KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has asked the Indonesian Ambassador to Nepal to facilitate bringing in Indonesian investment to Nepal's hydropower and tourism sectors.

KATHMANDU, August 12: The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) approved projects with a total investment of over Rs 122 billion in the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, August 11: Agriculture and Livestock Development Minister Mrigendra Kumar Singh Yadav has said that the government has not made the required investment in agriculture.

In the context of Nepal, a study found that the relationship between external borrowing and economic growth results in an increased burden with the significance in the size and magnitude of such debt.

KATHMANDU, August 3: The National Cooperative Federation of Nepal (NCF) has cautioned cooperatives not to invest in unproductive businesses, citing the liquidity crunch seen in the cooperatives.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The Confederation of Nepalese Industries Young Entrepreneurs Forum (CNIYEF) on Saturday witnessed an agreement for investment worth Rs 245 million in startup projects.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The government is allocating 10 percent of the issued public offerings to the migrant workers. This new arrangement will come into effect from the commencement of the fiscal year 2022/23.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The government has approved an investment worth Rs 25.92 billion to build two hydropower projects.

KATHMANDU, MAY 28: The gross investment of Nepal is expected to grow by 18.1 percent in the current fiscal year, way down from 29.3 percent last year.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Peasants’ organizations affiliated to the five-party ruling alliance have asked the government to include the issues of import substitution and export promotion of agricultural goods through the commercialization of agriculture in the government’s new policies and programs.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Investors have pledged to inject Rs 1 trillion in 31 big projects in the country.

NEW DELHI, April 3: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the Indian investors, industrialists and entrepreneurs to spur investment in the sectors of energy, infrastructure and tourism as Nepal has an enabling environment for investment.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The government has recently provided the go-ahead to four projects worth Rs 5.58 billion that are related to energy production.

KATHMANDU, March 1: Vice President of Nepal-India Chamber of Commerce and Industries (NICCI) Sunil KC paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister of Gujarat, India, Bhupendra Rajanikant Patel on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Dabur Nepal is injecting Rs 9.68 billion into its production plant based in Nepal, with the Investment Board Nepal (IBN) approving the investment amount for the company on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: State Minister Umesh Shrestha has said that the government is going to make legal arrangements to increase investment in the education sector.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: A total of 87 firms have proposed to invest Rs 122 billion to set up their manufacturing plants in the country in the first three months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Hong Kong Redline, which is associated with the Chinese cement giant Hongshi, is investing Rs 15 billion in Dang Cement after it received a go-ahead from Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to inject money from an investment company.

KATHMANDU, OCT 24: The country received pledged investment totaling Rs 146 billion in the first quarter of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, OCT 13: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is investing a total of US $ 100 billion on climate financing to its developing member countries (DMCs).

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The government on Saturday gave its go-ahead to inject an additional capital worth Rs 73 billion in the construction and development of two hydroelectricity projects.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Nepal’s private sector has come up with a common agenda in support of the controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Nepal Compact, pressurizing the government to endorse the agreement soon.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has planned to invest an additional Rs 364.71 billion in the construction of infrastructure related to electricity supply in the next four years.

KATHMANDU, September 16: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has invested a total of Rs 436.54 billion in the six decades of its establishment.

KATHMANDU, September 8: Nepal has faced a shortfall of investment worth Rs 558 billion annually to achieve its targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

KATHMANDU, September 5: The Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has projected to facilitate investment worth Rs 1.18 trillion inside the country in the next four years.

KATHMANDU, August 16: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has urged the savings and credit cooperatives to inject 60 percent of the investment in the productive sector.

KATHMANDU, August 4: Huawei has announced to invest US $ 100 million in the promotion of startups in the Asia Pacific region.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The government has approved investment worth Rs 97 billion to construct two hydropower projects.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The Non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA) launched a Rs 10 billion fund that aims at generating capital to invest in Nepal’s mega infrastructure development.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Russia has expressed an interest to build a large investment hydropower project in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Nepal and Austria have agreed to expand and deepen engagements in bilateral trade, investment, technology transfer, renewable energy, and tourism.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Stating that the amount spent on nuclear weapons every year is much higher than the official development assistance (ODA) to the neediest and poorest countries, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has stressed the need for focusing on the security and well-being of people and humanity at large.

While the Nepal government's stated attitude toward FDI is positive, this has not yet translated into practice, says State Department’s Investment Climate Statement

There have been many analyses worldwide about the effects and possible effects of Covid-19 in social, economic, cultural, education, and public health sector. Economists have also discussed the multi-dimensional impacts of Covid-19 in Nepal, most of them based on assumptions or available rough data. This article is mainly focused on how this pandemic is going to affect the lifecycle of development projects in Nepal. Generally, large-scale projects pass through five phases: project conceptualization, project planning (feasibility studies), construction, operations, and handover under the project lifecycle.

BEIJING, Jan 19: China’s state planner said on Sunday that it had approved 157 fixed-asset investment projects in 2019, worth a total 1.33 trillion yuan ($195 billion).

Nepal’s ranking in World Bank’s Doing Business (DB) improved from last year’s 110th to 94th, mainly due to the improved scores in getting credit, trading across borders, and dealing with construction permit sub indicators. This news brought much needed joy to the finance ministry beset with the increasing criticism of how it has hitherto handled economy. The finance minister was said to be “giddy”, according to an expatriate living in Kathmandu who met him after the ranking came out, and a news conference was organized in the ministry the next day. The ranking, which had remained more or less constant for more than 10 years (see the graph), suddenly seemed to be moving in the right direction. The ministry officials rightly promised to create a momentum and improve the ranking in the years to come.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The government is committed to facilitate business and investment in Nepal, according to Baikuntha Aryal, secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nepal have been largely relying on the ancestral property of their proprietors for the initial investment to start their businesses, according to the latest study report of the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).

Easterners invited to visit Pokhara

September 25, 2019 08:33 am

Invitation comes as part of campaign by Gandaki Province that is celebrating Internal Tourism Year 2019

BEIJING, Sept. 22: Jin Liqun, the president of China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), said on Sunday that the bank will invest in six projects with 1.09 billion U.S. dollars in countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Misreading savings

September 15, 2019 02:00 am

When the basics are not gotten right, analysis becomes wonky and the resulting policy misguided. We can then only pray for Lord Pashupatinath to come to the rescue. It is fashionable among the commentariat, the intelligentsia and the political class to sigh in despair over how little of the remittances sent home by Nepalis toiling abroad is saved. If you ask them how they know that remittance receivers do not save much, they are likely to point to either media reports or the survey such reports cite—the Third Nepal Living Standards Survey (NLSS)of 2010/11.

When generosity kills

September 10, 2019 01:30 am

Nepal’s young democracy requires Nepalis to demand more from themselves and their government instead of falling victim to the allure of progress that foreign aid promises

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Padma Kumari Aryal, has urged cooperatives to make investment in setting up industries to boost production.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, has urged the Japanese government to further invest in Nepal's energy and water resource.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Finance Minister Dr Yubraj Khatiwada told the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that Nepal holds a suitable atmosphere for investment.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Almost all the commercial banks in the country are found ignoring Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB)'s request to compulsorily increase the investment in the agriculture sector to 10 percent.

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RAMECHHAP, July 16: Concerned authorities of the district have complained that lack of proper business environment in the district has been hindering entrepreneurs from making investments.

Investment for prosperity

July 7, 2019 01:00 am

Sources of investment lie in our doorsteps but Nepal is still reeling under low investment trap inimical to achieving prosperity through industry and trade