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Number of Nepali migrant workers up ...


KATHMANDU: More than half a million Nepalis left the country for foreign employment in the last fiscal year 2013-14, surpassing all past annual records. The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) ...Full story

Govt mulls new industrial Act KATHMANDU: Minister of Industry Karna Bahadur Thapa said that the government is planning to introduce a new Industrial Enterprise Act, prioritising small-scale industries and in ...Full story

IPPAN urges govt to sign PTA with India KATHMANDU: Independent power producers have demanded that the government sign a Power Trade Agreement (PTA) with India and allow tax-free export of electricity ...Full story

BIZ BRIEFS: BQ S37 on KitKat OS KATHMANDU: Horizon Enterprises has launched BQ mobile’s S37 model that operates on Android KitKat operating system. Among the BQ mobile handsets t ...Full story

Rise in credit pushes up economic growth KATHMANDU: One percentage point rise in flow of bank loans can push up country’s economic growth by 0.4 percentage point in the long run, says a latest st ...Full story


Samsung profit falls as smartphone ...


SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current ...Full story

US hopeful of WTO deal with India MUMBAI: US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on Wednesday voiced hope for an agreement with India to prevent the collapse of a key WTO deal but said Washington was ‘very d ...Full story

Recent tourist boom fuels airport binge in Asia SINGAPORE: Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to co ...Full story

BIZ BRIEFS Ncell festive offer KATHMANDU: Ncell, country’s leading mobile service provider, has unveiled a special offer in mid- and far-western regions, und ...Full story

EU-China solar deal offers no dumping protection BRUSSELS: The European Union’s deal to end a trade dispute over solar panels with China risks creating a downward spiral of prices, furth ...Full story