KATHMANDU, March 16: Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the new era for economic development has begun in Nepal. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the 6th SAARC Business Leaders’ Conclave that kicked off in capital on Friday, Prime Minister Oli said that there is a need for deeper integration among South Asian countries to steer the region toward the path of economic prosperity.
KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Policymakers and experts of South Asia have rued the slow pace of economic integration in the region, leading to failure to create a common market for nearly 2 billion population of the region.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) started its operation as a new multilateral financial institution on January 16 last year. Its president Jin Liqun is in Kathmandu to attend Nepal Investment Summit as a keynote speaker. Sagar Ghimire of Republica talked to Liqun on the sidelines of the summit. Excerpts: