’s accumulated loss reaches Rs 31 billion (rep 09/08/2022)

Depositors can withdraw only 5 percent of deposits at a time as cooperative sector marred with liquidity crisis (kh 08/08/2022), Liquidity crisis in cooperatives: NCF urges cooperatives to stop distributing cash dividends for now (rep 12/08/2022)

Manang sees 49 new industries this fiscal year (kh 08/08/2022)

Rent increases up to 687 percent in industrial areas, by Dilip Poudel (kp 05/08/2022)

Firms at industrial estates to get rent discounts based on export performance : Companies in special economic zones that export more than 60 percent of their output will get higher reductions, by Madhav Dhungana and Krishana Prasain (kp 04/08/2022)

115 companies to face action for producing, selling unhygienic food stuff (rn 04/08/2022)

Reinvigorating the streets : Municipalities have succeeded in grouping vendors in a pedestrian, mall-type environment, by Barsha Chitrakar (kp 04/08/2022)

CNI urges govt to withdraw decision to hike rent in industrial areas (ht 03/08/2022)

Nepal self-reliant in grill and steel business  (rep 31/07/2022)

NOC won’t be privatized: Minister Badu (kh 31/07/2022)

Doubts arise about construction of park in Damak, by Sachin Pokhrel and Bishnu Kumar Pokhrel (rn 31/07/2022)

Case filed against production of sub-standard food products (kh 30/07/2022)

Biratnagar Jute Mill to be re-operated: Minister Badu (kh 26/07/2022)

Government, private sector join hands to promote startup ecosystem in Nepal : The startup manifesto under StartupNation aims to achieve 100,000 new quality jobs by 2030, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/07/2022)

Life insurance companies earn Rs 139 billion in premium last fiscal (kh 21/07/2022)

Foreign direct investors rush back following Covid slump : Investment commitments in the last fiscal year soared 68 percent to Rs54.15 billion, the Department of Industry said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/07/2022)

Nepali industries witness significant reduction in their production capacity: CNI study (kh 19/07/2022)

Youth programmes announced but not executed : Almost all youth programmes focused on entrepreneurs have not been implemented, Auditor General's report says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17/07/2022)

Entrepreneurs worried about future of paragliding in Pokhara as int’l airport prepares for operation : “As much as we were excited about the construction of an international airport in Pokhara, now we are worried that our own business will be displaced somewhere along with the operation of the airport” (nlt 16/07/2022), Entrepreneurs Call to manage paragliding rather than displacing (kh 16/07/2022)

Home inspection start-up looking to expand beyond valley : Three years after launching, Skill Sewa has served 10,000 clients and carried out 2,000 renovation jobs, by Pawan Pandey (kp 14/07/2022)

Tax waiver sets off investment rush in automobile assembly plants : Six motor vehicle assembly companies with a combined capital of Rs6.83 billion have been registered with the Industry Department in the current fiscal year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/07/2022)

Raised entry barriers for foreign contractors may limit competition : Officials and some contractors say priority given to domestic contractors would help save forex reserves (kp 10/07/2022)

Four industries of Nepal produced goods worth Rs 1.2 trillion over a year, by Himal Lamsal (rep 10/07/2022)

Nepali manufacturing retarded by conflict, politics and energy crisis : The number of large manufacturing establishments grew by only 17.46 percent in 27 years, according to the National Industrial Survey, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/07/2022)

Nepal Oil Corporation’s outstanding dues to its Indian supplier rise to Rs30 billion : There is, however, optimism that the financial situation of the national oil monopoly will improve after petroleum prices started to decline in the international market amid global recession fears, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/07/2022)

“KMC has no policy to allow running shops or businesses on footpath” (kh 07/07/2022)

Street vending needs regulations, not ad hoc crackdown, experts say : City planners stress management of roadside businesses as they contribute to the economy by drawing up a long-term plan, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/07/2022), Finding common ground : Constant communication with street vendors and other important stakeholders is a must (kp 04/07/2022)

Nepali start-up seeks to crack global cybersecurity market : Bugv has gained more than 40 clients in a short period, and over 5,000 ethical hackers are registered with the platform, by Pawan Pandey (kp 04/07/2022)

Pandemic-induced boom in e-commerce reshaped financial services, Daraz says : E-commerce platforms help small-and-medium-scale entrepreneurs to build marketing capacity (kp 04/07/2022)

Nepali life-insurers can now get reinsured fully from domestic companies (rep 03/07/2022)

Oil Corporation increasingly anxious about piling debt to its Indian supplier : Near bankruptcy, public utility has outstanding payment dues worth Rs22 billion and the sum is expected to rise, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/07/2022)

Three-day ecommerce and digital marketing training for women entrepreneurs (rep 30/06/2022)

Mergers between insurance firms on the rise (ht 28/06/2022)

Hard times for small businesses amid economic turmoil : High production and fuel costs have made life difficult for small enterprises which create many jobs, experts say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/06/2022)

Why government should not run a business : Let’s assume the government goes ahead with its plan to revive sick industries. Will these industries actually prosper? Will they show any kind of innovation? Will they be able to compete with the private sector?, by Prakash Maharjan (nlt 27/06/2022)

Impact small businesses make in Nepal : Closing the financing gap for small enterprises can help further stimulate the economy, by Martin Holtmann (kp 27/06/2022)

To curb cholera, Lalitpur targets street food sellers. Not everyone is amused : Panipuri and chatpate vendors could lose livelihoods. Experts stress better monitoring, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/06/2022), A move against street food : A blanket ban on all street vendors and painting all with the same brush does seem unjustifiable (kp 28/06/2022)

CG in troubled water for profit margin on electric motors, by Nitish Lal Shrestha (kh 23/06/2022)

Rethinking fertilizer subsidy : The government should work towards gradually removing regulatory barriers as well as subsidies in fertilizer import. For as long as these prevail, the private sector cannot enter and compete, by Ayushma Maharjan (nlt 20/06/2022)

Potential foreign investors put off by Nepal’s lax law enforcement : FDI pledges in IT sector plunged 409 percent year-on-year in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year ended mid-June, by Krishana Prasain (kp 2006/2022)

eLance, Nepal’s first digital marketplace, launched (rep 18/06/2022)

Challenges of family-owned businesses : The new generation has little interest in continuing the business built by their elders, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 16/06/2022)

Shrinkflation: You’re getting less for same price as packages become smaller : Firms are making product packets smaller instead of raising prices as high production costs bite, by Krishana Prasain and Pawan Pandey (kh 13/06/2022)

Nepal to renegotiate with Motrex to establish electric vehicle plant : South Korean automaker intends to assemble Hyundai and Kia vehicles in Butwal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/06/2022)

Manufacturers in Gandaki going through a rough patch : The capacity utilisation of most industrial firms is very low because of multiple challenges, central bank report says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/06/2022)

Online shopping in Nepal turns into a blend of convenience and bitter experience : The number of online websites and pages serving customers has witnessed an uptick. But the challenges of online shopping have also grown in abundance, by Sakshi Srivastav (nlt 10/06/2022)

#NetaV: Netizens slam a company of Nepal’s dollar billionaire for ‘massively overpriced’ electric vehicle : Many have slammed Nepal’s Chaudhary Group for overpricing a newly launched China-made electrical vehicle Neta V. A fresh debate has also been raised about the effective implementation of Nepal’s black-marketing laws (nlt 10/06/2022)

Do we really need public enterprises? In Nepal, public enterprises were regarded as a vehicle for development. They were taken as an instrument for the production and for the execution of socio-economic policies, by Anjila Shrestha (nlt 07/06/2022)

Start-ups can't get funds for lack of work procedure : The government has been announcing the programme annually, but nobody knows when it will actually materialise, entrepreneurs say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/06/2022)

On petro business, policies have been utterly inconsistent for many years : Several task forces have recommended ending the monopoly of Nepal Oil Corporation. Deregulation of fuel business becomes an agenda when losses are reported, by Sangam Prasain and Krishana Prasain (kp 24/05/2022)

Start-ups wait for promised funding that never comes : The government’s lacklustre attitude towards start-ups has discouraged business innovators, entrepreneurs say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 20/05/2022)

Growth Enterprises Promotion Programme Work Procedure comes into force : The programme will help raise micro, small industries to medium scale in terms of output and employment, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/05/2022)

FDI worth Rs 34.54 billion pledged in first 10 month of current FY (rep 16/05/2022)

Promised rent reduction at SEZ yet to happen : The Special Economic Zone Authority had decided to halve the monthly rent to Rs10 per square metre to go into effect by March 23, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/05/2022)

Palm oil supply curbs may hit Nepali manufacturers : Indonesia, the largest supplier of crude palm oil, has banned exports to control rising domestic prices, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/05/2022)

Industrial sites continue to be hammered by power outages : Nepal has to fall back on imported power in the winter when domestic output drops to one-third of the installed capacity, by Madhav Dhungana and Shankar Acharya (kp 05/05/2022)

Palm oil export restriction by Indonesia to affect export of processed palm oil from Nepal (rep 02/05/2022)

NOC says it is short of Rs 10 billion to pay to IOC for fuel imports in this month (rep 02/05/2022)

Nepal sees increase in FDI commitments, over Rs 33 billion of foreign investment approved so far (rep 29/04/2022)

Industrial sector to face more power cuts amid reduced supply from India : Supply disturbance from the southern neighbour has forced the Nepal Electricity Authority to repeatedly cut power to the sector, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/04/2022), Electricity export from India affected : Industrialists propose two-day power cut; Face losses running into billions (ht 28/04/2022)

