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  1. विकासशील मुलुकमा स्तरोन्नतिसँगै तयारी पोशाकको निर्यात घट्न सक्ने

    साउथ एसिया वाच अन ट्रेड, इकोनोमिक्स एन्ड एन्भारोन्मेन्ट (सावती) का कार्यकारी निर्देशक पारस खरेलले तयारी पोशाकभित्रै वस्तु विविधीकरण, स्तरअभिवृद्धि र बजार विविधीकरण गर्न नसकेर विगतमा कोटा खारेजी गरिएका कारणले यो क्षेत्रले गम्भीर धक्का बेहोर्नुपरेको बताए।

  2. Beijing to reopen fourth border point with Nepal

    Rupesh Tha, Research officer, SAWTEE, presented during a rountable discussion under the theme ‘Nepal-China Trade: Prospects and Challenges’ and said that Nepal’s trade relationship with China has been hit hard by a combination of natural disasters, the most significant one being the 2015 earthquake, and the Covid-19 pandemic.  

  3. Cooperation needed to combat climate change: speakers

    Speaking at the South Asia Economic Summit, Kshitiz Dahal, senior research officer of SAWTEE in Nepal, said, "We aim to become carbon neutral by 2045 and implement climate-resilient planning in all 753 local governments by 2030.

    The summit titled, "Reframing South Asian Regional Cooperation in the New Context National and Global Dimensions" was organized by Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh. Speakers at the summit emphasized the importance of regional cooperation and direct collaboration among organizations to combat climate change.

  4. Comprehensive studies stressed to utilise untapped potentials of South Asian cooperation

    During the 14th South Asia Economic Summit, Dr. Paras Kharel, the executive director of South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment in Nepal, expressed that SAARC is languishing but it is premature to talk about its burial.

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  5. Multilateral legislations imperative to safeguard workers’ interests

    Ms. Dikshya Singh, programme coordinator at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment, Nepal, spoke at the session titled “Cross-border Labour Market Management” of the two-day 14th South Asia Economic Summit.  

    Among the topics discussed by various speakers in the session, Ms. Singh proposed strategies aimed at leveraging the potential of cross-border migration. These strategies included making sure that data is readily accessible, enhancing skills and qualifications, and gaining a clear understanding of market demands.
  6. Can South Asia ever share a common currency like the EU?

    Dr. Paras Kharel, executive director, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) spoke at the 14th edition of the South Asia Economic Summit (SAEC), titled “Reframing South Asian Regional Cooperation in the New Context”, in Dhaka, hosted by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in collaboration with think tanks from the subcontinent.

    Along with Dr. Kharel, P Nandalal Weerasinghe, governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka; Yuba Raj Khatiwada, former finance minister of Nepal, and former governor, Nepal Rashtra Bank; Ishrat Husain, former governor, State Bank of Pakistan, former adviser to the prime minister on institutional reforms and austerity; Dushni Weerakoon, executive director, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Colombo; Abid Qaiyum Suleri, executive director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad; Prof Sachin Chaturvedi, director general, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi; Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow CPD; Mustafizur Rahman, distinguished fellow of CPD, also spoke at the event.
  7. Reframing the regional cooperation in South Asia

    The South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) is organized as an annual event, with the five core partners taking turns to host it in their respective countries, namely Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This year’s SAES took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from November 4-5.  

    The SAES platform was established through a collaborative effort involving five prominent think tanks in the region: the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), the Research and Information Centre for Developing Countries (RIS), the South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment (SAWTEE), and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). Its primary objective is to convene key stakeholders from the South Asian region and beyond, in a format similar to the Davos style, to engage in discussions and debates that lead to the generation of innovative ideas and actionable plans. The overarching goal is to promote and strengthen South Asian identity and cooperation across various domains.
  8. Experts discuss how South Asia can exploit intra-regional potential

    Dr Paras Kharel, executive director of South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) in Nepal, noted that South Asia is a poor region with vast potential for collaboration among the private sector, policymakers, lawmakers, politicians, researchers, and civil societies.

    Dr Kharel spoke in the two-day summit organised by the CPD on “Reframing South Asian Regional Cooperation in the New Context” started on Saturday, 4 November, 2023. 

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  9. Political tension, tariff barriers hold back South Asia: speakers

    The Center for Policy Dialogue, in collaboration with the Institute of Policy Studies in Sri Lanka, Research and Information System for Developing Countries in India, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment in Nepal, and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Pakistan, organized a two-day event ‘Reframing South Asian regional cooperation in the new context: National and global dimensions’.

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  10. Bangladesh could become new trade destination for Nepal, experts say

    Nepal faces challenges in maximizing its exports to neighboring countries due to production constraints, supply-side issues, and trade barriers. Experts convened by the South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) emphasized the need to address these obstacles, particularly in trade with Bangladesh and India. Nepal’s heavy reliance on India for exports, coupled with limited trade diversification, calls for exploring alternative markets as it nears graduation from Least Developed Country (LDC) status.

  11. कहाँ हरायो नेपालको १२ खर्ब निर्यात ?

    विश्वबैंकले गरेको अध्ययनलाई हेर्दा नेपालको हराएको निर्यात अझै धेरै हुनसक्ने सम्भावना रहेको साउथ एसियन वाच अन ट्रेड, इकोनोमिक्स एन्ड इन्भायरोन्मेन्ट -सावती)का कार्यकारी निर्देशक डा. पारश खरेल बताउँछन् ।

  12. New trade strategy lists 32 promising exports

    Going by past experience, the progress of the NTIS has not been encouraging," said Paras Kharel, Executive Director, SAWTEE. "For instance, the Board of Trade is required to hold a certain number of meetings in a year as per the commerce policy, but it has not done so for many years. So, the implementation of the NTIS is still doubtful,” he said.

  13. Nepali traders ‘cautiously optimistic’ as Nepal-China border points resume after a hiatus of years

    According to Dr. Paras Kharel, the executive director at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment (SAWTEE), the COVID-19 pandemic might be one of the contributing factors to the lackluster implementation of the Trade and Transit Agreement. 

  14. US trade preferences should cover more products; capacity building needed to utilize them (Pahichan)

    Mr. Purushottam Ojha, Former Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS), Government of Nepal, said Nepal’s Commerce Policy and Nepal Trade Integration Strategy, which have identified priority products, should be the basis for negotiating an extension to the trade preferences provided by the US.

  15. US trade preferences should cover more products; capacity building needed to utilize them (अर्थ- डबली)

    A SAWTEE study on Nepal-US trade, presented at the event, finds that Nepal’s merchandise exports to the US in 2021, at US$108.3 million, were lower than what they were at their peak in the late 1990s even in nominal terms.

  16. Nepal Needs To Think Outside The Conventional Approaches Trading With The US : Secretary Marasini

    Despite being granted duty free access to 77 products by the US, Nepal’s export performance in those select products is dismal. Limited utilization of trade preferences necessitates a careful examination of the constraints faced by exporters if Nepal aims at improving export performance through such facilities, experts said during a roundtable discussion on unpacking Nepal-US trade organized by SAWTEE in collaboration with The Asia Foundation.

  17. Utilisation of trade preference facilities of US stressed

    Madhu Kumar Marasini, Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS), pointed out that Nepal needs to think outside the conventional approaches and explore new products to export to the US in which Nepal has a comparative advantage.

