SOUTH AFRICA > US Based Huffington Post Expands to South Africa

huffpo Huffington Post will be launching its newer international edition in November 2016. This time, in South Africa. After launching into its first international market in 2011, in just 5 short years, it has been able to launch into 16 other markets. Fifty percent of Huffington Post’s audience is US based, while the other half is global audience and this figure More …

ETHIOPIA > Marching Upward – Attracting More FDI – Ethiopia

ethiopia Slowly yet steadily, Ethiopia has marched on to become the third largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa following Nigeria and South Africa. Ethiopia had always been on the minds of emerging market investors from countries such as Turkey, China, India, Malaysia and Indonesia. Traditionally, agriculture had been the major sector as investors saw value in Ethiopia to More …

INDIA > Macmillan Publishers International UK to invest in India

Macmillian Macmillan Publishers International UK to invest in India On July 10th, 2016, Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has approved FDI proposal of Macmillan Publishing International to invest Rs. 28.20 Crore (approx. $4.2 Million) into a fully owned “new company” to be incorporated in India. Macmillan Publishers is a global trade publishing company, owned by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck “Holtzbrinck Publishing More …

NEPAL > Frost & Sullivan Bets on Nepal

F&S Frost & Sullivan Bets on Nepal And by bet, I mean opening of an office in Kathmandu.. at least to begin with. Frost & Sullivan is a California, US based consulting company focused on “transformational growth strategies driven by disruptive technologies, mega trends, emerging markets and new business models” according to its website. Frost & Sullivan aims to put Nepal More …

NEPAL > Panel endorses PPA in dollar terms

PPA Sourced from the article by Bibek Subedi from Kathmandu Post: http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-07-13/panel-endorses-ppa-in-dollar-terms.html   Jul 13, 2016- A sub-committee under the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has endorsed the government’s plan to sign Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in US dollar terms with hydropower developers for a certain period, but raised question over some of such deals already signed. In its report, the sub-committee formed to More …

NEPAL > IPO Analysis of Dibyashwari Hydropower Limited

Dibyashwari1 Dibyashwari Hydropower Limited is the next hydropower company that is going to be listed in Nepal Stock Exchange. Here is my sincere opinion regarding the Company, its project and speculated share price when listed in Nepal Stock Exchange. 1) PROJECT BACKGROUND Dibyashwari Hydropower Limited is constructing 4 MW hydropower project at Sabha Khola in Dhupu VDC, Sankhuwasabha. The Required Commercial More …

NEPAL> Chinese companies keen to build rail network in Nepal

Chinese Rail Nepal Source: eKantipur (http://tinyurl.com/jsbnur9)               At least two Chinese companies have shown interest to develop rail networks connecting China with Nepal, and one of them has submitted a feasibility report for a rail link between Kathmandu and Pokhara. The China CAMC Engineering Company Ltd, which has submitted a feasibility report on Kathmandu-Pokhara electric railway, plans More …

NEPAL > Cable Car as an Urban Form of Transportation in Kathmandu ?

cablecar My Republica published the article titled  “Baudha to Tahachal in 30 minutes by cable car!” outlining a feasibility study done to address the need for a supplemental form of public transportation in Kathmandu. It further writes: “One can go from Baudha to Tahachal in 30 minutes by cable car and at a reasonable fare, according to a feasibility study. The More …