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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)

Nepalís 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 yearís start, drop by about Rs100 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/10/2021)

Market failure in festival economy : The stateís 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, Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 Nepalís Economy in FY 2022 (kh 22/09/2021), ADB cuts Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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)

Hereís how to help ĎRam Bahadurí : The adage that everything from salt to gold comes from outside hardly seems false, by Shuvangi Khadka (kp 05/09/2021)

Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 : Nepalís 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 otherís 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, CBSís 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)

Nepalís economy to post modest recovery this fiscal year, says Asian Development Bank : Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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 ĎMake 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 Nepalís graduation to developing country status, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/03/2021)

Pandemic pulls countryís 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)

Nepalís 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 workerís 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 countryís 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)

Nepalís unfinished economic revolution, by Bishal Thapa (ae 08/01/2021)

ĎNepalís GDP growth to remain low this fiscalí (ht 07/01/2021), World Bank projects Nepalís growth rate to limit at 0.6 percent this year (rep 07/01/2021)

How the pandemic put the brakes on Nepalís 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 countryís 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-19ís toll on domestic economy : Private sector says it canít 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 Nepalís growth, warns IMF (rep 22/10/2020)

Whatís 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)

Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 countryís private sector, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/09/2020)

Covid-19 weighs heavy on Nepali economy : Industrialists say the national economy wonít 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, bankersí data shows : Low spending outlook around Dashain clearly suggests that Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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 : Donít 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 Chinaís 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 Nepalís famous cheese centre survived a deadly avalanche, and built back better, by Gyalbu Tamang (nt 24/07/2020)

Nepalís economic growth to shrink to 2.1 pc: WB: ĎLow economic activity and petroleum prices will keep imports lowí (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 Ďviagraí., 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 Ďlow-incomeí 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)

Nepalís 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 governmentís 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 Bankís forecast more realistic, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/06/2020) [The absurd prognosis of the government without any basis is an irresponsible whitewash!]

Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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: ĎSpending capacity of provincial and local governments should be strengthened as they donít have technical knowhow.í, 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 Nepalís 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), Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 governmentís 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 countryís 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)

Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 governmentís 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 Nepalís 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)

Nepalís economic growth tapers off as construction slackens and remittances slow in the first quarter: The countryís GDP is likely to grow at 7 percent this fiscal year, lower than the governmentís 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 Nepalís 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 governmentís 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)

Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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)

Agricultureís 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 percentóshort 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)

Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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: ĎThe economic expansion also comes with some challenges that need to be carefully managedí, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/02/2019)

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

Nepalís 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)

ĎWe have overcome almost every challenge to put the economy on trackí: 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!], ĎDavos meet good opportunity to make Nepal widely knowní (kp 27/01/2019), ĎNepalís participation in summit fruitfulí (ht 27/01/2019), Trade tensions: Oliís 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 passť, 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), Nepalís 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 canít 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 countryís 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 doesnít 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: Itís time we realise the economic potential of the medicinal plant sector, by Dipesh Pyakurel and Carsten Smith-Hall (kp 28/11/2018)

ĎNepal now self-sufficient in iron, steel materialsí, 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)

Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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 Nepalís growth projection unchanged at 5% : We may revise growth projection after Article IV consultation: IMFís 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: Oliís China visit has overlooked Nepalís 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 govtís major challenge is to deliver (kp 23/05/2018)

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

Nepalís 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: Nepalís 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: Itís 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)

Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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)

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

Nepalís GDP to grow 4.6pc: WB (kp 17/04/2018), WB maintains Nepalís 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 Nepalís economy (rep 14/04/2018), Japan to help implement National Economic Census 2018 (ht 14/04/2018), Nepalís 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)

ĎTrade deficit has negative correlation with GDP growthí (ht 11/04/2018)

NC calls white paper Ďa red paperí: 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 canít 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), ĎWe need structural transformation in the economyí, interview with FM Yubaraj Khatiwada (ht 02/04/2018), Mahat accuses FinMin of Ďcherry-pickingí 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: Khatiwadaís failure to propose a rightful role and space for the private sector will further erode investorsí confidence, by Achyut Wagle (kp 03/04/2018), FinMin draws NC flak for Ďgloomyí 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 Ďfabricatedí (kp 07/04/2018), Governmentís White Paper, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 07/04/2018)

Keeping the balance: Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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)

