Stories By 'KRISHANA PRASAIN'
Pokhara-based Balloon Nepal is readying to start commercial hot air balloon flights on November 17. “Hot air ballooning is a big attraction among foreign and domestic thrill seekers,” said company founder Prabin Maharjan. “We aim to attract more tourists to the country by offering the adventure sport.”
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Women entrepreneurs engaged in micro enterprises are not able to reach their full potential because of an unfavourable business environment. Traditional practices prevent women business owners from expanding their market, said a woman participant in the 16th Handicraft Trade Fair going on at Bhrikutimandap.
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Daraz started out with a bang—a loud advertising campaign for weeks to promote 11.11, unofficially called the world’s largest online shopping day, for the first time in Nepal.
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The demand for lifestyle products like perfumes and deodorants is on the rise in Nepal, with the country importing Rs335.48 million worth in fiscal year 2017-18 according to data from the Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC).
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Prices of vegetables in the Kathmandu Valley have started to drop as supplies of freshly harvested vegetables arrive in the market. However, prices of some vegetable items have remained on the higher side, triggered by the Tihar festival.
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With the festive season in full swing, fruit prices have continued to rise at major wholesale markets in Kalimati, Balkhu and Kuleshwor. This is primarily due to the hike in transportation charges.
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