Street vendors are crucial to urban economy, but their plight is huge : Those doing business on footpaths and alleys need help, not harassment, experts say, by Pawan Pandey (kp 22/04/2022)

Investment pledges up 28 percent to Rs33 billion as of third quarter : How much of the promised money will materialise remains uncertain as commitments and approvals normally do not match, government officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/04/2022)

Tanahun woman earning Rs. 50,000 per month from goat rearing, by Amar Raj Naharki (rn 17/04/2022)

IBN receives commitment for investment worth Rs 1 trillion for 31 big projects (rep 13/04/2022)

Two-day ‘Nepal Investment Conference 2022’ starts (rep 11/04/2022)

Startups see long way to recovery after war sends prices soaring : Government’s tepid response towards startups has discouraged innovators, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/04/2022)

Convenience over community : Chain supermarkets like BhatBhateni may provide convenience and a range of choices but they also take business away from local stores and destroy a sense of community, by Prasansha Rimal (rec 05/04/2022)

Industries seek immediate steps to address power crisis (ht 30/03/2022)

Bhairahawa fast rising as country’s pharmaceutical hub : Pharma factories in Lumbini province produce medicines worth Rs15 billion annually and provide 2,500 jobs, officials say, by Amrita Anmol (kp 28/03/2022)

FNCCI, IBN ink agreement to collaborate (ht 28/03/2022)

Rule barring foreign firms in projects below Rs3 billion cost limits competition, stakeholders say : Contractors say the threshold was increased from Rs1 billion to Rs3 billion to benefit select large contractors in a way to promote collusion and to bleed state resources, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/03/2022)

German business practices are marked by organization, planning and perfectionism: Saraswati Maharjan, Chief Executive Officer, NGCCI : "NGCCI has been bridging businesses between Nepal and Germany and promoting German investment in Nepal." (interview) (nlt 26/03/2022)

Delta Sales App: An app that supercharges field sales teams (nlt 25/03/2022)

What’s next for e-commerce in Nepal? Now that the pandemic grows weaker and markets reopen, do Nepali consumers continue to buy online? Or have they reverted to old ways? And, what does this mean for the Nepali e-commerce industry?, by Bidhyalaxmi Maharjan (nlt 23/03/2022)

Investors rush to Bhairahawa SEZ drawn by low rent and new airport : Companies have suddenly become interested in setting up plants inside the estate, which lay almost deserted since it was built, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/03/2022)

Govt policy aimed at prohibiting growth and development of small businesses, says FCAN (rep 19/03/2022)

Efforts underway to revitalize COVID-19 hit economy: FinMin Sharma (rep 18/03/2022)

E-commerce going strong despite reopening of street markets : Entrepreneurs say that online sales of household goods have declined some, but demand for non-essential goods is high, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/03/2022)

IOC Issues Fresh Price List Of Petro Products, Over 10 Billion Loss Projected For NOC In Month (rn 16/03/2022), NOC To Suffer Rs. 10.60bn Loss A Month (rn 17/03/2022)

Dealers unhappy after banks clamp down on auto loans : Banks say they have not totally stopped loans to the auto sector, but they have other priority sectors to serve, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/03/2022)

New Daraz MD seeks to make an impact in Nepal : Aanchal Kunwar left Amazon to come home and join Nepal's growing e-commerce sector, by Shristi Karki (nt 11/03/2022)

Govt allows night businesses to run 24 hours (kh 10/03/2022)

Bhairahawa special economic zone slashes rentals by half : There are few takers for the industrial plots at the export-oriented enclave, and the estate lies semi-completed even though many ministers have come and gone, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/03/2022)

Covid-induced shift to digital has enabled women-led businesses to survive and thrive : Despite the challenges of accessibility, affordability and applicability faced by women-led enterprises, organisations have worked to overcome those obstacles, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 08/03/2022)

Non-life insurers collected premium of Rs 21.81 billion in the first seven months of current FY (rep 05/03/2022)

The business of delivering food : The rise of food delivery companies in Kathmandu reflects the expansion of the city’s middle-class and their changing appetites, by Sajeet M. Rajbhandari (rec 03/03/2022)

Few takers for subsidised loan scheme aimed at pandemic-hit businesses : Under the Rs50 billion scheme for two years, only Rs1.13 billion has been disbursed in a year and a half, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/03/2022)

New Dairy Industry Comes Into Operation (rn 28/02/2022)

Hiking Reference Interest Rate, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 22/02/2022)

Karnali industrial estate plan in limbo : Federal government’s plan has failed to take off, as the project site remains undecided even after five years, by Lalit Bahadur Budha (ae 17/02/2022)

863 firms face action in current fiscal year (rep 17/02/2022)

Vesvusa launches its official website (rep 15/02/2022)

Number of women borrowers soars after pandemic : A record 80,061 women entrepreneurs borrowed Rs73.85 billion in concessional loans from banks in the first six months of the fiscal year, data shows, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/02/2022)

Government goes after delinquent hotels and casinos : With many casinos defaulting on their taxes, casino royalty irregularities have piled up to nearly Rs2 billion, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/02/2022)

Why are foreign investors not investing enough in Nepal? Registering a company in Nepal generally takes four to five months. Some of the Indian companies discontinued their investment citing unnecessary administrative hassles (nlt 08/02/2022)

Foreign direct investment pledges up 30 percent over last year’s commitments : A Nepal Rastra Bank report has shown that investment approvals don’t match actual investment inflows, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/02/2022)

Registration of industries increases (kh 03/02/2022)

NOC incurs staggering monthly loss of Rs 4.5 billion (kh 02/02/2022)

17 new companies look for receiving license of insurers (rep 31/01/2022)

Sweet hopes of bringing Birgunj Sugar Mill back to life turn bitter : State-owned facility remains shut since 2003 after a row of incompetent political appointees ran it into the ground, by Shankar Acharya (kp 30/01/2022)

Nepali businesses down, Indian markets up : The traders of Bardiya are also on the verge of going bankrupt. Some have already quit business, by Yadav Acharya (ae 27/01/2022)

E-commerce firms scale up operations as online shopping surges : More consumers are expected to shop online at a higher frequency following the rapid spread rate of Omicron, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/01/2022)

Nepal Oil says it is bankrupt, further price rises foreseen : Situation is so bleak that it is back to the bad old days when the loss-making, cash-strapped public enterprise used to ask the government for handouts to import fuel, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/01/2022)

Third wave of pandemic threatens to push startups over the edge : The government had announced providing seed capital of Rs2.5 million to innovators at 1 percent interest to help them survive, but the pledges are limited to paper, entrepreneurs say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/01/2022)

Boosting Cooperative Sector, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 18/01/2022)

Minister Wants Cooperatives To Be Responsible To Members (rn 14/01/2022)

Reviving industries in Nepal : Nepal’s industries, in particular, need empathetic policy support from the government to end the liquidity crunch, by Atul K Thakur (kp 12/01/2022)

Small businesses worry as threat of Covid third wave looms : Nepal on Monday reported 1,446 new coronavirus cases. On January 2, the daily virus cases were just 216, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/01/2022)

Nepal’s industrial capacity utilisation hampered by Covid-19, report says : The country’s industrial sector continues to face uncertainty due to raw material and manpower shortages during the pandemic, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/01/2022)

Industry and commerce in disarray due to headless ministry : The Deuba administration has not appointed a new industry minister since the previous incumbent left office last May, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/01/2022)

NOC reeling through deepening financial problem due to increasing losses in petroleum business (rep 04/01/2022)

Boosting entrepreneurship: Target the youth, by Santosh Kalwar (ht 03/01/2022), No encouragement for start-ups : Strategies must be put in place to provide a conducive environment to allow the youths to thrive (kp 06/01/2022)

Consumer activists and importers moan about bid to cut imports : The central bank has made it mandatory for importers to keep 100 percent margin amount to open a letter of credit to import certain goods, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/12/2021)

Coal shortage hits domestic brick and cement factories : The combustible material is used as the primary fuel source in brick and cement manufacturing, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/12/2021)

In an effort to resume operation, Janakpur Cigarette Factory calls for AGM to settle its financial liabilities of past two decades : The government enterprise is in process of resuming its operation after shutting down manufacturing for two decades (rep 26/12/2021) [Tobacco consumption makes people sick or even kills them. The government should do better for people's health!]

