Malakar, WB team talk

KATHMANDU: Surendra Bir Malakar, president of Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) met with Colin Raymond, advisor, credit bureau and risk management at International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank. They discussed on strengthening of credit information bureau, its effectiveness, and support to small and medium enterprises, states a press release issued by NCC. On the occasion, they discussed about human resource development in credit information and role of financial institution in disseminating information to the public. — HNS

Trade fair in offing

HETAUDA: A women entrepreneur and trade promotion fair is set to be organised by Makwanpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and Women Entrepreneurs Development Committee (WEDC) on February 19-22 in Hetauda. Women entrepreneurs affiliated with MCCI as well as women entrepreneurs from Birgunj, Narayangadh and Kalaiya will be taking part in the trade fair. — RSS

FNCCI hails address

KATHMANDU: FNCCI has welcomed Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala’s address to the nation on Wednesday night. Issuing a press release, FNCCI has called on all its members in district and town chamber of commerce to co-operate with the agitating parties to withdraw agitation and resolve the problem through peaceful dialogue. Paying its tribute to all those who acquired martyrdom, FNCCI has expressed its deep-felt condolence to the bereaved and

wish for speedy recovery of those injured. — HNS

USIBC gets new boss

WASHINGTON: The US-India Business Council (USIBC), made up of 230 of the largest US companies investing in India, has appointed a leading businessman on its board to deepen commercial and trade ties with New Delhi. Announcing the appointment of Michael L Ducker, president, International of FedEx Express, to its board of directors, USIBC said he had worked on this very objective for the last two years. Ducker’s expertise in the Asia Pacific region will contribute significantly to the Council’s continued success. — HNS