Stories By 'Chandan Sapkota'
The strong performance of the left alliance in the local, provincial and federal elections has reignited discussion about economic prosperity.
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The decision to forge a Left alliance for the upcoming provincial and federal elections by two major communist parties on October 3 baffled all the other political parties.
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The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) should ideally operate without courting much controversy over its internal management, operational modality, assessment of the economy, and the regulatory and supervisory mandate.
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On May 29, Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara presented the budget for fiscal year (FY) 2017-18 to Parliament. The projects and programmes are pretty much a continuation of last year’s budget, since the election code of conduct barred the government from rolling out new initiatives that could influence the outcome of the second phase of the local elections.
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The prospect of a rosy economic outlook for FY 2016-17 dominated headlines and discussions over the past two weeks.
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Nepal has set a long-term vision to graduate from the Least Developed Country (LDC) category by 2022 and attain a prosperous, middle-income country status by 2030.
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