  18. नेपालले गुमाइरहेछ अमेरिकाको निर्यात

    अनुपातका हिसाबले मात्रै होइन, मूल्यकै हिसाबले पनि नेपालबाट अमेरिका निर्यात घटेको जानकारी साउथ एसिया वाच अन ट्रेड, इकोनोमिक्स एन्ड इन्भायरोन्मेन्ट (सावती)का कार्यकारी निर्देशक डा. पारस खरेलले जनाए ।

  19. Nepali exports to US falling despite preferential treatment

    Dr. Paras Kharel, Executive Director, SAWTEE, presented a research study done by SAWTEE on unpacking Nepal-US Trade at an event organized by SAWTEE in collaboration with The Asia Foundation.

  20. नेपाल–बंगलादेश व्यापार: आयात बढेको बढ्यै निर्यात घट्दो ट्रेन्डमा

    साउथ एशिया वाच अन ट्रेण्ड, इकोनोमिक्स एन्ड इन्भाइरोमेन्ट (सावती)ले उपलब्ध गराएको तथ्यांकअनुसार द्विपक्षीय व्यापारको २३ वर्षमा ८ वर्ष नेपालबाट हुने निर्यात उताबाट हुने आयातको तुलनामा बढी देखिन्छ । आव २०६१/६२ देखि २०६९/७० सम्म नेपालले आयातभन्दा बढी निर्यात गरेको तथ्यांक छ । त्यसयता नेपालबाट निर्यात कम र उताबाट आयात निरन्तर बढेको देखिन्छ । थप पढ्नुहोस्।  

  21. Why landlocked Nepal’s revised transit treaty with India is a big deal

    “Nepal should also develop in its own waterway ports in the country’s rivers—particularly Koshi and Narayani (Gandak) for possible waterway linkage with India,” said Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairperson, SAWTEE, while speaking to the Indian Narrative. Read more

  22. Should India make an exception and export wheat to Nepal?

    Speaking to the India Narrative, Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairperson, SAWTEE, said, "In line with the provision of treaty, India had exported rice to Nepal in 2007-08 within a month after India imposed global export ban on rice." 

  23. Significant revisions to Nepal-India trade treaty overdue

    Madhu Kumar Marasini, Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS), stated that three rounds of negotiations with India have already taken place in connection with revising the trade treaty. 

  24. भारतबाट आउने कृषि वस्तुमा थप ’कृषि शुल्क’ लगाउन जोड

    सावतीले आयोजना गरेको "नेपाल र भारतबीचको व्यापार सन्धि" विषयको छलफल कार्यक्रममा बोल्दै गर्दा उद्योग वाणिज्य तथा आपूर्ति मन्त्रालयका सचिव मधुकुमार मरासिनी भन्छन् ," नेपालले कृषि उत्पादनमा वृद्धि नगरेसम्म यस्ता सन्धिले मात्रै निर्यात बढाउन सहयोग गर्दैन।"

  25. भारतसँगको व्यापारघाटा कम गर्न कृषिजन्य वस्तु आयातमा ड्युटी फ्री हटाउनुपर्नेमा जोड

    साउथ एसिया वाच अन ट्रेड, इकोनोमिक एन्ड इन्भ्यारोमेन्ट (सावती) ले आयोजना गरेको नेपाल‑भारत व्यापार सन्धीसम्बन्धी छलफलमा नेपाल‑भारत उद्योग वाणिज्य महासंघकी अध्यक्ष सृजना राणाले नेपालसँग वैदेशिक व्यापार मात्रै नभएर लगानीको हिस्सा पनि ठूलो भएकाले सन्धीमा भारतबाट कसरी नेपालले फाइदा लिन सक्छ भन्ने विषयमा जोड दिनुपर्ने बताइन् ।

  26. Nepal, India in consultation

    At a discussion programme on’Nepal India Trade Treaty’ organized by SAWTEE, former commerce secretary, Purushottam Ojha, said that India has many times imposed non-tariff measures has pushed Nepali traders and exporters into troubles. India should at least inform Nepal government about the steps it decided to implement. He further said, "We need to include a separate chapter in the treaty on various aspects that Nepal is facing challenges such as sanitary and phytosanitary standards, quarantine and quality of goods."

  27. नेपाल‑भारत व्यापार सन्धी परिमार्जन गर्नुपर्नेमा विज्ञहरुको जोड

    सावतीले आयोजना गरेको "नेपाल र भारतबीचको व्यापार सन्धि" विषयको छलफल कार्यक्रममा सरोकारवालाहरुले भन्सार छूटमा व्यापार हुने वस्तुको सूचि पुनरवलोकन गर्नु पर्ने खाँचो औँल्याए।  

  28. कृषि क्षेत्र ध्वस्त हुनुको कारण नेपाल र भारतबीचको व्यापार सम्झौता हो: डा. पोषराज पाण्डे

    क्लिकमान्डु संगको कुराकानीमा सावतीका कार्यकारी अध्यक्ष डा. पोषराज पाण्डेले वैदेशिक व्यापारमा नेपालको खस्कँदो स्थिति र विकासशील देशमा नेपालको स्तरोन्नतिका बारेमा बताउँछन्। 

  29. BRI platform for economic cooperation, not a geopolitical tool: Chinese envoy

    A conference was held in Kathmand to mark 10 years of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an ambitious effort to deepen regional cooperation and improve connectivity on a trans-continental scale. 

  30. Prospects and pitfalls of end of Nepal’s LDC status

    The Kathmandu Post cited SAWTEE’s report on LDC Graduation titled Nepal’s Graduation from the LDC Category: Implications for International Trade and Development in its article "Prospects and pitfalls of end of Nepal’s LDC status".  

  31. अतिकम विकसित मुलुकबाट स्तरोन्नति हुँदा चिन्ता गर्ने होइन उत्सव मनाउनुपर्छ : डा. पोषराज पाण्डे [अन्तर्वार्ता]

    नेपाल अहिले अतिकम विकसित मुलुकहरूको समूहबाट स्तरोन्नतिको प्रक्रियामा छ।  यसै सन्दर्भमा सावतीका कार्यकारी अध्यक्ष डा. पोषराज पाण्डेले स्तरोन्नतिका कारण व्यापारमा पर्ने प्रभाव, व्यापारमा सिर्जना हुने अवसरलगायतका विषयमा बिजनेस न्युज संगको अन्तर्वार्तामा कुरा राखेका छन्। 

  32. Podcast on Nepal’s LDC Graduation

    In the latest podcast with Policy Entrepreneurs Inc, Dr. Paras Kharel, Executive Director, SAWTEE, speaks on Nepal graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category and what it  entails for Nepal’s trade, development and policy space. 

  33. Yearender 2022: Hydro sector thrives amid geopolitical landscape

    In 2021, Nepal earned the status of power surplus country during the wet season and Nepal even started selling the electricity on a commercial scale. 

  34. प्रवर्द्धनका लागि आर्थिक कूटनीतिलाई सशक्त बनाउन विज्ञको जोड

    बुधवार साउथ एशिया वाच अन ट्रेड इकोनोमिक्स एन्ड इन्भायरोन्मेन्ट (सावती)को आयोजनामा ‘व्यापार सहजीकरण र निर्यात प्रवद्र्धनका लागि आर्थिक कूटनीति’ विषयक अन्तरक्रिया कार्यक्रम भएको थियो ।

  35. Nepal’s trade policy, economic diplomacy talked

    SAWTEE and The Asia Foundation (TAF) jointly organized a seminar on "Trade policy and Economic Diplomacy in Federal Nepal on 28 December, 2022. The event saw the participation of diplomats, policymakers, academicians, journalists and exporters.

