KATHMANDU, September 21: The manufacturing sector in Lumbini Province has been operating at only 48.80 percent capacity, with more than half the industrial capacity of the province remaining unutilized.
KATHMANDU, September 17: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Thursday injected an additional Rs 20 billion in the domestic financial system in an attempt to ease a growing shortfall of liquidity in the banking system.
KATHMANDU, August 14: The country’s private sector has welcomed the monetary policy 2021/22, stating that the macroeconomic policy could provide respite to the COVID-19 affected industries including small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and tourism businesses, along with speeding up the economic recovery.
KATHMANDU, August 13: Nepal Rastra Bank is going to make the monetary policy for the current fiscal year 2021/22 public today. A meeting of the Board of Directors of NRB held to discuss the monetary policy endorsed the policy for the current fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, June 15: While the number of people going for foreign employment is declining due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the remittances sent by Nepalis living and working abroad is continuously increasing.
KATHMANDU, May 26: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has barred banks and financial institutions (BFIs) from making short-term investments in the secondary market, at a time when the stock exchange market is witnessing a whopping rise in transactions.
KATHMANDU, May 25: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has created a fund of Rs 50 billion to support providing payments to the workers in tourism, cottage, small and medium size industries that are largely affected by COVID-19.
KATHMANDU, May 20: Nepal bought Indian currency (IC) equivalent to Rs 404.70 billion by selling US dollars to finance the imports from the southern neighbor during the first nine months of the current fiscal year, which was 16 percent more than the amount during the same period of the last fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, May 2: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has asked payment service providers to continue their everyday business through less than 20 percent of the workforce in the locations where prohibitory orders have been enforced.
KATHMANDU, March 2: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has warned the banks and financial institutions (BFIs) to take action if they are found not maintaining the spread rate as provisioned by the monetary policy.
KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Nepal bought Indian rupees worth Rs 241.31 billion by selling US dollars to finance the imports from the southern neighbour during the first six months of the fiscal year compared to that of Rs 229.55 billion in the same period in the last fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Commercial banks that are facing allegations of charging service fees in an arbitrary manner from their clients have piled up pressure on Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to provide them autonomy to determine the service charge amount to their clients.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has stepped up efforts to integrate the Quick Response (QR) code payment platforms under a single network system to facilitate easy transaction and to maintain transparency in the digital payment mode.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) in its Current Macroeconomic report of the first five months of the current fiscal year has stated that the consumer price inflation remained 2.93 percent during the period.
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the country’s central bank, has started an enquiry against the banks that have been blamed for mounting undue pressure on the borrowers to clear their loans.
KATHMANDU, Jan 9: In a bid to expand online fund transfer facilities, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has incorporated 10 development banks and finance companies in the Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system.
KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Bank promoters have complained to the Ministry of Finance that the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the country’s central bank, has adopted a policy of micromanaging the banks and financial institutions (BFIs).
The Nepal Rastra Bank recently released the monetary policy for the current fiscal year 2020/21. This is the 19th in the series after the Nepal Rastra Bank started to introduce the annual monetary policy in 2002 in line with a provision of the Nepal Rastra Bank Act (2002).
KATHMANDU, Mar 4: The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has softened its lending limit for first-time homebuyers giving respite to the manufacturers of construction materials that have been running in under capacity.