One-third of small businesses rely on inheritance for initial capital : Access to bank credit remains limited with just 16 percent of them going to banks and financial institutions, ADB report says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/12/2021)

Construction industry in crisis due to liquidity crunch in banks: Singh (rep 24/12/2021)

Metal manufacturers importing sponge iron instead of billets : The government abolished the customs duty on the import of sponge iron after power generation swelled in a bid to encourage domestic consumption of electricity, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 24/12/2021)

Nepal Receives Investment Pledges For 30 Billion In Five Months [rn 21/12/2021)

Ethical leadership in business : Vital to unleash nation's vitality, by Simone Galimberti (ht 20/12/2021)

Fresh restrictions amid Omicron surge raise fears for economy : Spending, manufacturing and distribution are all likely to be hit with the attempts to prevent another wave of infections, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/12/2021)

Restaurants and party venues unnerved by Omicron reports : The government has indicated that some harsh rules will be put in place to contain the spread of the virus, and restaurant entrepreneurs fear yet another lockdown, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/12/2021)

FNCCI preparing business code of conduct to end unfair practices : The move comes ahead of two crucial elections slated for next year when donation drives and extortion by political parties are expected to accelerate, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/12/2021)

Foreign investment up in current FY: Rs 30 billion FDI approved (rep 09/12/2021)

Apex College, MNS Next to set up Rs10-million startup fund : The fund will be used for a startup centre for the development and promotion of youth entrepreneurship (kp 08/12/2021)

Shakti Minerals in trouble for missing export quota : Factories housed in the SEZ are required to export at least 60 percent of their production, according to the Special Economic Zone Act, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 06/12/2021)

Webinar held to enhance banking, financial and risk financing skills of women entrepreneurs (rep 04/12/2021)

Manufacturing and business shudder as virus resurgence threatens recovery : Another lockdown would be disastrous when the economy is starting to rebound from two years of despair, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 03/12/2021)

Tiger One and Silver Heritage Investment held in contempt : The company is the operator of the Tiger Palace Resort, a five-star integrated casino resort in Bhairahawa, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/12/2021)

Digital payments double to Rs1.22 trillion in first quarter : The number of online transactions between mid-July and mid-October also swelled to 54.12 million from 34.23 million previously, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/11/2021), Digital divide : Digital transactions are here to stay whether we like it or not (kp 06/12/2021)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Study on readymade garments urged (ht 11/03/2018)

Cooperatives brought under anti-money laundering law, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/03/2018)

Kishore Pradhan elected FNCCI VP (ht 10/03/2018)

Chaudhary’s fortune rises by $200 million (kp 08/03/2018)

Cement factories found flouting quality standards, by Kushal Basnet (rep 06/03/2018)

Biratnagar SEZ plan in limbo for lack of funds, by Deo Narayan Shah (kp 05/03/2018)

Lokta paper factories make a comeback, by Basant Pratap Singh (kp 05/03/2018)

Rupandehi turns into cement manufacturing hub, by Amrita Anmol (kp 04/03/2018)

Co-operative Congress to mull roadmap (kp 03/03/2018)

NOC to re-start bitumen business (ht 03/03/2018)

Factories humming after energy supply increased, by Pratap Bista (kp 03/03/2018)

Chamber urges Oli to spur investment (kp 02/03/2018)

Start, continue, grow and repeat: Young Nepali women entrepreneurs share their experiences in starting successful businesses, by Sikuma Rai (nt 02/03/2018)

‘Udhyami Nepal’ portal launched (kp 01/03/2018), Portal to provide guidance to entrepreneurs (ht 01/03/2018)

‘State-owned industries need restructuring’ (ht 01/03/2018)

Damak industrial area gets govt greenlight, by Arjun Rajbansi (kp 28/02/2018)

Govt set to develop new industrial area in Motipur: The Butwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry had initiated the process of developing an industrial estate on 240 bighas of land in Motipur  about 14 years ago, by Amrita Anmol (kp 27/02/2018)

Book rush: The publishing industry in Nepal is booming, despite it not being able to tap into the growing demand and appetite for Nepali writers writing in English, by Sandesh Ghimire (kp 24/02/2018)

Mega fruit and flower market may miss deadline, again, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 24/02/2018)

‘Made in Nepal’ expo slated for March: The exhibition will run for three days from March 16-18 at Bhrikutimandap (kp 21/02/2018)

Process to compensate Oriental victims begins (ht 21/02/2018)

Three shopping malls coming up in Biratnagar (ht 20/02/2018)

Business failures: What’s now holding up economic progress? Why do we not yet have a real prospect for improved livelihoods?, by Bishal Thapa (rep 20/02/2018)

FDI realisation doubles this fiscal (ht 18/02/2018)

FDI flow nearly doubled in H1 of FY2017/18 (rep 15/02/2018)

Are SEZs losing appeal among domestic investors? Sound infrastructural set-up in Special Economic Zones, policy implementation crucial to attract investors, says FNCCI, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 13/02/2018), SEZ in limbo: Without regular and required amount of energy, how can the much-hyped SEZ set up long ago function? (ht 14/02/2018)

Government issues new standards for brick kilns: Official at the Department of Environment says the new guidelines will not make much of a difference to Kathmandu Valley’s air quality (kp 12/02/2018)

Co-ops that violate rules to be fined up to Rs50m (kp 12/02/2018), Don’t let them freewheel: Govt should enforce recent directive  to discipline cooperatives (kp 13/02/2018)

Robust e-payment system must for e-commerce to flourish (ht 11/02/2018), Espouse e-economy: Prioritise ICT as one of the growing industries in the country and implement policies accordingly, by Saurav Bashyal (ht 11/02/2018)

Work to build factories at Bhairahawa SEZ to begin from April, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 11/02/2018)

Fourth Buildcon, Wood expo welcomes visitors (kp 10/02/2018)

Hetauda hopes to be an industrial hub, by Ashok Ujan Shrestha (rep 10/02/2018)

Expo to display building technologies, products (kp 06/02/2018)

Panel to start work on troubled cooperatives soon (kp 01/02/2018)

Shaktikhor industrial park begins DPR prep, by Shiva Puri (kp 01/02/2018)

Raging hormones: Entrepreneurship provides a platform for youths to leverage their new business ideas, by Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai (kp 01/02/2018)

Govt decides to scrap National Trading Limited (30/01/2018), Fuel trade with China in doubt as govt shuts NTL (ht 01/02/2018)

CNI adopts federal setup (rep 28/01/2018)

NOC allocates Rs 770m bonus, decides not to distribute it, by Dilip Poudel (rep 25/01/2018)

Washing machine sales surge, by Ayam Shrestha (rep 25/01/2018)

Hetauda Cement facing shortage of limestone, by Pratap Bista (kp 24/01/2018)

Factories fail to compete with cheap imports (ht 24/01/2018)

Industries in Bhairahawa SEZ yet to get electricity: Nepal Electricity Authority say the Bhairahawa SEZ is solely responsible for the impasse (ht 22/01/2018)

As traditional retail shops flounder, department stores thrives in East, by Bed Raj Paudel (kp 20/01/2018)

LP gas bottlers on track after NBSM raid, by Kushal Basnet (rep 20/01/2018)

Young Women Entrepreneurs Summit slated for Jan 20 (kp 17/01/2018)

Plans afoot to operationalise Simara SEZ by next fiscal year (ht 17/01/2018)

Attracting FDI: Make it easy for investors, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 15/01/2018)

Govt begins work on special economic zone in Panchkhal: The government aims to promote the manufacture of export oriented goods by building these zones (kp 13/01/2018)

Experts urge govt to promote SMEs for economic transformation (ht 12/01/2018)

IB issues new reporting rules for non-life firms (ht 10/01/2018)

Govt begins Oriental Co-op takeover process (kp 09/01/2018)

Investment pledge surges by 256 per cent: Commitment of Rs 15.72 billion received in first five months of fiscal 2017-18 (ht 08/01/2018), Positive signs: Although Nepal has been receiving the FDI pledge in several sectors, the county has failed to materialise such commitments into reality (ht 09/01/2018)

Government plans to review export provision in SEZ Act (ht 06/01/2018)

Safety rules-flouting LPG bottlers to face stern action (kp 05/01/2018), NBSM to shut gas plants flouting safety rules (ht 05/01/2018), Gas plants shut down over safety violations: gas bottlers have been found to be filling defective cylinders with cooking gas after merely repairing the safety valves, by Rajesh Khanal and Nagendra Adhikari (kp 06/01/2018), Gas bottlers finally gear up to acquire NS mark: Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology shuts down two LPG bottling companies of Kavre, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 06/01/2018), 21 gas bottlers apply for NS certification (kp 08/01/2018), 3 more gas bottling factories shut down (kp 09/01/2018), NBSM gives 15-day deadline to gas companies to acquire NS mark (ht 09/01/2018)

SC dismisses petition against standards for lead-based paint (kp 04/01/2017)

Stock of FDI reached Rs151.7b in 2016-17, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/01/2018)

Birgunj cement factories on the verge of closure, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/01/2018)

Nigerian firm denied license for limestone mine since 3 years, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 02/01/2018)

New labour rules to hit outsourcing firms (ht 01/01/2018)

Rs2.5b garment processing zone being built in Simara: Exports of Nepali readymade garments have been declining in recent years due to lack of product diversification, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/12/2017)

50 firms busted for selling inferior food (kp 29/12/2017)

Huaxin Cement to build $140m cement factory (kp 28/12/2017)

Apex court clears way for Ncell profit repatriation (kp 25/12/2017)

14th footwear, leather expo to begin on Dec 28 (kp 25/12/2017)

Half of petrol pumps do not meet safety norms: NBSM (kp 22/12/2017), Gas plants operating against government standards, by Dilip Poudel (rep 24/12/2017)

Govt plans to call global bids for oil, gas exploration (kp 22/12/2017)

FDI reached Rs 115 billion in 2016 (ht 17/12/2017)

Local hassles create uncertainty for electricity supply to Bhairahawa SEZ, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 17/12/2017)

YSESF to aid entrepreneurship development in all 753 local units (ht 15/12/2017)

14th footwear, leather expo slated for Dec 28 (kp 13/12/2017)

Dissecting CSR: Our lawmakers have hastily copied CSR law from India, without learning anything from India’s implementation, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 13/12/2017)

Managing street entrepreneurs: For assimilation of street vendors in urban planning, spaces must be viewed as multi-functional areas, by Biranchi Poudyal (kp 12/12/2017)

Industrial capacity utilisation hits 3-year high of 57.3pc (kp 10/12/2017)

Chinese firm to set up $140m cement factory, by Bibek Subedi (kp 08/12/2017)

600 firms to be linked to central billing system (kp 07/12/2017)

Barred from hiking prices, NOC slips into red (kp 04/12/2017)

'Promote local industries, discourage luxury goods imports' (rep 04/12/2017)

