Liquidity crisis and low capital spending

For about a month now, two reports on the Nepalese economy, the liquidity crisis (limited availability of loanable funds in the banking sector) and low government capital spending have dominated the media. The latest data released by Nepal Rastra Bank, the central monetary authority, also indicates a serious shortage of …

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Bitcoin stabilizes after Fed announcement

The price of Bitcoin has fallen by around 2% since yesterday morning, although it continues to hold above $ 61,000. The big news yesterday was the announcement by the US Federal Reserve of its intention to gradually reduce the unprecedented $ 120 billion per month bond purchases currently being made …

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Forestry and agriculture

Sir, – Alan Matthew (Opinion, November 1) made several important points about farmers needing the right incentives to reduce emissions. Incentives, whether market-based or through government policy, guide industries and sectors, and this is particularly the case with agriculture. In 2019, payments to farmers totaled over € 2 billion, including …

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