neftalk

neftalk is a discussion series which aims at addressing the gap on pertinent economic development issues.

December 01, 2010

Nepal continues to find itself in a difficult post-conflict transition and nation-building process, and faces the simultaneous challenges of developing state institutions, supporting economic development and balancing individual and group rights in a way that fosters a sense of common Nepali citizenship. Rhetoric must now be transformed into implementation as the country drafts a constitution and develops a political and economic framework for a New Nepal. 

October 06, 2010

Private Sector and Development Organizations have been working together in Nepal for quite a while. However, to date, little has been achieved and the full potential of collaboration between private sector and development organizations is yet to be realized. A more structured approach to collaboration is needed to maximize benefits, develop ways forward and address the problems faced by the economy. 

June 22, 2010

Mergers and Acquisitions are slowly becoming buzzwords in the Nepali business-o-sphere. This neftalk addresses the many questions that remain in people's mind. Is it good for companies to merge or acquire, or be acquired? Do mergers and acquisitions actually enhance shareholder value? What are the tax implications in Nepal? Are there laws relating to that? Is it just a financial deal or are there softer issues involved? Mergers and Acquisitions are slowly becoming buzzwords in the Nepali business-o-sphere. This neftalk addresses the many questions that remain in people's mind. Is it good for companies to merge or acquire, or be acquired? Do mergers and acquisitions actually enhance shareholder value? What are the tax implications in Nepal? Are there laws relating to that? Is it just a financial deal or are there softer issues involved? 

May 10, 2010

One of the reasons attributable to the financial and liquidity crisis is definitely lack of timely statistics. We only come to know about import statistics after imports have done enough damage. When we say that remittances have reduced, we base our analysis on some old figures, when remittances may have actually increased in the month the reduction was being written about. This edition of neftalk attempts to address this issue, share the learning of practitioners, and initiate discussions and mechanisms to look into the issue of timely and accurate Nepali statistics.