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Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 12/06/2024)

Nepal’s foreign currency reserves reach closer to Rs 2 trillion (rep 11/06/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 11/06/2024)

Weekly Economic Digest: Govt’s 16th Five-Year Plan (kh 10/06/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 09/06/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 08/06/2024)

IMF expects Nepal’s economic activity to pick up : Nepal’s economic activity is expected to pick up with growth reaching 4.9 percent in Fiscal Year 2024/25, says the global agency (kp 08/06/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 04/06/2024)

Weekly Economic Digest: Nepal charts economic strategy amid volatility (kh 03/06/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 01/06/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 31/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 30/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 29/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 28/05/2024)

Weekly Economic Digest: Bullish NEPSE, tax cut push, and record public debt (kh 27/05/2024)

Economic Survey: Govt projects economic growth of 3.9 percent (kh 26/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 26/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 24/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 23/05/2024)

Major petroleum exploration underway in Dailekh, by Hikmat Bahadur Nepali (ae 23/05/2024)

Gandaki, Lumbini and Bagmati to outperform national economy this year : Karnali province is expected to grow at 3.39 percent this fiscal year to Rs244 billion, the lowest among all seven provinces (kp 23/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 22/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 21/05/2024)

Weekly Digest: Unlocking Nepal’s Economic Landscape (kh 20/05/2024)

Nepal’s outbound spending surpasses inbound revenue (rep 18/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 18/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 17/05/2024)

Service sector to grow by 4.5 percent in FY 2080/81 (kh 17/05/20024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 16/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 15/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 14/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 13/05/2024)

Govt’s expenditure reaches Rs 909.39 billion in nine months of current FY 2023/24 (rep 12/05/2024), Economic scenario of past nine months: Most indicators positive (kh 12/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 12/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 11/05/2024)

Experts highlight need for realistic budgeting in tackling economic challenges (kh 10/05/2024)

Economic Digest: Nepal’s Business News in a Snap (kh 10/05/2024)

Nepal plans its ‘biggest’ iron dig : Jhumlabang iron mine in Rukum East is estimated to contain a hematite deposit of 200 million tonnes spread over 100 hectares, by Mahesh KC (kp 07/05/2024)

Government Spending Key To Expedite Credit mobilisation, by Ajay Chhetri (rn 04/05/2024)

Finance Minister asserts 4.5 percent economic growth potential (rn 01/05/2024) [This unrealistic assumption contradicts all national and international expert committees!]

Nepal’s economic growth rate 3.87 percent this year: CBS (kh 30/04/2024), Nepal to grow 3.87 percent, says statistical agency : There’s no environment to achieve double-digit growth anytime soon. The government needs to boost spending and encourage private sector to spend more, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/05/2024)

NSO projects Nepal’s economic growth rate at 3.54 percent in current FY (rep 30/04/2024), NSO estimates Nepal’s per capita income at US $ 1,456 (rep 01/05/2024)

Country’s economy in moderate condition: Governor Adhikari (kh 27/04/2024)

Escalating Middle East crisis threatens Nepali economy : Remittances, the biggest source of foreign currency, could take a hit along with trade and tourism, experts warn, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/04/2024)

Nepal to grow by 3.6 percent in 2023-24, ADB says : The report projects annual average inflation to slide to 6.5 percent in the current fiscal year, ending mid-July, from 7.7 percent in the last fiscal year on subdued oil prices and a decline in inflation in India (kp 12/04/2024), Economy : Growth at 3.3, by Keshab Poudel (sp 12/04/2024)

Nepal’s BoP surplus continues to grow with impressive earnings from remittance : BoP surplus reaches Rs 327.55 billion, while forex reserves stand at $ 14.14 billion (rep 05/04/2024)

World Bank forecasts Nepal’s economic growth at 3.3% for FY2024 (kh 02/04/2024), World Bank predicts modest growth for Nepal’s economy : The global lender says the country will grow by 3.3 percent this fiscal year, nearly half the government’s projection, by Sangam Prasain and Krishana Prasain (kp 03/04/2024), Govt likely to fail in achieving economic growth target of 6 percent in current fiscal year (rep 04/04/2024) (Not likely but definitely!)

Department of Mines and Geology issues licenses for excavation of 159 mines (rep 30/03/2024)

People's Movement : Overdependence on foreign employment instead of creating jobs domestically spells disaster for Nepal's economy, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 29/03/2024), Homecoming : Nepal has to plan for the day when more migrant workers start coming back, so they can contribute to the economy (nt 29/03/2024)

Green Hydrogen Production: The Turning Point of the Nepalese Economy, by Shyam Raj Pokharel (rep 18/03/2024)

Nepal’s public debt reaches Rs 2.288 trillion (kh 17/03/2024), Nepal's debt reaches around Rs 2.4 trillion, with an additional Rs 200 billion accumulated over past eight months (rep 17/03/2024)

NRB data shows economy not out of recession (ae 14/03/2024)

Economy: External sector remains challenging, internal sector recuperating (kh 11/03/2024)

‘Worry’ as Nepal’s forex reserves soar to record Rs1.84 trillion : Huge reserves mean lack of investment and may lead to further decline in economic growth, say experts, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/03/2024)

Policies and priorities of new budget: Govt targeting sustainable and inclusive economic growth (ae 28/02/2024)

Unveiling Nepal’s protectionist paradox: Bootleggers, baptists, and consumer consequences : What do industry and labor want from the regulators? They want protection from competition, from technological change, and from losses that threaten profits and jobs, by Subhekshya Ghimire (nlt 23/02/2024)

Economic growth goal of 15th five-year plan remains unmet (rep 20/02/2024)

Govt’s reserve funds in surplus of Rs 44.9 billion in seven months (rep 10/02/2024)

Nepal's economy and federalism : Confronting the policy blunders of the past is a must for the renewal of the faltering federal republic, by Kiran Paudel (kp 04/02/2024)

‘Nepal can undergo economic transformation through digital economy’, interview with Sameer Maskey (rep 04/02/2024)

Soaring Debt : Nepal’s public debt soars as the country continues to borrow to fund low-return projects, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 02/02/2024)

Nepal's economic growth rate will be five percent in 2024: IMF (rep 01/02/2024)

Informal economy worth Rs 1.44trn: Study, by Mamata Thapa (ae 30/01/2024)

Nepal’s informal economy is 38.6 percent of GDP : Real estate activities contribute 99.97 percent to the informal economy, followed by agriculture, forestry and fishing, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/01/2024)

'More investment in unproductive sector posed challenges in economy' (rep 25/01/2024)

Major survey for petro exploration in Dailekh reports 80 percent progress (kh 22/01/2024)

Real estate transactions record high in mid-December to mid-January (rep 16/01/2024)

What is the current state of economy?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 15/01/2024)

Nepal To Grow At 3.9 Percent : World Bank's Global Economic Perspective reported that Nepal will grow by 3.9 percent in fiscal year 2023/24 (sp 12/01/2024)

Capital outflow worth Rs 47.35 billion for foreign studies in five months of current FY (rep 12/01/2024)

Nepal’s economic growth to pick up as South Asia slumps, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 11/01/2024)

WB projects Nepal’s economic growth at 3.9 percent, estimates it to improve next year (kh 10/01/2024), WB forecasts Nepal’s stronger economic expansion compared to global average (rep 10/01/2024)

Nepal’s economic problems are structural, by Sourav Dhungana (ae 27/12/2023)

What went wrong with our economy? Nepal’s overall development cannot be fully imagined until the large-scale youth migration stops, by Chandra Mani Adhikari (kp 21/12/2023)

Public debt increases by Rs 72 billion in first five months of current FY (rep 21/12/2023), Interest on public debt stands at Rs 6.5 billion a month (rep 21/12/2023)

Achilles’ heel of circular economy : The problem is that anything we recycle using black energy will still negatively affect the environment, by Achyut Wagle (kp 19/12/2023)

Nepal’s forex reserves rise to a record $12.75 billion : Economists, however, warn the piling up of foreign exchange reserves is a warning sign of a potential recession (kp 15/12/2023)

Iron mines excavation gains pace again (kh 11/12/2023)

Economic upswing fails to instill hope among people: PM Dahal (kh 07/12/2023)

NRB projects 4-5% economic growth in current fiscal year (kh 06/12/2023)

Nepal's public debt surpasses Rs 57 billion in the first four months of FY 2023/24 (rep 02/12/2023)

Behind the euphoria of higher remittance : Had it not been for migrant workers, life would have been tough like in countries with low foreign currency reserves, by Deepak Thapa (kp 30/11/2023)

Urbanization, Investments and Economy, by Ashesh Shrestha (rep 26/11/2023)

Strategies For Economic Stability, by Rastra Dhoj Karki (rn 24/11/2023)

Prime Minister Dahal, Finance Minister Mahat ‘sitting on their hands’ as the economy falters : It was only on Tuesday the prime minister invited the private sector and experts to discuss the economy, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/11/2023))

Growing a Green Economy, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 17/11/2023)

Nepal’s debt grows by Rs41 billion in the first quarter : International Monetary Fund suggests Nepal continue borrowing foreign loans at concessional terms (kp 12/11/2023)

Mounting internal debt puts Nepal’s economy in a tight spot (kh 02/11/2023)

Over 25 per cent Nepali households in debt: NSO (ht 31/10/2023)

Remittance inflows surges, trade deficit narrows, BoP improves (ht 18/10/2023)

What is the current state of Nepali economy?, by Sabika Shrestha (ae 10/10/2023)

IMF says Nepal’s economy will grow 3.5 percent this fiscal year : An IMF team led by Tidiane Kinda visited Kathmandu from September 21 to October 5 (kp 07/10/2023)

WB projects Nepal's economic growth rate at 3.9 percent in 2024 (rep 03/10/2023), World Bank paints grim economic outlook for Nepal : Says the country will achieve 3.9 percent economic growth this fiscal year ending mid-July 2024, against the government target of 6 percent, by Santgam Prasain (kp 04/10/2023)

Nepal’s debt servicing cost rose by over 80 percent last fiscal year : Allocated amount for debt servicing in current fiscal is more than the capital spending allocation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/09/2023), Nepal’s Alarmingly Growing Public Debt Burden (rep 29/09/2023)

Lawmakers draw attention of govt to curb inflation, black marketing (rep 28/09/2023)

Nepal’s economy set to grow by 4.3% in FY2024: Asian Development Outlook (kh 20/09/2023), ADB slashes growth forecast on low demand, high interest rates : The Nepali economy is projected to grow by 4.3 percent in the current fiscal, down from the earlier forecast of 5 percent, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/09/2023)

Macro struggle and transformation : The sharp readjustment of macroeconomic indicators shows unresolved structural issues requiring reforms, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 19/09/2023)

Nepal's current account records surplus after 33 months (ht 18/09/2023)

Is Our Economy Still In Trouble?, by Bam Dev Sharma (rn 15/09/2023)

Infra gap can push Nepal’s economy downhill : The country remains one of the least urbanized yet rapidly urbanizing countries, which means an ever-increasing demand for road, energy, and ICT infrastructure, by Sourav Dhungana (ae 22/08/2023)

Nepal improves its balance of payments, gains a surplus of $ 2.21 billion in FY 2022/23 (rep 20/08/2023)

Zero progress in 22 economic sector programs (ae 16/08/2023)

Nepal's economic landscape: Glimmer of hope amid uncertainties, by Pralhad Giri (ht 16/08/2023)

Reshaping Nepal's Economic Landscape, by Arun Dahal Khatri (rep 12/08/2023)

Informal economy needs a reboot : The informal sector provides an alternative when formal sector jobs are hard to find, by Mahendra P Joshi (kp 06/08/2023)

IMF sees Nepal’s economic growth rebounding this fiscal year : The IMF said that in Nepal, inflation is expected to recede, and the external position would continue to strengthen this fiscal year (kp 28/07/2023)

How Urgent To Join Middle-income Club?, by Namrata Sharma (rn 26/07/2023)

Import ban nearly suffocated Nepali economy, experts say : Revenue plunged sharply and government was forced to downsize the budget in mid-term review for lack of cash, by Sangam Prasain and Krishana Prasain (kp 25/07/2023)

Nepal's public debt exceeds Rs 2.221 trillion (rep 24/07/2023)

In Karnali highlands, harvesting medicinal herbs is the way of life and source of livelihood : But people worry their ancestral occupation might come to a crossroads as the new generation is attracted to city life, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 17/07/2023)

Soaring remittances, tourism income boost external sector (ae 11/07/2023)

BoP at surplus of Rs 228.98 billion in 11 months of current FY (rep 10/07/2023)

Exploring Pathways to Economic Recovery : It is unwise to assume that the Nepali economy is improving, by Suraj Ghimire (rep 21/06/2023)

Nepal’s per capita debt soars to Rs 74,516 (rep 21/06/2023), Public debt surpasses Rs 217.3 billion (rn 21/06/2023)

Nepal staring at impending ‘stagflation’, economists say : Political instability, violence, and climate disasters have been threatening food security in South Asia: Experts, by Sangam Prasain and Krishana Prasain (kp 20/06/2023)

Stagnation amid uncertainty : The budget is expected to hinder business growth and contract demand, by Pradeep Yadav (kp 16/06/2023)

Retaining skilled professionals in Nepal’s manufacturing sector : Most significant challenges and opportunities for Nepali manufacturers lie in incorporating elements of inclusion, appreciation, support, trust, purpose and achievement into our organizations, by Anil Kumar Baral (nlt 15/06/2023)

Economy on the mend: NRB report (ht 10/06/2023)

Price of Progress: The Balance between Growth and Sustainability, by Basu Gautam (rep 09/06/2023)

Budget 2023: Will It Lift Nepal’s Descending Economy?, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 05/06/2023), A budget amid economic slowdown : Achieving revenue target to meet expenditure needs will continue to be challenging, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 06/06/2023)

Rebuilding Informal Economy Necessary, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 03/06/2023)

Govt. aims at 6 percent economic growth (kh 30/05/2023)

Economic survey shows lingering effects of global recession in Nepal : The survey presented a day before the country’s annual budget is announced is a comprehensive analysis of the economy for the period of eight months of the current fiscal year (kp 29/05/2023)

Asia’s dynamic growth and challenges : In Nepal, following a strong post-pandemic recovery, growth is slowing, reflecting the impact of external shocks and necessary policy adjustment, by Teresa Daban Sanchez (kp 17/05/2023)

Sluggish revenue collection highlights deepening economic downturn (ae 17/05/2023)

Nepal: Economy Confronts a Challenge to National Stability, by Binoj Basnyat (kh 16/05/2023)

Nepal's Economy Faces External Dependency Nightmare, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 14/05/2023)

Nepal's foreign exchange reserve reaches USD 10.9 billion, can handle import for nine months: FinMin Mahat (rep 13/05/2023)

Economic outlook and fiscal budget : A single budget cannot resolve all structural issues but it can take corrective steps, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 11/05/2023)

Latest central bank report reveals gradual economic recovery (ht 11/05/2023), Third quarterly review of monetary policy positive: FCSI (kh 14/05/2023)

BoP at surplus, inflation exceeds expected ceiling (rep 10/05/2023)

IMF projects Nepal's economic growth at 4.4pc (ht 10/05/2023)

Escaping the remittance trap : Nepal is facing a vicious cycle of rising costs, migration and falling farm output, by Gopi K Khanal (kp 10/05/2023)

Focus on fiscal fundamentals : Nepal’s current economic crisis can be solved only with bold fiscal policy measures, by Achyut Wagle (kp 09/05/2023)

Amid gloom, Prime Minister and Finance Minister reassure people on economic recovery : The Prime Minister and the Finance Minister have said that work is underway to bring the economy back on track and therefore people do not need to panic (nlt 08/05/2023), Govt’s efforts for economic improvements inadequate: Dr Swarnim Wagle (kh 08/05/2023)

Nepal keeps downgrading economic growth projection : The latest estimate is 1.86 percent, down from 4 percent during the first half and 8 percent at the start of the fiscal year, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/05/2023), Nepal’s economic growth to be limited to 2.16 percent in current FY, by Sajira Shrestha (rep 03/05/2023), Nepal's economy projected to grow 2.16pc (ht 03/05/2023), NSO’s growth forecast paints a bleak picture of Nepal’s economy (ae 03/05/2023)

