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Export revenues from listed products inch up 2.7 percent

Kathmandu, July 15 -- Earnings from the export of products identified by the Nepal Trade Integration Strategy inched up 2.7 percent in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, largely due to a ... Read More


Central Bank spooks investors with delay in Monetary Policy

Kathmandu, July 14 -- The central bank spooked investors with its decision to delay publishing the much-awaited monetary policy last week which resulted in the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) plunging 11... Read More


Decisions over pesticide tests reveal how the government takes ad hoc measures

Kathmandu, July 8 -- A remarkable volte-face on pesticide residue tests for agricultural produce imported from India has not only exposed how the government seems to take arbitrary decisions, but also... Read More


Sugar mills putting the heat on the government to extend import quota

Kathmandu, July 7 -- Domestic sugar mills have started putting pressure on the government to extend the quantitative restriction on sugar imports by two months, claiming that they still have mountains... Read More


India expresses concern over chemical testing requirements

Kathmandu, July 5 -- The Indian Embassy has expressed concern over the government policy requiring all vegetable and fruit imports to be tested for chemical residues at the border, saying that lack of... Read More


Poorly equipped chemical testing laboratories delay supply of imported veggies and fruits

Kathmandu, July 1 -- The government has made it mandatory for imported fresh vegetables and fruits to undergo chemical testing before getting customs clearance. However, most of the customs points bor... Read More


Only five trucks have crossed the Tatopani border since its reopening

ANIL GIRI, Kathmandu, June 28 -- Despite reopening the Tatopani-Khasa border point to much pomp and ceremony last month, only five trucks have entered Nepal since, a dismal showing for a trade point t... Read More


Government revises tax structure and changes income tax slab for salary earners

Kathmandu, May 30 -- The government has revised the tax structure as part of its bid to transition into a more sustainable revenue source generated through internal economic activities rather than exi... Read More


Government should widen tax base and strengthen tax administration, analysts say

Kathmandu, May 27 -- Revenue generation is a perennial problem the government has to deal with, and to make up for the shortfall, it often tends to resort to ad hoc measures. One of the major sources ... Read More


Finance minister should avoid populist budget and focus on realistic programmes, economists say

Kathmandu, May 20 -- As Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada gears up for the budget for the fiscal year 2019-20, the first one after the strongest government in decades in Nepal completed its one year,... Read More