KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has urged the Chinese government to provide duty-free access to Nepali exportable goods.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Vegetables supply to the Kalimati Vegetables Market, which had dropped after recent floods, is gradually improving.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: A new rule introduced by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) that no longer allows bank and financial institutions (BFIs) to count interbank deposits for their credit to core capital-cum-deposit (CCD) ratio has made the situation worse for some commercial banks that are already facing shortage of lendable funds.

KATHMANDU, August 17: Flooding has severely damaged 135 major irrigation projects in the country. The damaged irrigation projects  include 15 major irrigation systems such as the Bagmati Irrigation Project, Narayani Irrigation System and  Nepal Gandak West Canal, according to preliminary estimates made by the Ministry of Irrigation.

RAJBIRAJ, August 17: Recent floods damaged paddy crop in more than 10,000 hectares in Saptari district, according to a preliminary estimate of the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO).

KATHMANDU, August 17: Recent floods and landslides in different parts of the country affected crops worth Rs 3.64 billion, data compiled by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) shows.

KATHMANDU, August 17: rime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged China to provide market access for exportable items from Nepal.

SINGAPORE, August 16: Oil prices edged up on Wednesday, lifted by declining U.S. crude inventories, although markets were still restrained by general oversupply.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Visiting Vice-Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yang, has promised full support from the Chinese government to the development and promotion of Ayurved in Nepal.

SOLUKHUMBU, Aug 16: Flights to and from Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla in Solukhumbu district have been disrupted for the past eight days, leaving hundreds of tourists stranded.