Size of Nepal’s economy reaches Rs 5381.34 billion (kh 02/05/2023)

Nepal plunges into its first recession in six decades : As per the Statistics Office, seasonally adjusted growth rate for the second quarter may drop by 0.73 percent, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/05/2023), Rocky road ahead for national economy, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 01/05/2023), In a recession : There is no political consensus on boosting economy, creating jobs and unlocking public spending (kp 02/05/2023)

Nepal doing better in financial inclusion, narrows gender gap, report says : The economic participation and opportunity for women in Nepal have improved—from 116th in 2013 to 107th in 2021 and 98th in 2022 (kp 29/04/2023)

Business leaders predict difficult year ahead for Nepali economy : Economists say that the failure of the government to spend would further hurt economic activities (kp 27/04/2023)

Economy relapsing after impressive post-Covid recovery, data shows : Nepal’s economy grew by 0.8 percent during the first quarter of the current fiscal year, the National Statistics Office said, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/04/2023)

Payment issue likely to impact Sunkoshi Marin diversion multipurpose project : The project developer, China Overseas Engineering Group, has not received around Rs700 million in payment, by Rajkumar Karki (kp 25/04/2023)

State of Economy: Internal economic problems shadow external sector recovery (ae 24/04/2023)

Ways To Stimulate Stagnant Economy, by Laxman Kafle (rn 21/04/2023)

Maintain Fiscal Discipline To Stem Arrears, by Ballav Dahal (rn 17/04/2023)

Finance Minister Mahat calls for govt, private sector to come together to resolve economic issues (rn 17/04/2023)

2.9 percent increment in expenditures (kh 14/04/2023)

Country has foreign exchange reserves of Rs 1401.21 billion: NRB (kh 12/04/2023)

Nepalese economy : Slow Growth (sp 07/04/2023)

Break the fall : The continued slowdown of the economy hints at much tougher fiscal days ahead (kp 07/04/2023)

Nepal’s growth faces slowdown amidst domestic and external challenges : The World Bank said that political stability remains important to manage the economy and ensure the continued pursuit of development priorities (kp 06/04/2023)

Asian Development Bank scales down growth forecast for Nepal to 4.1 percent : Tighter monetary policy, slackened demand, unwinding of Covid-19 stimulus and global headwinds caused downturn, it said (kp 05/04/2023), ADB and WB project Nepal’s economic growth to slow down to 4.1 percent in 2023 (rep 05/04/2023), Economic growth expected to decelerate to 4.1 % in 2023, inflation at 7.4 (kh 05/04/2023), World Bank projects 4.1 percent growth rate in 2023 (kh 06/04/2023), ADB cuts Nepal’s GDP growth forecast to 4.1 percent for 2023 (ae 05/04/2023), After ADB, World Bank also slashes Nepal’s GDP growth (ae 06/04/2023)

Slower economic growth expected this year, central bank governor says : Slowing demand in the construction sector may result in lower economic growth which could hover between 4-5 percent for the current fiscal year (kp 29/03/023)

Dwindling economy of the country: Tourism and architecture could come to the rescue, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 28/03/2023)

Cannabis, Hippies and Nepal’s Economy, by Sugam Gautam (rep 28/03/2023)

Possibilities in Nepal: From agriculture to tourism, by Sugam Gautam (ht 24/03/2023)

There is no economic crisis : While the tightening of monetary policy did help, the focus has to shift to fiscal reforms, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 21/03/2023) [The majority of poor people see this differently and they defenitively don't sip wiskey at a bar!]

irst, the good news, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 17/03/2023)

PM must act fast to salvage economy, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 09/03/2023)

epal has public debt of over Rs 2 trillion, by Dilip Poudel (rep 08/03/2023), Danger Ahead, Caution Needed! (rep 08/03/2023)

Where’s hope? We don’t need the IMF to remind us of the financial hole in which the country now finds itself (kp 07/03/2023)

Capacity utilization of industries in Q1 declined amid the economic slowdown (ae 03/03/2023)

Nepal’s growth to crawl to 4.4 percent amid slow trade, poor investment : IMF flags concerns about large boom-bust credit cycles in Nepal’s financial sector. That means excessive credit growth amid erosion in borrowers’ repayment capacity, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/03/2023)

National economy sees paltry growth : The slump in the construction and mining sectors along with minimal growth in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors dragged down the overall economic growth (ae 28/02/2023)

NPC projects Nepal to upgrade to middle-income country by 2030 but NSO paints bleak picture of economy, by Rajesh Khanal and Sanjira Shrestha (rep 27/02/2023)

Globalisation is here to stay : While global trade has raised people out of poverty, it has also caused trade imbalance and debt outstanding, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 22/02/2023)

Hard times not over : The government should make an all-out effort to increase domestic and foreign investment, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 19/02/2023)

Political Instability Hits Economic Development, by Shyam Prasad Mainali (rn 16/02/2023)

Why is the government in a deep fiscal hole? The government has a target of collecting Rs1,403 billion in revenue in the current fiscal year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/01/2023)

Finance Minister Paudel rules out possibility of 8 percent economic growth (KH 12/02/2023)

Nepal’s economy showing signs of recovery, but challenges persist, FNCCI says : The private sector said the government needs to invest in skill-oriented training and entrepreneurial education to make the country’s economy robust, by Subin Adhikari (kp 09/02/2023)

External sector continues to improve (ae 08/02/2023)

Economy shows positive signs with increased remittance inflows and BOP surplus (kh 07/02/2023)

Transition to a Green Economy in Developing Countries, by Basu Gautam (rep 07/02/2023)

Public debt paradox : Nepal needs to be careful while borrowing large commercial foreign loans with high interest rates, by Nischal Dhungel (kp 02/02/2023)

2023: An uphill battle for the economy, by Kushal jung Adhikari (ae 02/02/2023)

Build Strong Economy For Stability, by Yug Bahadur (rn 27/01/2023)

Shaky coalition and the economy : Inadequate investment in education has led to a huge outflow of students and foreign currency, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 23/01/2023)

Economic recovery : The govt must bring policy-level changes to attract investments in the agriculture sector (ht 20/01/2023)

Nepal’s external sector indicators improved in the first five months of the current FY, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 15/01/2023)

Nepal’s growth trajectory : When population growth outstrips economic growth, the output per person falls, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 13/01/2023)

Now the economy, stupid : Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel must undo the mistakes of his predecessor, but his own past record is not stellar (nt 13/01/2023)

Nepal’s economic growth rate to remain 5.1 percent this year-World Bank report (rn 11/01/2023), Word Bank projects Nepal’s economic growth rate to remain 5.1 percent in 2023 (kh 11/01/2023)

Government’s liabilities soar amid declining revenue : Successive governments have been burdening the economy with populist cash schemes, by Prithvi man Shrestha (kp 11/01/2023)

Nepali economy has started to experience side effects of global economic slowdown: NRB Governor Adhikari (rep 09/01/2023)

Nepal’s outstanding debt in data : The total public debt in Nepal reached 2,007.84 billion rupees at the end of the first quarter of the fiscal year in October, 2022, by Sushil Hamal (nlt 08/01/2023), Nepal’s external debts swell in rupee terms as dollar surges : The greenback had risen to Rs132.07 by the end of the first quarter from Rs128.11 at the start of the fiscal year (kp 08/01/2023)

Nepal needs critical reforms to achieve economic prosperity : Nepal has a long road ahead in terms of economic development. Continuation of current practices might just hinder the growth prospects, by Ayushma Maharjan (nlt 03/01/2023)

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is a wakeup call for Nepal : Nepal is not in a comfortable position to take the whole debt distress scenario lightly given that our outstanding debt is increasing, by Ranjan Sapkota (nlt 02/01/2023)

Nepal’s outstanding debt increased by Rs 228 billion during mid-April and mid-October : The country’s Debt to GDP ratio reaches 41.38 percent (rep 02/01/2023)

Nepal Needs Deep Economic Reforms, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 31/12/2022)

Nepal’s economy busted by Covid, war and inflation : From fuel to food and transportation to entertainment, everything became dearer for Nepalis, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/12/2022)

Finance minister inherits a troubled economy again : Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel vows to take measures to overcome the economic problems, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/12/2022), Nepal gets new Finance Minister amid economic doldrum : CPN-UML leader Bishnu Prasad Paudel was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister on Monday. But he confronts myriads of challenges to correct the course in the economic sector, by Ashim Neupane (nlt 27/12/2022)

Financial literacy level still low: NRB survey : NRB survey shows the country’s financial literacy score at 57.9 percent (ae 23/12/2022)

Economy in the doldrums (rep 22/12/2022)

Resurrecting economy: New government has its task cut out (ae 19/12/2022)

Can Nepal Avoid the Debt Trap?, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 17/12/2022)

Some positive economic indicators: NRB report (ht 16/12/2022)

Perpetual Instability, by Tilak Rawal (sp 09/12/2022)

Economy facing strong headwinds, warns key private sector body : With the Nepali market contracting, the government’s revenue collections during the first quarter of the current fiscal year declined by 19 percent (kp 30/11/2022), ‘Economy in the doldrums’, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 30/11/2022), 'Unable to address current economic downturn' (ht 30/11/2022)

High inflation and unemployment are forcing youths to seek foreign jobs : In the fiscal year 2021-022, every day 1,745 Nepalis on average left the country for foreign employment, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/11/2022) [And no idea on the part of the old failed politicians how jobs can be created in the country!]

Remittance and tourism will cushion Nepal against inflation, banker says : As per Mashreq Bank executive James Pearson, 2023 will be a challenging year for many economies and consumers, by Himendra Mohan Kumar (kp 18/11/2022)

Foreign Exchange Reserves up by 2.5% in last three months (rn 18/11/2022)

Geographical Indication and Identity of Nepali Products, by Kiran Mainali (rep 18/11/2022)

Forex reserves increase by $130m in one month (ht 17/11/2022)

Elections fail to perk up the economy : Market appears to be in slumber with no spending a general election expectedly triggers, by Sangam Prasain and Krishana Prasain ((kp 16/11/2022)

WB estimates 5.8 per cent growth rate in 2022 (rn 31/10/2022)

IMF projects Nepal’s economy to grow at 4.2 (nlt 24/10/2022), IMF projects 4.2 percent economic growth for Nepal (kh 24/10/2022)

Debt concern grows as government borrowing doubles in three years : Newly enacted law on public debt management caps the external loans Nepal can take at a third of its gross domestic product, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/10/2022)

Worrisome situation : Reliance on remittance to shore up Nepal's forex reserve can never be in our interest (ht 24/10/2022)

Land plotting reduced by 90 percent as real estate business experiences recession, by Bhuwan Sharma (rep 22/10/2022)

How can economy grow in lack of domestic production? (kh 13/10/2022)

Fear of ‘financial system collapse’ lingers : Economy is the priority, not politics, by Govind Nepal (kh 10/10/2022)

Nepali economy to grow by 5.1 percent in 2022/23: World Bank (kh 07/10/2022)

Asian Development Bank cuts Nepal’s economic growth forecast : The Manila-based bank says the economy will likely expand by 4.7 percent in 2022-23, down from an estimated 5.8 percent last year, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/09/2022), Country's economy projected to expand modestly in FY 2022-23 (ht 22/09/2022)

Achieve Sustainable Economic Growth, by Bidhyaman Mahatara (rn 08/09/2022)

National Land Commission collects 1.2 million applications from landless people (kh 22/08/2022)

Social Protection Against Poverty, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 19/08/2022)

Nepal’s economy shows signs of improvement (kh 17/08/2022)

Is the burden of foreign debt in Nepal alarming?, by Ram Chandra Rupakheti (rep 06/08/2022)

Is Nepal heeding the warning signs from Sri Lanka’s economic crisis? Certain indicators show Nepal is heading towards the path of economic mismanagement like that of Sri Lanka, by Bhagirath Basnet (nlt 04/08/2022)

Nepal is in a strong position, International Monetary Fund says : Nepal’s economy is facing challenges specially on the external side and inflation, Maha Prasad Adhikari, governor of Nepal Rastra Bank says, by Krishana Prasain (kp 29/07/2022)

Austerity Must Begin From Top, by Yug Bahadur (rn 29/07/2022)

Take a long-term view : We need to rise above petty issues and work as a group on a long-term economic plan, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 26/07/2022)

Monetary policy likely to remain tight: ADB (ht 22/07/02022)

Economic Crisis Blown Out Of Proportion, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 19/07/2022)

Nepal : An economic crisis like in Sri Lanka is inevitable, if Nepal ignores its early symptoms, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 15/07/2022)

Former Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada raises alarm about Nepal’s worsening economic crisis, recommends corrective measures : We still have time. If we take corrective measures, if we intervene in the economy in a proper way, we will not meet the fate of Sri Lanka. But if our rulers act like rulers of Sri Lanka, the worst is sure to come (nlt 10/07/2022) (interview)

The Coming Global Recession: Will Nepal Resist the Trend?, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 09/07/2022)

Import explosion and trade deficit pushing Nepal into economic crisis : Feverish consumption has been a bonanza for the trading sector, but the phenomenon brought disaster to manufacturing and agriculture sectors, experts say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/07/2022)

Nepal's economy is not likely to be Sri Lankan, but it is possible: Former Governor Chhetri (rep 02/07/2022), Nepali Congress Spokesperson raises alert against loans, Sri Lanka’s fate : Prakash Sharan Mahat raised the alarm bells while addressing a high level policy dialogue on National Interests organized by Policy Research Institute (nlt 03/07/2022)

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)

Around 27 percent Nepalis indebted due to Covid-19 pandemic: UNICEF report, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/06/2022)

Nepal’s foreign debt liability swells as rupee plunges to an all-time low against dollar : Rupee’s fall due to steady depreciation of Indian rupee to which it is pegged, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/06/2022), Nepal’s debt rises by over 7 percent in third quarter : Rupee depreciation has added Rs19.37 billion to foreign debt burden. Value of a US dollar has risen to a record high, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/06/2022)

Uptick in remittance inflow, forex reserves still under pressure (ht 11/06/2022)

Forex reserves decline 18 percent in 10 months of running fiscal : Existing foreign currency sufficient only to cover import of merchandise and services for 6.53 months (kh 10/06/2022)

Yarsagumba pickers travel to highlands with no guarantee of safe return : Over 200 people have perished on their way to pick yarsa across the country in the last decade, according to locals, by Basanta Pratap Singh and DB Budha (kp 10/06/2022), Yarsa yields dwindle due to overharvesting : A picker used to collect 25 to 30 pieces of yarsa until a few years ago but one has hardly found three to seven pieces this year (kp 16/06/2022)

ADB projects Nepal’s GDP to fall by 4.97 percent in 2030 due to school closures : “Severe disruptions in school education during the pandemic has impacted children through their formative years which will affect their employment opportunities and earning potential for many years.” (nlt 03/06/2022) [see ADB report]

Land classified into 10 zones based on features (ht 02/06/2022)

Nepal’s per capita debt reaches Rs 63,310 (rep 29/05/2022)

The Grant Trap: An Unfathomed Economic Curse, by Pradip Kumar Kafle (rep 25/05/2022)

Nepal's Economy Is Not Like Lanka's, by Shankar P Sharma (rn 22/05/2022)

Election Economy : After the election, there is an economic disaster waiting to strike Nepalis, by Rabin Giri (nt 20/05/2022), How not to be a Sri Lanka : Nepal’s disease may not be as severe as Sri Lanka’s, but the symptoms are the same (nt 20/05/2022)

Financial data hints of an economy in crisis : Gross foreign exchange reserves decreased 16.5 percent to Rs 1.16trn in mid-April 2022 from Rs 1.39trn in mid-July 2021, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 19/05/2022)

Revenue collection hit by import curbs amid falling foreign exchange reserves : Sluggish capital spending and liquidity crunch also blamed, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/05/2022), Why import ban is undesirable : This policy is practically suicidal since the banned items are major sources of revenue, by Achyut Wagle (kp 10/05/2022)

