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Finance South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Nepal in turmoil after India’s rupee demonetization

India’s rupee demonetization is severely impacting Nepal as Nepalis are left without recourse, with everything from pensions to tourism threatened.

Natural resources and energy South and Central Asia

The impact of Nepal’s fuel crisis on women and children

The fuel crisis in Nepal is adding more to a Nepali woman’s load, both physically and mentally. Richa Pokhrel, co-founder and editor of the blog Nepali Chhori, provides this guest analysis.  It’s

Politics South and Central Asia

Challenges facing Nepal’s new Prime Minister

Amid the fallout from a new constitution which has resulted in protests, a fuel crisis, and increased interference from its neighbour India, Nepal’s new Prime Minister KP Oli has entered

International Natural resources and energy

Four places that could become water conflict zones

Water is the single most important resource on the planet but human consumption is already beginning to outpace growth of the global water supply. As a result, tensions over shared water

Economics South and Central Asia

Bhutan rests hopes for economy on new PM

In the years following Bhutan’s political reform, the country’s economy and infrastructure still lag behind. Heavily dependent on India for aid, Bhutan must attract more foreign investment and strengthen its

Asia Pacific Politics

Party Corruption Plagues Nepal

According to the UK-based global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI), Nepal’s political parties rank among the most corrupt in the world.  TI’s ‘Global Corruption Barometer’, published earlier last week, based its results