January 29, 2023 20:03 pm
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Chief Minister of Madhes Province Sanjay Yadav on Sunday took charge of the Ministry of Finance of the provincial government.
July 13, 2022 16:30 pm
KATHMANDU, July 13: The World Bank (WB) is providing US $ 80 million (around Rs 10 billion) in concessional loan to Nepal for a project to improve the delivery of water and sanitation services and promote integrated water resources management.
June 29, 2022 19:25 pm
KATHMANDU, June 29: The World Bank (WB) on Wednesday approved funding of US $275 million to Nepal to upgrade the 69 km two-lane section of Butwal—Gorusinghe—Chanauta road along the East-West Highway.
April 9, 2022 10:54 am
JHAPA, April 9: With the local level elections approaching, many women, who were elected as people's representatives in the previous election, have expressed their desire to contest for the higher positions. However, the costly election is proving them to be one of the main deterrents to run for the office.
January 6, 2020 09:14 am
KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The local stock exchange saw strength since the beginning of trading on Sunday. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index climbed over 8 points in the initial trading hour and plateaued at midday. Another surge toward the close propelled the benchmark index 16.09 points higher to its three-month peak of 1,182.31 points.
December 27, 2019 14:57 pm
SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) - As China struggles to deal with the slowdown of the world’s second-largest economy, it has embarked on a new strategy of placing financial experts in provinces to manage risks and rebuild regional economies.
June 9, 2019 11:15 am
FUKUOKA, June 9: Group of 20 finance leaders agreed to describe trade and geopolitical tensions as “intensified” and pledged to take further action to address these economic risks, three G20 sources said as a second day of meetings got underway on Sunday.
May 31, 2019 07:49 am
KATHMANDU, May 31: Access to finance has emerged as the biggest obstacle to Nepali firms after the country headed toward political stability and stable supply of electricity, a recent survey carried out jointly by Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) and The Milken Institute (MI) shows.
April 21, 2019 19:00 pm
CHITWAN, April 21: Former Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said cooperatives' role should be augmented to ensure economic prosperity and socialism-oriented State with social justice.
April 18, 2019 08:14 am
KATHMANDU, April 18: Though it has been nearly six months that the government introduced concessional loan scheme for various groups, including workers returning from foreign employment, women entrepreneurs and people from the ‘Dalit’ community, the total amount of loans floated by bank and financial institutions (BFIs) except certain agro and livestock business is paltry.
April 16, 2019 10:15 am
WASHINGTON, April 16: The U.S. Department of the Treasury said on Monday that it has slapped sanctions on seven individuals and one entity for their financial support for the Islamic State (IS).
April 9, 2019 09:34 am
KATHMANDU, April 9: Amid growing concern over lack of effectiveness of federal government’s budget and programs, parliament’s Finance Committee has formed two separate panels to reach to all provinces to study their respective fiscal policies and programs.
March 23, 2019 09:18 am
KATHMANDU, March 23: Stakeholders have underlined the need for effective public finance management (PFM) by ensuring transparency, putting in place better reporting standards, and strengthening institutions involved in public spending.
December 14, 2018 15:43 pm
BANEPA, Dec 14: Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that the financial system has been stable through a small effort.
November 6, 2018 14:10 pm
TOKYO, Nov 6: Japan is ready to extend Malaysia support to help overcome its financial problems if the need arises, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday.
September 3, 2018 14:55 pm
SAPTARI, Sept 3: Minister for Finance Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has reaffirmed that the taxation in multi points would be ended very soon.
August 1, 2018 05:00 am
KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman Kamal Thapa on Tuesday nominated members of the party's publicity and finance departments.
July 24, 2018 13:04 pm
KATHMANDU, July 24:Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has spoken of the need of paying attention to the implementation of standards against money laundering.
June 3, 2018 07:07 am
BRITISH COLUMBIA, June 3: Finance leaders of the closest U.S. allies vented anger over the Trump administration’s metal import tariffs on Saturday, ending a three-day meeting with a stern rebuke of Washington and setting up a heated fight at a G7 summit next week in Quebec.
May 29, 2018 16:17 pm
KATHMANDU, May 29: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada tabling the first full-fledged national budget at the joint session of Federal Parliament and National Assembly. The budget is expected to be around Rs 1.5 trillion, up from Rs 1.28 trillion in the curre
May 29, 2018 15:51 pm
KATHMANDU, May 29: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada is expected to try breathing new life into the economy, with his budget for fiscal year 2018/19 later Tuesday afternoon at the joint session of Federal Parliament.
May 18, 2018 07:49 am
243 local units yet to see presence of commercial banks
May 16, 2018 05:50 am
Lawmakers lobbying hard for Constituency Development Fund
May 14, 2018 14:58 pm
KATHMANDU, May 14: Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has said that preparations are underway to bring the socialism-oriented budget as per the spirit of the constitution.
May 13, 2018 09:15 am
KATHMANDU, May 13: Minister for Finance Yubaraj Khatiwada has urged chartered accountants to become accountable and responsible toward their profession.