Bagmati top performer with economic growth rate of 6.7 percent : The province's GDP is expected to be worth Rs1,791.68 billion in 2021-22, up from Rs1,568.41 billion a year ago, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/05/2022)

Global inflation straining Nepal’s forex reserves : Nepal’s external economic situation isn’t worsening to the level of Sri Lanka but warning signs are visible, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/05/2022)

The truth about 'economic crisis' : However, there are people who want to push the country towards a crisis, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 03/05/2022)

Making Nepal Prosperous: The Way Forward, by Suyesh Raj Pyakurel (rep 01/05/2022)

CBS forecasts 5.84 percent economic growth for running 2021/22 fiscal (kh 28/04/2022), Nepal economy projected to grow by 5.84 percent this fiscal year : Statistics bureau’s projection is higher than that by World Bank and ADB, which estimated 3.7 percent and 3.9 percent respectively, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/04/2022), Indicators look bad but statistics bureau paints glowing picture of Nepali economy : Economists question 5.87 percent optimistic growth data released just before Nepal goes to polls, calling it a cheery prediction, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/04/2022)

IMF projects Nepal’s economic growth rate at 4.1 percent in 2022 (nlt 26/04/2022)

State-sponsored economic crisis : The real emergency in Nepal’s economy is not the Ukraine War, but a self-serving government (nt 22/04/2022)

Lower revenue collection raises questions about health of economy : Officials say liquidity crunch and sluggish capital spending slow down economic activities but tourism hopes are high, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/04/2022), It’s the economy, stupid : You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing (kp 21/04/2022)

Nepal's economy not in crisis: CNI (rn 20/04/2022), Nepal’s Economy More Stable Than Sri Lanka, by Namrata Sharma (rn 20/04/2022)

No drastic measures : Politicians need to get their heads out of the sand and start thinking constructively (kp 18/04/2022), Is the crisis deepening? It is not that the economy is not in trouble, but it is not so severe or dire as some are saying, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 18/04/2022)

Nepal seeks overseas nationals' help to build up forex reserves amid economic woes (rep 17/04/2022)

Solutions to the Crisis of Depleting Forex Reserves, by Lokesh Todi (rep 16/04/2022)

Rising inflation, slower growth stoke stagflation concerns : As inflation galloped to a 67-month high of 7.14 percent in March, World Bank slashes Nepal’s growth forecast to 3.7 percent, by Sangam Prasain and Krfishana Prasain (kp 15/04/2022), Take restrictive measures to avert an economic crisis, by Surendra Pandey (kh 15/04/2022), Nepal to miss growth target as concerns about economic woes intensify : Fuelled by higher commodity prices, surging inflation is also making life much tougher for many Nepalis (ht 15/04/2022), State-sponsored economic crisis : The real emergency in Nepal’s economy is not the Ukraine War, but a self-serving government (nt 15/04/2022)

Is Nepal heading toward the worst economic crisis? While indicating that the worst may be yet to come, economists warn that if the government doesn’t work on correcting the course, the Nepali economy might end up in a red zone soon, by Ashim Neupane (nlt 14/04/2022), Warning signs : Our total export is insufficient even to purchase fuel alone, whose prices have soared due to the war in Ukraine (ht 14/04/2022), Nepal’s economic growth projected at 4.7% in FY 2079/80 (kh 14/04/2022) [??], Slower yet gradual growth expected for Nepal amid global challenges, says World Bank (ht 14/04/2022)

Combatting the current economic issues, by Rabindra Prasad Pandey (kh 13/04/2022), Central bank paints grim picture of Nepal’s economy : Inflation is rising, BoP is ballooning, remittances are falling and imports surging, Nepal Rastra Bank reports, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/04/2022), World Bank projects Nepal’s economy to grow by 3.7 percent : “Amid global challenges, Nepal is on a path to slower albeit continued gradual recovery” (nlt 13/04/2022)

Overall economic indicators are positive, says Finance Minister (kh 12/04/2022)

“Nepalis must work 10 hours a day to increase production”, interview with Laxman Phuyal (kh 12/04/2022)

Nepal’s deepening economic crisis: Opposition CPN-UML slams the government on economic slowdown : The Opposition said the coalition parties themselves have conflicting views on vital issues such as economic policy formulation, bi- and multilateral assistance mobilization, and role of the private sector in the economy (nlt 10/04/2022), Economy in crisis but how grave is it? Economic turbulence looms large with half of the country’s income going to import bills. But situation manageable if immediate mitigation measures are taken, economists say, by Sangam Prasain and Krishana Prasain (kp 11/04/2022)

Landless finally get ownership certificates (kh 10/04/2022)

Overall economy not in tailspin: NRB (kh 08/04/2022)

ADB projects Nepal’s economy to grow by 3.9 pc : GDP growth is forecast to increase to 3.9 percent in FY 2022 as the economy further normalizes on increasing Covid-19 vaccine coverage, ADB said in Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022 (nlt 06/04/2022)

Sky high fuel price hits Nepal’s tourism, airlines : Fallout of Ukraine war knocks country’s aviation as it struggles to recover from pandemic (nt 25/03/2022)

When it rains, it pours : Relying on tourism and remittances, we are exposed to the same pitfalls as Sri Lanka (kp 22/02/2022)

Nepal : Current Situation of Political Economy, by Rajeev Kunwar (kh 19/03/2022)

Household savings a saving grace for realty (ht 17/03/2022)

Medium-term economic recovery : A course correction beyond the band-aid nature of policy reaction is warranted, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 14/03/2022)

Nepal gets some respite as pace of BOP negative sees a decline (rep 13/03/2022)

Gross Foreign Exchange reserve decreases by 16.2 percent (kh 11/03/2022), Growing demand of foreign currency creating stress on national economy: PM Deuba (rep 11/03/2022), Remittance drops, forex reserves under pressure (ht 12/03/2022)

The chase for money : The anxiety to sustain life and livelihood propels people to try and earn as much as they can for a modicum of security, by Avasna Pandey (kp 06/03/2022)

Liquidity crisis : Nepal's economy will further deteriorate should the remittance inflow continue to plummet (ht 03/03/2022)

Nepal’s external debt down due to dollar slide : Fluctuations in exchange rates resulted in an exchange gain of Rs16.47 billion in the second quarter of the fiscal year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/02/2022)

Government dials down annual budget, once again, after failing to spend : Economists say an electoral spending boom this year and last year’s low base effect may help the economy grow to some extent but the 7 percent target still looks too ambitious, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/02/2022)

‘Nepal’s economy is at an alarming stage’, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 10/02/2022)

Continued uncertainty: NRB data reveals economy’s bleak prospects, vy Abiral Gautam (nlt 09/02/2022), Nepal’s industry and export sector continue to flounder, report says : Poor coordination, confusing policies and bewildering bureaucracy are the major stumbling blocks, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/02/2022)

Ground reality of landlessness in Nepal : Politicians have weaponsied land for elections without addressing the deeper crisis of landlessness, by Rabin Giri (nt 04/02/2022), Owning land gives former slaves self-respect : Nepal’s former bonded labourers build homes, find financial independence and dignity, by Unnati Chaudhary (nt 04/02/2022)

High inflation amid low growth: Worrying case of the stagflation predicament in Nepal : Surging oil prices amid the pandemic disrupt economic activities, while savings erode and banks run short of funds (nlt 30/01/2022)

Dealing With Macroeconomic Challenges, by Prakash Kumar Shrestha (rn 27/01/2022)

Stagflation looms large : Decreasing remittances, dwindling forex reserves and widening balance of payment deficit are impossible to be reversed overnight, by Achyut Wagle (kp 18/01/2022)

Remittance drops, forex reserves under pressure (ht 14/01/2022)

Covid surge threatens to hinder Nepal’s economic recovery : Nepal’s economy has been estimated to grow 3.9 percent this fiscal year, unchanged from its June 2021 outlook, the World Bank says in its Global Economic Prospects report, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/01/2022)

WB projects Nepal’s economic growth rate at 3.9 percent in FY 2021/22 (rep 13/01/2022), World Bank's GDP growth projection for Nepal unchanged at 3.9pc for this fiscal (ht 13/01/2022)

Taking economic growth rate to 7 percent is challenging: Governor Adhikari (kh 09/01/2022)

Economy faces headwinds but finance minister is oblivious to the crisis : All domestic and external indicators are down, but no concrete measures have been taken to address the problem, which experts say could spell a disaster,  by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/12/2021)

Worrisome economy : The Finance Minister's decision not to seek any "legitimate sources of investment" has put the country's image at risk (ht 22/12/2021)

Promoting Green Mountain Economy, by Dinesh Chandra Devkota (rn 20/12/2021)

Tame the inflation, ensure greatest good of the greatest number of Nepalis : Why should we, the commoners, suffer at the hands of the few unscrupulous business people? Should not the state guarantee the greatest good to the greatest number of the commoners?, by Jivesh Jha (nlt 19/12/2021)

A limping economy crippled by external sector vulnerability : Nepal’s road to recovery is fraught with challenges due to falling remittances and rising imports. Experts stress the need for short-, mid- and long-term strategies, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/12/2021)

Nepal spent more servicing domestic debt than foreign loans which amount higher : Domestic debt stands at Rs802.94 billion, external loans amount to Rs934.14 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/11/2021)

Nepal’s debt sustainability : Nepal has enough fiscal space to  use more debt for development, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 04/11/2021)

Jump in inflation sparks worries about economic recovery : October floods have made some food items costlier for consumers already feeling heat of rising energy prices, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/11/2021)

Foreign exchange reserves on decline (kh 27/10/2021), Surging imports and decline in tourism take toll on forex reserves : Foreign currency reserves, enough to fund imports for 10 months at fiscal year’s start, drop by about Rs100 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/10/2021)

Market failure in festival economy : The state’s planning needs to look for vibrancy in the economy beyond the festival glitter, by Achyut Wagle (kp 12/10/2021)

Confronting Crisis : As the flow of remittance has started to decline slowly with the COVID-19 pandemic, Nepal’s relatively healthy Balance of Payment (BOP) is under a strain for the first time in the last two decades (sp 25/10/2021)

Growth in services sector expected to drive Nepal’s recovery : South Asia has a chance to shift from a traditional manufacturing-led growth model and capitalise on the potential of its services sector, report says (kp 08/10/2021), Shifting Gears : Digitisation and Services-Led Development (World Bank: South Asia Economic Focus, Fall 2021), Services-led growth key to Nepal's GRID: WB (ht 08/10/2021)

World Bank projects 3.9 % economic growth in 2021//22 (kh 07/10/2021)

Nepal recorded a BoP deficit of Rs 38.75 billion during mid-July and mid-August (rep 24/09/2021)

Modest growth of 4.1% forecast for Nepal’s Economy in FY 2022 (kh 22/09/2021), ADB cuts Nepal’s 2021-22 economic growth forecast to 4.1 percent : The coalition government led by the Nepali Congress has set an ambitious 7 percent economic growth target this fiscal year, ending mid-July 2022, even as experts have been warning of a possible third Covid-19 wave (kp 22/09/2021), Sluggish tourism and services dampen growth expectations : The Asian Development Bank has revised its forecast for Nepal’s economic growth to 4.1 percent from the previous 5.1 percent, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/09/2021), Nepal's GDP to grow modestly this fiscal: ADB (ht 23/09/2021), ADB's projections : Since immunisation is key to economic recovery, it behooves the govt to speed up the vaccination campaign (ht 24/09/2021), Growth Forecast At 4.1% : ADB projects Nepal’s economy to grow by 4.1 percent in FY2022 (sp 08/10/2021)

The workplace after Covid-19 : Remote working has emerged as a strong option in managing offices, even in the public sector, by Harimani Ghimire (kp 19/09/2021)

Bottlenecks in branding exportable products : Market research becomes meaningful when it focuses on exploring new markets, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 17/09/2021)

Ethics of Accounting Profession, by Nandan Prasad Adhikari (rep 17/09/2021)

Policy Convergence and Small Changes: An Economic Idea Left Behind?, by Sabin Subedi (rep 11/09/2021)

Here’s how to help ‘Ram Bahadur’ : The adage that everything from salt to gold comes from outside hardly seems false, by Shuvangi Khadka (kp 05/09/2021)

Nepal’s BoP surplus nosedived from over Rs 282 billion to Rs 1.23 billion last FY (rep 29/08/2021)

Increasing Gap : Increasing Balance of Payment (BoP) will have long lasting impacts on Nepal’s economy (sp 20/08/2021)

Finance Minister Sharma issues Fact Paper on economic condition (kh 10/08/2021), Poor economic health : Fiscal deficit cannot be reduced to the desired level unless the government takes measures to increase the production base (ht 12/08/2021)

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)

The economic challenges facing Deuba : The new prime minister has appointed somebody with unknown credentials as finance minister, by Achyut Wagle (kp 20/07/2021)

In new fiscal year, hopes for economic revival hinge on jabs : Nepal’s economy lost two years to pandemic. Economic activities were picking up but then the second wave hit in April. Except for tourism, prognosis is good, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/07/2021)

Nepal registers BoP deficit of Rs 15.15bn (ht 16/07/2021)

Economic growth target unchanged for the next three years despite the pandemic : Target of 6.5 percent for 2021-22 may be met if situation normalises given the negative growth last fiscal year, but double digit growth after that is impossible, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/06/2021) [A political way to raise unrealistic hopes!]

Deficit of entrepreneurial intent : Mere policy  announcements  are unlikely to bear the desired fruits, by Achyut Wagle (kp 22/06/2021)

World Bank projects 3.9 percent economic growth in 2021/22 (kh 09/06/2021)

How the pandemic wrecked the national economy, by Rudra Pangeni (ae 03/06/2021)

Infection fears force farmers to go it alone : The pandemic has ended the tradition of working in each other’s fields during the busy season, farmers say, by Agandhar Tiwari and Prakasj Baral (kp 25/05/2021)

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

Nepal will require 26 million tonnes of cement annually by 2024-25, central bank report says : Foreign direct investment in the cement industry stands at Rs56.97 billion, according to Nepal Rastra Bank, by Krishana )Prasain (kp 22/05/2021)

The economy has been eroding : Given the rapid spread of Covid-19, CBS’s growth  projection will most likely be an overestimation, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 17/05/2021)

Current account deficit surges 64.49 per cent (ht 13/05/2021), Inflation at 3.10 per cent (ht 13/05/2021)

Nepal’s economy to post modest recovery this fiscal year, says Asian Development Bank : Nepal’s economy is anticipated to grow by 3.1 percent this fiscal year 2020-2021 ending mid-July from a contraction of 1.9 percent in the last fiscal year. But there are downside risks to the outlook on a resurgence of Covid-19 infections (kp 28/04/2021)

Leverage can both help and hurt : With leverage in trading, any gains get multiplied. But so do the losses, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 26/04/2021)

Nepal’s economy on road to recovery, economists say : As per the World Bank, the country is expected to achieve a growth rate of 2.7 percent this fiscal year, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/04/2021), World Bank projects Nepal's GDP growth at 2.7 per cent (ht 01/04/2021)

Pandemic-battered economy is on the up. A second wave could dent recovery : Tourism is still reeling but service industry is picking up and agriculture is giving mixed signals. Economists  warn against blanket lockdown even if cases rise, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Sangam Prasain (kp 24/03/2021), Risk of second wave threatens economic revival, ba Arpana Ale Magar (ht 25/03/2021)

How to ‘Make in Nepal'? : Implementation and government support will make or break the new industry campaign, by Achyut Wagle (kp 16/03/2021)

Nepal receives FDI commitment worth Rs 25.31 billion in first seven months of current fiscal year (rep 14/03/2021)

e are witnessing an economic contraction : Revised and rebased  statistics provide a more accurate picture of the economy, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 12/03/2021)

Dip in per capita income challenge to Nepal’s graduation to developing country status, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/03/2021)