  36. China reopens Kerung-Rasuwagadhi border to Nepali exports

    “Our trade policies are inclined to promote import rather than export,” said Bharat Raj Paudyal, secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at a programme organised by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), a trade think tank, in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

  37. Call for concerted efforts to achieve SDGs

    Pakistan has excellent legislation and policy frameworks in terms of environment-friendly development and industrialisation, but lacks the capacity and commitment to implement sustainable development goals (SDGs).

  38. Veggie trade in the eastern hills seesaws with the seasons

    The vegetable trade in Nepal’s eastern hill districts seesaws with the seasons, with shipments flowing one way and then the other way as the temperature rises and falls.

  39. Multilateral dev aid supply-driven, not based on countries’ demands: Dr Debapriya

    Foreign experts including India’s Research and Information System for Developing Countries Director General Professor Sachin Chaturvedi, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka Research Director Dr Nisha Arunatilake, and Nepal’s South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment Executive Director Dr Paras Kharel joined the programme organised by the Centre for Policy Dialogue and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.  

  40. अतिकम विकसित राष्ट्रबाट स्तरोन्नति हुँदा पनि नेपाललाई यसकारण हुने छैन ठूलो नोक्सानी!

    साउथ एसिया वाच अन ट्रेड इकोनोमिक्स (सावती) ले नेपालले सन् २०२६ मा अतिकम विकसित राष्ट्रबाट विकाशोन्मुख राष्ट्रमा स्तरोन्नति हुँदा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय व्यापार र विकास सहयोगमा कस्तो प्रभाव पर्छ भन्ने विषयमा अध्ययन गरेको छ । सावतीले गरेको अध्ययनले नेपालको भारततर्फ उच्च व्यापार रहेकै कारण ठूलो नोक्सानी खेप्न नपर्ने देखाएको छ। 

  41. Exports may fall slightly after LDC graduation, report says

    South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) conducted a new study on “Nepal’s Graduation from the LDC Category: Implications for International Trade and Development” to investigate the implications of graduation for Nepal in the areas of market access, development cooperation, and trade-related policy space. 

  42. Experts stress protection of indigenous crops

    Experts have stressed strengthening the formal and informal seed system to protect the indigenous crops and help in food security in South Asia.

  43. SAWTEE organized regional conference on suitable seeds for food security

    South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Kathmandu and Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Norway jointly organized a regional conference on Suitable Seeds for Food Security to disseminate the findings of the study “Suitable seeds for food security in fragile states” and initiate a discussion around seed security and climate change.

  44. Nepali tea growers breathe easier after India lifts ban on blending

    The Kathmandu Post quotes SAWTEE’s discussion paper "Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures in SAARC countries" in its article "Nepali tea growers breathe easier after India lifts ban on blending". 

  45. Partial relaxation of import ban has created confusion, experts say

    Nepal Government has decided to lift its four-month-old import ban on some items. But the entry of other products is still blocked. Talking to Kathmandu Post, Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairperson, SAWTEE said that the import ban on selected goods is definitely bringing distortion in the economy. 

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  46. China’s zero-Covid policy turns Nepal border towns into ‘dead’ zones as trade routes dry up

    Our traders, particularly importers, feel uncertainty now about importing from China. They are not sure any more if they will be able to send the goods to the market, said Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairperson, SAWTEE, while speaking to China Macro Economy. 

  47. Role of trade facilitation in promoting women-led enterprises

    Women entrepreneurs and experts addressed the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in Nepal and discussed the role of trade facilitation in promoting women-led enterprises access to international markets.

  48. विराटनगरमा ‘आर्थिक रिपोर्टिङ : बाह्य क्षेत्र’ विषयमा पत्रकारलाई प्रशिक्षण

  49. नेपाली ढुवानीका साधन भारतमा पुग्न पाउने गरि व्यापार सम्झौता संशोधन गरिनुपर्ने सुझाव

  50. सामान बोकेका भारतीय ट्रक नेपाल आउन रोकतोक छैन, तर नेपाली भारत जान किन रोक ?

  51. For Nepal’s Troubled Tea Industry, India’s Import Barriers Could Be a Death Knell

  52. Nepal doesn’t produce its 2 biggest export items

    “Businessmen are colluding with politicians to award themselves tariff rebates paid for by tax payers. This is slowly killing Nepal’s industrial and manufacturing potential," says Dr. Posh Raj Pandey while speaking to Nepali Times.  

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  53. Exports at all-time high of Rs200 billion last fiscal, but paltry compared to imports worth Rs1.92 trillion

    "Last year’s export growth of Nepal’s potential products was not satisfactory. Obviously, there were problems in the implementation of the Nepal Trade Integration Strategy, "Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairperson at SAWTEE said.  

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  54. Experts discussed on preparedness of Nepal’s Pharmaceutical sector in the face of LDC graduation

    Experts discussed the challenges faced by the Nepali pharmaceutical industry in the context of the new intellectual property regime after Nepal’s graduation from the group of least-developed country (LDC) in an interaction organized in Kathmandu on Tuesday. 

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  55. ४५ अर्बको औषधि बजारमा नेपाली उद्योगको हिस्सा ५० प्रतिशत

    सरकारको उचित सहयोग हुन सक्यो भने अबको केही वर्षमै मुलुकलाई आत्मनिर्भर बनाउन सकिने दावी उद्योगीको छ । स्वदेशी उद्योगलाई प्रोत्साहन गर्ने सरकारी नीति र उपयुक्त वातावरण बन्न सक्यो भने छिट्टै नेपाललाई औषधीमा ८० देखि ९० प्रतिशत आत्मनिर्भर बनाउन सकिने तर्क उद्योगीहरूको छ ।  

     थप  सामग्री 

  56. Preparedness of Nepal’s pharmaceutical sector in the face of LDC graduation

    In a workshop “Preparedness of Nepal’s pharmaceutical sector in the face of LDC graduation” organized by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) and Third World Network (TWN), Mr. K.M. Gopakumar, Senior Research and Legal Advisor, TWN, emphasized that an apt policy response is needed to minimize the impacts of LDC graduation in domestic producers and to ensure access to medicine in an affordable way.   

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  57. एलडिसी स्तरोन्‍नतिमा नेपालको औषधी क्षेत्रको तयारी विषयमा अन्तरक्रिया कार्यक्रम

    “एलडिसी स्तरोन्‍नतिमा नेपालको औषधी क्षेत्रको तयारी” भन्ने विषयमा साउथ एशिया वाच अन ट्रेड, इकोनोमिक्स एण्ड इन्भारोमेन्ट (सावती) र थर्ड वर्ल्ड नेटवर्कले आयोजना गरेको अन्तरक्रिया कार्यक्रममा बोल्दै बौद्धिक सम्पदा संरक्षण समाज नेपालका कार्यकारी समिति सदस्य डा. प्रतिभा पाण्डे भन्छिन्, “नागरिक समाजको हैसियतले हामीले अनुसन्धान तथा विकासलाई सुदृढ गर्न सरकारको क्षमता अभिवृद्धि गर्नुपर्छ।” 

    थप  सामग्री  

  58. Traders express displeasure as import ban is extended

  59. कोभिडयता ८ करोड मानिस चरम गरिबीमा, केन्द्रीय बैंकबाट राहत अपेक्षा

    युनेसक्याप र सावती द्वारा आयोजित "पोलिसी डायलग अन इकोनोमिक एन्ड सोसल सर्भे अफ एसिया एन्ड द प्यासिफिक २०२२" मा सहभागी भई  सावतीका अनुसन्धान निर्देशक पारस खरेल भन्छन् ," सरकारले आगामी बजेटमा राजस्व लक्ष्य २८ प्रतिशत वृद्धि गरेको छ। आयात भने २० प्रतिशत घटाउने भनेको छ। अहिले राजस्वको करिब ५० प्रतिशत स्रोत आयात हो। यो कसरी सम्भव हुन्छ?"