May 5, 2018 07:51 am
KATHMANDU, May 5: The 12th Informal Meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers has been held in Manila, Philippines, on May 4. The meeting was attended by the finance ministers and the heads of delegations of the eight SAARC member states. Finance Minister of Nepal, Yuba Raj Khatiwada, chaired the meeting. The leaders met in Philippines while they were representing their respective nations at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
April 5, 2018 04:00 am
KATHMANDU, April 5: The government has stripped off the Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI) of additional authorities delegated by ministerial-level decisions of the Ministry of Finance.
March 31, 2018 08:40 am
Slams privatization of public enterprises
March 24, 2018 09:55 am
KATHMANDU, March 24: The World Bank’s credit of US$ 200 million (Rs 20.6 billion) to Nepal for financing federalism in the country has landed into controversy.
March 17, 2018 09:19 am
KATHMANDU (REPU-BLICA): A team of board of directors and representatives from the Management Association of Nepal (MAN) has met finance minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada on Friday. The meeting was organized to congratulate Khatiwada on his appointment as the finance minister.
March 10, 2018 08:15 am
KATHMANDU, March 10: Banking experts and stakeholders have said that promoting digital finance system will help bring a large number of the country's population into the formal financial system.
March 7, 2018 11:15 am
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.
March 3, 2018 15:39 pm
KATHMANDU, March 3: Finance Minister Dr Yubraj Khatiwada has directed the chiefs of the customs office to resolve the loopholes witnessed in revenue collection.
February 27, 2018 06:15 am
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Prime Minister KP Oli has chosen Yuba Raj Khatiwada, a monetary economist, as the Minister for Finance and Policy, overlooking other senior leaders of his own party to lead a crucial ministry that is responsible for maintaining both micro and macroeconomic stability in the country.
February 10, 2018 09:10 am
KATHMANDU, Feb 10: A meeting of the National Reconstruction Authority's (NRA) steering committee chaired by the prime minister turned tense on Friday after CPN-UML Vice Chairman Bhim Rawal and Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki engaged in a heated exchange over the government's recent decision to increase the housing grant.
January 12, 2018 16:30 pm
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Minister of State for Finance, Udaya Shamsher Rana has said the government banks should be able to give the message to the people that they are capable of giving outstanding services and facilities.
December 26, 2017 08:52 am
KATHMANDU, Dec26: Goodwill Finance Company Ltd (GFCL) has launched 'IamMba' campaign, or I am Master of Bachat and Arjan (I am master of saving and income), amid a ceremony held in the capital on Monday.
December 14, 2017 06:15 am
KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has removed Kuber Merchant Finance Ltd (KMFL) and Lalitpur Finance Ltd (LFL) from its list of 'problematic' financial institutions.
December 11, 2017 02:45 am
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Nepali Congress candidate and Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has won to the member of House of Representatives from Sunsari-4.
October 15, 2017 03:00 am
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The fate of over 2300 small projects including drinking water and roads, prioritized by politicians and top bureaucrats in the past out of their personal clout and interest, now hangs in balance.
October 10, 2017 08:06 am
KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Finance Secretary Shanta Raj Sebedi has said that the growth target of 7.2 percent in this fiscal year is achievable, although the development partners have lowered the growth projection below 5 percent.
October 6, 2017 21:07 pm
KATHMANDU, Oct. 7: The Friday meeting of the Legislature-Parliament passed two bills relating to finance which are directly associated with the implementation of constitution.
September 1, 2017 13:45 pm
KATHMANDU, September 1: Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki today urged the prompt investment in various sectors as the country's economy has started witnessing 'positive indicators'.
August 4, 2017 09:47 am
KATHMANDU, August 4: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has assigned Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki with the responsibility of the vice-chairman of the Investment Board also.
July 18, 2017 17:16 pm
KATHMANDU, July 18: The government has expressed its commitment to expand the tax base and to reform the tax system so as to give momentum to the economy.
July 18, 2017 04:15 am
KATHMANDU, July 17: Parliament's Finance Committee has directed the government to start a process to scrap the Tax Settlement Commission Act, 1976. A meeting of the committee held on Monday directed the government to immediately start the process and inform the committee about its progress.
July 17, 2017 17:43 pm
KATHMANDU, July 17: Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said that Rs 612 billion revenue has been collected in the fiscal year 2016/17.
July 16, 2017 09:17 am
KATHMANDU (REPU-BLICA): Century Commercial Bank Ltd has acquired Sagarmatha Finance. Issuing a press statement on Saturday, the bank said the integrated operation has started on Saturday.
June 23, 2017 21:40 pm
KATHMANDU, June 23: Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) has urged the government to create enabling environment for business and investment.
June 20, 2017 01:20 am
KATHMANDU, June 20: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has assured Nepal it will finance two mega projects, each costing about Rs 10 billion (US$ 100 million) through soft loans, Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said. The bank will charge 2 percent interest per annum, according to the minister.