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Nepal’s 1,000 MSMEs to empower with digital skills, access to e-commerce

28 May 2022 Foreign Affairs News Desk

A new partnership deal reached between Thulo.Com, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is to help Nepal’s 1,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to digitize their operations, including at least 60 Read More
Lanka facing hardship economy: IMF

27 May 2022 Foreign Affairs News Desk

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Peter Breuer and Masahiro Nozaki conducted a virtual mission with the Sri Lankan authorities during May 9-24 on an economic program that could be supported by an IMF lending arrangement. The IMF Read More
United Airlines, Virgin Australia launch code share partnership

25 May 2022 Geoffrey Thomas

Virgin Australia and United Airlines have celebrated their new partnership with a launch at, Sydney International Airport, today. The media event, ahead of United’s first San Francisco flight under the new partnership (UA870) was hosted by Virgin Australia CEO, Jayne Read More
Nepal’s second international airport comes into operation

21 May 2022 Foreign Affairs News Desk

Govt. waives full charges to airlines in BWA Government of Nepal is to waive 100 percent charge on service facilities to international airlines flying at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA). The code for the airport has been fixed as BWA. Read More
TAT at 29th SATTE Mart in India

20 May 2022 Foreign Affairs News Desk

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is prominently presenting the Thailand Stand at the 29th edition of South Asia’s Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) 2022 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, New Delhi. With high-ranking Thai tourism officials and Read More
South Asian nations Pak, Lanka, Nepal face foreign currency reserve crisis

20 May 2022 Foreign Affairs News Desk

As Pakistan is also facing foreign currency crisis, the Pak Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif government announced an ‘emergency economic plan’ on Thursday which would be effective immediately. Under the plan Pakistan has banned the import of 38non-essential items to save Read More
Payment ‘With Face Identity’ 

19 May 2022 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

A global pioneer in innovation and technology payment system. Mastercard has launched a new version of biometrics methodology payment system. According to an American multinational financial services corporation Mastercard let their customers pay with the palm of their hand or Read More
IMF concludes Quinquennial SDR Valuation

15 May 2022 Foreign Affairs News Desk

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the quinquennial review of the method of valuation of the basket of currencies that make up the Special Drawing Right (SDR) on May 11, 2022. The review covered the composition Read More and EMERGE’s project empowers women entrepreneurs

12 May 2022 Foreign Affairs News Desk and Enterprise for Management, Economic Reform and Gender Equality Private Limited (EMERGE) conducted closing hybrid workshop (in which virtual and in-persons were attended) on May 11, 2022 Wednesday marking the completion of 10-month long project entitled "Fostering Resilience of Read More
Dubai receives nearly 4 M tourists in 1st quarter

12 May 2022 Foreign Affairs News Correspondent

Dubai has welcomed almost four million international visitors in the first quarter of 2022. It is a 214% increase compared to last year’s first quarter. The emirate was also ranked No. 1 globally in hotel occupancy in the first quarter Read More