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View: Proposals to drive the recovery in South Asia

South Asia, the world’s most populous region, could be the next hotspot for the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments across the region are faced with the grim calculus of trading off health for the economy which is in lockdown. Coherent national strategies, backed by regional cooperation efforts, are the way forward for economic recovery in South Asia.

COVID-19 has sparked both a public health emergency and an economic shock in South Asia. As of 24 April, South Asia accounted for 1.5 per cent of global cases, while the US accounted for 32 per cent, and the EU for 34 per cent. South Asia has moved from the fastest-growing region in the world in 2019 to a slow growth scenario in 2020. Trade, investment and tourism have collapsed. Stock markets have tumbled and business confidence is vanishing. Daily life has been disrupted and millions face poverty. Some speculate that a return to pre-COVID-19 normal life can only occur once a vaccine is readily made available sometime in 2021.

Misreading savings

Bangladesh must negotiate more for BRI opportunities: Speakers

BRI an opportunity for BD, says economist

Migration from facts

Vegetable imports: To regulate or not to regulate?

सावतीका अध्यक्ष डा पोष राज पाण्डे को News 24 सँगको अन्तर्वाता

WAR is a problem not a solution

Nepal-India Trade Treaty Needs Revisions: Dr. Pandey

नेपाल–भारत वातार्मा पुनरावलोकन आवश्यक

नेपाली कूटनीति फेरि संवेदनशील मोडमा

Nepal-India trade treaty needs significant revisions

Curious case of sugar quota

Trading through China

SAWTEE Centre for Sustainable Development Press release

SDGs Represent The Most Comprehensive Development Agenda

Experts urge promoting e-commerce

Discussion on enhancing agricultural productivity

Experts urge diversifying country’s trade routes

Lets Set Sail

Restructuring production, export processes indispensable to bolstering transboundary trade in South Asia

The future is here

Earthquake Did Not Affect Nepal’s Economy Fundamentally: Dr. Khatiwada

NRA targets to complete construcion of 450,000 houses by this fiscal

कहाँ हराए १ लाख १६ हजार भूकम्पपीडित ?

Deficit financing could be necessary for reconstruction

Capitalising on the gulf

Govt urged to play constructive role in WTO ministerial conference

Stakeholders stress on inclusive job creation

Nepal to face labour shortage by 2030

Experts flag slow distribution of housing grant

भूकम्पपछिको पुनर्निर्माण: निर्माण सामग्रीको पहुँच सहज बनाउन जोड

SAWTEE Organizes Workshop

सेवा क्षेत्रको विस्तारमा सरोकारवालाको जोड

Experts stress policy regime to ensure rewards for farmers, breeders

Migrants outflow dips, labour shortage hits reconstruction

Labour shortage hits reconstruction works

Nepal To Take Advantage of ICT

Lack of infrastructure hits Nepali ICT sector

वर्षअघि नै डेढ लाख घर बनिसक्छन् ः प्रधिकरण

जलमार्ग विस्तार गर्न सुझाव

Navigability Study in Koshi, Gandaki

Stakeholders urge promotion of inland waterways for trade

NRA blames worker shortage

Stakeholders urge promotion of inland waterways for trade

Experts urge govt to set up institution to govern water transport

व्यापार घाटासँग जोडिएका ६ सवाल

SAWTEE Organizes Interaction

फस्टाउँदो अनौपचारिक व्यापार

Informal Trade in Fertilisers Flourishing

४ लाख मेट्रिक टन रासायनिक मल अनौपचारिक बाटोबाट

कृषिजन्य सामाग्रीको अनौपचारिक व्यापार कम गर्नुपर्नेमा सरोकारबालाको जोड

Over 50pc chemical fertilisers imported ‘unofficially’

