KATHMANDU, May 27: Former finance ministers and economists have said that the country should focus and invest on certain sectors and products having competitive advantage as part of building a self-reliant economy.

JHAPA, May 4: ‘Self-reliant economy’ features prominently in election manifestos of major political parties for the local level election.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has projected the national economy to grow by 6.94 percent for the current fiscal year 2016/17, up from the 6 percent target set by the government.

KATHMANDU, April 16: The Ministry of Industry has introduced an ambitious plan that includes employment generation in the country in a decade.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Even though it has improved in ranking, Nepal still remains a mostly unfree economy, according to a report from an American think tank.

Economy showing resilience: NRB

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KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The current macroeconomic indicators show the resiliency of Nepal’s economy, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) said in a report.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Qatar Airways is introducing new amenity kits to its economy class passengers. Issuing a statement, the airline said that the new kits include products designed to make the passenger’s journey more comfortable and relaxing.

KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI, Dec 15: India’s scrapping of high-value bank notes last month has dragged down economic growth in neighboring Nepal with trade, remittances and tourist numbers all down, BMI Research, a group company of the Fitch rating agency, said on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, Nov 9: How Hillary Clinton managed to lose an election to a candidate as divisive and unpopular as Donald Trump will baffle observers and agonise Democrats for years to come. Once the shockwave passes, some glimpses of rational explanation may become visible.

CLEVELAND/HERSHEY, PA. Nov 5: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump battled over the strength of the economy in the final stretch of their race for the White House on Friday, with Clinton praising the latest U.S. jobs report and Trump dismissing it as a fraudulent disaster.

Economy gradually gaining traction

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KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The economic situation of the country is gradually gaining traction following a tumultuous year, according to the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Political leaders and female business leaders have called for the harnessing of the full potential of women in South Asia to boost economic growth of the region.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: A regional conference on women, leadership and the economy in South Asia kicked off here today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Though Nepal has improved its competitiveness by a notch, it has lost its rank as the third most competitive economy in South Asia, according to Global Competitiveness Report 2016-17 published by World Economic Forum (WEF).

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Looming economic crisis in the Gulf countries dims the prospects for the Nepali economy as migrant workers there are facing unprecedented problems and demand for workers from the countries has also declined over the past few months.

PALPA, Sept 15: Ropeway that connects Masyam-4, Charchare, Koldanda-8, and Khamauri of Palpa district has brought a huge change in the area by fueling economic activities and easing transportation woes.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Experts said Monday that the five month long blockade not only fueled the black economy and corruption but also institutionalized them.

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