  60. Electricity could emerge as key export for Nepal—in the long run

  61. Populism and ad-hocism in policymaking: How it will aggravate Nepal’s economic troubles

  62. On petro business, policies have been utterly inconsistent for many years

    In response to increasing prices of petroleum products and talks on involvement of private sector in power trading, Paras Kharel, Research Director at SAWTEE said, “A thorough assessment of private sector capacity is needed. Bringing in the private sector alone will not end the fuel price hike” while speaking to The Kathmandu Post.

  63. २० राष्ट्रले गरे विभिन्न खाद्यान्न निर्यात रोक, किन विश्वभर भइरहेको छ खाद्य संकटको चिन्ता?

    विश्वभर खाद्यान्न संकटको चर्चा सुरु भए लगतै नेपालमा पनि खाद्यान्न संकट आउन सक्ने भन्दै नेपाल उद्योग वाणिज्य तथा महासंघले पूर्व तयारीमा लाग्न छलफल गरिसकेको छ।  

  64. अब आयातित ग्यासलाई होइन,विद्युतीय ऊर्जामा अनुदान

    नेपाल उद्योग बाणिज्य महासंघले राजधानीमा आयोजना गरेको ‘आर्थिक स्थायित्वका लागि महासंघको पहल अन्र्तगत विद्यमान विश्वव्यापी खाद्य र इन्धन संकटको प्रभाव’ विषयक अन्तरक्रिया कार्यक्रममा बोल्ने क्रममा, सावतीका अनुसन्धान निर्देशक, डा. पारस खरेल भन्छन्, “पेट्रोलियम आयातकै कारण देशको अर्थतन्त्रमा धक्का लागिरहेका कारण विद्युत महसुल कम गरेर विद्युत खपत बढाउनमा प्रोत्साहन गर्नु पर्छ”।

  65. Government revising law to allow private sector to engage in power trade

    The government wants to allow the private sector to participate in power trading, particularly to export power to India, because Nepal is expected to have excess energy during the rainy season, and India is more ready than ever to provide market access to Nepal’s power.  

  66. Once reluctant, India now open to power trade to and from Nepal, and beyond

    On 02 April, 2022, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Narendra Modi had effective bilateral discussions in New Delhi especially with agreement made on the Joint Vision Statement on Power Sector Cooperation where both the parties agreed upon expanding and further strengthening mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in the power sector.  

  67. Scaling up BIMSTEC in the new era

    The 5th BIMSTEC Summit adopted the BIMSTEC Charter for the first time and also highlighted the importance of trade and energy, transport, digital, and people-to-people connectivity. The Summit which involved leaders from South and Southeast Asia is looked as a bigger opportunity to increase integrations and collaborations in Bay of Bengal region.The Summit ended on March 30, at Colombo in Sri Lanka.

  68. Can BIMSTEC rise to meet the new challenges?

    Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairperson at SAWTEE participated virtually in the 5th summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC) hosted by Sri Lanka. The summit was concluded with the participation of leaders from Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The summit adopted the BIMSTEC Charter and discussed the ways of deepening BIMSTEC cooperation. 

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  69. Government should focus on remedies to current economic problems, not just on revenue collection

    Speaking at a program entitled ‘Current economic status and Forthcoming Budget FY 2022/23’, Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairperson at SAWTEE urged the government to look after the economic health of the country and focus on promoting sustainable economic growth. Dr. Pandey said that the MoF should act in line with looking for sustainable economic growth of the country rather than just looking for collecting more revenue and enforcing populist programs to buy votes.

  70. Bay of Bengal nations urged to invest in connectivity, reap trade benefit

    13th March- Speaking at a session “Infrastructure connectivity in Bay of Bengal region” in Second Bay of Bengal Economic Dialogue 2022, Dr. Paras Kharel, Research Director at SAWTEE said that the region can coherently plan infrastructure and put some sort of pressure to steer countries towards implementation of projects.
    The Dialogue was hosted by the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM). Read More

  71. Nepal’s industry and export sector continue to flounder.

    Lack of coordination between varied government agencies has made Nepal’s progress in industry and export a dull one. 

    The failure of industry promotion agencies under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies and export promotion agencies under the Ministry of Finance to harmonise their actions has led to near-zero implementation of a number of facilities created to promote industry and export says the report entitled “Trade Policy Coherence and Coordination in Nepal: An Exploratory Assessment”.  

    The report was jointly published by SAWTEE and The Asia Foundation. Read here. 

  72. Paperless Trade to facilitate trade and commerce within BIMSTEC countries

    Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairperson of SAWTEE stressed the adoption of cross-border paperless trade to reduce trade cost and time and facilitate overcoming challenges of a capacity gap, mutual recognition, and harmonization. 

  73. Building Local Resilient Food Systems to End Hunger – Leaving No One Behind

    7th December- Dikshya Singh discussed the impact of COVID-19 on major crops which totally disrupted the availability, accessibility, and affordability of the food supply chains in Nepal.

  74. Women Entrepreneurs Lack Knowledge of Foreign Markets: Study

    April 28: Experts have cautioned that flawed policies that do not recognize gender-differentiated impacts of policies and reforms may end up hurting women entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    They expressed such view during a webinar titled ‘Gender Dimensions of Trade Facilitation: Evidence from Nepal’ organised by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) on Tuesday, April 27.

  75. Building Pandemic-Resilient Food Systems in Sri Lanka and Nepal

    In response to the food system challenges resulting from the pandemic shock, the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) and the South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) undertook a joint study, funded by Southern Voice.

  76. खाद्य–तेल निकासीमा संकट

    भारत सरकार नेपालबाट हुने भटमास–तेलको आयात रोक्न वा त्यसमा परिमाणात्मक बन्देज लगाउन भारतीय खाद्य–तेल उत्पादकको दबाबमा छ 

    चालू आर्थिक वर्ष ०७७/७८ को प्रथम नौ महिनाको वस्तु निर्यातमा ३० प्रतिशत हिस्सा रहेको भटमासको तेल निकासी हटाउने हो भने निर्यात वृद्धि २० प्रतिशत नभएर ७ प्रतिशत ऋणात्मक हुन्छ । त्यसैगरी, पाम–तेललाई हटाउँदा ०७६/७७ मा निर्यात वृद्धिदर ०.६ प्रतिशत नभ​ई ८.५ प्रतिशत ऋणात्मक थियो भने ०७५/७६ मा निर्यात वृद्धिदर १९.४ प्रतिशत नभई ६.६ प्रतिशत मात्र थियो । भारत सरकारको दृष्टि यी वस्तुमा परेको छ । भारत सरकार नेपालबाट हुने भटमासको तेलको आयात रोक्न वा त्यसमा परिमाणात्मक बन्देज लगाउन भारतीय खाद्य–तेल उत्पादकको दबाबमा छ । भारत सरकारले पाम–तेललाई गत वर्ष (सन् २०२०) जनवरीमा ‘रेस्ट्रिक्टेड’ वस्तुमा सूचीकृत गरेपछि एक वर्षयता पाम–तेलको निकासी ठप्प छ । पाम–तेलको स्थानमा भटमासको तेलको तीव्र निर्यात वृद्धि भएपछि गत मार्च महिनामा भारत सरकारले नेपाल सरकारलाई भटमासको तेल–उत्पत्तिको प्रमाणपत्र (जुन भन्सार महसुलविना भारत प्रवेश गर्न चाहिन्छ) वास्तविक उत्पत्तिको आधारमा जारी नभएको आशंकामा छानबिन आग्रह गरेको थियो । 

  77. महामारीले थलिएको आर्थिक क्षेत्रलाई कसरी सघाउनुपर्छ सरकारले?