Women highly active in informal trade with India: SAWTEE report

Easy availability of agro inputs can curb informal trade: Experts

Moot on Revitalizing SAFTA: Beyond Barriers held at Dhaka

Agenda Agriculture

सार्कस्तरीय कार्यशाला सुरु

Sustainable farming practices stressed to save resources

South Asia needs to relook its agro practices

Inequality rises despite economic progress: experts

Experts seek practical water,energy policies

Call to revisit policies on water, energy cooperation

भू—राजनीतिको चेपुवामा ऊर्जा

भारतले बिजुली किन्न चाहँदैन

कमजोर कार्यान्वयनले ऐनको खिल्ली उड्दै

Quality vegetable production stressed

Nepal’s Vegetable Export Potential Still Untapped

Stakeholders stress on need for quality to export vegetables

Vegetable export potential largely unexploited

South Asia Economic Summit calls for solution to bilateral issues

Quality and efficiency of roads, airports affecting trade: Report

Changes to BAFI Bill Provisions draw flak

Bafia bill draws severe flak

स्वतन्त्र सञ्चालकको व्यवस्था हटाउनुपर्छ

अर्थमन्त्रीले बाफिया फर्काउन सक्ने

पुर्वअर्थमन्त्री र अर्थसमितिका सभापतिले भने वाफिया कमजोरी भयो, थप परिमार्जन गर्न समिति तयार

विज्ञ भन्छन -

We should list some agricultural goods as import sensitive

Call for Effective Changes in new Accord

नीति तथा कार्यक्रम बिरालो बाँधेर श्राद्ध गर्ने काममात्रै हो

आयाती बस्तुु भन्सारमै चेकजाँच गर्न सुझाव

नेपाल–भारत वाणिज्य सन्धि : ‘विन–विन’ सम्बन्धमा जोड

वाणिज्य सन्धि साफ्टाभन्दा संकुचित

The budget will be big liability for the future

WTO ministerial failed to meet expectations of South Asian countries, say experts

WTO ministerial failed to meet expectation of South Asia

सावती र अक्सफामको संयुक्त कार्यशाला शुरू

Urban Poor’s Trouble

Priority should be on energy, food security

नाकाबन्दीको असर दीर्धकालसम्म

सबै उद्योग टाट पल्टिने स्थितिमा-निजी क्षेत्र

नीतिगत सुधार, सुशासन र आत्मनिर्भर अर्थतन्त्र

SAWTEE And FNI Organize Workshop

SAARC Seed Bank could be a means to ensuring food security: Experts

Nepal faces big financial burden

संविधानको मस्यौदामा अर्थविदहरूका सुझाव

Potential aplenty

Time To Go Big

दक्षिण एशियाको सम्भावनामा गैरभन्सार बाधक: अल्लो र हातेकागजको ब्रान्डिङ आवश्यक

गैरभन्सार अबरोध मुख्य समस्या

Exporters Facing Problems

Trade Barriers for Women Discussed

Realising potential: Latest power pacts have renewed optimism

How’s business?:The southern neighbour accounts for two-thirds of Nepal’s exports and imports

चादी गहना नियातमा प्रतिस्पर्धी क्षमता बढाऊ

Jewelers Advised to Enhance Quality of Silver Jewelries

SAWTEE Organised a Program

Jewelers told to Enhance Quality of Silver Jewelries

Draft of Financial Sector Development Strategy Ready

MoF Floats Draft of Financial Sector Development Strategy

मह उत्पादन कम हुँदा निर्यातमा समस्या

Honey Sales Surpass Domestic Production

Stakeholders Call for a Specific Policy to Promote Beekeeping

Stakeholders Call for a Specific Policy to Promote Beekeeping

High-Level Dialogue on Post 2015 Development Agenda

गरिबी निवारण र आर्थिक वृद्धि मुख्य एजेण्डा

सूचनाहरु कुनै पक्षकेन्द्रित हुनु हुदैन

सहस्राब्दी विकास लक्ष्यका कार्यक्रम समेट्न सुझाव

Experts Stress Inclusive and Sustainable Development

औषधि किन्न नपाएर छटपटाउनु परेको भए निर्यात बढाउनै पर्थ्यो, व्यापारविज्ञ पाण्डेको अन्तर्वार्ता