Nepal Chamber Expo kicks off in the Capital (kp 30/11/2017), 3rd Nepal Chamber Expo gets underway (kp 01/12/2017), Nepal Chamber Expo ends with over Rs50m in revenue, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 05/12/2017)

Coca Cola launches Kinley water in Nepal (kp 29/11/2017)

DPR of new industrial area soon: The new industrial area is expected promote the country’s flagging  manufacturing sector and create jobs (kp 26/11/2017)

Nepal to take part in Global Entrepreneurship Summit, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 23/11/2017)

Private sector unveils wish list for next administration (kp 21/11/2017)

Police arrest Durbarmarg shopkeepers (kp 02/11/2017)

Nepal up two spots in Doing Biz index (kp 02/11/2017)

Pvt sector urges govt for business-friendly policies (ht 30/10/2017)

Traders under scrutiny fail to report to police (kp 28/10/2017)

Government raises ceiling on land for industries (ht 25/10/2017)

Government fails to materialise achievements of Nepal Investment Summit, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 25/10/2017)

Govt fails to halt price gouging at Durbar Marg (kp 24/10/2017)

Flowers worth Rs 150 million sold during Tihar (ht 24/10/2017)

Tihar records sale of Rs652m of gold, silver (kp 23/10/2017), Govt fails to monitor Tihar bullion market (kp 24/10/2017)

Revival of sick industries in limbo with change in govt (ht 18/10/2017)

Construction of International Expo Centre in Bharatpur Metropolitan City in full swing (ht 16/10/2017)

Land record dispute of Himal Cement ends (ht 16/10/2017)

Yarsagumba collectors say buy now, pay later, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 13/10/2017)

Sluggish SME development hurts economy’ (ht 12/10/2017)

FWEAN elects new leadership (rep 11/10/2017)

Market monitoring upped as Tihar festival nears (kp 10/10/2017)

Govt delays YSESF’s proposal (ht 09/10/2017)

Police set to file cases against branded stores in question: It is the first time that the government authority has initiated action against the branded stores (kp 07/10/2017)

Transport of HR sheet coils: 'Unfair' traffic rule benefiting some industries, harming others, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 07/10/2017)

Three non-life firms get LoI (ht 07/10/2017)

Udaypur losing Rs2.5m daily due to power cuts, by Dilli Ram Khatiwada (kp 03/10/2017)

Goat sales at Kalanki off to a slow start: 30,000 goats have been sold in the first week of Dashain, a sharp drop from 50,000 goats sold last year (kp 28/09/2017)

Kite sales plummet, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 28/09/2017)

Liquor sales surge as Dashain festivities begin, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 27/09/2017)

Goat sales in KTM likely to go up by 10 percent, by Abhishek Chitrakar and Yamini Bantawa (kp 23/09/2017)

Market inspections to continue during Dashain holidays (kp 22/09/2017)

Alpine meat factory closed in just 5 mths, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 21/09/2017)

Dhading shopkeepers go on strike to protest raid (kp 19/09/2018)

Mobile expos bloom in Kathmandu, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 18/09/2017)

Hetauda Cement open after maintenance: A team of 35 technicians from india disassembled the cement plant and repaired ‘grate coller and killer’—two key components of the plant—taking 36 days, by Pratap Bishta (kp 17/09/2017)

KMC removes street vendors (kp 14/09/2017)

First tremors of holiday shopping spree hit stores, by Yamini Bantawa (kp 14/09/2017)

Twisted CSR: CSR is not so much about how you spend your money as much as it is about how you earn it, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 12/09/2017)

Hetauda industrial area starts recovering unused land, by Pratap Bista (kp 10/09/2017)

'Big contractors forming cartel to win contracts', by Rudra Pangeni (rep 06/09/2017)

Branded stores sealed for overcharging customers (kp 05/09/2017), Durbarmarg stores pull down shutters in protest (kp 08/09/2017), Mandal vows stern action against errant merchants (kp 09/09/2017), Durbar Marg shops reopen citing holiday: Gopal Kakshapati, president of the Durbar Marg Development Board, says they had decided to reopen the stores due to the onset of the Dashain and Tihar festival shopping season (kp 12/09/2017), Minister vows action against Durbarmarg stores: During inspections, these stores were found ‘marking-up the cost  price by as much as  2,300 percent' (kp 13/09/2017), Sealed stores in Durbarmarg reopen (kp 26/09/2017) [??]

Agro cooperatives swindling farmers in Kaski district (ht 02/09/2017)

IBN, Hongshi to seal deal on Sunday (kp 02/09/2017), IBN signs $359m pact with Chinese venture: Foreign investment biggest ever in manufacturing (kp 04/09/2017)

Insurance companies: Emerging issues, by Subash Koirala (ht 01/09/2017)

Auto market zooms ahead (kp 30/08/2017)

Lalitpur Mobile Expo to begin from Sept 1, by Abhishek Chitrakar (kp 29/08/2017)

National Trading likely to get new lease of life, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/08/2017)

Hetauda factories lose Rs20m in rain, landslides, by Pratap Bista (kp 20/08/2017)

Complaints related to cooperatives on the rise (ht 18/08/2017)

Government should not ignore cooperative sector: Lawmakers (ht 12/08/2017)

Uncertainty looms over proposed SEZ project (ht 12/08/2017)

FNCCI seeks enhanced regional cooperation (ht 12/08/2017)

First PVC industrial plant in Dolakha (ht 09/08/2017)

‘Nepali industries should enhance competitiveness’: India’s new tax regime expected to lower cost of Indian goods (ht 09/08/2017)

Three more firms get life insurance licence (ht 03/08/2017)

Market monitoring team springs into action in Pokhara, by Santosh Subedi (rep 02/08/2017)

Illegal tenants to be evicted from industrial estate site, by Pratap Bista (kp 01/08/2017)

Private sector tried to prolong life of controversial tax settlement body, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/08/2017)

Registration of 15 cooperatives scrapped, by Mukti Prasad Nyaupane (rep 01/08/2017)

Sajha Publications failing to pay staff despite govt assistance of Rs 300m (ht 31/07/2017)

Govt to reopen licences for petro extraction and exploration (ht 31/07/2017)

Industries to start construction in Bhairahawa SEZ (ht 28/07/2017)

Insurance market grows by 22pc to Rs 57.53 billion, by Sabin Mishra (ht 28/07/2017)

Expansion of Butwal industrial area proposed, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 26/07/2017)

FNCCI to hold Nepal-India investment summit in October (rep 24/07/2017)

Surkhet set to get new industrial estate (kp 23/07/2017)

Facilitating public private partnerships: Govt, FNCCI seal deal  (kp 22/07/2017)

Nepalis’ online shopping dream turning real soon: This service is expected to revolutionise the e-commerce business in Nepal, as it will allow millions of electronic cardholders to purchase goods from Nepal-based online stores and even open online stores, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 18/07/2017)

Rs 30 billion domestic shoe industry under siege (kp 17/07/2017)

IB sets insurance agents’ incentive cap, by Sabin Mishra (ht 15/07/2017)

Women Entrepreneurship Dev Fund gets Rs165.8m from MoI: The fund has been providing collateral-free loans  to women entrepreneurs to encourage them  to start their own businesses (kp 15/07/2017)

Rural women turning into entrepreneurs (ht 14/07/2017)

IMF delegation meets FNCCI office bearers (ht 14/07/2017)

Investment Board, Hongshi Shivam set to sign PIA, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/07/2017)

Money to burn: The aim of lighting up South Asia with Nepal’s hydropower can wait, by Devendra Gautam (rep 08/07/2017)

IB reduces cost of riot, protest insurance products (kp 07/07/2017), IB grants operating licence to three new life insurance firms (ht 07/07/2017)

Cooperatives and agriculture: Cooperatives could be part of the solution to the problem of Nepal’s very small farms, by Sophie Kemkhadze (kp 04/07/2017)

Co-ops prepare to open cold storage facility in Gaidakot, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (rep 04/07/2017)

Earthmover sales soar on construction boom (kp 28/06/2017)

Small businesses create big impact on economy, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 28/06/2017)

Petro dealers threaten to halt distribution (ht 25/06/2017), Technical panel to study shrinkage loss problem (kp 26/06/2017)

Bhairahawa turning into industrial powerhouse, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 22/06/2017)

Nepal Reinsurance Company expands: The government established NRC in November 2014 in a bid to stem massive capital outflows for reinsurance purposes (kp 20/06/2017)

Govt on course to shut National Trading Ltd, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 20/06/2017), For drastic overhaul: Even in vital PEs, drastic reforms, including in ownership structure, should be seriously considered (ht 21/06/2017)

Private players seek productive sector-friendly monetary policy (ht 20/06/2017)

What do investors in Nepal look for? A startup should treat investors as a sceptic who is looking for hard evidence that the money they are going to spend on your business is worthwhile, by Pranjal Ghimire (kp 19/06/2017)

Bandas take their toll on industries in Birgunj-Pathlaiya, by Upendra Yadav (rep 19/06/2017)

A long way to go: Private equity faces challenges in Nepal that are non-existent in India and China, by Shashwat Satyal (kp 18/06/2017)

Ineffective monitoring and defiant traders: Blatant disregard for authority among traders in the market because of the safety net political parties provide them with, by Pawan Timilsina (ht 18/06/2017), ‘Govt bodies not serious about curbing market anomalies’ (kp 19/06/2017)

DoSM to continue market checks till Dashain (kp 18/06/2017)

Jumla shopkeepers found selling inedible food products, by DB Buda (rep 17/06/2017)

Foreign direct investment: Manifold challenges, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 16/06/2017)

Annapurna Cements: starts test production, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 16/06/2017)