Pandemic pulls country’s economic growth into negative territory : Nepal saw an economic growth rate of -1.99 percent in fiscal year 2019-2020, ending mid-July, new national accounts statistics says (kp 04/03/2021), Economic growth rate turned negative in last fiscal year: CBS (kh 04/03/2021), Nepal witnessed economic recession but quick recovery likely, economists say : There was negative growth in the last quarter of 2019-20 and first quarter of 2020-21. In the final analysis year-on-year growth in the last fiscal year was minus 1.99 percent, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/03/2021)

Nepal’s debt nearly triples in the last five and half years : Experts, however, say the country still has room for borrowing needed for development but insist that there should be productive use of the borrowed funds, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/03/2021

Dang coal mines have become death traps : A worker’s death highlights the dangers of coal mines, where safety measures are flouted and inspection is non-existent, by Durgalal KC (kp 27/02/2021)

The economy moves on : The impact of the pandemic on the Nepali economy is waning, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 23/02/2021)

The ongoing political chaos may leave serious negative impacts on the country’s economy, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 05/02/2021)

Slowly recovering economy could be stalled again by political instability : As Nepal marks a year since the first Covid-19 case, latest indicators have been encouraging but as far as tourism is concerned, it will take years to get to pre-pandemic levels, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Sangam Prasain (kp 25/01/2021)

The job of stimulus is to stimulate : Tons of small businesses are simply hanging by a thread; they need grants, not loans, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 24/01/2021)

Need Of Swift Economic Recovery, by Yogesh Pokharel (rn 22/01/2021)

Nepal’s unfinished economic revolution, by Bishal Thapa (ae 08/01/2021)

‘Nepal’s GDP growth to remain low this fiscal’ (ht 07/01/2021), World Bank projects Nepal’s growth rate to limit at 0.6 percent this year (rep 07/01/2021)

How the pandemic put the brakes on Nepal’s economic growth : Projections by various agencies show recovery will be long and arduous, especially with political uncertainty, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/12/2020)

Foreign exchange reserves above 15 billion, remittances increase to 11.2%: NRB : Food and beverage inflation stands at 5.73 percent (rep 22/12/2020)

Trademark counterfeiting: Time to review its laws, by Anusuiya Chaulagain (ht 14/12/2020)

Digitisation, an ally of corporate treasuries : The government must make the vaccine available for free to every citizen, by Michael Siddhi (kp 14/12/2020)

Problems and solutions in consumer protection : The government and the private sector should prepare the market monitoring modalities jointly, by Shankar Man Singh (kp 07/12/2020)

Pandemic derails country’s economic recovery, Nepal Rastra Bank survey suggests : Economists and business people have urged the government to implement economic recovery programmes to lift the faltering economy, by Prithvi man Shrestha (kp 06/12/2020)

Sluggish import of capital goods reflects Covid-19’s toll on domestic economy : Private sector says it can’t be expected to invest as usual, and government needs to invest in large infrastructure projects. But public capital expenditure figures are still disappointing, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/11/2020)

Economy growing by zero percent still satisfactory compared to negative growth in advanced economies, says PM Oli (rep 26/11/2020) [???]

More virus-spurred disruptions to come : The International Monetary Fund forecasts the  economy to have grown  by zero percent, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 12/11/2020)

नेपालको अर्थतन्त्रमा नयाँ सामान्यीकरण कसरी ? राजनीतिक र सरकारका अंगहरूको खर्चको विश्लेषण गरी अत्यावश्यकबाहेकका खर्च कटौती गरेर ठूलो राशी जम्मा गर्न सकिन्छ [How about a new generalization in Nepal's economy? By analyzing the expenditure of political and government organs, a large amount can be collected by cutting non-essential expenses], by Sudarshan Paudel (np 08/11/2020)

Consumers deprived of their rights due to lax market monitoring (ht 05/11/2020)

The government goes borrowing as virus strangles revenue sources : Foreign aid commitments to Nepal in the first two months of fiscal year grow seven-fold, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/10/2020)

A full arsenal of policies is needed to promote a solid recovery, interview with Laura Jaramillo Mayor, International Monetary Fund Mission Chief for Nepal (ht 23/19/2929(

Rising COVID-19 cases pose downside risks to Nepal’s growth, warns IMF (rep 22/10/2020)

What’s really happening in the economy : The rosy picture presented by the central bank does not reveal a recovery phenomenon, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 18/10/2020)

How COVID-19 provides an opportunity to chart a self-reliant economy (rep 17/10/2020)

Nepal’s pandemic-time economic focus : The first priority should be employment generation so as to ensure all households can meet their basic needs. But doing so may compromise economic growth and contribute to inflation, by Mukunda Prasad Sharma (ae 16/10/2020)

Will COVID-19 Break Globalisation?, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 16/10/2020)

With revenue lower than expenditure, officials to bridge gap with foreign aid and internal loans : Amid decreasing imports, the Department of Customs has been struggling to collect revenue as per the target, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/10/2020)

Nepal’s economic growth projected to slump to 0.6 percent : The World Bank predicts worst-ever recession in South Asia (rep 08/10/2020), World Bank projects Nepal’s economic growth for 2020-21 at 0.6 percent : If disruptions persist and relief spending weakens, growth could be as little as 0.1 percent, but in case a vaccine is available, it could go up to 2 percent, the bank says, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/10/2020)

Pandemic comes as ready excuse for economic slide which was already visible : The slowdown began in 2018-19 with low capital spending leading to a liquidity crunch, which in turn lowered the confidence of the country’s private sector, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/09/2020)

Covid-19 weighs heavy on Nepali economy : Industrialists say the national economy won’t regain previous rhythm unless all restrictions on free flow of people and vehicles are lifted, by Tulsi Subedi (ae 25/09/2020)

With festival season close, bank loans for imports halve, bankers’ data shows : Low spending outlook around Dashain clearly suggests that Nepal’s economy, 82 percent of which is driven by consumption, will continue to slide, economists say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Sangam Prasain (kp 19/09/2020)

ADB projects Nepal’s growth rate to slump to 1.5 percent in current fiscal year : Growth projection lowered citing longer than anticipated period to contain coronavirus (rep 15/09/2020), Nepal’s economy may grow 1.5 percent this fiscal year, Asian Development Bank says (kp 16/09/2020)

With the disease comes added debt : In many ways, developing countries can be likened to upstart companies with a  lot of growth potential, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 14/09/2020)

With a sharp quarterly slump, last fiscal year growth headed for a massive decline : Government data show a downward spiral, and with uncertainties caused by Covid-19, economists say the  country will hugely struggle to escape a negative growth this fiscal year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Sangam Prasain (kp 07/09/2020)

Land Management Ministry decides to open plotting, splitting of land (rep 07/09/2020)

Nepal’s patronage economy : Government-led capital expenditure projects are overwhelmingly selected by patronage and corruption, by Bishal Thapa (ae 04/09/2020)

Economists paint a bleak picture of economy as virus hits harder : With rising virus caseload, authorities are tightening curbs which could result in a massive economic contraction, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/09/2020)

The cash cow is drying up : Don’t be fooled by the better-than-expected results from the external sector, the effects are only temporary, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 02/09/2020)

Less money coming in: The virus has slashed remittance flows, so it is necessary to make the most of what you have, by Shankar Ghimire (kp 14/08/2020)

Time to talk turkey: Address the warnings beforehand to stop an unemployment pandemic (kp 06/08/2020)

Nepal may see 28.7 percent contraction in remittance in 2020, highest in the developing Asia, ADB says: But Nepal Rastra Bank says as China’s demand for oil will create jobs in Gulf countries, Nepal may not see a big contraction on remittance earnings despite the pandemic, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/08/2020)

Impact of Covid-19 on Nepalese Economy, by Nitish Shrestha (kh 30/07/2020)

Majhis in Parbat put their lives at risk in Kaligandaki River to extract sand: The local unit banned sand extraction in rivers during rainy season but the Majhi squatter community has no other means to earn a living; they defy the ban and brave the river, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 28/07/2020)

The story of Langtang cheese: How Nepal’s famous cheese centre survived a deadly avalanche, and built back better, by Gyalbu Tamang (nt 24/07/2020)

Nepal’s economic growth to shrink to 2.1 pc: WB: ‘Low economic activity and petroleum prices will keep imports low’ (ht 24/07/2020)

After delayed and poor harvest, yarsagumba collectors will now have to face depletion concerns: First came the ban in harvesting the fungus due to pandemic fears and now the government has taken note of the IUCN concern of conservation needs for the Himalayan ‘viagra’., by Chandan Kumar Mandal and Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 19/07/2020)

Nepal's Balance of Payments (BOP) situation at an impressive Rs 179.37 billion (ht 17/07/2020)

2.36 million Nepalis scared of losing home or land (ht 16/07/2020)

No jobs, few crops: Coronavirus, pests leave people fearing hunger (ht 16/07/2020)

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)

People without vehicles are having difficulty commuting to work as public transport service remains shut: Transport department says health and safety guidelines are being prepared for passenger carrying vehicles in case the government decides to resume public transport services, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 05/07/2020), Struggling shop owners have put their businesses for sale to pay off their debts but there are no buyers: In Thamel, 270 travel and tour agencies, restaurants, curio shops and hotels have closed in the past three months, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/07/2020)

Nepal moves up to lower-middle-income country, says World Bank report: Economists say Nepal may relapse to ‘low-income’ status as incomes and jobs evaporate due to the pandemic, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/07/2020) [See corresponding World Bank report]

The Brunt Of Economic Halt, by Namrata Sharma (rn 24/06/2020)

National Debt Situation Of Nepal, by Bhanu Kandel (rn24/06/2020)

Reviving Ailing Economy Hit By COVID-19, by Dibyeswar Prasad Shrestha (rn 18/06/2020)

Nepal’s BOP in surplus even as world reels from economic downturn (rep 17/06/2020) [???]

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)

In sharp contrast to government’s ambitious 7 percent growth, World Bank forecasts a dismal 2.1 percent for next fiscal year: The 7 percent target has been deemed overly ambitious while economists call the World Bank’s forecast more realistic, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/06/2020) [The absurd prognosis of the government without any basis is an irresponsible whitewash!]

Nepal’s Economy May Take Years To Recover, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rn 31/05/2020)

The way forward in South Asia: Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal could face an excruciating foreign exchange crunch, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 27/05/2020)

Nepali economy needs foresight and courage, by Saurav Rana (rep 26/05/2020)

Is COVID-19 portending bleak days in Nepal? Job-cut in Gulf countries to impact Nepal’s economy adversely (kh 24/05/2020)

Keshav Acharya: If we can achieve four percent growth and maintain inflation at seven percent, I will be happy: ‘Spending capacity of provincial and local governments should be strengthened as they don’t have technical knowhow.’, interview by Prithvci Man Shrestha (kp 24/05/2020) [Dream on!]

Is COVID-19 portending bleak days in Nepal? Job-cut in Gulf countries to impact Nepal’s economy adversely (kh 23/05/2020)

Lockdown restrictions have hit livelihood of poor families who depend on community forests: Government set to lose billions in revenue as forest cutting halted due to Covid-19, by Shashwat Pant (kp 22/05/2020)

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)

Finance Committee recommends government launch Rs 188 billion stimulus package to keep economy afloat (kp 22/05/2020)

Continued lockdown may trigger unpredictable economic consequences, experts say: The Central Bureau of Statistics has said Nepal's economy would likely grow at a rate of 2.27 percent this fiscal year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/05/2020)

We need more economists: And we need firms and organisations to invest more in research and analysis, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 19/05/2020), [see part 2, 19/05/2020]

Economic Recovery Need Of Hour, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 19/05/2020)

Economic cost of Covid-19 and way forward (1), by Bijaya Shrestha (kh 18/05/2020)

Plans after the pandemic: Nepalis knew all along that the economy, based largely on remittance, is unsustainable. But we never realised that it would meet such a chaotic fate, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 15/05/2020)

Bagmati Province suffers highest loss from coronavirus lockdown: The growth rate in the country's economic powerhouse is likely to sink to 1.23 percent from last year's heady 6.4 percent, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/05/2020). GDP growth of Bagmati Province to slump to 1.23 per cent: CBS (ht 13/05/2020)

Following the World Bank, Central Bureau of Statistics too revises growth rate to 2.27: The revision is a sharp fall from 8.5 percent that the government had set for the economy this year, but even a 2.27 growth is optimistic, economists say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/04/2020), Nepal’s economic growth set to slump to 2.27 per cent this fiscal, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 30/04/2020)

Economy Takes A Knock, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 28/04/2020))

The ripple effect of COVID-19 on the Nepali economy, by Prashanna Mahat (kh 26/04/2020)

The Nepali economy will bounce back quick: More in-depth analyses and multi-dimensional perspectives are required, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 21/04/2020 [This statement by the otherwise renowned expert does not seem conclusive in some respects.]

COVID-19: How To Keep Nepali Economy Flowing, by Anil Kumar Upadhyay (rn 18/04/2020)

Unlocking the economy post-lockdown: Checklist of measures to help Nepal's economy regain good health once the pandemic eases, by Sanjib Subba (nt 17/04/2020)

Stimulus Packages Save Economy, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 14/04/2020)

Nepal looks at tough times ahead as World Bank predicts a growth rate between 1.5 and 2.8 percent: The government had targeted a growth rate of 8.5 percent this fiscal year but the pandemic and the ensuing lockdown have thrown cold water on those plans, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/04/2020), IMF cuts Nepal's growth forecast to 2.5% due to COVID-19, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 15/04/2020)

Tackling Economic Fallout Of COVID-19, by Mina Aryal (rn 08/04/2020)

Foreign currency inflow shrinks on virus crisis: Earnings are down with remittance, exports and tourism all taking a direct hit from the pandemic, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/04/2020)

Asian Development Bank revises Nepal’s economic growth rate to 5.3 percent in light of Covid-19 pandemic: Economists, however, say this number is much too optimistic and forecast a more somber figure of around 4 percent, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/04/2020)  [Why so optimistic? No tourism, hardly any remittances, downgrating agriculture and other economy!]

