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As pandemic continues, frozen food sales boom

Kathmandu, Nov. 30 -- Sales of frozen foods skyrocketed after the lockdown as housebound valley residents went for items that could be stored for long periods, and now they seem to have become hooked ... Read More


Local traders fear they may miss the winter shopping season too

Kathmandu, Nov. 28 -- Local traders fear they may miss the winter shopping season too, like they lost the summer and festive shopping seasons due to delayed shipments, as their goods are again being h... Read More


Gold imports jump 12-fold as Nepalis revel despite virus

Kathmandu, Nov. 25 -- Nepal imported 12 times more gold in the first quarter than during the same period in the last fiscal year as people splurged on the precious metal for festivals and weddings, of... Read More


Digital payments gaining popularity among Nepali shoppers

Kathmandu, Nov. 23 -- Digital payments accounted for about 40 percent of the sales during the recent festival shopping spree, reflecting the growing preference of shoppers to pay electronically, e-com... Read More


Driven by festive push, auto sales recovery continued into October-November

Kathmandu, Nov. 22 -- Festive season schemes and new launches led automobile dealers to see healthy sales for October and November. After recording zero sales during the four months of lockdown, March... Read More


Higher tea prices push up Nepal's export earnings

Kathmandu, Nov. 18 -- Export earnings from listed products swelled 23 percent in the first quarter, largely as a result of tea prices climbing to record highs, traders said. The price of Nepali teas j... Read More


Traders jack up veggie prices under pretext of Tihar

Kathmandu, Nov. 18 -- Traders have hiked prices of vegetables by up to 107 percent within a week citing increased demand during the Tihar festival. Consumers, who have been overcharged for vegetables... Read More


Sugar producers propose three-tier pricing system for sugarcane

Kathmandu, Nov. 15 -- Sugar producers have proposed a three-tier pricing system for sugarcane according to the quality as the government prepares to announce the minimum support price of the product f... Read More


Bullion sales see modest rise on Dhanteras day

Kathmandu, Nov. 13 -- Bullion sales saw a modest rise on Dhanteras on Friday, the first day of the five-day-long Tihar festival which is believed to be an auspicious day to buy gold and silver. Covid... Read More


Sales of festival lights dive as virus ruins festive spirit

Kathmandu, Nov. 11 -- For lamp seller Bibek Shrestha, Tihar was the highlight of the year. He would be busy making money with customers crowding his shop to buy fancy lamps to illuminate their homes d... Read More