Pandey in Proposed UN Technology Bank

सार्क बिकाश बैंक आवश्यक

Regional Integration: Distant Dream

Establish SAARC Development Bank to Finance Infra Projects

SAARC Investment Area Imperative for Regional Growth

Call to Normalize Trade Ties Between Pakistan, India

SAARC Urged to Promote Intra-Regional Investment

सार्क सम्मेलन अघि आर्थिक बहस सुरु, बिकासका लागि क्षेत्रीय सामिप्यतामा पाण्डेको जोड

SAARC Urged to Promote Intra-Regional Investment

Efficient Implementation of Regional Agreements Sought

SAARC Nations Lack Correct Trading Mindset

SAWTEE Organized Interaction

अदुवा निर्यात बढाउन सुझाव

अदुवाको मूल्य किसान आफैले तोक्न नपाउनु प्रमखु समस्या, नेपालमा विश्वको १३ प्रतिशत अदुवा

Ginger Traders Face Non-Tariff Barriers

Joint Efforts Needed to Ensure Food Security

Crop Yields to Dip Over The Next Few Decades-Ekantipur

Crop Yields to Dip Over The Next Few Decades-The Kathmandu Post

Strong Regional Initative Sought: Experts Stress SAARC Summit Focus on Climate Change Impacts

सार्कका कार्यक्रम कार्यान्वयन गर्ने बेला

Nepal Blowing Earnings on Imports:

बिधुत बिक्रीभन्दा उपभोगबाट फाइदा

Focus on Early Completion of Old Projects Rather Than New Ones, Say Experts

सहुलित होइन प्रतिस्पर्धी क्षमता बढाउनुपर्छ

Trade Policy Out of Sync With Times

संस्थागत सुधार र प्रभावकारी सेवाको खाँचो

नाफा बढ्ने र जोखिम कम हुने वातावरण बनाउ

Need to Raise Capital Spending

Second-tier Reforms for Enhancing Institutional Capacity

Government has Failed to Provide Effective Health Services: SAWTEE

स्वास्थ्य सेवाक्षेत्रको खर्च प्रभावकारी भएन

स्वास्थ्य क्षेत्रमा बजेटको कार्यान्वयन निरासाजनक

Seed Banks in South Asia: Building Grassroots Support for Crop Diversity

South Asia Urged to Integrate to Deal With Challenges

क्षेत्रीय ब्यापार बढाउन उच्चस्तरको सहकार्य आवश्यक

Calls for Regional Cooperation to Expedite Trade

Food Prices Likely to go up in South Asia

Domestic Pharmaceutical Companies Gaining Grounds

नेपाली वैज्ञानिकलाई जहाजको पेटेन्ट

Nepal’s Trade Dependency on India Swells in 2000s

Political Risk Clouds Darken


Reforms to Widen Market Access for LDCs: Analysts

भारत र चीनबीच बढदो आर्थिक एकता र नेपाल

Regulating Biodiversity in India and Nepal

Conference to Tackle Regional Economic Issues

Experts Cast Doubt Over IGC Implementation

सुबिधा गुम्दा पनि दुवै पक्ष मौन

Bali Pact May Not Help Nepal’s Agro Biz: Experts

सम्झौता नभएको भए डब्ल्युटीओमा ताला लाग्न सक्थ्यो

Benefits of Bali Accord Depend on Implementation

बाली सम्झौता को लाभ “कार्यान्वयन मा निर्भर”

WTO Provision on Farm Subsidy Likely to Hit Nepal Agri Sector

आगामी डब्ल्युटिओ बैठक ‘एजेण्डामा दवाव देऊ’

डब्ल्युटिओ एजेण्डा

डब्ल्युटिओमा नेपालको ‘ड्युटी फ्री कोटा फ्री’

