The Udaya Group Newsletter

 Providing you curated news and reviews of investing in Nepal. 

(December 2014)

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The Himalayan Hope: Nepal

The Himalayan Hope: Nepal

Daniel Workman of the Emerging Frontiers recently interviewed Shikhar Bhattarai, Founder of The Udaya Group, on investment opportunities in Nepal. Please follow the link to Emerging Frontier's original page. http://www.emergingfrontiers.com/article/20293-the-himalayan-hope-nepal Click to listen to the interview.

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New Foreign Investment Policy to Provide Free Housing Plus More to Foreign Investors

New Foreign Investment Policy to Provide Free Housing Plus More to Foreign Investors

The Government of Nepal (GoN) is preparing to provide housing facility for investors investing more than US 1 million for the tenor of project operation. Such facility will be borne by Government of Nepal. To encourage foreign investment in the country, Department of Industry (DOI) has decided to add such provision in the foreign investment policy. “We want to attract …

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SAARC Energy Pact Ushers in a ‘New Era’

SAARC Energy Pact Ushers in a ‘New Era’

Source:- e-Kantipur KATHMANDU, NOV 29 - The Saarc Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Saarc CCI) on Friday described the signing of the Saarc energy pact as the commencement of a new era which would not only light up South Asia but also energize the whole region if it was implemented in both letter and spirit. The eight Saarc member countries …

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Positive statement by the United States at the 18th SAARC Summit

Positive statement by the United States at the 18th SAARC Summit

Source: http://www.state.gov/p/sca/rls/rmks/2014/234448.htm Honorable Prime Minister Koirala, Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues, it is a pleasure to be here today representing the United States of America at the 18th Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit. Let me begin by congratulating the Government of Nepal and Secretary General Thapa for a tremendous job organizing this Summit and for extending …

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Nepal Investment Board Approves $400 Million FDI in the Cement Industry

Nepal Investment Board Approves $400 Million FDI in the Cement Industry

Source: The Himalayan Times (November 22nd, 2014) KATHMANDU: As the board meeting of Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has approved the foreign direct investment (FDI) proposal of Reliance Group for an investment of $400 million in a cement plant and limestone mines, IBN has said that it will inform the investor at the earliest about the ‘go-ahead’ from Prime Minister-led board. …

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Snippet: Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2014

Snippet: Nepal Infrastructure Summit 2014

Source: Kantipur Daily KATHMANDU, NOV 13 - Nepal Rastra Bank Governor Yuba Raj Khatiwada said on Wednesday that the country’s private sector could generate resources through public limited companies to invest in the infrastructure sector. Since the country’s private sector has been doing business by establishing mostly private limited companies, they have not been able to generate low-cost resources from …

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Heavy Pouring of Cash in Tourism Infrastructure in Nepal

Heavy Pouring of Cash in Tourism Infrastructure in Nepal

The following news excerpt came out on November 12 in Kantipur under the headline “Have Cash will Dash”. I have further categorized this into different sectors within Tourism industry. NOV 12 - Nepal will be injecting more than Rs 150 billion into the development of tourism and airport infrastructure in the next five years reaffirming the belief that tourism will …

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A quick guide for hydropower investors in Nepal

A quick guide for hydropower investors in Nepal

The next big thing in Nepali capital market and overall economy is hydropower. The new entrants in Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) are mostly hydropower companies. There will be at least 16 hydropower companies within two years. Currently, there are 6 listed hydropower companies in NEPSE. With plenty of hydropower companies in the IPO pipeline, general investors may have trouble choosing …

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