‘Revise draft bill to amend Bonus Act’: NOC has set aside Rs2.36 billion to award its employees a bonus (kp 15/06/2017), ‘Invest bonus amount to enhance petro infrastructure’ (ht 15/06/2017)

Cement import from India doubles: Demand up but domestic plants running below capacity (ht 15/06/2017)

Panel report on sugar mills overcharging to be reviewed: Salt Trading Corporation retails sugar at Rs82 per kg while consumers pay up to Rs100 per kg (kp 14/06/2017)

12 firms booked for business malpractice (kp 14/06/2017)

Business Oxygen gets $7.3m from IFC: BO2, makes equity investments in Nepal’s high-growth small and medium enterprises (SMEs), helping them achieve their potential and create more jobs (kp 13/06/2017)

Electricity woes in Bhairahawa SEZ: Full-fledged operations unlikely for at least another one-and-a-half yeras (ht 13/06/2017), Investors’ concerns: In order to attract more investment in the productive sectors, both domestic and foreign, the government must plug such loopholes (ht 14/06/2017)

Offers galore in auto sector, but few buyers, by Aagat Ruchi Sapkota (kp 11/06/2017)

Market monitoring underway in Valley (kp 08/06/2017), 44 firms grilled by DoSM; 26 penalised (kp 11/06/2017)

Major shopping malls see sales fall in Valley, by Poonam Regmi (kp 07/06/2017)

Intensive market monitoring begins today: Week-long inspection aimed at controlling growing anomalies seen in essential products (ht 06/06/2017)

State-owned cement industries set new records (ht 03/06/2017)

Initial costs: can be included in capital: NRB, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/06/2017)

Thanka art proves a boon for illiterate woman, by Rajkumar Parajuli (ht 01/06/2017)

PEs to incur 41 per cent loss in this fiscal (ht 31/05/2017)

Shake it up: Focus of IBN must evolve. Instead of looking outside for investors, it must also look inwards and start working with private companies, by Bishal Thapa (rep 30/05/2017)

21,541 street vendors booked so far this fiscal (kp 29/05/2017)

Nawalparasi becoming cement hub of Nepal, by Narayan Sharma (kp 26/05/2017)

Bajura pharmacies sealed (ht 26/05/2017)

NOC barred from distributing bonus (kp 25/05/2017)

Plants still run at half their capacity (kp 25/05/2017)

NOC making huge profit by overcharging consumers, by Rudra Pandeni and Ashim Neupane (rep 23/05/2017)

Cement industry on the path to self-reliance: Cement import has come down by 36 per cent in the first nine months of this fiscal year (ht 23/05/2017)

‘PIA template draft to be finalised soon’ (kp 21/05/2017)

NOC to pay dividends worth Rs145m (kp 20/05/2017)

Yoshodha Foods opens: instant noodle factory, by Amrita Anmol (kp 20/05/2017)

Nepal, China to construct cross-border SEZ: A joint committee to be formed soon to finalise operation, business modality (ht 20/05/2017)

10 new life insurance companies approved (kp 19/05/2017)

Action taken against six offending firms (kp 17/05/2017)

TIO to ramp up production of lens to boost export (ht 16/05/2017)

Dealers flay NOC plan to operate fuel stations jointly with IOC (ht 15/05/2017)

Bara-Parsa Industrial corridor lacks power, by Shankar Acharya (kp 14/05/2017)

Poll paraphernalia ramp up small traders’ business (kp 12/05/2017)

Draft foreign investment bill: Govt removes provision on facilitating int’l investors (kp 11/05/2017)

SEBI starts production of eco-friendly bricks (kp 10/05/2017)

Iconic Jeevan Jal is back in production (kp 08/05/2017), New lease of life (ht 09/05/2017)

Cement manufacturers seek govt preferential treatment (kp 06/05/2017)

Quota system launched in Yarsagumba collection, by Aash Gurung (kp 05/05/2017)

FNCCI likely to hold another election for VP: Post vacant als current VP Shrestha files candidacy for mayor of Beni (ht 03/05/2017)

NDL to begin production of medicines from next week (ht 02/05/2017)

Agribusiness Innovation centre opened in Capital (kp 29/04/2017)

Govt to allow telecom firms to merge (ht 29/04/2017)

Cement factory likely to be delayed due to govt apathy, by Narayan Sharma (kp 27/04/2017)

Investment in fixed capital assets up 41.6pc, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 27/04/2017)

Summit to urge youths to start own business (kp 24/04/2017)

Joshi holds talks with diplomats on investment (kp 21/04/2017), Diplomats vow to support govt to bring FDI (ht 21/04/2017)

Submit record: NRB to foreign investers (kp 19/04/2017)

63 firms apply to prepare DPR of industrial estates (ht 19/04/2017)

Promoting women entrepreneurs: Govt mulls interest subsidy on loans (kp 18/04/2017)

Pvt sector questions effective mobilisation of CSR funds (ht 18/04/2017)

Making Nepal special: Special Economic Zones, if properly implemented, could provide a rapid industrial upgrade, by Kshitiz Dahal (kp 17/04/2017)

Govt urged to attract investment from the US (ht 14/04/2017)

13th IITFT Expo 2017 from next week (ht 13/04/2017)

Property Expo draws above 100,000 visitors (rep 12/04/2017)

Rana to assume leadership of FNCCI (ht 11/04/2017)

NOC on track to make Rs120m profit in April (kp 10/04/2017)

Cement factories owned by state to chip in to charity: Govt tells them to contribute Rs1.5 to Rs2 generated from sales of every sack of cement (kp 08/04/2017)

FNCCI candidates play blame games (kp 06/04/2017), FNCCI election race heats up, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 06/04/2017), Murarka’s attempt to forge consensus fails (ht 06/04/2017), Golchha, Pradhan step up campaign for key post (kp 11/04/2017), Golchha’s panel wins landslide victory, by Bibek Subedi and Keshav Thapa (kp 12/04/2017), Shekhar Golchha elected senior vice-president (rep 12/04/2017)

Japanese team explores investment potential in country (ht 06/04/2017)

NTL to sell land at Teku to pay off employees (kp 05/04/2017)

Property Expo 2017 to kick off on April 7 (kp 05/04/2017)

Telecom equipment import surges by 48pc (ht 05/04/2017)

Scores of industries confined to paper (ht 04/04/2017)

Golcha files for senior FNCCI VP post on Sunday (kp 03/04/2017), High-stakes in FNCCI senior veep election (kp 04/04/2017), 111 candidates to vie for 64 FNCCI posts (ht 04/04/2017)

Domestic investment necessary to attract FDI (ht 03/04/2017)

Gas plant sealed for using old cylinders (kp 01/04/2017)

Investment Potentials And Need Of FDIs, by Ratna Prajapati (rn 01/04/2017)

Gas stations sealed for giving short measure (kp 31/03/2017)

SAARC Handicraft Design Centre to be established: Despite booming exports, the handicraft sector lacks professional training and a designing centre (kp 28/03/2017)

Chaudhary Group to invest Rs50b in three years to create 25k jobs (kp 28/03/2017)

Why do startups in Nepal fail? Entrepreneurs continue to dream big but failure should be one of the main concerns, by Pranjal Ghimire (kp 27/03/2017)

Belt and Road platform to promote Nepal pashmina (kp 27/03/2017)

Locals return to work in lokta paper factory, by Dipak Pariyar (kp 27/03/2017)

DPR of industrial area in Hetauda initiated, by Pratap Bista (kp 26/03/2017)

Domestic mobile phone market expands rapidly: Govt statistics reveal country imported more than nine million handsets in less than one year, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 25/03/2017)

House panel directs MoI to bring guidelines: Laws related to SEZ Act, Industrial Enterprise Act gather dust (ht 25/03/2017)

STC okayed to sell piled up stock of zinc sheets (kp 22/03/2017)

Industries yet to be set up at Bhairahawa SEZ (ht 22/03/2017)

House panel directs MoF to clear dues of PEs within a month (ht 21/03/2017)

Election season kicks in at FNCCI: Two vie for senior vice president’s post, announce their panels (kp 20/03/2017)

Hetauda Cement aims to generate Rs200m in profit, by Pratap Bista (kp 20/03/2017)

Forced to pack up, street vendors struggle to make ends meet (ht 19/03/2017)

FDI commitment rises 24.3 per cent (ht 17/03/2017)

Know your rights: Consumers can claim compensation for damages caused by bad products or services, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 15/03/2017)

The halo effect: Instead of discrediting rivals, our politicians should be on the same page about attracting foreign investment, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 14/03/2017)

Businesses reluctant to seek facility from Economic Revival Fund (rep 14/03/2017)

Message of hope: Letters of Intent signed at the event totaled US $13.52 billion, a sign of increasing donor confidence in Nepal’s investment climate, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 11/03/2017)

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

Real estate business cools down in Birendranagar, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 11/03/2017)

SAWDF, ICIMOD sign letter of intent (kp 09/03/2017)

Youth and Small Entrepreneurs Self Employment Fund: Women outpace men in self-employment in 18 districts, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 09/03/2017)

Investment Summit 2017: Nepal gets investment pledges worth $13.5b; China leads the pack of six investors, committing $8.3 billion, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 04/03/3017), Investment summit draws $13.51bn FDI commitment: The pledged investment is more than half of country’s GDP structure; Amount exceeds budget ceiling for fiscal year 2017-18, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 04/03/2017), Invest and lose: The Bideshis only want one thing: Can this country offer them any opportunity to make a quick buck? Yes, foreigners will pledge  billions of Rupees in investment but we all know that not even a percent of those pledged  will amount to real investment  in the future, by Guffadi (kp 04/03/2017), Stakeholders seek foreign investment in agro-forestry (ht 04/03/2017), Investors intend to pour $ 13.52 b into Nepal, by Kuvera Chalise and Ashim Neupane (rep 04/03/2017), Improve investment climate: Commitment expressed at Investment Summit was laudable; now leaders must act (kp 07/03/2017), MoI sets upcommittee to facilitate foreign investors (ht 07/03/2017)

