NRB donates money

KATHMANDU: The employees of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) have donated Rs 3,26,489 to the flood and landslide-affected victims, states a press release. NRB handed over a cheque amounting to Rs 3,26,489 to the chief secretary of Nepal Government on Wednesday. — HNS

Sony awards Harsha

KATHMANDU: Nepa Hima Trade Link Pvt Ltd, the authorised importers of Sony products in Nepal, has announced that Harsha Bajracharya (scratch card no 1430) has been awarded with Star Cruises trip under the scheme Dashain Tihar Ko Umang, Sony and Star Cruises ko Sang, according to a press release. The scheme offers a scratch card

to a consumer who purchases Sony products worth more than Rs 10,000, including a bumper prize that includes a free trip to Singapore and Star Cruises. — HNS

Lankan rates on hold

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan central bank left its key policy rates unchanged at its monthly review on Thursday, saying it expected past moves to contain inflationary pressures. However, analysts expect further tightening before the year is over. The bank left its overnight repurchase rate, the rate it pays other banks for short-term funds, at 9.625 per cent, and the reverse repurchase rate, the rate it charges banks, at 11.125 per cent. — AP

Industrial output up

NEW DELHI: India’s industrial output grew a brisk 9.7 per cent in August from a year ago, but the pace was slower than in July and fell short of expectations. The slowdown in

August — industrial output expanded 12.7 per cent in July — came because of a contraction in mining output and sluggish electricity generation, although manufactured output continued to post double-digit growth. — AP