Countryís 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 countryís 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: Governmentís 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, Nepalís economy is nearing zero productivity, by Achyut Wagle (kp 23/01/2018)

Agenda for prosperity: The nationís 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 countryís first economic unit survey, by Sabin Mishra (ht 13/01/2018)

A brighter future: Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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 Ďdropsí, 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 Nepalís 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)

Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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: ĎSevere floods in one-third of the country dampened economic momentumí, 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 arenít 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)

ĎReforms necessary to address tepid growthí (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 Nepalís economic growth to 7.5pc this fiscal year (kp 12/05/2017), Nepalís 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 investingóno 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 Nepalís proposal (ht 04/05/2017)

Beyond the growth figures: High growth rates shouldnít only be for public consumption but should reflect improvements in peopleís 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: Donít 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: Nepalís GDP forecast of 5.2-6.2 percent for 2017 looks encouraging, but a lot can still go wrong (kp 30/03/2017), Nepalís 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 Ė Analysis, by Madhukar SJB Rana (Eurasia Review, 13/02/2017)

IMF revises Nepalís growth forecast to 5.5pc (kp 24/01/2017), Nepalís 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)

ĎConstant growth needed to achieve inclusive economyí (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 Nepalís 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)

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

Indiaís demonetisation drive drags down Nepalís economy (ht 15/12/2016), Indiaís demonetization drive drags down Nepalís 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 Ďmodel schoolsí 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 peopleís 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 WBís 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 politiciansí 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)

Nepalís economy to grow by 4pc, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 05/10/2016), World Bank projects Nepalís 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 countryís 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: Itís 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)

Whatís holding back Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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 countryís 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 Nepalís 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 Nepalís 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)

Nepalís external debt rises as rupee weakens, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/01/2016)

Unsafe workplaces: The lifeline of Nepalís 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: Nepalís 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 Ďno positioní 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 governmentís 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 Nepalís economy down to its knees (kp 25/11/2015)

ĎOver-reliance on India has hit economy hardí: 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 Ďself-reliant economyí (kp 16/11/2015)

Govt set to release White Paper Ďshortlyí: It will focus on economic impact of banda and blockade, says finance secretary, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/11/2015)

Nepalís 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 countryís 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)

Nepalís 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 countryís 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 Nepalís growth forecast to 4.5pc (ht 17/07/2015)

Trilateral corridor: Connecting China and India through Nepal could be tremendously beneficial for Nepalís post-quake economy, by Maina Dhital (kp 17/07/2015)

Valley makes up 23pc of Nepalís economy, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/07/2015)

Rejuvenating The Quake-hit Economy, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 14/07/2015)

Developing í22 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: ĎReduce duties on raw materials, but hike the same for selected productsí, 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 govtís 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 ĎHimalayan Viagraí, 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 Nepalís 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)

Countryís 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], Nepalís 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)

Govt scraps oil exploration permits: Those facing the action are Texana Resources and Cairn Energy, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 09/01/2014)

Money matters: Migrant workers need to be informed about the best ways to use and invest remittance, by Bikram Manandhar (kp 04/01/2015)

On the road to economic recovery: Achievements build hopes for infrastructure development (ht 01/01/2015)

New investments in hydropower, tourism raise hopes, by Rudra Pange4ni (ht 01/01/2015)

Nepal owes Rs 351b in external debt (kp 28/12/2014)

Remittance as share of gross domestic product: Nepal top recipient among LDCs (kp 18/12/2014), Remittance income grows marginal 0.8pc: Central bank fears continuity of the trend may give a jolt to stability being enjoyed at present (ht 20/12/2014)

Labour force survey to be conducted next year (ht 11/12/2014)

The right move: To build a strong economic future for Nepal, we cannot ignore the rights of half of the population, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 09/12/2014)

Per capita debt rises to Rs 20,069, by Prithvi Man Shrestha(kp 08/12/2014)

Locals urge govt to keep digging for oil: Govt has divided Tarai and Siwalik hills into 10 ďexploration blocksĒ of 5,000 sqkm each as being potential oil fields, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 28/11/2014)

Remittance inflows decline for second straight month (kp 18/11/2014)

BoP surplus rise marginal Rs 2.96bn (ht 18/11/2014), Trade deficit jumps to Rs 170 billion; BOP situation improves (rep 18/11/2014)

