KATHMANDU, April 9: The World Bank has pointed out five major risks to the economic outlook of Nepal including reform implementation constraints and vulnerability to natural disasters.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Experts from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka on Tuesday highlighted contemporary security and economic challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

KATHMANDU, March 6: If the proverb ‘morning shows the day’ is anything to go by, Nepal’s economic performance will remain average over next four years as there was no sign of improvement in key economic indicators over the first year of the incumbent government.

Small Farmers’ Summit kicks off

March 1, 2019 12:39 pm

KATHMANDU, March 1: Small Farmers’ Summit 2019 kicked off in Kathmandu on Thursday, putting a spotlight on the contribution of small farmers in economic development and poverty alleviation of the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Revising its ‘blanket’ reservations policy, the government has come up with new provisions granting reservation privileges on the basis of economic and social status to candidates belonging to various marginalized communities.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Nepal Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 will be held on February 14 in Kathmandu. Organizing a press meet, Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), jointly with Bishal Media Group (BMG), announced that the event with the theme of “Federal Nepal: Opportunities for Investment and Growth” will aim to improve the entrepreneurship landscape in the country. The event is supported by Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has accused the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) government of pushing the country toward an economic crisis.

Economic costs of Erdoğan

September 4, 2018 00:30 am

When economics becomes a tool for enhancing president’s personal power, the economy pays the price

KATHMANDU, July 19: A senior official of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has said that central bank put economic growth in priority while preparing Monetary Policy for Fiscal Year 2018/19.

Economic revolution

July 10, 2018 01:30 am

The communist transformation of Nepal enters its final phase with a battle against the concentration of wealth and private sector businesses

KATHMANDU, July 5: ​FINLIT Nepal has been awarded with the Economic Citizenship Award 2018.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's China visit is expected to take the country's economic sector to a new height by strengthening mutual relations between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Province 3 has the highest per capita income with people here earning an average US$ 1,534 annually while Province 7 has the lowest per capita income of $660, shows a recent statistics prepared by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).

KATHMANDU, May 27: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented the economic survey of the current fiscal year and annual status review of public enterprises in the meeting.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented the economic survey of the current fiscal year and annual status review of public enterprises in the meeting.

KATHMANDU, May 13: The government has been advised to bring budget for the upcoming fiscal by addressing people's aspirations for development and economic prosperity.

ATHMANDU, May 10: Naya Shakti Party coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai today said the upcoming budget should prioritize country's economic development.

KATHMANDU May 10: Krishna Bahadur Mahara, the speaker of House of Representative, has said that he will draw the attention of the government toward the need to bring necessary revision in existing laws and policies to usher in economic prosperity.

KATHMANDU, May 9: CPN (Maoist Center)'s chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the party has focused its energy and strength entirely on attaining economic development in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Economic expert Sujeev Shakya has come up with an analytical comment on Nepal's economic history and current financial trends in his new book, 'Arthat Arthatantra’.

Sunsari Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dharan is organizing a skill development training for locals of Dharan. Women Entrepreneur Management is managing the training session that began on April 7. As many as 30 people—24 women and six men—are taking the skill development training. They are creating different handicraft items made of bamboo such as pen holder, photo frame, wall clock, make-up box, fan, tray among others.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The economic growth rate is projected to be 5.89 per cent in the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The National Economic Census is conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics will cost approximately Rs 400 million.

KATHMANDU, April 14: The 'First National Economic Census-2075 has been initiated from today.

First economic census to give complete picture of Nepal’s economy

Way to economic development

April 12, 2018 08:05 am

I woke up early in the morning and saw our honorable Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addressing a business meeting in India. He talked about the investment prospects and also mentioned that Nepal was a virgin land for any kind of investment. Such inspiring speech may give goose bumps to the Nepali people. But, the ground reality is that we are not yet strong enough and competent, which makes us incompetent in terms of attracting foreign investments. Economic development by modern practices is the necessity our times.

KATHMANDU, April 10: The Nepali Congress (NC) has taken strong exception to the white paper unveiled by Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada, arguing that the document offers an incomplete and distorted picture of the country's economic situation.

KATHMANDU, April 7: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind said that India was willing to expand cooperation that was in line with Nepal’s priorities to ensure stability and economic prosperity in the Himalayan nation.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was conferred the guard of honor at the Presidential house in New Delhi, India.  Upon receiving the guard of honor, the prime minister shared that “friendship was most important and there would be no compromises with friends.”

KATHMANDU, April 3: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada has hinted that the nation is facing a critical phase in near future.

KATHMANDU, April 3: With the aim to support the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) to carry out the first-ever National Economic Census scheduled for next month, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided necessary logistics worth Rs 95.1 million to the CBS.

BIRATNAGAR, April 1: The Central Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the district statistics offices (DSO) has started economic census in all 77 districts of the country for the first time with an aim of studying the actual economic status of the nation.

WASHINGTON, Mar 11: Things had been going along so nicely.

KATHMANDU, March 7: The government on Wednesday revised the economic growth target down to 6 percent for the current fiscal year 2017/18 from the initial target of 7.2 percent.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: Minister for Finance, Yubaraj Khatiwada, is planning to issue white paper to make public the current economic position of the country and the measures that the government plan to take to deal with the ongoing economic and financial challenges.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government was working on a plan to hit a double-digit economic growth in the first quarter of the upcoming fiscal year alone.

National economic census 2018 kick-starts

February 24, 2018 09:20 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has started National Economic Census 2018, on Friday. The census will be conducted by counting all enterprises and economic activities across the country, said Suman Raj Aryal, director general of CBS. This census will also measure the contribution of those activities to the economy.

BAGLUNG, Feb 19: Government officials and businesspeople of Baglung have stressed the need to make Baglung an economic hub.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has announced to hold interactions in all provinces to discuss economic agendas.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: All three tiers of government can manage the financial resources required to run their administrative set ups in the federal structure by taking key measures such as increasing the tax base, cutting recurrent expenditure and achieving high growth through investment - particularly private and public investment in infrastructures - politicians and economists have said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Former Vice-Chairman of National Planning Commission and Economic Expert Dr Shankar Sharma has said unhealthy competition among the political parties in hiking elderly allowance will have adverse impact on the country’s economy in the long run.

Yubaraj Khatiwada, former governor of Nepal Rastra Bank and former vice-chairman of National Planning Commission, was involved in drafting election manifesto of the Left Alliance. He is also thought of as a key architect of economic policies to be adopted by the upcoming government. What does the left governance have in store vis-à-vis Nepal’s economy and its economic relation with foreign donors? Mahabir Paudyal and Sagar Ghimire met the veteran economist to discuss a range of economic issues.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that growth is expected to accelerate or remain broadly stable in South Asia except Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that the country should focus its attention on building a prosperous Nepal along with sustainable economic development.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The construction of Santapur integrated settlement of Rautahat has affected due to economic deficiency, which is being constructed by Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation.

CHITWAN, Jan 11: Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that the country has entered into a new era of economic prosperity.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepal should take benefit from its neighbors' economic development.

TEHRAN, Dec 31: A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic’s clerical establishment.

DHULIKHEL, Dec 26: Most of the houses at the Danuwar settlement at Baluwa, Paanchkhal Municipality-12 in Kavrepalanchok district have cracks from the devastating April 25, 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and in need of urgent reconstruction.

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 23: Former Minister and Member of Parliament Mahesh Basnet has said that collective effort can help uplift the economic situation of women while also preserving capital and promoting savings.