    मुलुक यतिबेला कोभिड–१९ संक्रमण महामारीको दोस्रो लहरको चपेटामा छ। दोस्रो लहरमा संक्रमण तीव्र फैलिन थालेपछि काठमाडौं उपत्यकाका तीन जिल्लासहित धेरैजसो जिल्लामा निषेधाज्ञा लागू गरिँदा फेरि देश नै बन्दाबन्दीको अवस्थामा पुगेको छ। संक्रमितको बढ्दो संख्यालाई स्वास्थ्य पूर्वाधारले धान्ने अवस्था नरहँदा संक्रमण रोकथामका लागि फेरि एकपल्ट बन्दाबन्दीको उपाय अपनाउनुपरेको छ। जसका कारण महामारीबाट थलिएको अर्थतन्त्र लयमा फर्किन नपाउँदै फेरि थलिएको छ।

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  78. राष्ट्रपति विद्या भण्डारी बाङ्ग्लादेश भ्रमणमा, नेपालले कसरी घटाउने सक्ला व्यापार घाटा

    झन्डै डेढ दशकअघि बाङ्ग्लादेशसँगको व्यापारमा नेपाललाई वार्षिक चार अर्ब रुपैयाँभन्दा धेरैको नाफा थियो। तर अहिले चित्र ठ्याक्कै उल्टिएको छ। यो आर्थिक वर्षको सात महिनाको तथ्याङ्क हेर्दा नेपालले झन्डै ३६ करोड रुपैयाँ बराबरको निर्यात गरेको छ भने तीन अर्ब रुपैयाँभन्दा धेरैको आयात गरिरहेको छ।

  79. कोभिड लकडाउनको एक वर्ष: सवा तीन खर्ब रुपैयाँको क्षति, पुनरुत्थानलाई साढे छ खर्ब आवश्यक

    गत वर्ष चैत ११ गते लकडाउन घोषणा गरिएपछि नेपालीहरूले चीनबाट सुरु भएर विश्वव्यापी फैलिएको कोरोनाभाइरस महामारी आफ्नै दैलोमा आइपुगेको अनुभूति गरे।यो एक वर्षको अवधिमा करिब पौने तीन लाख मानिस सङ्क्रमित भए भने तीन हजारभन्दा धेरैको ज्यान गयो। जनस्वास्थ्यका अतिरिक्त महामारीले सबभन्दा धेरै प्रभाव जनजीविकामा पार्‍यो। लकडाउन सुरु भएको एक वर्षमा नेपालमा के कस्तो असर देखियो त?

  80. SAWTEE webinar

    Nepal’s graduation from the least-developed country (LDC) status was welcomed at a South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) webinar on Tuesday. The potential loss from losing preferential market access when Nepal graduates from the category of LDC can be overcome by negotiating better regional and trade deals in the next five-year transition phase, speakers said. 

  81. New attractive policies must after Nepal’s graduation from LDC

    Nepal’s graduation from the least-developed country (LDC) status is a cause worth celebrating experts pointed out during a webinar organized by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) on Tuesday. 

  82. ‘कम विकसित राष्ट्रको पहिचान बदलिनु उत्सवको विषय’

    ५० वर्षसम्म संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघको अल्पविकसित राष्ट्रको सूचीमा रहेको नेपालले केही साताअघि यो सूचीबाट स्तरोन्नति हुने सिफारिस पायो। योसँगै यसले नेपाललाई पुग्ने फाइदा र आइपर्ने चुनौतीबारे बहस सुरु भएको छ। 

  83. More women entrepreneurs borrowing from financial institutions due to pandemic

    The webinar titled ‘Towards recovery: Women entrepreneurs coping with the pandemic’ was organized to disseminate the findings of a small-scale survey of women entrepreneurs engaged in the manufacturing sector conducted by SAWTEE to examine the impact of the pandemic on their ability to do business. The survey found that 61 percent of the women-owned businesses reported having been affected severely by the pandemic and the lockdown measures; 57 percent of the respondent sought loans to cope with the pandemic; 56 percent of the respondents used e-commerce platforms for sales or promotion during the period. Further, 92 percent of the respondents were not aware of any support facilities offered by the government, revealed Ms. Dikshya Singh, Senior Research Officer, SAWTEE.

  84. To Graduate, or Not to Graduate

    “Nepal must realise that aid and trade preferences are not permanent fixtures. They will cease to exist as the country moves up the development ladder. The long-term solution to Nepal’s problems is capacity enhancement in almost every sector. Perhaps, it should also do some soul-searching on how countries like Bangladesh were able to leapfrog while it remained where it was,” says Paras Kharel, research director, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), a prominent think-tank.

  85. Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairman of SAWTEE shares his review and insights to the list of achievements presented by Prime minister KP Sharma Oli in his speech on 15th Feb.

  86. 4-day economic discourse on post-COVID challenges in Bay of Bengal

    A four-day discourse on Bay of Bengal Economic Dialogue 2021 on ‘Post-COVID Challenges in the Bay of Bengal Region’ began yesterday via Zoom. 

  87. Ongoing political unrest could delay economic recovery, experts warn

    Experts and private sector organizations have expressed worry that the unfolding political development and the subsequent unrest in the country could delay the process of economic recovery. 

    The country has recently headed towards economic recovery with an increase in economic activities despite the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per the National Planning Commission (NPC), Nepal’s economy has faced a loss of Rs 322 billion during the pandemic.

  88. Concerns raised about foreign investment in agriculture, but it is needed, stakeholders say

    In December 2017, the National Planning Commission held a discussion with Qatari officials on short- and medium-term opportunities to export for Nepali agricultural produce to Qatar as countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council imposed a blockade on the natural gas-rich nation.

  89. नेपाल अँध्यारो सुरुङमा छिरिसक्यो

    अहिले प्रधानमन्त्रीको संसद् विघटन संवैधानिक हो वा होइन भनेर निक्र्योल हुन बाँकी छ । सर्वोच्च अदालतले संवैधानिक वा असंवैधानिक जे भने पनि नेपाल भने डार्क टनेल (अँध्यारो सुरुङ) मा छिरिसक्यो । त्यो भनेको हामीले संविधान बनायौं । दुई वर्षसम्म अविश्वासको प्रस्ताव ल्याउन सकिँदैन भनियो । अर्को सरकार गठन गर्ने विकल्प नहुँदा मात्र संसद् विघटन गर्न सकिन्छ भनियो, तर अहिले अर्को अवस्था आयो । राजनीतिक स्थिरता भनेको नीतिगत स्थिरता पनि हो । नीतिगत स्थिरता हुँदा निजी क्षेत्र र लगानीकर्ता उत्साहित हुन्छन् । अर्थतन्त्र सही गतिमा जान्छ । यस्तोमा लगानी बढ्छ, रोजगारी सिर्जना हुन्छ अनि पो समृद्धि प्राप्ति हुन्छ । यस्तो अवस्थामा चुनाव हुनु भनेको मतलब पनि फराकिलो दृष्टिकोणमा अस्थिरतामा छि¥यांै । 

  90. How COVID-19 provides an opportunity to chart a self-reliant economy

    Like during previous shocks, the pandemic once again renews the call to build a ‘self-reliant’ economy. But will the government listen and act, or miss the opportunity once again like it did in the aftermath of the earthquakes and the unofficial Indian embargo in 2015? 