Private investments and our duties: Nepal needs to create an investment-friendly environment in order to prosper, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp 02/03/2017), Making Nepal FDI friendly: We know what needs to be done to attract investment, we just need to do it, by Shyamal K. Shrestha (nt 03/03/2017)

IIPB mulls relief for scrapped industries: Around 600 industries registered with dOi have lost their legal status with the new act coming into effect (kp 02/03/2017)

Cars gather dust at customs as sales fall: Recent drop in vehicle imports hits revenue of Birgunj Customs Office, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/02/2017)

Rural entrepreneurs bemoan lack of market (rep 28/02/2017)

Investment summit 2017: Govt expects Rs100b in FDI pledges (kp 27/02/2017), Nepal Investment Summit from Thursday: AIIB President, Indian Finance Minister keynote speakers (rep 27/02/2017), Investment Summit from today: To be attended by around 300 foreign delegates, including India’s finance minister and AIIB president, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 02/03/2017), Govt okays Rs 30b foreign investment for six joint ventures, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 02/03/2017), Govt gives nod to Rs 29.83bn FDI on the eve of investment summit, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 02/03/2017), Investment climate in Nepal improving: Government organizing Investment Summit after a gap of 25 years, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 02/03/2017), Making case for investing in Nepal: Prime Minister Dahal, ministers and top NC, UML leaders commit to promoting a good business environment, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/03/2017), AIIB committed to investing in Nepal’s infra: Chief (kp 03/03/2017), ‘Nepal will receive loan assistance from Asian Infra Bank by 2018’, interview with Jin Liqun, AiiB president (kp 03/03/2017), Nepal is a fertile land for foreign investment, says private sector (ht 03/03/2017)

GMP to be enforced in milk, water industries, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/02/2017)

Govt initiates process of building industrial area, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 26/02/2017)

NOC to amend automatic fuel pricing bylaw (kp 25/02/2017)

Data drives Ncell revenue growth, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 25/02/2017)

Of local, for local, buy local: New online business reduces carbon footprint of urban consumers by extending the digital footprint of farmers, by Smriti Basnet (nt 24/02/2017)

Institutions adrift: Cooperatives play a key role in economic development, but they need an overhaul, by Bishwa Mohan Acharya (kp 23/02/2017)

Business boom: Development speeds up after Karnali Highway, by Tula Ram Pandey (kp 23/02/2017)

CNI urges govt to implement outcomes of infrastructure summit (rep 23/02/2017)

Gov’s stringent policy to regulate alcohol products, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/02/2017)

Cottage industry goods exhibition from Thursday, by Sakchham Karki  (kp 22/02/2017)

Industry Minister Joshi inaugurates Bhairahawa SEZ for second time, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 19/02/2017)

Tanker operators oppose minimum fleet size rule (kp 18/02/2017), Tanker operators-NOC meeting end fruitless (kp 22/02/2017)

Domestic firms to invest over Rs 5bn in Bhairahawa special economic zone (ht 17/02/2017)

MoLE to award returnee migrant workers who embrace entrepreneurship (ht 17/02/2017)

Foreign investors will get a level playing field: Industry minister (rep 16/02/2017), Nepal investment summit: IBN to show 8 projects as potential ventures; The board has selected four railway projects,  a hydropower project, a tunnel highway, an international airport and a chemical fertilizer plant (kp 17/02/2017), More than 100 foreign delegates to take part in investment summit (kp 19/02/2017)

Sagoon announces $20m online public offering (kp 10/02/2017)

Enabling business: The recent spike in FDI pledges is healthy but not yet enduring (kp 09/02/2017)

FDI pledges jump 28pc with China topping list, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 08/02/2017)

NOC to issue permits to new gas companies (kp 07/02/2017)

Industrial hub of Morang faces shortage of skilled workers, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 05/02/2017)

Germany’s FICO enters Nepal (kp 03/02/2017), ‘Nepal is a very important market for us’, interview with Torsten Mayer, vice president of FiCO (kp 05/04/2017)

NTA permission mandatory for telcos to change share structure (ht 01/02/2017)

Investments in transportation sector in Palpa cross Rs 1b, by Madhav Aryal (kp 31/01/2017)

Bottlers refuse to import LPG (kp 30/01/2017)

National industrial fair slated to start Feb 23: Textiles and accessories made of natural fibres, semi-precious stones mined in Surkhet and Jajarkot, nettle powder, herbals, bamboo products and Mithila art will be the major attractions (kp 30/01/2017)

MoI seeks endorsement of industrial-related acts before NIS (ht 27/01/2017)

Majority of gas bottlers still to pay affiliation fee to govt (ht 25/01/2017)

Bhadrakali Oil sealed for selling adulterated fuel (kp 24/01/2017)

Business with a cause: Maybe time has come for Nepali entrepreneurs to launch their own businesses with a social cause, by Bhagirath Yogi (rep 24/01/2017)

Lalitpur Mobile Expo slated to open Friday (kp 24/01/2017)

Foreign direct investment: Investment-friendly climate, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 23/01/2017)

Bhairahawa SEZ: Lack of power puts investors in dilemma, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 21/01/2017)

Licence must for tobacco business from mid-March: Tobacco outlets have to be at least 100 m away from educational institutions, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 21/01/2017)

Traders now offer .999 fine gold (kp 21/01/2017)

Debt-ridden Sajha tables revival plan, by Samipa Khanal (kp 19/01/2017)

Rakura launches 8 new varieties of organic tea (kp 19/01/2017)

‘Fear of failure has inhibited entrepreneurship development’, interview with Mangesh Lal Shrestha, President of Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs' Forum (ht 16/01/2017)

NOC set to incur loss for first time in two years (kp 13/01/2017)

Gas stations ordered to upgrade (kp 10/01/2017)

Grading process of domestic cement delayed (ht 09/01/2017)

Complex paperwork makes incentives unobtainable (kp 05/01/2017)

SEZ for export: The SEZ law has already been enacted and foreign firms have also shown interest in investing in SEZ after the passage of this law (ht 05/01/2017)

Government seeks support from India, China to set up SEZ (ht 05/01/2017)

Mobile expo ends with Rs200m transaction (kp 04/01/2017)

Government finalises Special Economic Zone SEZ locations (ht 04/01/2017)

Dishonest traders may be fined up to Rs100k on the spot (kp 02/01/2017)

Stakeholders urge swift passage of Cooperative Bill: they have urged lawmakers not to remove stern  provisions in the bill against those involved in misappropriation of funds (kp 02/01/2017)

LPG bottlers lack incentive to step on the gas to get NBSM accreditation: Of 53 companies operating across the country, only one has acquired Nepal Standard certification in over a month, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 31/12/2016)

KMC raises over Rs1m fine from street vendors: Vendors are barred from selling goods from  non-designated places, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/12/2016)

Pvt sector against minimum capital requirement: Says such provisions discourage drawing investment in small and medium enterprises (ht 27/12/2016)

NFC padlocks Manoj Driving (kp 27/12/2016)

Sellers unveil discount offers for Christmas (kp 23/12/2016)

Nepal to host adventure, mountaineering expo (kp 22/12/2016), GAMCE 2017 from Mar 31 to Apr 2 (ht 22/12/2016)

Infra summit from Feb 19 (kp 22/12/2016), Second Nepal Infrastructure Summit in February (ht 22/12/2016)

13th National Industrial Expo begins tomorrow (kp 19/12/2016), National Industrial Expo opens at Bhrikutimandap: locally-made party shoes, sports shoes, sandals and  casual footwear besides textiles made of natural  fibres are the major attractions at the fair (kp 21/12/2016)

One for the book(store)s, by Ajit Baral (kp 17/12/2016)

Businesses hit hard by districtwide shutdown, by Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 16/12/2016)

NCC, Chinese team sign MoU to boost trade (kp 16/12/2016)

IBM proposes waiving pre-negotiation charge (kp 15/12/2016)

‘Export incentive must to make Nepali garments competitive’ (ht 15/12/2016)

10-day Sindhuli Fair to kick off on Dec 22 (kp 14/12/2016)

NFC acts to evict tenants overstaying their lease (kp 13/12/2016)

Govt unveils plan to revive defunct private ventures: Units of the real sector  that have terminated operations will be asked to submit proposals for their revitalization (kp 13/12/2016), MoI sets its sight on reviving sick pvt industries (ht 13/12/2016), Private sector welcomes government’s move to revive defunct firms (kp 15/12/2016)

Manufacturing units utilised only 48pc of capacity last fiscal (ht 13/12/2016)

Nepal Investment Summit slated to be held in March (kp 10/12/2016), Govt targets $1bn FDI commitment: Over 300 foreign investors expected to participate in the investment summit (ht 10/12/2016)

A month without power outage: Changes felt in daily life; Businesses and factories report fall in operating costs, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 10/12/2016)

National Industrial Trade Fair kicks off in Pokhara, by Bhim Ghimire (kp 09/12/2016)

Soaltee, NAC join hands (kp 07/12/2016)

Crucial investment-related decisions put on hold: Fate of mega projects in limbo as IBN noard meeting has not been held for many months, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 07/12/2016)

Lack of rural financial services affects micro entrepreneurship (ht 06/12/2016)

