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Feb 24, 2024 4 min read
Explore Nepal and Enjoy Hassle-Free VAT Refunds in Nepal: A Guide for International Tourists

Planning a shopping spree in Nepal? 🛍️ Great news! International tourists can now get a VAT refund on their purchases. From majestic mountain gear to exquisite handicrafts, make the most of your Nepal visit without worrying about the extra costs. Not sure how to claim your refund? No worries! Our quick guide has all the details you need - from eligibility to the step-by-step process. Plus, we're just an email or WhatsApp message away if you need a helping hand. Ready to explore Nepal and shop smart? Let's dive in!

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Jan 28, 2024 5 min read
Mardi Himal: Where Mountains Whisper and Panoramas Unfold

Forget crowded Everest, explore the secret Mardi Himal Trek! Walk through enchanted rhododendron forests, reach cloud-kissed High Camp, and conquer the challenging Mardi Himal Base Camp for panoramic views. Experience rich Gurung & Thakali culture in cozy teahouses. Embark on an unforgettable adventure, woven with stunning nature, cultural tapestry, and Himalayan tranquility. Lace up your boots, unleash your wanderlust, and let Mardi Himal captivate your heart. It's more than a journey, it's a treasure.

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Jan 28, 2024 5 min read
Touching the Clouds: An Exhilarating Look at Paragliding in Nepal

Paragliding in Nepal isn't just a thrill ride, it's a window to the Himalayas' soul. Imagine soaring like an eagle, past snow-capped giants and emerald valleys, the wind whispering secrets of ancient ice. Pokhara, a paragliding paradise, offers breathtaking cityscapes and Annapurna panoramas. For a cultural glide, Bandipur's hidden gem lets you see traditional Newari villages and lush mid-hills. Whether you're an adrenaline seeker or a nature lover, paragliding in Nepal promises an unforgettable journey of freedom and awe, etched in your heart forever.

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Jun 21, 2023 5 min read
Nepal Weekly Economic Bulletin: 12 June to 18 June 2023

Nepal's achievements and challenges: From exporting electricity to India and resuming domestic worker migration to the UAE, to boosting regional transport and trade connectivity with World Bank support. Discover the latest updates on Nepal's economy and business sector. Stay informed and dive into Nepal's dynamic economic landscape.

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Jun 12, 2023 5 min read
Nepal Weekly Economic Bulletin: 05 June to 11 June 2023

Discover the latest developments in Nepal, including the resolution of a tax dispute between the government and Ncell, a surge in remittance inflows, a decline in foreign direct investment, tax reforms in the tourism sector, and the booming dog chew export industry. Stay informed about the economic landscape and its potential implications for investors, entrepreneurs, and the overall growth of Nepal.

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Jun 5, 2023 5 min read
Nepal Weekly Economic Bulletin: 28 May to 04 June 2023

Stay updated with the latest economic developments from Nepal, including the Nepal-India digital payment partnership, Nepal's ambitious financial plan, South Korea's employment opportunities, hydropower IPOs, and the significant outflow of Nepali workers acquiring labor permits abroad. Explore key takeaways and highlights in this comprehensive article.

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May 21, 2023 5 min read
Weekly Economic Bulletin: 14 to 20 May 2023

Here is our weekly economic bulletin highlighting the major economic updates of the week. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million loan to improve transport connectivity of the Kakarbhitta–Laukahi road in Nepal, enhancing trade routes with India and Bangladesh. Additionally, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has invested $55 million in Siddhartha Bank to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Also the central bank of Nepal has issued a treasury bill of NPR. 24.74 Billion. Nepal has also signed an agreement with Bangladesh to export 40 MW electricity. Economic growth seems to be a major concern as the economic growth rate is projected to decline in all seven provinces, with Bagmati experiencing the lowest growth rate at 1.04% and Gandaki the highest at 3.3%.

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May 16, 2023 3 min read
Weekly Economic Bulletin: 08 to 14 May 2023

This weekly economic bulletin by Nepal Invests highlights various developments in the country's economic landscape throughout last week. The commitment of EU ambassadors to promote trade relations brings promising prospects for Nepal-EU trade ties. The waiver of custom duty on smartphones imported by Nepali migrant workers aims to facilitate communication and reduce financial burden while the Government is aiming to fully implement the MDMS. Then, there are concerns about inflation and the cost of living. To counter this and the economic recession, Nepal Rastra Bank has shown a bit of flexibility in its third quarter review of the monetary policy. Additionally, Nepal's remittance earnings have surged to a record high!

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May 9, 2023 7 min read
Weekly Economic Bulletin: 01 May 2023 to 07 May 2023

Nepal is facing significant economic challenges after the data show that it has slipped into recession in nearly 60 years. But the government is clueless and seems to lack a clear strategy to tackle the issue and take strategic steps to address the situation and promote sustainable economic growth. Check out these recent developments from Nepal's economy during the last week.

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May 1, 2023 4 min read
Weekly Economic Bulletin: 23 April 2023 to 30 April 2023

This economic bulletin highlights various issues and developments in Nepal's economy over the last week. The country is likely to face a number of economic challenges amidst political instability. A lack of investment in critical sectors is hindering its economic growth. However, there are also positive developments. Read our weekly updates of the major headline from Nepal's business and economy with our own analysis and comments.

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