  91. पाकिस्तान र अफगानिस्तानको सरकारले जनतालाई पैसा बाँड्यो, नेपालीलाई खोई ? व्यापारी टाट पल्टिन लागे

  92. Role of local govt crucial to address issues of returned migrant workers: experts

    Experts have sought a proper policy response by the government to address the adverse consequences in the livelihoods of the returned migrant workers following the global spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

    Addressing the virtual meeting titled “Lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic: Labour migration and remittances in South Asia” organized by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) on Tuesday, the experts also stressed on the need for an effective role on the part of the local governments to record profiles including the skills of returned migrant workers to help them integrate in the local economy. 

  93. Covid-19 creates job openings in e-commerce sector

    Finding a job in the midst of a pandemic when companies are laying off staff or slashing salaries is no easy task.

    But many job hunters like Sheshraj Lamichhane, who began to look for work after becoming unable to continue with the Roads Department, are finding opportunities in new avenues spawned by Covid-19.

  94. A renewed political commitment to regional cooperation must be a priority for South Asia

    While the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated powerful trends towards de-globalization, looking inwards by abandoning regional cooperation is not a solution for the South Asian countries and an improved connectivity and cooperation through renewed political commitment to regional and sub-regional initiatives can benefit the region and engender the much needed reforms in multilateralism and globalization, according to the experts in a virtual meeting organized by South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) in association with Biruni Institute, Afghanistan, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan and Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Colombo.

  95. Enhancing Mutual Trust Is The Fundamental Factor To Deepen Regional Integration:

    Dr. Baikuntha Aryal, Secretary (Commerce) at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Nepal, asserted that enhancing mutual trust is the fundamental factor needed to deepen regional integration in South Asia in a way that produces tangible outcomes.

    Addressing a webinar on South Asia, Dr. Aryal offered way-forward for deepening regional integration in South Asia, which includes, “establishing strong supply chains, improving trade infrastructure and connectivity, following the regional growth patterns carefully, embracing the use of digital technologies, improving the business environment, and improving mutual cooperation”.

  96. COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the economy. But there is still time to save it from total collapse

    Dhan Bahadur Shah of Kailali opened an eatery in Kalanki area. But, less than two months after he started the business, the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to close the place in March. 

    Shah`s house owner waived the rent of his business outlet for two months, and the landlord reduced the rent by 50 percent to Rs 10,000 a month for the next few months. "But it is still difficult to pay the rent and meet other family expenses when your business is shut down," said Shah, venting out his frustration. 

  97. नेपालको सम्भावना ल्याण्ड र लेबर

    साउथ एसिया वाच अन ट्रेड, इकोनोमी एण्ड इनभायरोमेन्ट (स्वाति) का अध्यक्ष पोषराज पाण्डे अर्थतन्त्र र विकासका विषयमा गहिरो अध्ययन राख्ने थौरै नेपालीहरुमध्येका हुन्  । त्रिभुवन विश्व विद्यालयबाट व्यवस्थापनमा स्नातकोत्तर गरेका पाण्डेले भारतको पञ्जाव विश्वविद्यालयबाट अर्थशास्त्रमा विद्यावारिधि गरेका हुन् । 

  98. 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.

  99. Misreading savings

  100. Bangladesh must negotiate more for BRI opportunities: Speakers

  101. BRI an opportunity for BD, says economist

  102. Migration from facts

  103. Vegetable imports: To regulate or not to regulate?

  104. सावतीका अध्यक्ष डा पोष राज पाण्डे को News 24 सँगको अन्तर्वाता

  105. WAR is a problem not a solution

  106. Nepal-India Trade Treaty Needs Revisions: Dr. Pandey

  107. नेपाल–भारत वातार्मा पुनरावलोकन आवश्यक

  108. नेपाली कूटनीति फेरि संवेदनशील मोडमा

  109. Nepal-India trade treaty needs significant revisions

  110. Curious case of sugar quota

  111. Trading through China

  112. SAWTEE Centre for Sustainable Development Press release

  113. SDGs Represent The Most Comprehensive Development Agenda

  114. Experts urge promoting e-commerce

  115. Discussion on enhancing agricultural productivity

  116. Experts urge diversifying country’s trade routes

  117. Lets Set Sail

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

  119. The future is here

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

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

  122. कहाँ हराए १ लाख १६ हजार भूकम्पपीडित ?