Services sectorís growth belies contribution (ht 12/11/2014)

IMF predicts 5pc growth for Nepal (kp 11/11/2014), IMF predicts economic growth to hover around 5pc this fiscal (ht 11/11/2014)

Remittance down 4pc, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/10/2014), BoP position worsens as remittance flow declines: Country's BoP recorded deficit of Rs 10.2b in first two months od 2014/15 (rep 23/10/2014), Remittance income falls four per cent: Central bank suspects overseas workersí dependency on informal channels increasing (ht 28/10/2014)

Nepalís rank slips in World Economic Freedom Index (ht 21/10/2014)

Buddhist economics: Following the Buddhist concept of right livelihood can help maximise wellbeing for citizens, by Ashraya Dixit (kp 19/10/2014)

Seek its Productivity: Remittance inflows that account for the largest share of foreign exchange earnings reach their peak during the festivals, mainly Dashain, by Shalinta Sigdel (sp 18/10/2014)

Social security, labour rules remain pending (ht 09/10/2014)

Landlessness: A growing menace, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 07/10/2014), Place to stay: Efforts to resolve landlessness must focus on land redistribution and cheap housing (kp 08/10/2014)

Remittance growth rate, exports fall drastically (ht 30/09/2014)

Foreign returnees lead by enterprising examples, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 17/09/2014)

ĎNeed to build resilient economyí: UN and ADB call on government to reduce reliance on remittance (ht 12/09/2014)

Muddle-through economics: Our politicians ignore the economy, and especially price rises, at their own peril (nt 12/09/2014)

Use it right: Given increasing role of remittance in Nepali economy, we need to formulate separate remittance policy, by Birendra Bahadur Budha (rep 09/09/2014)

Recurrent expenditure Ďhigher than tax revenueí (kp 08/09/2014)

ADB projects economic growth at 4.6% for 2014/15 (rep 08/09/2014), Environment Matters

Despite robust economic growth of 5.2 percent last year, Nepalese economy is likely to see some setback in the coming years (sp 12/09/2014)

Lower agricultural output to dent growth: ADB projects economy to expand by 4.6pc, inflation to stand at 9.5pc in current fiscal year (ht 05/09/2014)

Remitting knowhow: Returning migrants bring back positive social norms, better business practices, confident self-identities and technical skills, by Ashutosh Tiwari (nt 05/09/2014)

Government plans to establish $1b fertilizer factory (kp 05/09/2014)

Potentially bright: Given its location, I am optimistic for Nepal's future, not just in tourism but also in its ability to trade and compete with India and rest of Asia, by Stefan Dercon (rep 30/08/2014)

Govt told to identify niche products to boost trade in services (rep 30/08/2014)

Foreign returnees see investment scope in Nepal, by Keshav Sharan Lamichhane (rep 30/08/2014)

Countryís trade deficit at whopping 32pc of GDP (ht 25/08/2014)

Country receiving Rs 1.49b in remittances daily (rep 25/08/2014)

Costs of climate change: Nepal faces losses of over 2pc of GDP by 2050: ADB (kp 20/08/2014), Climate change may cut off 9.9 per cent from economy (ht 20/08/2014)

Provide Incentives To Migrant Workers, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 20/08/2014)

Land records to be viewable online after 3 months (kp 08/08/2014)

Experts urge for need based social security (ht 07/08/2014)

Space for private equity: Game changer for the economy, by Suman Joshi (ht 06/08/2014)

Yarcha trade helping highland economy: Many households in districts like Dolpa are making decent income by selling precious caterpillar fungi, by Pragati Shahi (kp 31/07/2014)

Blueprint for reform: While preparing for privatisation, NOC should look into measures that reduce our petroleum dependency, by Man Bahadur BK (kp 28/07/2014)

Social security schemes unlikely soon (ht 27/07/2014)

Our own Silicon Valley: The creation of a Special Economic Zone for Ideas would help foster entrepreneurs and innovators, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 25/07/2014)

On the ground on a yarsa hunt, by Abdullah Miya (kp 19/07/2014)

Manufacturing output projected to grow by 14.37%, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 17/07/2014)

Govt mulls law for land acquisition (ht 16/07/2014)

Pawns in the great Himalayan gold rush: So many risk so much to try their luck at finding yarsagumba high up in hills of Manang; Not many hit paydirt, by Satish Gurung (kp 12/07/2014)

