FY 2018 Budget Overview
If the revenue target is not met, then the government will for sure try to borrow a large amount of money from the market (usually it doesn’t exhaust its borrowing target unless there is a necessity to tweak the budget figures: for instance, to ensure that the fiscal budget is not in surplus like in the past). Read more
Five Key Pointers from Nepal Economic Survey 2016/17
With the survey estimating strong growth rate, the question that now needs to be pondered upon is whether such rates can be sustained over the coming fiscal year or not. Read more
BBIN - Motor Vehicle Agreement : A Brief
India comes with an attempted answer to Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project. Implementation of such landmark project could help us to generate employment and economic growth. Read more
Nepal signs OBOR
Nepal aims to be a gateway to South Asia by signing OBOR. However, proactive approach is needed to reap the benefits of OBOR connectivity. Read more
CBS projects GDP to grow by 6.9% in FY2017
A large base effect together with favourable exogenous factors (good monsoon rains and remittances-backed demand of imported as well as domestically produced goods, whose supplies gradually normalized) and to some extent the government’s efforts led to this impressive growth rate. An important challenge would be to sustain this rate. It is easy to move from almost nil growth to over 6% growth; but it is difficult to sustain the growth at this level. It requires a rapid and meaningful structural transformation. Read more
TIA Is Too Congested
TIA is facing severe space crunch as the demand for parking space (due to the increasing number of domestic as well as international airlines) has far outstripped supply. There is a project to upgrade/expand runway, terminal spaces and other infrastructure at the TIA so that it can handle more passengers. Read more