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Purushottam Ojha

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Betting on foreign investment

Published On: September 2, 2019 09:56 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

The commonly accepted objective of foreign direct investment is to create conducive policy, regulatory and operational environment for attracting foreign owned companies or the multi-nationals to invest into the host country. The investment made in the productive sector of economy not only helps create job and employment opportunities through injection of foreign capital and technology but also helps in increasing productive capacity of the economy and improve balance of payment through increased export of goods and services.

Investment for prosperity

Published On: July 7, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

Sources of investment lie in our doorsteps but Nepal is still reeling under low investment trap inimical to achieving prosperity through industry and trade

Making SEZs successful

Published On: June 13, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

Special economic zones are considered to be important vehicle for industrialization as development of such zones is intended to encourage domestic and foreign investment, create jobs, enhance production of goods and services and generate additional export. Neighboring countries India, China and Bangladesh have made substantial progress in increasing industrial production and export from the successful management and operation of special economic zones, also called SEZs.

Fuel for thought

Published On: March 23, 2019 08:43 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

The streets of Kathmandu witnessed yet another agitation in the never-ending series of protests staged by students unions against petroleum price hike by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC). It has become bit of a ritual: there is a price hike, followed by protests, stage-ins, general strikes and targeted vandalism of government vehicles.

Protecting economic interest

Published On: February 13, 2019 02:59 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

A good transport network with India and China could provide Nepal a transit passage between these two countries in the future.

Tap the opportunities

Published On: January 8, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

Low level of economic integration combined with untenable trade deficit is making Nepal vulnerable to external shocks

Enhancing Nepal’s trade

Published On: November 22, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

Nepal should engage with both China and India through increased connectivity, trade facilitation and investment enabling measures to enhance its economy

Reinventing BIMSTEC

Published On: August 28, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

There are no serious problems in bilateral relations among member countries. BIMSTEC leaders have the opportunity to decide future course of this regional process

The connectivity prospects

Published On: August 2, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

Agreement on connecting Nepal’s capital with railway of China and India may open opportunity for Nepal to become land bridge between two countries

Powering Nepal

Published On: June 5, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

Development of power projects should be looked from a larger perspective of increasing export of goods and services, not through myopic lens

Business in federalism

Published On: April 5, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

Provincial and local governments should have a clear roadmap to advance and realize their prosperity agenda

Bangladesh lessons

Published On: March 20, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

​Nepal’s strategic location can be better utilized to expand market access to China, India and Bangladesh

Redirecting economy

Published On: February 19, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

The best performing economy is the one which has a well-chosen mixture of public and private goods and services

BBIN hits a bump

Published On: December 10, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

A seamless transport system can integrate the region by promoting trade, tourism and investment links

The GST of it

Published On: July 9, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

The two governments should sit down and work out a way to make transit services exempt from the GST.

First port of call

Published On: June 11, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

Nepal needs a port authority that can be entrusted with overseeing the operation and management of dry ports

The China dream

Published On: July 20, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Purushottam Ojha

Lack of transport connectivity is the major impediment to greater economic and commercial links with China