A billion tonnes of limestonedeposits estimated (kp 12/07/2014)

GDP hits six-year high: Economic growth up by 5.2pc in current fiscal; Strong steps to increase savings urged, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/07/2014), Manufacturing sector growth to sink to 5-year low of 1.8pc, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 11/07/2014), Farm growth rate to hit six-year high of 4.7pc, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/07/2014), Nepalis splurging on imported items, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 11/07/2014), Highest economic growth in six years, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 11/07/2014), Economic Survey data erroneous, says TU, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/07/2013)

In the right conduit: The govt must work on policies that channel remittances into investments (kp 09/07/2014)

Countryís business confidence soars: Govt survey shows new job opportunities, real estate revival unlikely any time soon (ht 28/06/2014)

Economic growth projected at 5.1 per cent: IIDS (ht 28/06/2014)

A third way: Nepalís economy must borrow from both neo-liberal and social democratic orientations, by Suman Khadka (kp 26/06/2014)

Informal sector workers deprived of social security (kp 25/06/2014)

Contributory pension plan to be revived to ease govt burden, by Prithvi Man Shrestha  (kp 24/06/2014)

Political stability crucial for boosting investment, says Minister Mahat (kp 21/06/2014)

WB projects 2014 growth at 4.4pc (kp 12/06/2014)

A Fossil Economy (nt 06/06/2014)

For many, yarsa picking is better than toiling in India, by Kamal Thapa (rep 28/05/2014)

Economic thrust: Energy is key, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (kp 27/05/2014)

Remittance mobilization: There is a great inflow of remittance money but most of it spent in consumption and we are not able to institutionalize capital formation system, by Rajesh Gautam (rep 27/05/2014)

Yarchagumba hunt: Himalayan rush doesnít bring all gold, by Weena Pun (kp 24/05/2014)

Call for identifying home-based workers (ht 23/05/2014)

Wholesale, retail sector outpace manufacturing, by Dikshya Singh (ht 21/05/2014)

Q3 financials of real sector paint gloomy picture (ht 20/05/2014)

Managing the tide: Despite the recent changes the country has still not been able to create an environment in which education, talent and merit count, by Bhagirath Basnet (rep 15/05/2014)

Govt likely to unveil SEZ Operation Manual today (rep 15/05/2014)

Capital expenditure up, revenue growth down (kp 13/05/2014)

Nepal gets Rs 1.5bn as remittance daily (ht 13/05/2014)

Diplomatic missions promoting Nepal for FDIs (ht 09/05/2014)

Levying the land: Domestic and international migration trends have greatly changed the ways land is used in Nepal, by Raj Pariyar (kp 09/05/2014)

Social security: The current social security system is ripe for corruption and fails to help those most in need, by Tej Prasad Adhikari (kp 30/04/2014)

Economic growth to top 5pc: Agriculture sector projected to grow by 4.72pc, non-agriculture sector by 5.34pc, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/04/2014), Nepalis get richer: Per capita income estimated at Rs 71,305: GDP growth to hit 5.15 pc, thanks to increased paddy, maize yields (ht 29/04/2014), Nepal paradox: The economy should begin producing goods instead of only distributing and consuming them (kp 30/04/2014), Stress sustainability (ht 30/04/2014)

Money matters: Remittance has changed the way people live, think and interact in a village in Sarlahi, by Deepak Chaudhary (kp 27/04/2014)

FDI pledges rise 22pc in 9 months: Energy sees five-fold increase in investment commitments (kp 26/04/2014)

Middle path proposed to end IBN-ministries ownership row (kp 24/04/2014)

Pvt schools told to revoke fee hike (ht 24/04/2014)

DoCS drafting policy to safeguard consumer rights, interests, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/04/2014)

Commerce Dept to ban inferior cement brands (kp 19/04/2014)

The promise of progress: The major partiesí proposals for the economy look visionary but lack substance, sincerity and realism, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 14/04/2014)

WB projects 4.5pc growth (kp 10/04/2014)

Beating the wrong drum: Our efforts to attract investment should start  by creating a friendly environment, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 10/04/2014)

Boosting capital investment critical for growth, says ADB (kp 05/04/2014)