Govt slow to protect poor, counter economic impact of Covid-19: As countries rush to announce stabilization measures to insulate economy from the pandemic, Nepal govt keeps mum over relief package, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 29/03/2020)

Covid-19, economic crisis and the Nepali economy: The government’s policies and priorities for economic development require a revision, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 23/03/2020), When will the govt launch economic relief package?, by Rupak D. Sharma and Sujan Dhungana (ht 23/03/2020)

Prepare for the worst: Economic impact of COVID-19 (rep 18/03/2020), The cost of a pandemic: The real test for the government will be how it tackles the economic fallout of the pandemic, by Deepak Thapa (kp 19/03/2020), Experts call for measures to ease the impact of coronavirus on the economy: Ensuring supply of essentials, controlling prices, slashing customs duty on raw materials and rescheduling loans are some of the recommended actions, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/03/2020), Economic Impact of Covid-19, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 20/03/2020), Covid-19 pandemic likely to devastate country’s labour sector as ILO projects 25 million job losses globally: While labour migration has come to a complete halt, more job cuts are expected in the domestic labour market as well, labour experts say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/03/2020)

Nepal’s economy, already weak, takes direct hit: Nepal may not officially have an outbreak cluster yet, but COVID-19 is bringing down the economy, by Sanghamitra Subba (rep 13/03/2020)

Coronavirus onslaught: It makes sense for the government to lower its GDP growth target in light of the impact of the outbreak, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 09/03/2020)

Economy on right trajectory but external challenges loom: Khatiwada (rep 05/03/2020)

Nepali economy starts to feel the pinch as coronavirus spreads: Given travel restrictions around the world and a fall in: Chinese imports, tourism, manufacturing and remittance are all expected to see a slump, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/03/2020)

Scandals expose conflict over patronage: If Nepal is to develop, we must ensure a transition to the rule of law in the economy as well, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 02/03/2020)

Government to struggle to meet growth target amidst coronavirus and poor expenditure: The tourism sector, which has been badly affected by the coronavirus outbreak, is unlikely to add much to the growth rate while spending and lending are both down, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/02/2020)

8.5pc growth not achievable (ht 20/02/2020), Is the 8.5 pc growth target achievable?, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 23/02/2020)

Bahuni in Morang awaits petroleum exploration since 1988, by Amar Khadka (rep 26/01/2020)

Mines of Sudurpashchim province yet to be explored, by Pushparaj Joshi (rep 26/01/2020)

Seismic survey for petroleum exploration under way in Dailekh district (ht 22/01/2020), First phase of petroleum exploration in Dailekh district completed (ht 11/03/2020)

Federal government faces a revenue deficit of Rs 90 billion in the first half: Government officials blame a drop in imports and sluggish economic activities for the fall in revenue collection, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/01/2020)

IMF projects economic growth at 6pc (ht 18/01/2020), IMF projects Nepal’s economic growth to moderate to 6%, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 18/01/2020)

A-class 100m tonnes of iron ore in Nawalparasi (ht 14/01/2020)

Jelbang iron mine lying idle since 1989, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 12/012/2020)

Finance minister claims the country is on the course of broad-based economic growth: But the World Bank says the economy will expand by only 6.4 percent in the current fiscal year, well below the government target of 8.5 percent, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/01/2020)

t-earthquake rebuilding added 4.5 percent to growth rate, says report, but economists disagree: While reconstruction did create jobs and increase financial inclusion, its contribution to the growth rate requires more research, economists say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/12/2019)

Slump in bank lending suggests slowdown in the economy: The government’s economic growth rate target of 8.5 percent will be difficult to achieve with the decrease in both government and private sector spending, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/12/2019)

Benefits of Circular Economy: Circular economy is an alternative to the linear economic model which ends in product disposal. This is why it is gaining much attention globally and is widely popular among businesses elsewhere, by Kaustuv Raj Neupane and Rachana Upadhyaya (rep 14/12/2019)

WB projects 6.4pc economic growth this fiscalStresses on enhanced data availability for successful transition towards federalism (ht 13/12/2019), Visit Nepal 2020 pins hope for strong medium-term growth outlook, says World Bank report: The multilateral funding agency said import growth would slow down as the government implements its programmes to check fiscal deficit (kp 13/12/2019) [see Nepal Development Update by World Bank, 12/12/2019]

Restriction on land plotting hits property deals, by Prem Penthoki (rep 10/12/2019)

Worrying signals in the economy: Policy failures and the inability to mitigate the increase of corruption will hit Nepal’s economy hard, by Achyut Wagle (kp 10/12/2019)

Impact of a slowing Indian economy begins to appear on some local sectors: The impact on Nepal may be severe if the Indian economy continues to be on a downward spiral, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/12/2019)

Nepal’s economic growth tapers off as construction slackens and remittances slow in the first quarter: The country’s GDP is likely to grow at 7 percent this fiscal year, lower than the government’s 8.5 percent target, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/11/2019)

Nepal does need to focus on economic growth, but not at the cost of a better quality of life for all: It is better to have an evenly distributed low per capita income without people living in the slums, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 20/11/2019)

Time For Economic Leap, by Balmukund Regmi (rn 20/11/2019)

Slowdown in construction activity spells bad news for economy: Demand for construction  materials has fallen due to low public capital spending, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 20/11/2019)

Govt revises economic growth target down to 7.01 per cent (ht 15/11/2019), Govt revises down economic growth rate to 7.01% (rep 15/11/2019)

Does Doing Business ranking mean anything?, by Biswo Poudel (rep 04/11/2019)

Remittance inflow drops after almost four years: Central bank report shows BoP at a surplus of Rs 8.83 billion in first two months of fiscal (ht 24/10/2019)

The government is set to miss its own economic growth target, yet again: Its inability to bring about structural changes and support positive policy developments is the root cause, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 21/10/2019)

A tale of slow progress, by Biswo Poudel (rep 21/10/2019)

IMF recommends Nepal to contain domestic demand pressures (rep 20/10/2019)

Nepal to achieve 6.5 percent growth, World Bank says: The government has set a target of 8.5 percent growth to make Nepal a middle-income country by 2030, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/10/2019), WB projects economy to grow at 7.1pc in current fiscal year (ht 14/10/2019) [????] [see WB report, 13/10/2019], World Bank projects Nepal’s GDP growth rate to average at 6.5% (rep 14/10/2019)

Nepal is the worst performer in economic competitiveness in South Asia, report says: The economy performed poorly in terms of innovation capability, information, communication and technology adoption, product market development, judicial independence and government’s long-term vision, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 11/10/2019)

Nepal's economy is the 136th freest, says US think tank: The report says that Nepali courts are generally reliable, but they remain vulnerable to political pressure, bribery and intimidation, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 02/10/2019) [In other words: Still a very unfree economy!] [see ranking of Nepal according to the Heritage Foundation]

Failing on economy: Nepal has failed to take comparative advantage by forging economic alliances and business  cooperation with economic giants even though we are already dependent on them, by Kedar Neupane (rep 29/09/2019)

The economic slowdown in India does not bode well for Nepal: Nearly two years since the last elections, Nepalis are neither happy nor is the country on the path to prosperity (kp 26/09/2019)

Nepal’s economy may grow above 6 percent this fiscal year, ADB says: This marks an economic growth projection of over 6 percent for four consecutive fiscal years, but it is way below the target set by the government, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/09/2019)

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)

Surging trade deficit is cause for concern, but it could be turned into opportunities: There are several areas where Nepal can cash in on to boost domestic businesses, analysts say, by Rajnesh Khanal (kp 08/09/2019)

Nepal feels the heat of the cooling Indian economy: While there is a legitimate fear of the slowing growth having trickle-down effects, Nepal may benefit in the short term, by Achyut Wagle (kp 03/09/2019)

BoP at Rs 67.4bn deficit in 2018-19 (ht 02/09/2019)

Open data: A non-rival good, by Ashutosh M. Dixit (ht 27/08/2019)

Forecast: Economic gloom: Nepal needs to be prepared for a potential slowdown in the global and regional economies, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 27/08/2019)

GDP growth in this fiscal projected at 6.02 pc (ht 27/07/2019)

Is Two-day Weekend Practical?, by Kamal Parajuli (rn 15/07/2019)

Yarsagumba pickers return home empty-handedThe pricy caterpillar fungus was scarce this year due to frequent snowfall,  storms and rains in Dolpa district, according to locals, by Bhim Bahadur Singh (kp 30/06/2019)

The government needs to manage land use: Laws should be created to control unscientific fragmentation for real estate purposes, by Santosh Pathak (kp 10/06/2019)

World Bank projects economic growth for the next fiscal year at 6.5pc, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/06/2019)

Agriculture’s share in gross domestic product shrinks to 26.98 percent: Survey, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/05/2019)

7pc growth expected in current fiscal (ht 28/05/2019)

Insurance coverage reaches 18 percent of total population (rep 28/05/2019)

Market monitoring mechanism at local levels sought (ht 27/05/2019)

Our problem is we cannot borrow money and we cannot spend money, interview with Biswo Poudel (rep 23/05/2019)

Outbound Nepalis spent Rs 68 billion in nine months (rep 23/05/2019)

Where is our economy heading? (rep 22/05/2019)

No more bad management: The role of effective governance cannot be overstated for achieving sustained economic growth, by Narayan Prasad Wagle (kp 21/05/2019)

Govt envisions rapid economic growth, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 04/05/2019)

A cup full of woes for tea estate workers: An ongoing standoff between tea estate workers and tea factories is expected to result in production losses of 20 percent, by Biplav Bhattarai (kp 28/04/2019)

Economic growth projected at 6.81 percent—short of government target, but still best in recent years, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/04/2019), Economy to expand to Rs 3.46 tn at 6.81 pcPer capita income expected to reach $1,047 this fiscal, against $1,005 in the last fiscal year, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 27/04/2019)

Nepal’s GDP And Low-income People, by Kamal Parajuli (rn 27/04/2019)

The fallacy of false precision: Govt using obsolete investment, growth model, by Rupak D Sharma (ht 23/04/2019)

NRB governor sees economy growing by 7% this fiscal year, by Binod Subedi (rep 18/04/2019)

The empire springs back: A resurgence in Nepal’s west can give a considerable boost to the regional and national economies, by Jaya Jung Mahat (kp 16/04/2019)

Inverted yield curve: Is Nepali economy safe?, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (ht 12/04/2019)

IMF forecasts 6.5 percent growth for Nepal (rep 10/04/2019)

Unleashing transformation: A fresh perspective is needed on how we market our country to the world, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 09/04/2019)

WB report identifies 5 key risks for Nepal’s economic outlook: Puts growth forecast for current fiscal year at 6 percent (rep 09/04/2019)

Per capita income to reach $1,400 by 2023-24 (ht 04/04/2019), Government expects economy to expand by 10.3 percent annually: Needs investment of Rs9.24 trillion over the five-year plan period lasting from fiscal 2019-20 to 2023-24, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/04/2019), Bumper crops, higher spending likely to push growth to 6.2 percent (kp 04/04/2019)

Market monitoring ineffective in Jhapa, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 19/03/2019)

Measurement of Societal Well-being, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 22/02/2019)

Green Mountain Economy, by Dinesh C Devkota (rn 20/02/2019)

Erosion of economic base: The reality is that the high dependence on remittance will further weaken our social and economic bases, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 20/02/2019)

International Monetary Fund predicts 6.5 percent growth: ‘The economic expansion also comes with some challenges that need to be carefully managed’, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/02/2019)

IMF for reining in rapid credit expansion, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 19/02/2019)

Nepal’s credit worthiness: A good sovereign credit rating is needed to borrow in the international bond markets, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 18/02/2019)

Landowners without certificates (rep 13/02/2019)

‘We have overcome almost every challenge to put the economy on track’: Finance Minister, interview with Yubaraj Khatiwada (kp 12/02/2019)

Chasing success: Many have climbed up professional ladder in Nepal because they understand value of time, have trustworthy communication and are patient, by Nirmal Thapa (rep 03/02/2019)

To Davos with hammer and sickle, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 18/01/2019), PM to leave for Davos tomorrow, by Anil Giri (kp 19/01/2019), Prime Minister Oli makes pitch to attract foreign investment: Stresses social development and environment at World Economic Forum, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 23/01/2019), Nepal poised to become fastest growing economy: Oli (ht 23/01/2019) [This is an almost criminal statement in the face of an extreme and ever-increasing trade deficit and an employment policy that completely negates the domestic market and is focused solely on the labour migration of the ever-increasing number of young people!], ‘Davos meet good opportunity to make Nepal widely known’ (kp 27/01/2019), ‘Nepal’s participation in summit fruitful’ (ht 27/01/2019), Trade tensions: Oli’s pitching to investors at Davos is futile without creating a trading environment, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 28/01/2019), The art of conversation: Speeches and the long-held need to preach are passé, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 29/01/2019), Miles to go: Transmitting the message that Nepal is safe and secure for foreign investment is one thing. Ensuring that, another, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 30/01/2019), Nepal’s Maiden Participation In WEF, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 31/01/2019)

Government lifts restriction on land plotting, by Anil Giri (kp 13/01/2019)

Teach them English: If we cannot enhance competence of English teachers at government schools, we probably can’t enhance English learning of students, by Rishi Ram Paudyal (rep 12/01/2019)

World Bank forecasts 5.9% growth for Nepal in FY2018/19 (rep 11/01/2019)

Changing track: Sixth Industrialisation is the way to revitalise the rural economy and boost incomes, by Arjun GC (kp 08/01/2019)

The Livelihood Economy, by Dev Raj Dahal (kp 08/01/2019)

Tap the opportunities: Low level of economic integration combined with untenable trade deficit is making Nepal vulnerable to external shocks, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 08/01/2019)

Nepal living beyond its means, by Binaya Banjara (nt 04/01/2019)

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

Growth forecast revised upward to 6.5 percent: The IMF also showed concern over the rate of credit expansion by Nepali banks and financial institutions, by Bibek Subedi (kp 14/12/2018), IMF projects economic growth at 6.5 percent, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 14/12/2018)

Capital concerns: Forceful countercyclical measures are needed to put the economy back on track, by Achyut Wagle (kp 11/12/2018)

Wrong economic vision: Prosperity doesn’t come just from wishing or planning for high growth. But this is precisely what the governments of Nepal have been doing, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 02/12/2018)

On The Road To Prosperity, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 29/11/2018)

Growing money: It’s time we realise the economic potential of the medicinal plant sector, by Dipesh Pyakurel and Carsten Smith-Hall (kp 28/11/2018)

‘Nepal now self-sufficient in iron, steel materials’, by Krishana Prasain (kp 21/11/2018)

Market monitoring: Authorities ordered to take stern action, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/11/2018)

New study picks out 5 sectors for growth, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/11/2018)

Country now has stable macroeconomy: Finance Minister: World Bank and IFC launch first Nepal CPSD (rep 17/11/2018)

Channelising international finance A transparent multi-stakeholder approach is the way forward, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K Thakur (kp 13/11/2018)

FinMin says 8pc growth target difficult to achieve (ht 07/11/2018)

Nepal’s GDP to grow 6pc, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/10/2018), WB urges investment, productivity-driven growth: Projects gross domestic product growth in Nepal to average six per cent in medium term (ht 02/11/2018)

Nepal’s performance on ease of doing business worsens: Country slips five places to 110th in World Bank ranking, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 01/11/2018), Government voices concern over World Bank report (ht 18/11/2018)

Circular economy: 3A multi-pronged approach is required to make business sustainable, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 23/10/2018)

IMF keeps Nepal’s growth projection unchanged at 5% : We may revise growth projection after Article IV consultation: IMF’s Almekinders (rep 10/10/2018)

BOP registers deficit of Rs 25 billion in first month of FY (rep 29/09/2018)

Nepal to clock 5.5 percent  growth this fiscal, says ADB (kp 27/09/2018), ADB's forecast of 5.5 percent growth lower than that of govt (rep 27/09/2018), Economy will grow at healthy but slower rate: ADB (ht 27/09/2018)

Think tank formed to counsel government: Another 25-member council set up for improving business climate; The panel led by Prof Chaitanya Mishra has Mina Acharya, Prof Rajendra Dhwoj Joshi, Prof Surendra Labh and Ganesh Gurung as members (kp 23/09/2018)

Whole village 'without' land ownership certificate, by Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 20/09/2018)

National Economic Census: A Window To Progress, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 17/09/2018)

Rising petro prices and US dollar to hurt Nepal, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 10/09/2018)

Consumption Problems Of Nepali Economy, by Kiran Dahal (rn 09/09/2018)

Inevitability Of Womenomics, by Kanhaiya Mathema (rn 16/08/2018)

Bridging The Income Gap, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 14/08/2018)

Lack of consumer protection: Market inspection drive of large firms fizzles out (kp 06/08/2018), Adulteration rampant due to poor oversight, by Pratap Bista (kp 06/08/2018)

Growing middle class: FMCG sector growing by leaps and bounds,  by Krishana Prasain (kp 24/07/2018)

Let the buyer beware: The many consumer protection laws are of no use if they are not enforced properly, by Rajina Dahal and Suresh Khatiwada (kp 16/07/2018)

Govt preparing to lift ban on land plotting, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 15/07/2018)

Govt to start 'special' market monitoring from Tuesday: FNCCI asks its members to be alert (rep 14/07/2018)

Economic revolution: The communist transformation of Nepal enters its final phase with a battle against the concentration of wealth and private sector businesses, by Bishal Thapa (rep 10/07/2018)

Govt spent Rs 10b in recurrent expenses Friday, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 09/07/2018)

Property transactions fall in Rupandehi, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 09/07/2018)

Nepalis parking wealth in Swiss banks: Four-fold rise in funds parked there by Nepalis since 2008, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 02/07/2018)

Vision for prosperity: Economic prosperity with social justice is possible only if there is a stable and visionary government with a progressive stance and dynamic governance, by Baburam Bhattarai (rep 01/07/2018)

New trans-Himalayan dictum: Oli’s China visit has overlooked Nepal’s benefit in Trans-Himalayan Multi-dimensional Connectivity Network, by Achyut Wagle (kp 26/06/2018)