Green business: Social Enterprises refer to organizations that enhance human and environmental wellbeing through commercial strategies, by Sunil Sainju (rep 06/12/2016)

Mobile phone importers form umbrella body (ht 05/12/2016)

NT revives stalled move to find strategic partner (kp 03/12/2016)

FDI commitment for 139 projects in the first quadrimester (ht 03/12/2016)

Bhawani Rana elected FWEAN president; Shova Gyawali is the new general secretary (rep 03/12/2016)

MoFA mulls setting up biz window (kp 02/12/2016)

Yamire locals demand fair land compensation: Hongshi-Shivam Cement, a nepal-China joint venture, is building a cement factory at Sardi in Nawalparasi district, by Madhav Aryal (kp 02/12/2016)

Plummeting gold price provides respite to domestic jewellers (ht 02/12/2016)

Prime minister has no time for IBN meetings: IBN has not been able to hold even a single board meeting in the past four months, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/12/2016)

DRI starts probe against four Biratnagar factories, by Amar Khadka (rep 01/12/2016)

Plans to revive hetauda textile mill: Half of factory equipment in working condition: Team; the government is considering letting security forces operate the factory, which was shut down one and half decades ago, by Pratap Bista (kp 30/11/2016)

Industries face problems getting loans (ht 28/11/2016)

NE Group doubles size of fund (kp 26/11/2016)

Investment friendly regime: While it is laudable that there was vibrant discussion on FITTA, it still has many inadequacies, by Abaya Neopane (kp 25/11/2016)

Survey proposes around 20 staff for PPP Centre: the centre’s head will be selected from among joint secretaries of the government (kp 24/11/2016)

Bhairahawa SEZ still doesn't have electricity supply, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 24/11/2016)

Wanted good managers: Trying to revive rotting public enterprises would be throwing good money after bad; The government has failed to attract fresh MBAs and other graduates from reputed international business schools into its regular bureaucracy, by Achyut Wagle (kp 22/11/2016)

There’s plenty of work, if you know where to look, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 21/11/2016)

NEEK Electro-Tech 2016 opens at Bhrikutimandap (kp 16/11/2016)

NOC plans to re-enter bitumen business (kp 18/11/2016)

The business of entrepreneurship: With the amount spent even before they get the visa, students planning to study in the US can easily start a viable business at home, by Triveni Chand And Pankaj Parajuli (nt 18/11/2016)

Chaudhary Foundation, LCIF announce $500k investment (kp 17/11/2016)

Automobile business sees substantial growth (ht 14/11/2016)

Investors’ Summit to be held in March (ht 12/11/2016)

8th NEEK Electro-Tech slated to open Nov 18 (kp 11/11/2016)

NMEFN, DLB Bank ink agreement to enhance micro entrepreneurship at local level (ht 10/11/2016)

Silk art gains popularity as home decorations (kp 07/11/2016)

14 firms selected to setting up units in Bhairahawa SEZ, by Sher Bahadur KC (rep 07/11/2016)

Co-ops to be required to submit accounts online: The Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation has been preparing to make it mandatory for cooperatives to upload their accounts so it can keep a close tab on them (kp 05/11/2016)

Hetauda to get new industrial estate, by Pratap Bista (kp 03/11/2016)

Sales of Dhaka items soar in Palpa district, by Madhav Aryal (kp 31/10/2016)

Tihar bazaar: Traders report brisk business (kp 31/10/2016)

Sajha Prakashan gearing up for a rebound (ht 28/10/2016)

Govt mulls letting security forces revive Hetauda textile mill (kp 28/10/2016), Hetauda Textile Industry to be revived (ht 28/10/2016)

With Tihar starting tomorrow, sales of dried fruits soar (ht 27/10/2016)

‘Every plot in Bhairahawa SEZ booked already’ (ht 26/10/2016), A test case: If we can make this SEZ successful, the other economic zones will also get a big boost by strengthening the national economy significantly (ht 27/10/2016)

Nepal slips eight positions in WB’s Doing Business index (kp 26/10/2016) [see related World Bank report on South Asia]

Action taken against 3 firms for overcharging (kp 25/10/2016)

FNCCI amends its statue; Rana to become next prez (kp 21/10/2016), Members unanimously approve amendment to FNCCI statute (ht 21/10/2016)

Better investment climate stressed (ht 21/10/2016)

Groundwork starts for merger of NTL, NOC (kp 20/10/2016)

FNCCI special general meeting today (ht 20/10/2016)

Illegal mustard oil imports put local producers on brink (kp 18/10/2016)

Jewellery sales during Dashain down 50pc (kp 17/10/2016)

Lack of required infrastructure dash EV traders’ hopes (ht 16/10/2016)

Jewellery lament tepid business this Dashain (ht 15/10/2016)

Meat sales total Rs1.32b in Valley during Dashain (kp 14/10/2016)

Brick kilns told to furnish registration, tax clearance documents (ht 08/10/2016)

Mutton takes a bite out of chicken sales (ht 08/10/2016)

Not working: Many financial cooperatives in Nepal are not open for business for vulnerable and disadvantaged youths, by Simone Galimberti (kp 07/10/2016)

Foreign investment to be allowed in secondary market, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 06/10/2016), FDI facility: At a time when the country is heavily dependent on remittance it would be fitting if it succeeded in acquiring more FDI (ht 07/10/2016)

Lower prices lure Dashain shoppers to Indian towns, by Madhav Dhungana and Shankar Acharya (kp 05/10/2016)

Gas plant encroaches upon road dept land, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 04/10/2016)

Five-star casino resort to open in Bhairahawa, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/10/2016)

Traders rushing to ship mountain goats, sheep, by Birendra KC (kp 03/10/2016)

MoI plans to revive Hetauda Textile (ht 03/10/2016)

Micro, small and medium enterprises boom (ht 02/10/2016), Make the most of it: We have now realised the potential of cottage, small and medium enterprises. They should be encouraged to team up with big-scale enterprises (ht 03/10/2016)

Implementation of ‘no work, no pay’ provision difficult (kp 01/10/2016)

Chinese investors show interest in Nepal Special Economic Zone (ht 01/10/2016)

Two-day trilateral investors’ meet kicks off in Capital (ht 30/09/2016), Investors seek assurance on policy, political stability (ht 30/09/2016)

Festive shoppers throng Valley malls (kp 29/09/2016)

Corporate social responsibility: Issues for businesses, by Sunil Sainju (ht 26/09/2016)

Monitoring intensified amid shopping spree (kp 26/09/2016)

Unilever Nepal lifts lockout at its factory (kp 23/09/2016)

‘Look into constraints for foreign investment’ (ht 21/09/2016)

Mobile Expo draws huge crowds (kp 16/09/2016)

Nepal, India and China trilateral investors’ meet to be held soon (ht 16/09/2016)

Government to resume operation of defunct PEs (kp 12/09/2016), Government plans to revive sick enterprises (ht 12/09/2016), Sick enterprises (ht 13/09/2016), Cabinet endorses MOI’s proposal to revive Nepal Drugs Limited  by Sujan Dhungana (ht 19/09/2016), Work begins to revive Nepal Drug Limited (kp 20/09/2016), Let it die: It is not right to say that reviving NDL will save billions and ensure quality drugs in the market, by Akash Shrestha (rep 26/09/2016)

DoSM preparing to file cases against 7 firms: The department will file the cases under the Consumer Protection Act 1998 (kp 09/09/2016)

Motipur locals say no to planned industrial zone, by Amrita Anmol (kp 03/09/2016)

Ex-cantonment sought for estate, by Bimal Khatiwada (03/09/2016)

FDI commitment plunged 77.5pc in last fiscal (ht 03/09/2016)

7 companies sign MoUs to erect factories in SEZ, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 02/09/2016)

57 new industries registered in first month of fiscal year (kp 28/08/2016)

Arghakhanchi launches Rs4b expansion project (kp 26/08/2016)

Preparatory work to set up industrial estate starts, by Amrita Anamol (kp 25/08/2016)

18 Valley firms booked for irregularities: Govt (kp 23/08/2016)

Healthcare firms, food sellers face action (kp 22/08/2016)

Syndicates rule roost in Pokhara, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 22/08/2016)

Firm registrations surge, thanks to online system (kp 20/08/2016)

Building and Construction Expo kicks off in Capital (kp 20/08/2016)

Ministry intensifies market monitoring, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/08/2015)

Bhairahawa SEZ to sign MoU with 11 selected companies (ht 15/08/2016)

Entrepreneurs urge govt to prioritise industrial security (kp 13/08/2016)

Everest Big Cardamom brand to be registered (kp 12/08/2016)

Bhairahawa luring business away from Birgunj: Trade through Birgunj plunged by half duringthe last fiscal year ending mid-July, by Shankar Acharya (kp 11/08/2016)

Foreign direct investment: Barriers and benefits, by Needika Adhikari (ht 09/08/2016)

Hulas’ new electric car model put to road test (kp 08/08/2016)

Commerce 2.0: The government has not been able to create a favorable environment to boost e-commerce in Nepal, by Subarna Shakya and Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 06/08/2016)

Paper Trail: Tracing three generations pressed into one profession, by Smriti Basnet (nt 05/08/2016)

DoI: Nawalparasi attracted highest investment pledges last fiscal year: Kathmandu registered the most number of industries with 148, followed by Lalitpur, Kaski (kp 04/08/2016)

Online sales of used cars on the rise, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 02/08/2016)

Limestone mine lies idle due to politicisation, by Birendra KC (kp 01/08/2016)

Use of statistical tools: How our industry can benefit, by Rishi Raj Gautam (ht 01/08/2016)