Inflation biggest challenge to economy: ADB (kp 02/04/2014), ADB stresses on fostering equality: Predicts 4.5pc growth for this fiscal year, below governmentís target of 5.5pc (ht 02/04/2014), Economy will grow by 4.5%: ADB (rep 02/04/2014)

Nepal profits Rs 12.49b in service trade (rep 31/03/2014)

Mahat stresses on 'investment with efficiency' for economic growth (rep 30/03/2014)

Somethingís wrong here: Dalits receive their old age allowance at 60 while others have to wait until they are 70, by Sony K.C. (kp 27/03/2014)

Foreign direct investment: Pertinent issues, by Girish P. Pant (ht 24/03/2014)

Govt starts inventory of its land, buildings (kp 17/03/2014)

PM to uphold free market economy (ht 12/03/2014)

Nepalís economic growth scenario: Boosting savings and investment, by Guna Raj Bhatta (ht 11/03/2014)

Consumer Protection Policy to include fair price shops (kp 09/03/2014)

World Bank calls for clear economic vision (ht 09/03/2014)

ADB says govtís growth target wonít be met (kp 08/03/2014)

ĎEconomic prosperity possible through agriculture, tourismí (kp 06/03/2014)

Cairn, Texana give status report on oil exploration: Amid slow progress on oil exploration, the government had asked four companies to furnish convincing explanation in 30 working days (kp 06/03/2014)

Cash benefits: Remittance has changed the way people live and communicate in rural areas, by Bhawani Chaulagain (kp 02/03/2014)

Govt: 5.5pc growth possible, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/03/2014), 'Economic growth of 5.5% gettable': Khatiwada (rep 01/03/2014), Mid-term review of monetary policy; 5pc spread rate is still high: Guv Khatiwada (kp 04/03/2014), ADB predicts 4.5 percent growth in FY 2014 (nn 07/03/2014)

Land prices in Basantapur soar as urban dev starts, by Chandra Karki (kp 25/02/2014)

Finance Ministry studying impact of Indian budget (kp 22/02/2014)

Real FDI flow plunges 65.6 per cent in first half (ht 20/02/2014)

Foreign grants, remittance drive up BoP surplus: A boost to foreign exchange reserve is one of the benefits (ht 19/02/2014), NRB data reveals trade statistics not encouraging (ht 19/02/2014)

Look east: A more integrated East South Asia can pave the way for the regionís economic transformation, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 18/02/2014)

Conflicted earth: It is not possible for everybody to own land; balance between expectations and practicality is a challenge to land management, by Raja Ram Chhatkuli (rep 18/02/2014)

The blind and the clueless: The modern industrial sector, where most government money and foreign aid goes, has been captured by the elites, by Lal Shanker Ghimire (kp 13/02/2014)

Public-private partnership Nepal can learn from others, by Ashish Gajurel (ht 12/02/2014)

Spirit of the gift: In Nepal, the economy is still partly or dominantly controlled by altruistic aims, by Gťrard Toffin (kp 10/02/2014)

Made in Nepal: With growth of local talent, low operational cost and low risk, Nepali tech entrepreneurs can compete in the global market, by Nirmal Thapa (rep 09/02/2014)

Country to have ĎKalimatií brand of vegetables and fruits soon (ht 08/02/2014)

Low carbon development a must for economic prosperity (ht 06/02/2014)

Nepal would do well to focus on energy substitution: Trade imbalance remains despite growth in exports, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 29/01/2014)

East holds promise, but challenges remain, by Madhav Ghimira and Binod Bhandari (kp 27/01/2014)

Petroleum exploration: Weary oil exploration cos and lethargic govt make fine pair, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 23/01/2014)

Path to prosperity: People make decisions based on the information they have at hand; we need to make Nepal more familiar worldwide, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 20/01/2014)

Nepal least economically free country in S Asia: New report blames endemic corruption in politics and government for the continued slump (ht 16/01/2014)

Dependence on remittances: The sustainability factor, by Kamal Raj Dhungel (ht 10/01/2014)

Public eyes needed: The civil society should be involved in closely monitoring the economy, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 06/01/2014)

Land registration, tranfer on hold in Arghakhanchi, by Birendra KC (kp 06/01/2014)

Land scarcity discourages potential investors in Butwal, by Amrita Anmol (kp 06/01/2014)

2013 ends with positive economic developments, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 01/01/2014)

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