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FinMin assures smooth supply

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KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat has assured to take adequate measures to smoothen the supply of sand and crushed stones. He said that the shortage of such materials ha ...Full story

Adulteration rampant in dairy products‚ bott ... KATHMANDU: Seventy-four per cent of dairy products and 44 per cent of bottled-water sold in the market were found to be comparatively more substandard and adult ...Full story

Development banks capable of handling shocks KATHMANDU: Most of the national-level development banks are financially capable to cushion impact of various shocks, as their exposure to the real estate market ...Full story

IFC‚ GAFSP set to invest $3.8 million in ag ... KATHMANDU: International Finance Corporation (IFC), a private sector lending arm of the World Bank Group, and the private sector window of the Global Agricultur ...Full story

Fin Min says Nepal needs to learn from China KATHMANDU: The Nepal-China Contemporary Studies Council (NCCSC) has been established to develop a policy-conscious community through research and discussion on ...Full story

International

Modi pledges 75m new accounts by ...

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NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged on Thursday to provide bank accounts to 75 million people by January in an ambitious bid to end ‘financial untouchabili ...Full story

Samsung and LG launch new smartwatches SEOUL: South Korea’s Samsung and LG unveiled new smartwatches on Thursday with upgraded functions and design as they step up their drive to lead an increa ...Full story

BIZ BRIEFS: Qatar doubles service KATHMANDU: As a further demonstration of its commitment to expanding its footprint in Saudi Arabia, Qatar Airways launched an additional daily flight to Madinah ...Full story

India Inc happy with Modi‚ but holding back ... NEW DELHI: CEOs in India are optimistic that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spur the economy, an opinion poll showed on Thursday, but most are not ready to m ...Full story

Swiss private banks make history with results rele ... GENEVA: Swiss private banks Lombard Odier and Mirabaud on Thursday published their first results for two centuries, as the ultra-discreet sector puts its books ...Full story