KATHMANDU, September 15: China, which had unilaterally closed the border crossing under the pretext of COVID, is going to allow cargo containers stopped in transit to come to Nepal. China has closed the Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi crossings - two major trade points between the two countries - since last month.
KATHMANDU, Sept 13: China has assured that it will clear all containers destined to Nepal before the festive season in Nepal. At the request of Nepal, the Chinese side also assured that it will take necessary measures to address the widening trade gaps between the two countries and encourage its entrepreneurs to invest in Nepal, particularly in areas that support the livelihood of the Nepali people.
Coordinated, multilateral action is necessary to tackle the crises we face. Both aid and trade have key roles to play in reversing the impacts of this quadruple shock and putting the world back on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: While admitting that there have been difficulties to ensure a smooth flow of goods from China to Nepal in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China has said that it is willing to work together with the Nepali authorities to overcome the present difficulties.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The government is mulling over involving private sector hydropower producers in cross-border electricity trade, at a time when Bangladesh has expressed its will to purchase electricity from the Nepali private sector.
In September 2015, there was a huge trade disruption between Nepal and India that reduced Nepal’s imports from India by 40 percent. Given Nepal’s dependence on imports from India, the decline in trade is likely to have temporarily increased the number of poor people in Nepal by nearly 17 percent, or 1.2 million people. Clustering of people around the poverty line and dependence on net food imports are likely causes for some provinces being more severely affected by the trade disruption. This human-made crisis exacerbated the impact of an earthquake that devastated Nepal in May 2015.
KATHMANDU, June 18: Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan, Tapas Adhikari on Thursday held a meeting with president of Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Umar Ashraf Mughal, and its members to further enhance business and trade interactions between Nepal and Pakistan.
KATHMANDU, May 20: Nepal bought Indian currency (IC) equivalent to Rs 404.70 billion by selling US dollars to finance the imports from the southern neighbor during the first nine months of the current fiscal year, which was 16 percent more than the amount during the same period of the last fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, April 10: Stocks kicked off week on a positive footing with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) climbing more than 25 points on Sunday. After closing a point higher on Monday, the index saw further gains at mid-week. The benchmark rose around 16 points on Tuesday. The bourse saw modest movements on the latter part of the week with the index falling 2.85 points on Wednesday and adding 2.74 points on Thursday. Overall, the index ended the review period 42.46 points or 1.61% higher at 2,674.36.
KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The equity market came under significant selling pressure and dropped around 50 points in the morning before staging a small rebound. However, the stock market continued to struggle in the afternoon with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index dropping as much as 90 points. A recovery in the final closing hours saw the benchmark end Tuesday’s session with a 21.16 point’s decline at 2,586.51.
KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Nepal bought Indian rupees worth Rs 241.31 billion by selling US dollars to finance the imports from the southern neighbour during the first six months of the fiscal year compared to that of Rs 229.55 billion in the same period in the last fiscal year.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Jan 22: Trade through the Tatopani border point in the north has been closed for the next 20 days. The decision to suspend all trade activities for 20 days was taken after the maintenance of the Miteri Bridge connecting Nepal and China commenced on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 4: After ending at a fresh high in the last trading session of the year 2020, stocks saw further strength entering 2021. On the first session of the year, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index advanced since morning trading. The benchmark rose more than 50 points by mid-day before correcting slightly. However, a steady rise in the remaining trading hours pushed the index 88.12 points higher to settle at 2,175.40.
BEIJING/WASHINGTON, Jan 16: China will boost purchases of U.S. goods and services by $200 billion over two years in exchange for the rolling back of some tariffs under an initial trade deal signed by the world’s two largest economies, defusing an 18-month row that has hit global growth.
Nepal’s ranking in World Bank’s Doing Business (DB) improved from last year’s 110th to 94th, mainly due to the improved scores in getting credit, trading across borders, and dealing with construction permit sub indicators. This news brought much needed joy to the finance ministry beset with the increasing criticism of how it has hitherto handled economy. The finance minister was said to be “giddy”, according to an expatriate living in Kathmandu who met him after the ranking came out, and a news conference was organized in the ministry the next day. The ranking, which had remained more or less constant for more than 10 years (see the graph), suddenly seemed to be moving in the right direction. The ministry officials rightly promised to create a momentum and improve the ranking in the years to come.
KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index, which traded slightly in the green on Monday morning, quickly gave up its gains to descend below the opening level in the latter trading hours.
The Silk Road came into being in the second security BCE as a result of silk trade. After thousands of years, trade between countries and regions along this route has been flourishing. Now, it has become a major path of trade, as well as cultural and friendly exchanges between the East and the West. It is not only a heritage of the past, but also a great initiative to create the future. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is about the same.
WASHINGTON, August 2: U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese imports from Sept. 1, sharply raising the stakes in a bruising trade war with China and jolting global financial markets.
SEOUL, July 24: South Korea protested on Wednesday against a Japanese plan to remove it from a Japanese list of countries that face minimum trade restrictions, saying it would undermine their decades-old economic and security cooperation and threaten free trade.
WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO, July 24: The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday cut its forecast for global growth this year and next, warning that further U.S.-China tariffs or a disorderly exit for Britain from the European union could further slow growth, weaken investment and disrupt supply chains.
KATHMANDU, July 20: With the beginning of online system for issuance of Certificate of Origin, traders who export their products to the third country can issue Certificates of Origin through links in the websites of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), and Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC).
THE HAGUE, July 12: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is visiting U.S. President Donald Trump next week, amid reports that the Netherlands is considering an American request to help protect shipping in the Persian Gulf.
NEW DELHI, July 11: India and U.S. trade negotiators will meet on Friday, with few signs of a compromise on a series of protectionist measures taken by the two governments in recent months that have strained ties between the strategic partners.
WASHINGTON, July 11: As trade talks resume between China and the United States, President Donald Trump’s advisers are confident he can portray his stance against Beijing as a strength in the 2020 election, despite making concessions and having no deal in sight.
TOKYO, July 3: Asian shares fell on Wednesday as initial enthusiasm over the latest U.S.-China trade truce was overtaken by fresh concerns over Washington’s threat of tariffs on additional European goods.
KAPILVASTU, June 29: More than 80% of revenue at Suthauli Customs Office, located in Yashodhara Rural Municipality, comes from agricultural products. However, in lack of quarantine services in Suthauli, all stakeholders are suffering.