Learning from Sipradi: The confluence of policy, business and development aid has created opportunities for short-term profiteering rather than building the basis for lasting progress, by Bishal Thapa (rep 26/06/2018)

Make in Nepal: Irony is that we are importing huge amount of powdered milk while our farmers have to bear with forced milk holiday in lack of market for their products, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 25/06/2018)

Mining Economic Resilience, by Dev Raj Dahal (12/06/2018)

Young country, fallow lands: As youths migrate and arable land lay fallow, question remains: who is going to farm?, by Bhawana Upadhyay (kp 12/06/2018)

Macroeconomic and Financial Situation of 10 months: Current account deficit at record high of Rs 191 billion (rep 11/06/2018)

Perennial delay in land acquisition hits industrial areas (ht 04/06/2018)

Thapa backs 8pc growth next year (kp 02/06/2018)

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

The prosperity agenda: Global partnership will not materialise without our conscious and consistent efforts, by Gyan Chandra Acharya (kp 28/05/2018)

Govt sets ambitious growth targets: Annual policies and programmes say per capita income will double in five years, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/05/2018) [??], Waiting for budget: Setting ambitious growth rate is welcome, but the govt’s major challenge is to deliver (kp 23/05/2018)

National Prosperity Through Domestic Employment, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 20/05/2018)

Nepal’s growth path: In addition to investment in primary sector, government needs to invest in service and industrial sectors to attain sustainable growth, by Krishna Sharma (rep 20/05/2018)

Growth essentials: Nepal needs to strengthen traditionally productive sectors while simultaneously building institutions and infrastructure to boost new growth sectors, by Mina Aryal (kp 18/05/2018)

Toward better economy: Nepal’s economy would have long collapsed without remittances for imports have sky-rocketed while exports continue to plummet, by Kedar Neupane (rep 16/05/2018)

Illusion of growth: Rise in per capita income does not necessarily indicate growth. It does not mean income of each household has increased, by Raj Kumar KC (rep 15/05/2018)

Failing economics: Economic policy professionals in Nepal have not been able to apply economic engineering to produce a desired growth, by Bhim Bhurtel (rep 06/05/2018)

Economic growth: Role of institutions, by Ramesh Ghimire (ht 04/05/2018)

Dissecting Nepali economy: The current debate on state of economy presented by white paper is largely suggestive of whether to see the glass half full or half empty, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (rep 01/05/2018)

Labour migration key to lubricating economy: Report (ht 29/04/2018)

Gross domestic savings to stand at 15 percent of GDP this fiscal: CBS (rep 28/04/2018)

Not so bleak: If not all rosy, the economic situation is not all doom and gloom, but we must direct our focus towards agriculture, construction and industry (ht 27/04/2018)

Stronger dollar to affect BoP situation (ht 27/04/2018)

#whomademyclothes: It’s Fashion Revolution week and the world, including Nepal, is asking who made their clothes to raise awareness about ethical fashion and sustainability (kp 26/04/2018)

Nepal’s economy likely to swell to Rs3 trillion: With a GDP worth Rs3 trillion, the per capita income of Nepalis will reach Rs103,335 (kp 26/04/2018), Average Nepali expected to earn US $1,004 this fiscal year, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 26/04/2018), One thousand dollars! Let us all congratulate our politicians and civil servants for doing all they can to make sure that we, the people remain poor while our thulo mancheys make more in a day from ghoos juice than what our average folks make in a year, by Guffadi (kp 28/04/2018), Income conundrum: Dissecting PCI forecast, by Nayan Krishna Joshi and Sadichchha Shrestha (ht 01/05/2018)

Nepal to witness growth of 5.89pc : CBS (ht 26/04/2018)

Biratnagar becomes largest export gateway of the country (rep 23/04/2018)

Casteised economy: State failed to support traditional leather makers even as leather industry booned, by Subhash Nepali (kp 22/04/2018)

Nepal records BoP deficit of Rs24.7 billion (kp 22/04/2018)

Reinforce institutional, administrative capacity of government: IMF (rep 22/04/2018)

Moderate Growth: Unlike the high growth of previous years, ADB projects that Nepal’s GDP growth will be 4.9 percent in the ongoing fiscal year (sp 20/04/2018)

Trending: blending: Blended finance scales up at the right time for Nepal, by Tim Gocher (kp 20/04/2018)

WB warns of alarming rise in debt to GDP ratio (kp 19/04/2018), World Bank warns of widening fiscal deficit (ht 19/04/2018), Transition to federalism may cost 3-4% of GDP: WB (rep 19/04/2018)

White paper and red flags: In-depth analysis needed to find out the causes behind the current economic condition, by Jagadish Prasad Bist and Aadersh Raj Joshi (kp 18/04/2018)

Nepal’s Economy Constraints and Opportunities, by Madan K. Dahal (rn 18/04/2018)

Nepal’s GDP to grow 4.6pc: WB (kp 17/04/2018), WB maintains Nepal’s growth forecast at 4.6pc: Flags country's inability to create job opportunities in tandem with economic progress (ht 17/04/2018)

CBS begins first Economic Census from today (kp 14/04/2018), National economic census starts today: First economic census to give complete picture of Nepal’s economy (rep 14/04/2018), Japan to help implement National Economic Census 2018 (ht 14/04/2018), Nepal’s first national economic census kicks off (ht 15/04/2018)

Sovereign credit rating: Why is it important for Nepal?, by Joseph Silvanus (ht 13/04/2018)

ADB revises growth rate forecast upward to 4.9 percent (kp 12/04/2018), GDP growth projected at 4.9pc this fiscal: ADB (ht 12/04/2018)

DoSM loses power to inspect markets: Market monitoring will now be handled by the  provincial and local  governments (kp 11/04/2018)

‘Trade deficit has negative correlation with GDP growth’ (ht 11/04/2018)

NC calls white paper ‘a red paper’: Says it paints bleak picture for political reasons (ht 10/04/2018), We'll take our share of blame for economic failure: NC; 'White paper guided by psychology to establish the agenda for next elections' (rep 10/04/2018)

Overcoming the obstacles: Stable domestic political climate and guarantee of security is bound to create a conducive environment for foreign investment, by Bhubanesh Pant (kp 09/04/2018)

National Economy in Doldrums, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 05/04/2018)

Bleak Economy and Way Out, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 02/04/2018)

Proposal for Prosperity, by Kiran Dahal (rn 01/04/2018)

Khatiwada says privatisation has essentially failed: Fiscal indiscipline grows; Revenue can’t meet routine expenditure, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 31/03/2018), Finance minister makes a diagnosis of economy: Slams privatization of public enterprises, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 31/03/2018), In the doldrums: Khatiwada, who is well-versed on economy, finance and development issues, should have clearly outlined the way forward (ht 02/04/2018), ‘We need structural transformation in the economy’, interview with FM Yubaraj Khatiwada (ht 02/04/2018), Mahat accuses FinMin of ‘cherry-picking’ economic data (kp 03/2018), Economic ills: Finance minister should focus on introducing reforms rather than playing blame games (kp 03/04/2018), White lies on white paper: Khatiwada’s failure to propose a rightful role and space for the private sector will further erode investors’ confidence, by Achyut Wagle (kp 03/04/2018), FinMin draws NC flak for ‘gloomy’ white paper views (kp 04/04/2018), Attributional discord: Despite shortcomings on attribution and cherry picking of data, the white paper is a good reflection of the economic state, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 06/04/2018), White paper a prescription to economic ills: FinMin (ht 06/04/2018), White paper just a diagnosis: FinMin (rep 06/04/2018), Deuba slams government white paper as ‘fabricated’ (kp 07/04/2018), Government’s White Paper, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 07/04/2018)

Keeping the balance: Nepal’s economic relations with neighbours should be nurtured in a pragmatic manner that ensures sovereignty, by Surendra Regmi (kp 30/03/2018)

Why the private sector is spooked: The market has gone into a tailspin as the private sector awaits the Communist government's economic roadmap, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 30/03/2018)

Nepal’s total debt jumps to 32 percent of GDP (kp 25/03/2018)

Challenging times: Economy is not expected to meet its initial growth target due to poor planning and allocation, but there is hope for next fiscal year, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 19/03/2018)

Country’s external financial transactions in bad shape: NRB (rep 19/03/2018)

Recovery in remittance income fails to lift BoP (kp 19/03/2018)

Govt to revise market monitoring duties (kp 16/03/2018)

Bottom-up approach, by Siddhant Raj Pandey (nt 16/03/2018)

How to growThe need of the hour is to focus on each growth-driving sector to create significant traction and ramp up the economy, by Surajit Aiyer (kp 15/03/2018)

New approach necessary to accelerate country’s economic growth (ht 14/03/2018)

Nepal to explore minerals (kp 10/03/2018)

MoF revises down spending target, growth rate (ht 08/03/2018), Govt to introduce austerity measures as deficit widens: Government’s budget  deficit stood at Rs49 billion as of Tuesday, which is around 1.9 percent of GDP (kp 08/03/2018), Govt revises down growth forecast to 6 pc, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 08/03/2018)

Finance ministry to issue white paper on economic situation, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 07/03/2018)

NCC urges govt to focus on double-digit expansion (ht 02/03/2018)

Globalisation losing lustre: We must learn from neighbouring countries and apply various policies and approaches to help the economy grow, by Purna Silwal (kp 27/02/2018)

New FinMin inherits a challenging economy, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 27/02/2018)

Economic survey from April 14 (ht 24/02/2018)

Nepali products hardly used in public offices (ht 21/02/2018)

Economic enigmas: Without reversing precarious trends, Nepal has very little hope of surviving as a functional economy, by Achyut Wagle (kp 20/02/2018)

Redirecting economy: The best performing economy is the one which has a well-chosen mixture of public and private goods and services, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 19/02/2018)

BoP, current account in deficit (rep 13/02/2018)

Remittance risks: Due to declining remittance and a depleted workforce, Nepal’s economy is nearing zero productivity, by Achyut Wagle (kp 23/01/2018)

Agenda for prosperity: The nation’s future in terms of prosperity and development will depend on the proper execution of economic decentralisation, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 23/01/2018)

Highest BoP deficit after 2010-11 (ht 18/01/2018)

CBS to conduct Economic Census from April 14: The survey will cover all private and state-owned  enterprises, cooperatives, non-governmental organisations and other institutions, such as political organisations and branch offices of foreign companies (kp 13/01/2018), Central Bureau of Statistics to conduct country’s first economic unit survey, by Sabin Mishra (ht 13/01/2018)

A brighter future: Nepal’s economic performance can benefit from institutionalising transparency and accountability, by Nischal Dhungel (kp 12/01/2018)

WB revises growth to 4.6% for this year (rep 11/01/2018)

Per capita income highest in Province 3, lowest in 7, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 09/01/2018)

Home cheap home: Low-interest loans and subsidised land should be provided to ensure housing for all, by Dibyeswar Prasad Shrestha (kp 03/01/2018)

Building blocks: The government must sustain the achievements of 2017 (kp 02/01/2018)

A stitch in time: A piece of land in Indrachowk of Kathmandu is much costlier than the land at Manhattan of New York or Hammersmith of London, by Ajaya Kusum Adhikari (rep 27/12/2017)

Current account deficit at Rs 25.8 billion: Officials say they will take needful measures to address the issue (rep 25/12/2017)

The Vicious Poverty Trap, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 25/12/2017)

Govt likely to fall short of growth target (ht 24/12/2017)

Reliability of govt stats: Data discrepancy creates confusion (kp 13/12/2017)

NRB launches new model to predict economic status (ht 22/11/2017)

BoP surplus for 1st time this fiscal yr (kp 20/11/2017)

Unlocking potential: If we can create progressive changes in the Nepali working environment, we can take on the world, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 07/11/2017)

Fiscal imprudence: There is a danger of fiscal mismanagement by the Left alliance in case they secure a majority to form govt, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 01/11/2017)

Nepal’s BoP in deficit, again: The BoP deficit of Rs5.9 billion indicates Nepal needs to find more ways to earn foreign currency, otherwise foreign exchange reserve will come under pressure (kp 30/10/2017), NRB paints bleak economic picture (ht 30/10/2017), Current account deficit soars to Rs 17.88 billion (rep 30/10/2017)

Nepal to face labour shortage by 2030: The country may fall short of 3.6 million workers in 12 years (kp 27/10/2017)

Income for all: Using the basic income guarantee approach, around Rs 214 billion a year will be needed to uplift the 25.2 percent of our total population still living in poverty, by Bamdev Paudel (rep 25/10/2017)

Festivalonomics: Reflecting on the interface between festivals and the economy, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 24/10/2017)

CBS to revise GDP basket in 2019 (kp 23/10/2017)

Nepalis spending 13% of daily income for a food-plate (rep 23/10/2017)

Nepal to face turbulence as remittance flow ‘drops’, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 17/10/2017)

Human behavior: New market economy, by Kedar Neupane (ht 17/10/2017)

Nepal to clock 5pc growth: International Monetary Fund says establishment of robust and sustainable framework of intergovernmental fiscal arrangement is essential for the success of federalism in Nepal, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 11/10/2017), IMF also lowers Nepal’s economic growth forecast to 5%: Projection by IMF slightly higher than those of World Bank, ADB (rep 11/10/2017)

Finance secretary claims 7.2 percent growth target gettable (rep 10/10/2017), Govt claims it can achieve targeted growth rate of 7.2pc, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 11/10/2017)

Foreign employment saving bonds: Pitfalls and challenges, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 04/10/2017)

ADB lowers economic growth forecast to 4.7pc (kp 27/09/2017), Economic growth to slow down to 4.7pc: ADB (ht 27/09/2017)

Nepal’s vertical fiscal gap to be widest in federal countries: This income generation arrangement implies tax collection in federal Nepal will not be significantly different from the unitary system, as approximately 80 to 85 percent of the total revenue is likely to remain with the central government, says the report (kp 20/09/2017)

World Bank revises Nepal’s growth forecast downwards to 4.5pc (kp 18/09/2017), Economy to grow by 4.6pc in current fiscal (ht 18/09/2017), World Bank forecasts moderate economic growth of 4.6 percent: ‘Severe floods in one-third of the country dampened economic momentum’, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 18/09/2017), Low spending: The World Bank estimates show that it is still the agriculture sector that plays a vital role for economic growth (ht 19/09/2017)

Economic development: Paradigm shift, by Prakash Katwal (ht 15/09/2017)

Achieving targets: Monetary policy reforms and using remittance towards capital gain a must to achieve economic growth target, by Sajal Mani Dhital (kp 10/09/2017)

Black economy thrives as under invoicing in import rampant, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 06/09/2017)

Building the economy of the future: Nepal must support innovation and entrepreneurship to become a middle income nation by 2020, by Alaina B. Teplitz (28/08/2017)

Slowing remittance growth squeezes BoP surplus (kp 27/08/2017)

Divided loyalty: South Asian migrant workers are not only contributing remittances, they are also promoting trade and foreign direct investment, changing global trends, by Naresh Rai (rep 23/08/2017)

Turning black into white: The government needs to take a more forceful approach if money laundering is to be curbed, by Atit Babu Rijal and Manish Raj Kharel (kp 22/08/2017)

DoMG scraps licences of 39 firms, individuals (ht 09/08/2017)

Economic growth projected at 3.54pc this fiscal (ht 01/08/2017)

Bring industry related acts, guidelines soon: Lawmakers to MoI (ht 13/07/2017)

Mineral deposits likely in 96 thousand Sq Km area (ht 25/06/2017)

Nepal third fastest growing economy in 2017 (ht 13/06/2017)

Muddy road to middle-income, by David Seddon (nt 11/06/2017)

Economy cannot tolerate inflation of over 6.4pc: NRB, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 06/06/2017)

Flights of fancy: Our economic numbers aren’t what they appear to be because of a phenomenon economist John Maynard Keynes called Money Illusion, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 06/06/2017)

Yarsa collectors swarm over highlands (kp 02/06/2017)

Taking politics out of the economy: Nepal can attain lower middle income status by 2030, but conditions apply, by Om Astha Rai (nt 02/06/2017)