Nepal, Other LDCs to Seek Duty-Free Market Access

India has Two-Third Share in Nepal's Foreign Trade

Exports to NTIS Products up by 10.96pc

सासेकको सिङ्गापुर बैठक

प्राथमिकता प्राप्त बस्तुको पुन : बर्गिकरण

Nepal Crawls up Global Competitiveness Index

विनिमयदर पुनमुल्यांकन

विनिमयदर स्थिरै

बलियो डलरबाट कसरि फाइदा लिने

Business is an Engine for Development and Economic Growth

ब्यापार, बिकास र अर्थिक वृदिको इन्जिन् हो

भारु सँगको बिनिमय दर परिवर्तन नहुने

डब्लुटिओको नवौ मन्त्रि स्तरिय बैठकका लागि सार्कको साझा अजेण्डा तय

डब्लुटिओमा सार्कको साझा प्रस्ताब लैजान आग्रह

Regional Training of Economic Journalists

बाली सम्मेलनमा सार्कका साझा एजेन्डा लैजान सुझाब

SAWTEE-IPS Train South Asian Economic Journalist

SAARC Journalists Sown Nexus Between Trade, Climate Change and Food Security

Regional Consultation calls for Collection Position at MC9

Bijaya in Lanka Meet

उधोग संरक्षणमा संबेदनशिल सुची आबश्यक

Expert Indicates Insufficient Aid for Trade in SAARC Region

महँगो डलर बजारभाउ उच्च दरले बढ्ने अनुमान

अधाबधिक औधोगिक सूचना अभाब

डलर बृदीले महंगी बढाउने

Govt Sets 'Ambitious' Targets Despite Industrial Slowdown

पुर्वाधार र उर्जा बजेट को प्राथमिकता

Budget Must Enhance Competitiveness

डलर इतिहासकै महँगो

Free Vehicular Movement in South Asia

What to Do with Doing Business Report

India China lnk Eight Agreement on Trade, Water

नयाँ डब्लुटियो प्रमुखका चुनौती

विकाशील मुलुकमा स्तरोन्नतिको आधार

दछिण एसियामा व्यापार पुर्बधार र गैरभन्सार अबरोध प्रमुख समस्या

Indian State Govts Against Bilateral Trade: Experts

व्यापार घाटा कम गर्न बिजुलीमात्र विकल्प

राजनैतिक उतारचढाबले व्यापार सुधार हुन सकेन

गैर भन्सार अबरोधले घाटा बढायो

NTBs Choke Intra Regional Trade

व्यापार विस्तारमा गैरभन्सार अबरोध प्रमुख समस्या

गैरभन्सार अबरोध का कारण बैधानिक व्यापार हतोत्साह

व्यापारमा गैरभन्सार अबरोध प्रमुख समस्या

आबश्यकता : राज्य र बजारको सहकार्यको

उधोग संरक्षणमा संबेदनसिल सुची आबश्यक

खासाको व्यापार क्यारिंग एजेन्टको नियन्त्रणमा

Target 7% Growth

Full Budget Faces Hosts of Challenges

Economists Slam Budget, Private Sector Welcome It.

