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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Finance minister asks IFC to increase investment

Finance Minister Shanker Prasad Koirala – today during a meeting with International Finance Corporation (IFC) Resident Representative in Nepal Valentino S Bagatsing – asked IFC to increase investment in the public-private-partnership (PPP) in Nepal. Koirala urged the IFC – the

Despite conflict Nepal halves poverty incidents

Nepal has been on track to achieve MDGs among a group of 13 Least Developed Countries (LDCs), including some which are emerging from conflicts and others that are highly fragile like Nepal, according to a new report co-authored by the

WTO sees gradual recovery in coming months despite cut in trade forecasts

World trade growth in 2013 and 2014 is likely to be slower than previously forecast. World Trade Organisation (WTO) economists now predict 2013 growth of 2.5 per cent – down from the 3.3 peer cent forecast in April – and

Asian and Pacific Population conference to set population agenda for ‘Building Better Lives’

More than 400 delegates, including one heads of state, ministers, policy makers and civil society representatives from 47 countries will review–  in Bangkok this week during sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) – population and development challenges facing the Asia-Pacific