Oil and Beyond: An Analysis of the Petroleum Sector in Nepal
Nepal has one of the lowest energy consumption patterns in the world, a reflection of the slow pace of development within the country. Currently, the fuel requirement of the country is largely met through traditional sources; primarily fuel wood, with petroleum products meeting only 9.9% of the country\'s fuel requirements. Read more
Perceptions and Reality: An Analysis on Hydropower Financing in Nepal
Nepal is said to have one of the highest hydropower potentials in the world, however at the same time it continues to suffer from energy crises with over eighteen hours of load shedding every day during the dry seasons. Financial resources and management capacities of the government continue to remain underdeveloped. Considering that the country’s GDP is lower than the estimated costs for the envisaged hydropower development, the government is in no position to focus only on hydropower as there are still other key areas that need to be addressed. Read more
The Modi Effect: Redefining Nepal India Relationship
The relationship between Nepal and India has been one of mistrust, on both sides. The visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal in August 2014, the first Indian head of the government to make a bilateral visit to Nepal in 17 years, has re-defined the paradigm of the relationship between the two countries. Read more
More Agreements between India and Nepal
On the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit 2014, India and Nepal signed ten bilateral agreements. Some of these agreements have the potential to boost bilateral investment, trade and tourism. Read more
Foreign Companies in Nepal can Invest in Other Nepali Companies
One the major challenges in Nepal for companies with foreign investment is that once they receive approvals for investment in one sector, they are not allowed to invest in Nepali companies in other sectors. Read more
The Devaluation of the NPR: Will the Nepali Rupee Recover or Slump Further?
Despite having several favourable macroeconomic fundamentals, the Nepali Rupee (NPR) has been experiencing excessive volatility against foreign currencies, especially the US Dollar (USD), largely due to the sudden and sharp depreciation of the Indian Rupee (INR) against USD. Read more