Karan Poudel

is a writer-analyst at the_farsight.

11 posts

Nepal has the Sri Lankan experience to learn from

In 2011, when Sri Lanka was at the peak of its economic and financial success, the notion the country might one day face its worst-ever …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Is the independence of Nepal Rastra Bank under threat from politics?

CRITICS OF NEPAL RASTRA BANK(NRB), the central bank of Nepal, like to say that its not doing enough for the economy. Such statement islikely to …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Why are there a few patents in Nepal?

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 50 MILLION PATENTShave been granted globally. So far more than 70 patents have been registered in Nepal, compared with Bangladeshs 68 …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Sri Lanka is facing its worst-ever economic crisis

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW what policy missteps can do to a country, look no further than Sri Lanka. The ongoing deepening economic crisis was …

International  Karan Poudel

What are central bank digital currencies—and why are central banks creating them?

TO RETAIN CONTROL of their monetary systems, which are increasingly being threatened by the rise of online payments and the gradual demise of cash, global …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Nepal grapples with rising inflation

INFLATION IS RUNNING HOTin Nepal. It stands at 5.03%, compared with 3.60% last year. Rising prices in petroleum, service, transport, foods have pushed inflation to …

Economy  Karan Poudel

What is the Metaverse?

ON 28 OCTOBER Facebook renamed itself as Meta in order to set the standards for virtual reality known as the metaverse. Last year it announced …

Tech  Karan Poudel

What is an NFT?

IT WASNT UNTIL last year that NON-FUNGIBLE TOKENS (NFTs) got firmly established into the mainstream. Though first invented in 2014, NFTs really took off when …

Tech  Karan Poudel

Why are property prices so high in Kathmandu?

KATHMANDU VALLEY is known for many things: the centre of Nepals history, art, culture and economy; tourism, with several hundred thousand visitors annually; one of …

Economy  Karan Poudel

How two migrant returnees found their feet back home

Parents in rural Nepal, who depend upon agriculture for meagre income, often dream of their children not following in their footsteps, such as becoming a …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Invest more in girls' education

WITHOUT COMPREHENSIVEreforms, Nepalis unlikely to see its economy evolve into adynamic and inclusive one.YetNepal is making economic progress, thoughslowly. Growth is expected to remain modest, …

Economy  Karan Poudel