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Nepal Economic Digest (April 17, 2020)

17 April 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Economic Digest, a daily morning email digest, is basically a relatable summation of important business news from Nepal into easy-to-understand summaries.

Business community discusses to address problems

Business community in the country has initiated conversations to explore ways out to protect the private sector and address other issues of related workers as the novel coronavirus spread is on the rise.

Speaking at a virtual discussion assisted by internet technology and organized by the Society of Economic Journalists (SEJON), participants stressed that the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) — being an umbrella organization of private sectors — should take the lead.

The participants discussed ways out for protecting small-scale industries, and businesses being operated on bank loans through the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis.

UK to import 3 mln tablets of paracetamol from India

Britain has said it is planning to import 3 million tablets of paracetamol from India. According to the information provided by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom on Wednesday, India has agreed to send 3 million tablets of paracetamol to the UK.

“The UK is likely to receive 3 million tablets of paracetamol following talks with India,” said the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the UK.

NC urges govt to ensure foods to daily wage earners

The Nepali Congress has demanded the government that it provided foods and shelter to the daily wage earners and those working in the informal sectors.

Foods and temporary shelters must be provided to those returning home all on foot from the city after losing jobs, NC added.

Issuing a press release, NC Chief Whip, Balkrishna Khand, said “The first task of the government at present is the protection of citizens and the country. At such a time of crisis, the government is deviated from the major task by forming commission in a bid to employ politically near ones.

Locals agree to facilitate import from Tatopani border point

Locals at Melamchi and surroundings have been positive to facilitate the import of medical equipment and safety materials via the Tatopani border point to combat COVID-19.

Though locals were protesting against the government’s decision to resuming the border owing to the threat of the outbreak of deadly COVID-19, they have now agreed to open the border and import the necessary medicines and equipment.

An agreement was forged after discussions among the stakeholders, locals, Chief District Officer and local representatives.

Nepali migrants illegally expelled from Qatar amid COVID-19 pandemic: AI

Amnesty International has said the authorities in Qatar rounded up and expelled dozens of Nepali migrant workers after telling them they were being taken to be tested for COVID-19.

Issuing a press statement, Amnesty International said its officials interviewed 20 men from Nepal who were apprehended by police in Qatar.

“The police told most of the men that they were going to be tested for COVID-19 and would be returned to their accommodation afterward. Instead, they were taken to detention centers and held in appalling conditions for several days, before being sent to Nepal,” according to Amnesty International.

(Compiled and prepared by Swastik Aryal and Nitish Lal Shrestha)

Nepal Economic Digest is a daily morning email digest, basically relatable summations of the most important business news, happenings from Nepal into easy-to-understand summaries. The Institute for Strategic and Socio-Economic Research (ISSR), Nepal’s independent think tank, and Khabarhub — Nepal popular news portal — have joined hands to disseminate news from Nepal in the form of Economic Digest.

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