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

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

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.

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।  

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”।

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.  

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.  

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.

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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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.

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

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 । 

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।

थप सामग्री :

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।

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?

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. 

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. 

‘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। 

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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 । 

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? 

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

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. 

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.

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.

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”.

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. 

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 । 

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

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WAR is a problem not a solution

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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