New firms barred from obtaining basic telephone service licence (ht 25/07/2016)

Bodhichitta biz booms amid rising demand, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 24/07/2016)

Panchkhal SEZ project formally recommences: The construction of infrastructure at the planned economic zone will be started by this fiscal year, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 23/07/2016)

MoI expedites land acquisition for industrial estates (ht 20/07/2016)

Solution To Problems Of Micro, Cottage And Small Industries, by Navaraj Khatri (rn 19/07/2016)

Merger trend spreads to cooperatives in Kaski, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 18/07/2016)

IB hikes accident cover for passengers to Rs 500,000, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/07/2016), Pay Rs 1,500, get insurance coverage of over Rs 6.6 m (ht 09/07/2016)

Bhairahawa revs up as investors’ hub (kp 09/07/2016)

Amended PPA gives PEs greater freedom (kp 09/07/2016)

Hopeful fuel importers apply for permission (kp 08/07/2016)

Vegetable vendors attack inspection team, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 06/07/2016)

Strike ban in Sez as House panel passes new bill (kp 06/07/2016)

The loss-makers: A long-term strategy is required if moribund state-owned enterprises are to be revived, by Shree Prasad Devkota and Nitesh Kumar Shah (kp 03/07/2016)

NOC looks set to morph from debt-distressed to debt-free entity (ht 01/07/2016), NOC to clear all debts by end of fiscal year (kp 04/07/2016), After 14 long years, NOC becomes debt-free, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/07/2016))

Potential of garment industry highlighted (ht 30/06/2016)

IB bars commission on foreign employment insurance policies (ht 24/06/2016)

Quake-hit micro entrepreneurs see ray of hope (kp 22/06/2016)

Blockade by India resulted in losses totalling Rs202 billion: Impact of the embargo was felt across the  economy as imports  were stuck on the  Indian side of the border (kp 21/06/2016)

FDI commitment plunges 83 per cent (ht 21/06/2016)

Insurance board directives: Stringent policies to open branch in Kathmandu (kp 15/06/2016)

Yarsha harvest shrinks due to poor snowfalls, by Krishna Prasad Gautam and Bishnu Lal Buda (kp 14/06/2016)

Insurers settle 88% of quake-related claims, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 08/06/2016)

Chitwan to get industrial exhibition centre (ht 07/06/2016)

Bhairahawa SEZ finally receives overwhelming response (ht 07/06/2016)

Don’t okay Ncell’s capital plan: Panel (kp 04/06/2016)

Angry depositors of Oriental Cooperative picket Baluwatar, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 03/06/2016)

Plastic bag manufacturers urge govt to rethink ban, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 03/06/2016)

Adventure gear stores report mixed business, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 03/06/2016)

Four PEs to be merged to form new supply company (kp 01/06/2016)

Cement industry seeks to be self-sufficient, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 31/05/2016)

PEs record over Rs 33b profits: Twenty out of 37 Public Enterprises profitable in FY 2014-15, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/05/2016) [?], Profit of PEs expected to erode by 51.15 per cent this fiscal (ht 27/05/2016) [?]

Private investor confidence down: Public investment not attracting enough private capital spending, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 27/05/2016)

Hongshi Shivam begins factory construction (kp 26/05/2016)

Yarsagumba business slumping down, by Devendra Basnet (rep 26/05/2016)

Short-handed factories running below capacity, by Amrita Anmol (kp 25/05/2016)

Dog business booms as pet ownership expands, by Zenith KC (kp 23/05/2016)

Steel factories in lower gear due to power cuts, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 21/05/2016)

Gems and Jewellery Expo 2016 kicks off (kp 21/05/2016)

Auto dealers posh up pre and after sales services, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 19/05/2016)

FDI pledges drop 84% in 10 months, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 19/05/2016)

Administration rules to stop unauthorised gold mine exploration, by Dinesh Shrestha (ht 19/05/2016)

NOC repays Rs3.64b loans (kp 18/05/2016)

SEZ in Bhairahawa: Government keen to get facility into gear, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 15/05/2016)

Informal insurance biz growing due to lack of laws (kp 14/05/2016)

Herbs principal source of income for Rukum locals, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 14/05/2016)

Plans afoot for heavy equipment leasing co (kp 13/05/2016)

Turkish Airlines’ bank accounts frozen (ht 12/05/2016)

Himalayan bamboo items being replaced by plastic, by Basanta Prasad Singh (kp 11/05/2016)

Ncell to spend Rs12b on infra (kp 10/05/2016), Ncell announces investment of $120 million (ht 10/05/2016)

Shopping centres, marts sprout up across Valley, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 09/05/2016)

Insurance premium collection crosses Rs100b for first time (kp 07/05/2016)

Few takers for space at GNS Industrial Estate: The industrial estate is spread over 294 ropanis out of which 171 ropanis have been developed (kp 04/05/2016)

Vaidyakhana to adopt good manufacturing practices, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 04/05/2016)

VAT-free imports kill domestic production, by Binod Bhandari (kp 02/05/2016)

IBN drafts ‘marketing document’ to attract FDI, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/04/2016)

Bhairahawa special economic zone: Govt slashes rent to woo industrialists (kp 27/04/2016)

Innovative minds: Govt should make local entrepreneurs aware about the role of IP in protecting their intellectual creation, by Pratyush Nath Upreti (kp 26/04/2016)

Sky is the limit for migrants setting up business here (ht 26/04/2016)

CNI: Bring policies to rehabilitate industries (kp 25/04/2016)

Sunsari-Morang industrial corridor: Industrialists facing shortage of land plots, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 25/04/2016)

Insurers settle 92.13pc of quake-related claims (ht 24/04/2016)

A new lease of life: Both the public and private sectors need to make effort to put readymade garment (RMG) policies into practice, by Jib Raj Koirala (kp 22/04/2016)

Handmade paper factories return after 10-year break, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 20/04/2016)

Duty-free access in United States: RMG industries not so excited, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 17/04/2016)

Bhat-Bhateni announces plan to IPO in two years, by Pralhad Rijal (kp 16/04/2016)

TeliaSonera completes Ncell divestment, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/04/2016), TeliaSonera sells Ncell stake for Rs 109 bn, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 12/04/2016), Axiata take charge of Ncell from TeliaSonera: Govt unsure about levying capital gain tax on acquisition by Malaysian telecom giant (kp 13/04/2016), Axiata appoints British citizen Simon Perkins as Ncell MD (ht 13/04/2016), TeliaSonera drops a hint it won’t pay tax, by Bibek Subedi (22/04/2016)

It was a black year, say entrepreneurs (ht 12/04/2016)

FNCCI doubts government’s commitment to free market (kp 11/04/2016), Private sector criticizes government for prioritizing ‘controlled economy’ (rep 11/04/2016)

Challenges abound as FNCCI holds 50th AGM (kp 10/04/2016)

Construction industry expects to bounce back (kp 09/04/2016)

Bhaktapur Industrial and Commerce Fair kicks off (kp 09/04/2016)

Low-cost Hulas-e cars set for autumn launch: Environment-friendly vehicles to cost less than Rs1.7m, by Binod Bhandari (kp 06/04/2016)

Online sellers focus on service delivery apps (kp 08/04/2016)

On the brink: The degrading standard of cooperatives in Nepal is largely due to lack of regulations, by Nav Raj Simkhada (kp 05/04/2016)

Factory infrastructure in disarray for want of care, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/04/2016)

Allo-based products selling well in Rolpa, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 22/03/2016)

The cooperative way: The cooperative movement in Nepal has been unable to emulate best practices abroad and even successful Nepali cooperatives are dispirited, by Indira Panta (rep 22/03/2016)

Oil licences issued to pvt firms scrapped (kp 18/03/2016), Govt move puts prospective petroleum importers in a fix: Last Thursday, the government scrapped the permits issued to private companies to trade oil (kp 21/03/2016)

Govt agrees to cut rental fee in Bhairahawa SEZ (kp 17/03/2016)

Nepal Army permitted to run garment factory (kp 16/03/2016)

NRCL expands reinsurance business to SAARC nations: The company has signed reinsurance contracts with two foreign insurance companies, one each from Bhutan and Afghanistan, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/03/2016)

SEZ Development Committee proposes slashing rental charge (ht 09/03/2016)

Foreign direct investment in cement: Companies plan to boost capacity, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/03/2016)

Industrialists concerned by growing human settlements, by Shankar Acharya (kp 05/03/2016)

Sharma named new CNI president (kp 05/03/2016)

Paperwork hassles stymie tea industry, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 05/03/2016)

Govt to set up GPZ within Simara SEZ (ht 01/03/2016)

Nepali garments get duty-free status in US: The move addresses the demand of Nepali garment manufacturers who had been lobbying for duty-free entry for over a decade, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/02/2016)

Govt team seals Siddhartha Gas, by Harihar Singh Rathaur and Rajesh Khanal (kp 25/02/2016)

SEZ plans changes to working procedure, by Madhab Dhungana (kp 25/02/2016)

Business ethics: Most popular course, by Narayan Manandhar (ht 24/02/2016)

Birat Petro seeks permission to sell petrol for Rs 155 a litre, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 22/02/2016)

FNCCI organising international trade fair next month (ht 19/02/2016)

Hetauda-based factories reopen after six months, by Pratap Bista (kp 17/02/2016)

Getting the crux of Ncell buyout deal: Can Nepal afford to make a move that could sour foreign investor sentiment?, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 17/02/2016)

Nepal's only tire factory without any production since 8 months, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 17/02/2016)

Nawalparasi set to become hub of cement production, by Narayan Sharma (kp 16/02/2016)