Govt vows to achieve 7.2 per cent growth target in next fiscal (ht 31/05/2017)

Per capita debt down 2 percent to Rs21,665: Debt-to-GDP ratio falls to 24.1 percent, the lowest in at least 10 years according to the Ministry of Finance (kp 29/05/2017), Average income of Nepalis doubled in 11 yrs: Survey; Record 6.94 percent  economic growth; Industry sector posted robust growth of 10.97 percent; Per capita income doubled in 11 years; Economy rebounds post-earthquake, Indian blockade, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 29/05/2017)

Brick kiln workers back home for cultivation (ht 25/05/2017)

Manang residents resume journey for yarsa hunt (ht 25/05/2017)

Tatopani border closure: Hundreds of youths leave country after losing jobs, businesses, by Anish Tiwari  (kp 24/05/2017)

‘Reforms necessary to address tepid growth’ (ht 24/05/2017), Comprehensive reforms must to become lower-middle-income country by 2030, says WB (rep 24/05/2017)

Nepal braces for deceleration in per capita income growth, by Rupk D. Sharma (kp 24/05/2017)

Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics Week opens (ht 23/05/2017)

Cabinet approves mineral policy: Nepal is said to have deposits of 63 types of minerals, such as limestone, coal, talc, red clay, granite and marble, gold, and semi-precious and precious metals (kp 20/05/2017), Global tender to explore, extract petro products before mid-June (ht 20/05/2017)

Climbing higher: Toward a middle-income Nepal (Wold Bank 19/05/2017)

Services exports jump 20.6pc on tourism hike (kp 18/05/2017)

Debt collection suspended as govt savings top Rs262b, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 17/05/2017)

Key Issues In Nepalese Labour Market, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 14/05/2017)

WB revises Nepal’s economic growth to 7.5pc this fiscal year (kp 12/05/2017), Nepal’s growth rebounds to 7.5 per cent, says World Bank (ht 12/05/2017)

Holiday junkies: Our attitude towards holidays reflects the state of Nepali society, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 09/05/2017)

UNESCAP projects 4.6pc growth in current fiscal (ht 09/05/2017)

Money in the vault: Nepal has been saving more than it has been investing—no wonder growth is slow, by Tula Raj Basyal (kp 04/05/2017)

Service sector needs sustainable base for further expansion (ht 04/05/2017)

Chinese side refuses to develop ICD Timure according to Nepal’s proposal (ht 04/05/2017)

Beyond the growth figures: High growth rates shouldn’t only be for public consumption but should reflect improvements in people’s lives, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 03/05/2017)

Yarsha season affecting local elections, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 29/04/2017)

Economy to grow by 23-yr-high at 6.9pc, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 26/04/2017), CBS predicts economy to grow 6.94 pc, highest since 1993/94, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 26/04/2017), Seven Percent Economic Growth In This Fiscal Year 2016, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 27/04/2017)

Priced out: Land price moved up in late 1980s when banks began accepting over-valued land as collateral, by Ajaya Kusum Adhikari (rep 26/04/2017)

More than meets the eye: Don’t be fooled by the wonderful growth rates declared recently by the government, by Achyut Wagle (kp 25/04/2017)

Making Nepal special: Special Economic Zones, if properly implemented, could provide a rapid industrial upgrade, by Kshitiz Dahal (kp 17/04/2017)

WB revises growth forecast to 6 percent (kp 17/04/2017), Nepal bouncing back from economic shocks: WB; Latest WB report gives a thumbs up to govt's 6 percent growth target (rep 17/04/2017)

Plan launched to attain self-sufficiency in iron, by Narayan Sharma (kp 14/04/2017)

Current account deficit at over Rs6b (kp 13/04/2017)

Dollar depreciation to boost consumption (ht 13/04/2017)

Rosy growth outlook: Sustaining a high growth rate requires consistent political leadership, a competent bureaucracy and inclusive institutions, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 10/04/2017)

Mending National Economy, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 08/04/2017)

Nepalis household spending up 9pc, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 07/04/2017), An average Nepali spends Rs 70,680 yearly (ht 07/04/2017)

Nepal opens 15 mineral mines for exploration (kp 31/03/2017)

Cautiously optimistic: Nepal’s GDP forecast of 5.2-6.2 percent for 2017 looks encouraging, but a lot can still go wrong (kp 30/03/2017), Nepal’s economy likely to grow by up to 6.2pc: ADB (kp 30/03/2017)

Kathmandu third most expensive city in SAsia (kp 25/03/2017)

Rapid economic transformation: Implementing the vision would require consistent and committed political leadership, and a competent bureaucracy, by Kenichi Yokoyama and Chandan Sapkota (kp 20/03/2017)

The purse strings: Women have little control over household finance despite being important earners, by Ashika Sharma (kp 07/03/2017)

Lawmakers say no to leasing out public land (kp 04/03/2017), PAC tells govt to reveal names of bureaucrats (ht 04/03/2017)

Rise in lending rates hits import, revenue, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 20/02/2017)

Steering The Transformation Of Nepalese Economy, by Meena Acharya (rn 19/02/2017)

Economy showing resilience: NRB; Half-yearly macroecononomic highlights (rep 18/02/2017)

Nepal still remains mostly an unfree economy: Heritage Foundation, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 18/02/2017)

Disaster in the making: Liquidity crisis, low capital spending, and swelling trade deficit are chronic problems, by Achyut Wagle (kp 17/02/2017)

Imports, revenues slump as banks tighten lending, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 14/02/2017)

Trans-Himalayan Economic Corridor: Nepal As A Gateway – Analysis, by Madhukar SJB Rana (Eurasia Review, 13/02/2017)

IMF revises Nepal’s growth forecast to 5.5pc (kp 24/01/2017), Nepal’s economy projected to grow by 5.5pc: IMF (ht 24/01/2017), Why do the economic growth forecasts differ?, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 24/01/2017)

‘Constant growth needed to achieve inclusive economy’ (kp 24/01/2017)

Revolution No 4: The world economy is changing, and Nepal is once again in danger of missing out, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 23/01/2017)

Economy for crooks: Huge sums have been invested, year after year, but there has still been no economic growth. This is not only surprising but startling, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 23/01/2017)

Beware Trumponomics: The economic policies of the incoming US president do not bode well for Nepal, by Jaya Jung Mahat (kp 20/01/2017)

Reinventing Nepal’s Economic Diplomacy, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 07/01/2017)

Drilling of iron ore reserve in Nawalparasi from next week (ht 05/01/2017)

2016: A year when signs of recovery emerged: First sign of feelgood factor trickled in when the govt presented budget on May 28, one and a half months ahead of beginning of new fiscal year, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 01/01/2017)

NRB optimistic about economic outlook after improvement in macroeconomic indicators (rep 24/12/2016), Forex reserves, BoP to come under pressure: While remittance income grew by 3.2 percent (to Rs171.8 billion) in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, imports jumped 69.1 percent to Rs220.7 billion (kp 25/12/2016)

Joshi pitches Investment Summit 17 to diplomats (kp 21/12/2016), Diplomats moot ways to attract FDI in Nepal (ht 21/12/2016)

Igniting growth: It takes 42 days to export to Nepal. The South Asian average is 33 days while it is 17.3 days in the ASEAN, by Bijay K. Shahi (rep 21/12/2016)

Inflation rises at slowest pace in almost 10 years (kp 17/12/2016)

Nepal’s Trade deficit doubles in first 4 mths (kp 17/12/2016), Trade deficit balloons to Rs 277.13bn (ht 17/12/2016)

India’s demonetisation drive drags down Nepal’s economy (ht 15/12/2016), India’s demonetization drive drags down Nepal’s economy, by Gopal Sharma and Manoj Kumar (rep 15/12/2016)

Economic Activities Study Report 2015/16: Transport syndicates big challenge for economic development: NRB (rep 15/12/2016)

30 ‘model schools’ being developed in Khotang (ht 14/12/2016)

Insurance Board reduces premium for private cars (kp 12/12/2016)

Kalapahad, that empties Karnali villages of menfolk, by DB Buda (rep 12/12/2016)

Nepal top remittance recipient economy in proportion to GDP in Asia in 2015 (ht 07/12/2016)

Global markets: Impact on Nepal, by Adarsha Bazgain (ht 30/11/2016)

Gobbling globalisation: Even after more than two decades, Nepal has not gained much from integration with the global economy, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 29/11/2016)

ILO emphasises on need for integrated strategy for transition to formal economy (ht 25/11/2016)

Shaping our lives: By encouraging innovation, marketing makes people’s lives easier and more efficient, by Prayash Raj Koirala (kp 22/11/2016)

Funds inflow tops outflow for first time in 3 months (kp 19/11/2016), Inflation moderates to over eight-year low: Prices of food and beverage grew at relatively slower pace of 5.7pc in Oct as against 9.7pc recorded in the same month a year ago (kp 19/11/2016), Total trade deficit in Q1 widens 77.5 per cent to Rs 201.75 billion (ht 19/11/2016)

Remittance growth slows to 3.2 percent: Nepal received Rs 171.8 billion in the first quarter (rep 19/11/2016)

Stakeholders stress on need for political stability to attract FDI (ht 10/11/2016)

Nepal stuck in low-income trap, thanks to politicians, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 10/11/2016)

Nepal slips eight positions in WB’s Doing Business index (kp 26/10/2016) [see related World Bank report on South Asia]

Call to tap into natural resources in Mustang, by Binod Tripathi (kp 23/10/2016)

US envoy: Focus on job creation as era of remittance-led growth is ending: The ambassador says foreign investors want certainty and do not like high opportunity cost of doing business in Nepal, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 22/10/2016)

Rebound in remittance inflow fails to prevent BoP from posting deficit (kp 22/10/2016)

Making most of remittances: Vision and strategies, by Mayumi Ozaki (ht 20/10/2016)

Circular economy: Where products are designed for ease of recycling, reuse and remanufacturing, by Anoj Chhetri (kp 18/10/2016)

Petroleum exploration in Dailekh: Change of govt puts plans on back burner, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 16/10/2016)

Remittance inflows: Risks and realities, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 14/10/2016)

Imminent economic disaster: Rational planners are unable to use their expertise in the face of irrational politicians’ whims, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 09/10/2016)

NRB urges govt to channel remittance to specific projects (kp 09/10/2016)

igrant worker departures settle at new low post quakes, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 08/10/2016)

Regular breaks: Nepal tops the list of countries with the most public holidays with 36 days a year (nt 07/10/2016)

Pvt sector bemoans policy inconsistency, insecurity: Industry Minister Nabindra Raj Joshi urges line ministries to work in a proactive manner (kp 06/10/2016)

Mirage of land reform: The Maoists lost their revolutionary zeal after getting a taste of bourgeois comforts, by Kalpana Jha (kp 05/10/2016)

Nepal’s economy to grow by 4pc, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 05/10/2016), World Bank projects Nepal’s economy to rebound to 5pc (ht 05/10/2016)

Most remittance recipient households save to buy assets, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 29/09/2016), Role of remittance: The amount of remittance can be much higher than what has been reported by the WB if all the remittances are sent through formal channels (ht 30/09/2016)

Cash outflow surpasses inflow amid slashed remittance: Balance of payments posts deficit of Rs 2.1b first time in two years, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 23/09/2016), Ease in remittance growth likely to pose downside risk (ht 23/09/2016), Remittances decline as number of outbound workers falls, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 23/09/2016)

Waiting for an industrial revolution: Failure to foster entrepreneurship is driving Nepalis abroad for work, by Manish Jha (nt 23/09/2016)

Remittance pitfalls: Nepal needs urgent reforms to deal with challenges stemming from a deceleration in remittance inflows, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 20/09/2016)

ADB predicts 4.8pc growth as economy returns to normal (kp 17/09/2016), Country likely to clock growth of 4.8pc: ADB (ht 17/09/2016)

Figures to fret about: Besides aiding poverty reduction, remittance has also led to a rise in trade deficit, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 11/09/2016)

Real-estate boom fuels overheating fears, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 09/09/2016)

Is almost all remittance spent on consumption? ... Maybe not: 28 percent of money sent from abroad is saved, says NRB report, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 08/09/2016), How to spend it: Govt should devise policies to make best use of remittances (kp 09/09/2016)

Climate change: Market responses, by Susan Parajuli and Durga Prasad Upadhyaya (ht 01/09/2016)

Attributes of democracy: Economic dimensions, by Atindra Dahal (ht 29/08/2016)

Remittance growth slows to 7.7 percent in 2015-16, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/08/2016)

Industrial sector may have shrunk 6.3pc last fiscal: NRB report (ht 27/08/2016)

More effort required: Demands for larger role of the government in capital formation are legitimate, by Prience Shrestha (kp 26/08/2016)

Why FDI? With the paucity of economic resources and our weak technical knowhow, we have no option but to attract FDI for large-scale infrastructure projects, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 20/08/2016)

Remittance And The Recent Alarm, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 15/08/2016)

Homeowners insurance to become compulsory: Presently, buyers of homeowners insurance are mostly building companies and homeowners who build houses with bank loans (kp 05/08/2016)

Malaysia top remittance sending country to Nepal: However, remittance inflows from Malaysia might be hit in the future as the number of workers going there dropped sharply in the last fiscal year, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/08/2016)

The remittance trade-off: There should be a careful and dispassionate analysis of the economic costs of remittance, by Suvanga Parajuli (rep 03/08/2016)

Where is the money: The country’s economy risks being left behind due to continuing dismal FDI flow (kp 02/082016)

One pc currency depreciation raises remittance inflow by 1.17 per cent (ht 01/08/2016)

Foreign investment inflow poor despite high commitments, by Bibek Subedi (kp 31/07/2016)

CBS set to conduct Economic Census for first time in country (ht 21/07/2016)

Nepal 2030: It’s possible for the country to become a $100 billion economy and graduate to a middle-income country by 2030; In villages, people who buy motorcycles, smartphones and lots of alcohol with their own money, wait for the assistance of some government  body or NGO to build a toilet  in their house, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 19/07/2016)

Remittance growth plummets to 8.6 per cent (ht 17/07/2016)

Speculation Threatens Access And Best Use Of Land, by Thorin Waeschle (rn 01/07/2016)

Nepal feels ripple effect as Brexit triggers shockwaves (kp 25/06/2016)

What’s holding back Nepal’s economic growth?, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 23/06/2016)

Domestic debt increases after falling for 4 years (kp 20/06/2016)

Remittance growth witnesses slowdown (ht 19/06/2016)

WB says Nepal could face slowdown in remittances (kp 16/06/2016), Over reliance on remittance risky: WB, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 16/06/2016)

Keeping inflation at 7.5 pc tough: NRB, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 14/06/2016)

NGOs/INGOs to rebuild schools (ht 11/06/2016)

WB slashes Nepal’s 2016 economy forecast to 4.7pc: Revised projection is 1.8 percentage points less than what the government has projected (kp 09/06/2016)

Back in black: Blockade created favorable climate for unscrupulous traders to do more transactions off the official radar, by Nirmal Kumar Raut (rep 09/06/2016)

Macroeconomic risks: The budget could destabilise the macro economy and undermine the country’s development efforts, by Tula Raj Basyal (kp 01/06/2016), Budget For FY 2016 (2073) And Its Impact On Economy, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 01/06/2016)

Globalisation In Nepal: Assessment Of Achievements And The Way Forward, by Rupesh Raj Khanal (rn 28/05/2016)

Economy, development on slippery slope: Survey; Tarai unrest, blockade, earthquake and energy crisis blamed for country facing setback, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/05/2016), Economic survey:92 km road blacktopped, 18.49 MW energy generated (rep, Tarai unrest, embargo, supply disruptions batter economy, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/05/2016), Strikes bleeding national economy, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 27/05/2016)

Demand for imported furniture on the rise, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 26/05/2016)

Potential petroleum exploration: Chinese team makes site visits in Sunsari, Morang, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 21/05/2016)

Remittance growth rate falls for 5 mths straight, by Bibek Subedi and Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/05/2016)

Yarsha seekers head for the mountains, by Prem Chunara (rep 16/05/2016)