  123. Deficit financing could be necessary for reconstruction

  124. Capitalising on the gulf

  125. Govt urged to play constructive role in WTO ministerial conference

  126. Stakeholders stress on inclusive job creation

  127. Nepal to face labour shortage by 2030

  128. Experts flag slow distribution of housing grant

  129. भूकम्पपछिको पुनर्निर्माण: निर्माण सामग्रीको पहुँच सहज बनाउन जोड

  130. SAWTEE Organizes Workshop

  131. सेवा क्षेत्रको विस्तारमा सरोकारवालाको जोड

  132. Experts stress policy regime to ensure rewards for farmers, breeders

  133. Migrants outflow dips, labour shortage hits reconstruction

  134. Labour shortage hits reconstruction works

  135. Nepal To Take Advantage of ICT

  136. Lack of infrastructure hits Nepali ICT sector

  137. वर्षअघि नै डेढ लाख घर बनिसक्छन् ः प्रधिकरण

  138. जलमार्ग विस्तार गर्न सुझाव

  139. Navigability Study in Koshi, Gandaki

  140. Stakeholders urge promotion of inland waterways for trade

  141. NRA blames worker shortage

  142. Stakeholders urge promotion of inland waterways for trade

  143. Experts urge govt to set up institution to govern water transport

  144. व्यापार घाटासँग जोडिएका ६ सवाल

  145. SAWTEE Organizes Interaction

  146. फस्टाउँदो अनौपचारिक व्यापार

  147. Informal Trade in Fertilisers Flourishing

  148. ४ लाख मेट्रिक टन रासायनिक मल अनौपचारिक बाटोबाट

  149. कृषिजन्य सामाग्रीको अनौपचारिक व्यापार कम गर्नुपर्नेमा सरोकारबालाको जोड

  150. Over 50pc chemical fertilisers imported ‘unofficially’

  151. Women highly active in informal trade with India: SAWTEE report

  152. Easy availability of agro inputs can curb informal trade: Experts

  153. Moot on Revitalizing SAFTA: Beyond Barriers held at Dhaka

  154. Agenda Agriculture

  155. सार्कस्तरीय कार्यशाला सुरु

  156. Sustainable farming practices stressed to save resources

  157. South Asia needs to relook its agro practices

  158. Inequality rises despite economic progress: experts

  159. Experts seek practical water,energy policies

  160. Call to revisit policies on water, energy cooperation

  161. भू—राजनीतिको चेपुवामा ऊर्जा

  162. भारतले बिजुली किन्न चाहँदैन

  163. कमजोर कार्यान्वयनले ऐनको खिल्ली उड्दै

  164. Quality vegetable production stressed

  165. Nepal’s Vegetable Export Potential Still Untapped

  166. Stakeholders stress on need for quality to export vegetables

  167. Vegetable export potential largely unexploited

  168. South Asia Economic Summit calls for solution to bilateral issues

  169. Quality and efficiency of roads, airports affecting trade: Report

  170. Changes to BAFI Bill Provisions draw flak

  171. Bafia bill draws severe flak

  172. स्वतन्त्र सञ्चालकको व्यवस्था हटाउनुपर्छ

  173. अर्थमन्त्रीले बाफिया फर्काउन सक्ने

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

  175. विज्ञ भन्छन -

  176. We should list some agricultural goods as import sensitive

  177. Call for Effective Changes in new Accord

  178. नीति तथा कार्यक्रम बिरालो बाँधेर श्राद्ध गर्ने काममात्रै हो

  179. आयाती बस्तुु भन्सारमै चेकजाँच गर्न सुझाव

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

  181. वाणिज्य सन्धि साफ्टाभन्दा संकुचित

  182. The budget will be big liability for the future

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

  184. WTO ministerial failed to meet expectation of South Asia

  185. सावती र अक्सफामको संयुक्त कार्यशाला शुरू

  186. Urban Poor’s Trouble

  187. Priority should be on energy, food security

  188. नाकाबन्दीको असर दीर्धकालसम्म

  189. सबै उद्योग टाट पल्टिने स्थितिमा-निजी क्षेत्र

  190. नीतिगत सुधार, सुशासन र आत्मनिर्भर अर्थतन्त्र

  191. SAWTEE And FNI Organize Workshop

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

  193. Nepal faces big financial burden

  194. संविधानको मस्यौदामा अर्थविदहरूका सुझाव

  195. Potential aplenty

  196. Time To Go Big

  197. दक्षिण एशियाको सम्भावनामा गैरभन्सार बाधक: अल्लो र हातेकागजको ब्रान्डिङ आवश्यक

  198. गैरभन्सार अबरोध मुख्य समस्या

  199. Exporters Facing Problems

  200. Trade Barriers for Women Discussed

  201. Realising potential: Latest power pacts have renewed optimism

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

  203. चादी गहना नियातमा प्रतिस्पर्धी क्षमता बढाऊ

  204. Jewelers Advised to Enhance Quality of Silver Jewelries

  205. SAWTEE Organised a Program

  206. Jewelers told to Enhance Quality of Silver Jewelries

  207. Draft of Financial Sector Development Strategy Ready

  208. MoF Floats Draft of Financial Sector Development Strategy

  209. मह उत्पादन कम हुँदा निर्यातमा समस्या

  210. Honey Sales Surpass Domestic Production

  211. Stakeholders Call for a Specific Policy to Promote Beekeeping

  212. Stakeholders Call for a Specific Policy to Promote Beekeeping

  213. High-Level Dialogue on Post 2015 Development Agenda

  214. गरिबी निवारण र आर्थिक वृद्धि मुख्य एजेण्डा

  215. सूचनाहरु कुनै पक्षकेन्द्रित हुनु हुदैन

  216. सहस्राब्दी विकास लक्ष्यका कार्यक्रम समेट्न सुझाव

  217. Experts Stress Inclusive and Sustainable Development

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

  219. Pandey in Proposed UN Technology Bank

  220. सार्क बिकाश बैंक आवश्यक

  221. Regional Integration: Distant Dream

  222. Establish SAARC Development Bank to Finance Infra Projects

  223. SAARC Investment Area Imperative for Regional Growth

  224. Call to Normalize Trade Ties Between Pakistan, India

  225. SAARC Urged to Promote Intra-Regional Investment

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

  227. SAARC Urged to Promote Intra-Regional Investment

  228. Efficient Implementation of Regional Agreements Sought

  229. SAARC Nations Lack Correct Trading Mindset

  230. SAWTEE Organized Interaction

  231. अदुवा निर्यात बढाउन सुझाव

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

  233. Ginger Traders Face Non-Tariff Barriers

  234. Joint Efforts Needed to Ensure Food Security

  235. Crop Yields to Dip Over The Next Few Decades-Ekantipur

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

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

  238. सार्कका कार्यक्रम कार्यान्वयन गर्ने बेला

  239. Nepal Blowing Earnings on Imports:

  240. बिधुत बिक्रीभन्दा उपभोगबाट फाइदा

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

  242. सहुलित होइन प्रतिस्पर्धी क्षमता बढाउनुपर्छ

  243. Trade Policy Out of Sync With Times

  244. संस्थागत सुधार र प्रभावकारी सेवाको खाँचो

  245. नाफा बढ्ने र जोखिम कम हुने वातावरण बनाउ

  246. Need to Raise Capital Spending

  247. Second-tier Reforms for Enhancing Institutional Capacity

  248. Government has Failed to Provide Effective Health Services: SAWTEE

  249. स्वास्थ्य सेवाक्षेत्रको खर्च प्रभावकारी भएन

  250. स्वास्थ्य क्षेत्रमा बजेटको कार्यान्वयन निरासाजनक

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

  252. South Asia Urged to Integrate to Deal With Challenges

  253. क्षेत्रीय ब्यापार बढाउन उच्चस्तरको सहकार्य आवश्यक

  254. Calls for Regional Cooperation to Expedite Trade

  255. Food Prices Likely to go up in South Asia

  256. Domestic Pharmaceutical Companies Gaining Grounds

  257. नेपाली वैज्ञानिकलाई जहाजको पेटेन्ट

  258. Nepal’s Trade Dependency on India Swells in 2000s

  259. Political Risk Clouds Darken


  260. Reforms to Widen Market Access for LDCs: Analysts

  261. भारत र चीनबीच बढदो आर्थिक एकता र नेपाल

  262. Regulating Biodiversity in India and Nepal

  263. Conference to Tackle Regional Economic Issues

  264. Experts Cast Doubt Over IGC Implementation

  265. सुबिधा गुम्दा पनि दुवै पक्ष मौन

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

  267. सम्झौता नभएको भए डब्ल्युटीओमा ताला लाग्न सक्थ्यो

  268. Benefits of Bali Accord Depend on Implementation

  269. बाली सम्झौता को लाभ “कार्यान्वयन मा निर्भर”

  270. WTO Provision on Farm Subsidy Likely to Hit Nepal Agri Sector

  271. आगामी डब्ल्युटिओ बैठक ‘एजेण्डामा दवाव देऊ’

  272. डब्ल्युटिओ एजेण्डा

  273. डब्ल्युटिओमा नेपालको ‘ड्युटी फ्री कोटा फ्री’

