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Shanker Man Singh

(The author is a former head of Nepse and SEZ and is currently affiliated with the private sector.)
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Oil Price Hike in Nepal: Some Critical Observations

Published On: November 26, 2021 08:30 AM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

In this context, the market for petroleum products is so sensitive that fluctuations in the international market price may not take long to make a profit or loss in crores of rupees. Nepali private sector entrepreneurs are not in a position to take this risk.

Exporting Electricity to India: Will it Prove to be a Milestone?

Published On: November 10, 2021 07:30 AM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

The Nepal Electricity Authority is now in a position to sell its surplus energy. The countries of South Asia are some of the poorest countries, which aspire to high economic growth to improve the quality of life in the coming years. However, the unavailability of reliable and adequate electricity is one of the major obstacles to realizing their economic potential.

Assessing the country’s total wealth

Published On: September 30, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has announced an assessment of the country's total assets. He has said that he will launch a campaign to assess the country's wealth and will not back down from it. In Nepal, for the first time in 2067 BS, an attempt was made to start a program to assess the country's wealth. Although the then finance minister announced the program, it did not start.

Oil Price Hike, Again!

Published On: August 29, 2021 05:25 PM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

After the increase in consumption, the management cost per liter has to be reduced. What does the NOC do?  What is the function of the Price Stabilization Fund?  Why not use it?  Shouldn't the tax levied by the government be reduced in such a short time? Why charge more than the cost price?

Without good governance, monetary policy will not be effective

Published On: August 22, 2021 07:18 AM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

KATHMANDU, August 21: The most important question has never been raised: Can an open economy like Nepal pursue an independent monetary policy and inflation rate by maintaining a stable exchange rate with its major trading partners? My answer is a ‘no’.  Unfortunately, policymakers never know, despite comments in the past from many organizations and individuals.

Govt’s Common Minimum Program: Effective implementation expected

Published On: August 15, 2021 03:55 PM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

At a glance, the Common Minimum Program was the demand of the Maoist Center, which has been calling for an all-party mechanism to make governance easier. Experts in bureaucracy, administration, and law say that the formulation of such a program seems to have become a fashion in Nepal instead of a necessity.

Possibilities of economic cooperation between Nepal and Bangladesh

Published On: August 8, 2021 12:43 PM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

Although Nepal and Bangladesh are neighboring countries, trade and economic relations between the two are negligible. We are conscious of promoting trade and economic cooperation based on equality and mutual benefit, but the reality is we have not been able to expand our bilateral trade.

Build Back Better with Cooperatives

Published On: July 24, 2021 02:15 PM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

Cooperatives in Nepal offer a wide range of services, including savings and credit, insurance and non-financial services. Their achievements in the field of socio-economic development of the members indicate that they can grow as cooperative players in the development of Nepal.

Monetary Policy 2078/79 amid Second Wave of Covid-19: Nepali Expectations

Published On: July 6, 2021 02:29 PM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

Can an open economy like Nepal, which maintains a stable exchange rate with its major trading partners, pursue an independent monetary policy and inflation rate? Our regular answer is no. Unfortunately, policy makers never learned without comments from many organizations and individuals in the past. It may be recalled that the IMF has described how to conduct the monetary policy in Nepal.

Online Education amid COVID-19: An assessment

Published On: May 22, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

It is important to understand that a new era in education has begun with the destruction caused by the coronavirus. This new age of education is new for all of us. Studying at home is not an easy subject.

Labor Day 2021 for Safety and Health

Published On: May 1, 2021 07:44 AM NPT By: Shanker Man Singh

Today's historic day is expected to inspire governments, workers, consumers and employers to move forward with the country's economic development. The slogan for Labor Day in 2021 is: Invest now in flexible occupational safety and health systems. ”