'Govt encouraging pseudo-industrialization', by Kuvera Chalise (rep 12/05/2016)

Petroleum exploration study begins, by Janak Nepal (kp 09/05/2016)

A downward trend: People like you and me who try to ape the lifestyle of developed countries are also to blame for the present economic situation, by Shyam KC (kp 06/05/2016)

Economic growth slumps to 14-year low at 0.77 pc: CBS data shows per capita income grew by Rs 3,842 this fiscal against Rs 4,666 last year, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/05/2016), Economy to grow by 0.77 per cent, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 04/05/2016), Economic growth at 13-year low of 0.77 percent, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 04/05/2016), Revive economy (ht 05/05/2016)

Economists ask govt to improve tax administration, compliance (rep 03/05/2016)

Thinking big: We need to realise that we will never be able to compete in low-value, high-volume products, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 26/04/2016)

WB: Remittance inflows soared after earthquake: Migrant workers sent $6.6 billion to their families in 2015, up 20.9pc year-on-year, by Bibek Subedi (kp 15/04/2016), Utilising Remittance For Economic Growth, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 15/04/2016)

Economics over politics: As far as the memory serves, the economy has always been sacrificed at the altar of politics; The result is here for all to see, by Shyam Dahal (rep 14/04/2016)

Quakes, trade disruptions hit economic growth hard: WB, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 12/04/2016), Economy to grow at slowest pace in 14 yrs: IMF, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 13/04/2016)

The cooperative revolution: Naya Shakti aims to create economic opportunities for the youth by adding over four million jobs in next 10-15 years, by Pradeep Man Tulachan (rep 09/04/2016)

Envisioning Nepal 2030: Transformative strategies key, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 07/03/2016)

ADB report projects Nepal’s GDP growth lowest in South Asia: Country tops the list in the region with inflation projected at 10.5 percent (kp 31/03/2016), Slow reconstruction taking toll on economy, says ADB (rep 31/03/2016)

External debt swells as rupee plummets (kp 21/03/2016)

GAN to push for uplifting quality of education at public schools (rep 21/03/2016)

MoI told to initiate petroleum exploration work (ht 19/03/2016), Study on extracting minerals (ht 19/03/2016)

Huge iron ore reserves found in Nawalparasi: The deposits could amount to more than 8 million tonnes, making them the largest in Nepal, according to government officials, by Narayan Sharma (kp 17/03/2016)

Inflation still at 11.3% despite end of blockade: BOP surplus at Rs 154.5 billion, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 17/03/2016)

NBSM short of staff to do market monitoring, by Amrita Anamol (kp 16/03/2016)

The black money: Nepal was ranked as having the 64th largest underground economy of 162 countries and the second largest in South Asia after Sri Lanka, by Nirmal Kumar Raut (rep 16/03/2016)

Remittances and microfinance Risks, hurdles and opportunities, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 16/03/2016)

Next on the agenda: Now that the constitution has been proclaimed, we should turn towards the economy, by Shyamal Krishna Shrestha (kp 15/03/2016) [The proclamation of the deficient constitution means nothing without necessary corrections and implementation! But you are right, the economy is also waiting!]

To self-sufficiency: Our average annual growth since 1990 has been a miserly four percent, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (rep 15/03/2016)

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

Courting cash: The state has not been able to utilise the inflow of remittance productively, by Rudra Prasad Dahal (kp 01/03/2016)

Two disasters and Nepal: The economic slide, by Sandesh Paudyal and Smriti Rai (ht 01/03/2016)

Costly cash: For Nepal the objective should be to decrease the share of remittance in the national economy, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp 29/02/2016)

Public debt on a downward path in past decade: IMF (rep 27/02/2016)

Green economy key to Nepal’s success: Experts (kp 23/02/2016)

Govt expects economy to expand by over 2pc: Target may not be met unless efforts are made, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 19/02/2016)

Fear of economic downturn: Whom to blame?, by Pralhad Giri (ht 09/02/2016)

Reverse gear: Global advisory firms are now considering putting Nepal on a watch list for investments, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 02/02/2017)

Nepal’s external debt rises as rupee weakens, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/01/2016)

Unsafe workplaces: The lifeline of Nepal’s economy is threatened by conflict in West Asia and weak currencies, by Om Astha Rai (nt 29/01/2016)

Managing Migration For Development, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 22/01/2016)

Year of loss: There has been a decline in fuel prices in global market but Nepalis are forced to pay three times the international price, by Raju Nepal (rep 20/01/2016)

Spreading its tentacles: Nepal’s informal economy has swollen as a result of political and economic maladies, by Maharaj Koirala (kp 19/01/2016)

A test of will: It is time for the political parties to advance economic agendas, by Purushottam Ojha (kp 17/01/2016)

Remittance: A mixed blessing; While remittances helped cushion the effect of the earthquake to some extent, families of the migrants were torn apart by the disaster, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/01/2016)

400k lose jobs as economy bleeds; Tarai unrest forces 2,200 industries to down shutters: FNCCI (kp 13/01/2016)

Locals earn more collecting Yarsa than any other activities (kp 12/01/2016)

The wreckage of 2015: The April earthquake was followed by an even more devastating economic upheaval, by Siran Liang (nt 25/12/2015)

Neighbourly lessons: There are a few lessons we can learn from other countries to boost our shaky economy, by Bishnu Prasad Bhandari (kp 23/12/2015)

The great fall: Nepali leaders and India are both to blame for the dismal state of Nepali economy, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 18/12/2015)

Forex reserves can finance imports for over 23 months (kp 17/12/2015)

Time to brace for pricey bill of fare: Inflation jumps to double digits, thanks to Tarai unrest and blockade, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/12/2015), Central bank warns of stagflation as inflation stands at three-year high, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 17/12/2015)

Economic rehabilitation fund to be established, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/12/2015)

Economy in free fall as exports, imports dip, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/12/2015)

Govt issues white paper on economic crisis, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 25/11/2015), Critics term white paper damp squib, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/11/2015), Declare state of national emergency, demands Pvt sector (kp 25/11/2015)

Govt in ‘no position’ to aid private sector, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 24/11/2015), Private sector warns of looming economic disaster (ht 24/11/2015), A wounded economy: The government’s handling of the blockade will determine long-term economic consequences, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 24/11/2015) [Among the numerous incompetent governments, this is the by far most incompetent one after 2006!!], Set up Economic War Room to handle crisis: Experts, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 24/11/2015), Down and out: Protests in Tarai and Indian blockade have brought Nepal’s economy down to its knees (kp 25/11/2015)

‘Over-reliance on India has hit economy hard’: The central bank says Nepal did not learn lessons from the past two blockades by the southern neighbour (kp 22/11/2015)

IMF warns of negative growth (ht 20/11/2015), Impact of blockade, bandas: Country braces for negative economic growth in 33 years, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/11/2015), GDP to contract 1.1pc if trade disruption continues (ht 21/11/2015), Disruption narrows trade deficit, builds inflationary pressure (ht 21/11/2015)

Fuel black-marketing to take a toll on income, economy, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 19/11/2015)

PM Oli vows to develop ‘self-reliant economy’ (kp 16/11/2015)

Govt set to release White Paper ‘shortly’: It will focus on economic impact of banda and blockade, says finance secretary, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/11/2015)

Nepal’s growth likely to hit reverse gear this fiscal: NRB (kp 03/11/2015), Tarai turmoil raises downside risks to growth outlook (ht 03/11/2015)

Banda, blockade eat into govt revenue, expenditure (kp 01/11/2015)

Economy chokes as blockade drags on, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 31/10/2015)

Nepali outbound stalls as economy heads downhill: The country’s deteriorating business environment has affected the travel plans of Nepali holidaymakers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/10/2015)

Time To Think About Economic Autarky, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 15/10/2015)

Nepal will miss GDP growth target, says FinMin Mahat (kp 11/10/2015)

Ensuring proper insurance: This earthquake is a lesson to review how homes and businesses should be insured, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 09/10/2015)

Economic growth rate likely to dip to 3.7pc (kp 06/10/2015)

Remittance jumps to Rs53b in first month (kp 03/10/2015), Current account posts surplus of Rs 8bn: Remittance income grew by 26.3 per cent to Rs 53.27 billion (ht 03/10/2015)

Tarai protests put a severe crimp on economy, by Rupak D. Sharma ht 30/09/2015)

Spend it wisely: Remittance should be used to create jobs, generate income and boost entrepreneurship, by Dutta Shree Duwadi (Khanal) (kp 20/09/2015)

Nepalis exhaust over 85% of income on consumption: Expenditure on alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco-related products falls in last nine years, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 18/09/2015), A Nepali spends Rs 176 a day: Household Survey (rep 18/09/2015)

Bid to address land acquisition problems: Uniform standard for land valuation proposed, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/09/2015), Plans afoot to amend Land Acquisition Act (ht 15/09/2015), Land acquisition:The 1977 act should be
amended in a manner that the project affected  families do not feel that they are being cheated
(ht 16/09/2015)

Nepal’s ranking in economic freedom index improves: Secures third position among South Asian countries (ht 15/09/2015) [see report]

Importing And Marketing Culture, by Prem Khatry (rn 08/09/2015)

ADB predicts 5.5pc growth rate in 2015 (kp 04/09/2015), Adequate space to ramp up borrowing: ADB; Says country’s fiscal policy needs to be more prudent, yet expansionary in coming years (ht 04/09/2015), ADB projects 5.5 percent economic growth (rep 04/09/2015)

Financial blues: The fundamental concept of company pricing and valuation in Nepal is outdated, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 01/09/2015)

Role of remittances: Reconstruction and recovery, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 24/08/2015)

Debt burden down to Rs19k per person, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/08/2015)

African lessons: Nepal can learn from Rwanda on ways to use technology to push for economic growth, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 04/08/2015)

BoP surplus likely hit record high, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/07/2015), BoP jumped 16.1pc to Rs 127.20 billion (ht 25/07/2015)

Land use mapping to be completed in five years: Completion of project to help resolve issues related to land conflicts (ht 18/07/2015)

ADB revises down Nepal’s growth forecast to 4.5pc (ht 17/07/2015)

Trilateral corridor: Connecting China and India through Nepal could be tremendously beneficial for Nepal’s post-quake economy, by Maina Dhital (kp 17/07/2015)

Valley makes up 23pc of Nepal’s economy, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/07/2015)

Rejuvenating The Quake-hit Economy, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 14/07/2015)

Developing ’22 goal challenge: Slump in per capita growth; Fears of inflation, trade deficit haunt, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/07/2015), Debt burden of each Nepali falls by Rs 1,731 (ht 13/07/2015), Need to change policies to rectify trade gap: ‘Reduce duties on raw materials, but hike the same for selected products’, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 13/07/2015), At 3.04 pc, economic growth to be lowest in 7 yrs, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 13/07/2015), Dismal picture (ht 14/07/2015)

Nepal among top social spenders in SAsia (kp 09/07/2015)

NPC sees huge growth prospect in rebuilding, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/07/2015), Budget to target economic growth of 6pc (ht 07/07/2015)

Extending Social Protection As A Recovery Strategy, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 30/06/2015)

Government considering new ways to fund bailout (ht 24/06/2015), Productive sector to need Rs 78.29bn in fiscal 2015-16 (ht 24/06/2015)

NRB report on macro economy: BoP surplus doubles, thanks to remittance (kp 20/06/2015), Daily remittance inflow at Rs 2.10bn (ht 20/06/2015), Nepal inflation cools down to 7.1 percent, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 20/06/2015)

Lawmakers criticize govt’s poor market monitoring (kp 19/06/2015)

GDP growth to slump to 8-yr low, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/06/2015), Contribution of farming to GDP growth to drop, by Sangam Prasain(kp 09/06/2015), Quakes rattle economy, growth falls to lowest in seven years: April 25 temblor and aftershocks shave 1.54 percentage points off GDP growth, Rs 2,319 off per capita income, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 09/06/2015)

Economic recovery: It is time to expedite process of developing strategic plan for recovery of post-disaster economy, by Ram Prasad Mainali (rep 06/06/2015)

People reach highlands in droves to collect ‘Himalayan Viagra’, by Bishnu Lal Budha (kp 02/06/2015)

Relaying remittance: Remittances can form a safety net for households vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters, by Bhartendu Mishra (kp 29/05/2015)

Trying to assess Nepal’s economic loss, by Prakriti Pathak (ht 24/05/2015)

Remittance up as migrants send home more money (ht 23/05/2015)

ADB revises growth forecast to 3.8 per cent: Inflation projected to rise further to 8.2 pc, up from earlier prediction of 7.7 pc (ht 23/05/2015), Macroeconomic situation report: Inflation cools down to 6.9 percent (rep 23/05/2015)

Adverse Impact of Earthquakes On Economics, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 19/05/2015)

Economic repercussions of quake likely till July 2016 (ht 03/05/2015)

Nepal economy shattered by quake, recovery to take years (ht 01/05/2015)

Foreign investment optimism: Sound domestic policies are required to reap the potential benefits of foreign investment, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 20/04/2015)

Bad idea: The practice of government sending workers abroad will discourage private sector, make redress of migrant grievances harder and increase corruption, by Neelam Adhikari (rep 20/04/2015)

No improvement in remittance inflow (ht 14/04/2015)

Bringing it back home: Remittance must be treated practically, not ideologically, for it to lead to economic growth, by Saloman Rajbandhi (kp 08/04/2015)

Policy in offing to ensure transparent land trading, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/04/2015)

Seeds of conflict: There is no peace or freedom for the land-poor farmers; Thea have to completely surrender to landowners for their livelihood, by Krishna Pathak (rep 06/04/2015)

Country’s gross fixed capital formation low (ht 25/03/2015)

Slowdown in remittance inflow continues (kp 17/03/2015), Remittance inflow continues to decelerate, growth only 2.9pc (ht 17/03/2015)

CIT to collect funds from Nepalis residing abroad (kp 17/03/2015)

Investment growth key to economic development, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 06/03/2015)

Nepal GDP to grow 4-5pc: ADB (kp 28/02/2015)

Domestic investment commitment drops (ht 28/02/2015)

Country stares at stagflation as exports plunge, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/02/2015)

Total debt down 4pc to Rs 531b as of Q2 (kp 19/02/2015)

What a waste: Nepal has neither been able to utilise its population dividend nor the remittances sent in by young people, by Subhash Nepali (kp 18/02/2015)

NRB cuts GDP growth rate to 5pc (kp 17/02/2015)

Productive use of remittances: To spur economic growth, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 16/02/2015)

Power of perception: Nepal cannot afford to squander the few positive signs of economic growth we have started to witness, by Sophia K. Tamot (kp 10/02/2015)

Use it wise: For productive utilization of remittance it must be channeled into capital formation, by Subas Chandra Dahal (rep 10/02/2015)

GDP calculation not realistic: FinMin, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 04/02/2015)

Pvt sector worried about future: Rues inability of political parties to stick to their commitment (ht 24/01/2015), Entrepreneurs decry looming uncertainty (ht 26/01/2015)

Inability to draft constitution set to affect economic activities, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 23/01/2015)

Remittance inflow rises (ht 18/01/2015)

83pc of economically inactive people literate (ht 16/01/2015)

Nepal to grow at 4.8pc: WB (kp 15/01/2015) [see corresponding report by World Bank on South Asia], Nepal’s economy to grow five per cent this fiscal: Forecast made by WB is lower than six per cent estimated by government (ht 15/01/2015)

Public offices to be allowed to pay up to 15% more for local goods (rep 13/01/2015)

Documents / Websites

Shifting Gears : Digitisation and Services-Led Development (World Bank: outh Asia Economic Focus, Fall 2021)

Nepal Development Update, by World Bank, 12 December 2019

World Bank. 2019. Making (de)centralization work. Washington, DC

World Bank. Climbing higher: Toward a middle-income Nepal. Washington, 19 May 2017

World Bank. Doing Business, Statistical data for Nepal. Washington, 25 October 2016

World Bank. Nepal Development Update: Remittances at Risk, May 2016

International Monetary Fund: Nepal

Asian Development Bank: Nepal

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)

Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM)

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