  274. Nepal, Other LDCs to Seek Duty-Free Market Access

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

  276. Exports to NTIS Products up by 10.96pc

  277. सासेकको सिङ्गापुर बैठक

  278. प्राथमिकता प्राप्त बस्तुको पुन : बर्गिकरण

  279. Nepal Crawls up Global Competitiveness Index

  280. विनिमयदर पुनमुल्यांकन

  281. विनिमयदर स्थिरै

  282. बलियो डलरबाट कसरि फाइदा लिने

  283. Business is an Engine for Development and Economic Growth

  284. ब्यापार, बिकास र अर्थिक वृदिको इन्जिन् हो

  285. भारु सँगको बिनिमय दर परिवर्तन नहुने

  286. डब्लुटिओको नवौ मन्त्रि स्तरिय बैठकका लागि सार्कको साझा अजेण्डा तय

  287. डब्लुटिओमा सार्कको साझा प्रस्ताब लैजान आग्रह

  288. Regional Training of Economic Journalists

  289. बाली सम्मेलनमा सार्कका साझा एजेन्डा लैजान सुझाब

  290. SAWTEE-IPS Train South Asian Economic Journalist

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

  292. Regional Consultation calls for Collection Position at MC9

  293. Bijaya in Lanka Meet

  294. उधोग संरक्षणमा संबेदनशिल सुची आबश्यक

  295. Expert Indicates Insufficient Aid for Trade in SAARC Region

  296. महँगो डलर बजारभाउ उच्च दरले बढ्ने अनुमान

  297. अधाबधिक औधोगिक सूचना अभाब

  298. डलर बृदीले महंगी बढाउने

  299. Govt Sets 'Ambitious' Targets Despite Industrial Slowdown

  300. पुर्वाधार र उर्जा बजेट को प्राथमिकता

  301. Budget Must Enhance Competitiveness

  302. डलर इतिहासकै महँगो

  303. Free Vehicular Movement in South Asia

  304. What to Do with Doing Business Report

  305. India China lnk Eight Agreement on Trade, Water

  306. नयाँ डब्लुटियो प्रमुखका चुनौती

  307. विकाशील मुलुकमा स्तरोन्नतिको आधार

  308. दछिण एसियामा व्यापार पुर्बधार र गैरभन्सार अबरोध प्रमुख समस्या

  309. Indian State Govts Against Bilateral Trade: Experts

  310. व्यापार घाटा कम गर्न बिजुलीमात्र विकल्प

  311. राजनैतिक उतारचढाबले व्यापार सुधार हुन सकेन

  312. गैर भन्सार अबरोधले घाटा बढायो

  313. NTBs Choke Intra Regional Trade

  314. व्यापार विस्तारमा गैरभन्सार अबरोध प्रमुख समस्या

  315. गैरभन्सार अबरोध का कारण बैधानिक व्यापार हतोत्साह

  316. व्यापारमा गैरभन्सार अबरोध प्रमुख समस्या

  317. आबश्यकता : राज्य र बजारको सहकार्यको

  318. उधोग संरक्षणमा संबेदनसिल सुची आबश्यक

  319. खासाको व्यापार क्यारिंग एजेन्टको नियन्त्रणमा

  320. Target 7% Growth

  321. Full Budget Faces Hosts of Challenges

  322. Economists Slam Budget, Private Sector Welcome It.

  323. Cereal Imports Jump 87.5 pc in 8 Months

  324. Government Should Establish a Special Economic Zone

  325. Govt to Implement SWAP Concept in Trade Sector

  326. Club of Tongues

  327. कृषिमा परनिर्भरता बढ्दो

  328. Exports to China Jumps 220pc

  329. Experts Seek Regional Supply Chain

  330. निर्यात बार्षिक २० प्रतिसतले बढ्नु पर्छ

  331. Luxury Items, Farm Products Jack Up Trade Deficit

  332. अहिलेकै अवस्थामा सय अर्ब निकासी सम्भव देखिदैन

  333. New Programme Aims to Ease Food Shortage in Nepal

  334. Sri Lanka to Host South Asia Economic Policy Sumit

  335. प्रत्येक फर्मले तोकिएको बस्तु मात्र आयतनिर्यात गर्न पाउने

  336. Experts Seek Political Commitment to Secure Donors Support for Trade

  337. नेपालमा आर्थिक भिजन भएका नेता भएनन

  338. गैरभन्सार अबरोधले व्यापार प्रभावित

  339. गैरभन्सार अबरोधले व्यापारमा असर

  340. अफ्रीकामा नेपाली प्रबिधि

  341. Monopoly May Rule Roost in Absence of Effective Monitoring

  342. प्रतिस्पर्धा ऐन कार्यान्वयन आवश्यक

  343. अनुगमन कमजोर हुदा बजारमा बिकृति बढे

  344. चिनिया अधुवा नेपाली बनाएर भारत निकासी

  345. नेपाल भारत पारवहन सन्धि बिनासंसोधन नबिकरण प्रकरण

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

  347. S Asian Transit Agreement Will Increase Trade

  348. ट्रेड स्वाप मार्फत व्यापार साहयता परिचालन

  349. औषधि को मूल्य खोइ

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

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

  352. Nepal India Set to Revisit Transit Treaty

  353. निर्यात व्यापार १ खर्ब पुर्याउन कठिन

  354. Aid for Trade Should Help Promote Export

  355. Nepal's Exports Fall

  356. Absence of Standardisation Has Hit Agriculture Economy Hard

  357. व्यापार प्रबर्दनका लागि गुणस्तर बृदीमा जोड

  358. अन्तरास्ट्रिय मापदण्ड विकासशील देशअनुकुल हुनुपर्दछ

  359. Regional Connectivity Meet to Discuss More Access

  360. SAARC and The Challenges Ahead

  361. Transit Facility to Help Intra-Regional Trade

  362. EU Extends GPS Facility Till Jan 1

  363. दक्षीण एशियामा चिनिया प्रभाब

  364. खाध्य सुरक्षाका लागि कृषि-जैविक बिबिधता प्रवर्दन आवश्यक

  365. Book Release Covered by The Himalayan Times

  366. अर्थ बाणिज्यसम्बन्धि पुस्तक बिमोचन

  367. SAWTEE, SACEPS Launch Book on Regional Economy

  368. Improve Trade Facilitation, Regional Connectivity

  369. आर्थिक मन्दी को प्रभाब कम गर्न क्षेत्रीय एकता

  370. Regional Integration can Counter Economic Crisis

  371. क्षेत्रीय आर्थिक समन्वय अत्यावश्यक

  372. Decision to Include RMG in NTIS Draws Flak

  373. Agriculture in Transition

  374. SAFTA: Time to Tackle NTBs in Earnest

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

  376. डच रोग बन्दै रेमिट्यान्स

  377. Nepal Can be More Competitive by Improving Investment and Upgrading Infrastructure

  378. Dutch Disease Starts to Take Toll on Economy

  379. Public Transport in Nepal Double-O Driver

  380. Analysis: Humanitarian Fallout from Nepal's Constitutional Stalemate

  381. Nepal's Unfinished Revolution

  382. Cost Competitive Products Key to Bridge Trade Gap

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

  384. आर्थिक मन्दीसँग जुध्न संयुक्त रुपमा काम गर्नुपर्छ

  385. Politics Overshadowing Economic Agendas: Experts

  386. China Removes Hurdles in Citrus Export

  387. Chinese Investment Generates More Employment

  388. South Asian Nations Agree to Reduce Negative List

  389. World Bank to Help Nepal Boost Trade

  390. LDC in South Asia being Marginalised

  391. Create LDC Integration Fund: Experts

  392. नेरु - भारु स्थायी विनिमयदर

  393. आर्थतन्त्रको सुधारमा सरकारले मेहेनत गरेकै छैन

  394. Climate Change Threatens SAARC Economies

  395. जलबायु परिबर्तनले आर्थिक वृद्धिदर प्रभावित

  396. दुई डिग्री तापक्रम बढ्दा ५ प्रतिसत जीडिपी ह्रास

  397. Effort to Ensure Food Security

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

  399. Trade Failure with China

  400. WTO Offers Lots of Benefits for Nepal

  401. Consumer Awareness and Inflation

  402. 24 Carat Manager

  403. Reliable Strategy Needed to Boost Agribusiness

  404. Intra-Industry Trade Potential in South Asia is Underutilised’

  405. Nepal's Problem with Exports

  406. Is Cash Incentive for Exports a Flawed Policy? 

  407. Reviving Exports with SEZs

  408. Nepalese Banking Crisis Explained

  409. Misplaced Export Incentives

  410. Aid for Trade Can Do Nothing About Our Governance Problem

  411. TIFA: Where is our homework?

  412. Grains of truth

  413. Wake-up call for food security