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Feeding rice to the rising population: Where does Nepal stand?

Decades ago, Nepal used to be a rice-exporting country, but now it meets its rising demand through imports. Rice and paddy amounting to Rs 46 …

News  the_farsight

Bangladesh rolls out its first mass-transit metro

Dhaka, one of the most densely populated and congested cities in the world, where over 20 million people live, launched its first metro line last …

News  the_farsight

Export or die

The covid-19 pandemic brought about many economic hardships. Nepal's economy was hammered so hard: in FY20 it shrank by 2.4% for the first time in …

Economy  the_farsight

Despite being Nepal’s major export product, large cardamom hardly reaches world markets

Nepali farmers are long known for minding their own business by doing subsistence farming. That is, growing crops to only meet their needs, leaving little …

Economy  the_farsight

How the pandemic affected Nepali MSMEs, and the outcomes of COVID-19 MSME Fund Nepal

THE SUDDEN ARRIVAL OF THE COVID PANDEMIC in 2020 dealt a heavy blow to Nepals economy. All kinds of businesses were affected in some ways. …

Business  the_farsight

Understanding the $1.2 trillion US infrastructure bill

ITS TIME for infrastructure splurge once again in America. On November 5th the House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Infrastructure Investment and …

Economy  the_farsight