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Sagar Ghimire

Ghimire is associated with Republica, English National Daily, since November 2013. He reports and writes on banking, financial, cooperatives, labor, foreign employment and Mount Everest expedition issues.     
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Destroyed dreams: Nepalis mourn relatives killed in Israel

Published On: October 19, 2023 08:15 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KAILALI, Oct 19: On a small farm in Nepal, a weeping father mourns the lost dreams of his 25-year-old son, among the 10 Nepali agriculture students massacred in the Hamas assault on Israel.

How COVID-19 provides an opportunity to chart a self-reliant economy

Published On: October 17, 2020 08:56 PM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

Like during previous shocks, the pandemic once again renews the call to build a ‘self-reliant’ economy. But will the government listen and act, or miss the opportunity once again like it did in the aftermath of the earthquakes and the unofficial Indian embargo in 2015?

Finance Minister Paudel faces an economy in crisis. Where does he start?

Published On: October 15, 2020 11:00 PM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

Paudel faces twin challenges of pleasing voters and keeping the economy afloat

We inherited a mess. It took us time to clean up, but COVID-19 changed everything: Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada

Published On: September 30, 2020 12:04 PM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

I still stand by the positions I made in the White Paper. Others should acknowledge the progress that has been made while the things that have not improved will be our agenda now.

Himalayan Distillery’s former board director Shrestha fined for violating corporate governance guidelines

Published On: September 23, 2020 06:12 PM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

Sebon decides to take action for selling shares of Himalayan Distillery within one year of stepping down as board director

Govt mulls modality of sharing additional profits to bring in strategic partner for Nepal Telecom

Published On: August 1, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

The state-owned telecommunication service provider asked to first choose either to get a strategic partner or become competitive on its own

Loan repayment period will be extended, Monetary Policy will meet the private sector’s expectation (WITH VIDEO)

Published On: July 2, 2020 11:30 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

In an interview with Republica’s Sagar Ghimire on Monday, Governor Adhikari discussed the focus of the upcoming monetary policy, plans to provide relief and other facilities to businesses battered by the pandemic, efforts to lower interest rates and measures to safeguard financial stability during the crisis, among others.

Nepal Investment Bank wins legal case on guarantee payment of Rs 2.1 billion against Italian counterpart

Published On: June 10, 2020 11:03 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

Release of the payment a major financial reprieve for the Nepali commercial bank that would otherwise required huge provisioning for losses

FinMin ends long-standing trend of expansionary budget as coronavirus puts a dent in financial resources

Published On: May 29, 2020 12:25 PM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has introduced a budget of Rs 1,474.64 billion for the upcoming fiscal year 2020/21 with a focus on spending to shore up the health care system and reviving the economy adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Economic Survey with ‘outdated’ data gives false narrative of economy hard hit by coronavirus

Published On: May 27, 2020 07:04 PM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, May 27: The government unveiled the Economic Survey of the current fiscal year 2019/20 on Tuesday, its assessment of the performance of the country's various economic and financial indicators. But, reading this report in the end of May will take you back to mid-March, and gives you a false sense that the country's economy has been doing fairly well.

Govt plans a big budget despite pressure on finances

Published On: May 24, 2020 06:50 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, May 23: Despite pressure on finances, the government is preparing a bigger budget for the next fiscal year 2020/21 compared to that of the last year.

IMF cuts Nepal's growth forecast to 2.5% due to COVID-19

Published On: April 15, 2020 01:20 PM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, April 15: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has also sharply lowered Nepal's growth forecast in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that threatens to wreak havoc on the global economy.

Govt struggling with recovery strategy amid looming uncertainties

Published On: April 10, 2020 08:15 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, April 10: The government is yet to come up with a strategy or plan to revive the economy that is certain to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adhikari is new NRB Governor

Published On: April 7, 2020 04:05 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, April 7: The government has appointed Maha Prasad Adhikari, who is currently the CEO of the Investment Board of Nepal, as the 17th governor of the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).

Govt announces economic relief measures to support poor, businesses hit by Covid-19

Published On: March 30, 2020 10:00 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, March 30: The government has come up with a relief measures that aims to extend support to poor and vulnerable hit by the Covid-19 and government lockdown as well as measures to support the businesses and economy from the impact of the pandemic.

Govt slow to protect poor, counter economic impact of Covid-19

Published On: March 29, 2020 06:39 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, March 29: Despite concerns over the risk of Covid-19 wreaking havoc on the economy, the government has become slow over its responses to come up with measures to tackle the economic fallout of the pandemic.

Govt tells banks to halt recovery of loans from businesses impacted by COVID-19 until mid-April

Published On: March 26, 2020 05:30 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, March 25: Banks and financial institutions (BFIs) will now halt the recovery of loan installment until mid-April (Chaitra end).

Small businesses are first casualties of COVID-19 outbreak

Published On: March 24, 2020 10:30 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, March 24: As the country braces for a partial lockdown in the wake of a possible risk of COVID-19 outbreak, many small businesses in the capital city have already downed their shutters.

Is the 8.5 pc growth target achievable?

Published On: February 23, 2020 08:39 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Upbeat with the economic growth rate in the last three years which remained higher than an average of more than six per cent, the government has set its sight on a growth rate of 8.5 per cent in the current fiscal year 2019/20.

NRB to crack down on ‘illegal’ payments for social media ads

Published On: February 1, 2020 07:48 AM NPT By: Sagar Ghimire

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has announced that it will take action against those making or receiving international payments for advertisements on the internet and in social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well as online portals.