Cereal Imports Jump 87.5 pc in 8 Months

Government Should Establish a Special Economic Zone

Govt to Implement SWAP Concept in Trade Sector

Club of Tongues

कृषिमा परनिर्भरता बढ्दो

Exports to China Jumps 220pc

Experts Seek Regional Supply Chain

निर्यात बार्षिक २० प्रतिसतले बढ्नु पर्छ

Luxury Items, Farm Products Jack Up Trade Deficit

अहिलेकै अवस्थामा सय अर्ब निकासी सम्भव देखिदैन

New Programme Aims to Ease Food Shortage in Nepal

Sri Lanka to Host South Asia Economic Policy Sumit

प्रत्येक फर्मले तोकिएको बस्तु मात्र आयतनिर्यात गर्न पाउने

Experts Seek Political Commitment to Secure Donors Support for Trade

नेपालमा आर्थिक भिजन भएका नेता भएनन

गैरभन्सार अबरोधले व्यापार प्रभावित

गैरभन्सार अबरोधले व्यापारमा असर

अफ्रीकामा नेपाली प्रबिधि

Monopoly May Rule Roost in Absence of Effective Monitoring

प्रतिस्पर्धा ऐन कार्यान्वयन आवश्यक

अनुगमन कमजोर हुदा बजारमा बिकृति बढे

चिनिया अधुवा नेपाली बनाएर भारत निकासी

नेपाल भारत पारवहन सन्धि बिनासंसोधन नबिकरण प्रकरण

Govt Plans to Increase Exports to Rs 100b in Three Years

S Asian Transit Agreement Will Increase Trade

ट्रेड स्वाप मार्फत व्यापार साहयता परिचालन

औषधि को मूल्य खोइ

Exports to China Go Up Four-Fold to Rs 980m

Nepali Gov't to Formulate New Policy to Boost Domestic Trade

Nepal India Set to Revisit Transit Treaty

निर्यात व्यापार १ खर्ब पुर्याउन कठिन

Aid for Trade Should Help Promote Export

Nepal's Exports Fall

Absence of Standardisation Has Hit Agriculture Economy Hard

व्यापार प्रबर्दनका लागि गुणस्तर बृदीमा जोड

अन्तरास्ट्रिय मापदण्ड विकासशील देशअनुकुल हुनुपर्दछ

Regional Connectivity Meet to Discuss More Access

SAARC and The Challenges Ahead

Transit Facility to Help Intra-Regional Trade

EU Extends GPS Facility Till Jan 1

दक्षीण एशियामा चिनिया प्रभाब

खाध्य सुरक्षाका लागि कृषि-जैविक बिबिधता प्रवर्दन आवश्यक

Book Release Covered by The Himalayan Times

अर्थ बाणिज्यसम्बन्धि पुस्तक बिमोचन

SAWTEE, SACEPS Launch Book on Regional Economy

Improve Trade Facilitation, Regional Connectivity

आर्थिक मन्दी को प्रभाब कम गर्न क्षेत्रीय एकता

Regional Integration can Counter Economic Crisis

क्षेत्रीय आर्थिक समन्वय अत्यावश्यक

Decision to Include RMG in NTIS Draws Flak

Agriculture in Transition

SAFTA: Time to Tackle NTBs in Earnest

Why is Nepal Still Struggling as a Developing Nation Dependent on AID?

डच रोग बन्दै रेमिट्यान्स

Nepal Can be More Competitive by Improving Investment and Upgrading Infrastructure

Dutch Disease Starts to Take Toll on Economy

Public Transport in Nepal Double-O Driver

Analysis: Humanitarian Fallout from Nepal's Constitutional Stalemate

Nepal's Unfinished Revolution

Cost Competitive Products Key to Bridge Trade Gap

Nepal's Terms of Trade Declined by 31pc Annually Over Last Decade

आर्थिक मन्दीसँग जुध्न संयुक्त रुपमा काम गर्नुपर्छ

Politics Overshadowing Economic Agendas: Experts

China Removes Hurdles in Citrus Export

Chinese Investment Generates More Employment

South Asian Nations Agree to Reduce Negative List

World Bank to Help Nepal Boost Trade

LDC in South Asia being Marginalised

Create LDC Integration Fund: Experts

नेरु - भारु स्थायी विनिमयदर

आर्थतन्त्रको सुधारमा सरकारले मेहेनत गरेकै छैन

Climate Change Threatens SAARC Economies

जलबायु परिबर्तनले आर्थिक वृद्धिदर प्रभावित

दुई डिग्री तापक्रम बढ्दा ५ प्रतिसत जीडिपी ह्रास

Effort to Ensure Food Security

Enhancing Nepal’s Exports through WTO Compliance (TV Programmes)

Trade Failure with China

WTO Offers Lots of Benefits for Nepal

Consumer Awareness and Inflation

24 Carat Manager

Reliable Strategy Needed to Boost Agribusiness

Intra-Industry Trade Potential in South Asia is Underutilised’

Nepal's Problem with Exports

Is Cash Incentive for Exports a Flawed Policy? 

Reviving Exports with SEZs

Nepalese Banking Crisis Explained

Misplaced Export Incentives

Aid for Trade Can Do Nothing About Our Governance Problem

TIFA: Where is our homework?

Grains of truth

Wake-up call for food security