KATHMANDU, April 1: Price of crude oil in the international market plunged to an almost 18-year low at US $ 20 per barrel on Monday. However, Nepali consumers are bound to keep on paying the higher prices as usual, and this despite the fact the country has adopted an automatic pricing policy.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Nepali handicraft, one of the main export items of the country, has never really picked up due to failure of maintaining quality assurance in the international market, traders said on Saturday.