May 25, 2012 By: nirmal
On Saturday, June 2nd, I will be doing a Google Hangout session with Chandan Sapkota, a researcher at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE). Over Google Hangout we will talk about several economic issues pertaining to Nepal. The Google Hangout session will begin at 6pm Nepal time which will be 8:15am Eastern time zone (New York, Toronto). If you are interested to join in the conversation, please send a blank email with the subject line Interested in G+ to email@example.com by May 31st.
Here's a summary of what we discussed in our previous Google Hangout session in late March.
Some of the questions I am planning to ask Chandan on June 2nd are:
How is Nepal Investment Year 2012/2013 going?
Was it wise to launch Nepal Investment Year 2012/2013 and Visit Lumbini Year 2012 when the country was facing political gridlock and massive bandhs?
More remitted money means more foreign exchange reserves. The gross foreign exchange reserves have increased by 35.3% to Rs 368.1 billion due to increase in remittance and service receipt. What does that mean for Nepal?
How can we encourage more capital investment from remitted money so we can avoid the Dutch disease?
How much damage does a bandh cause to our economy in a day? Do bandh organizers realize this cost and hindrance to our national image?
How much effect Ma Pa Se has had on the economy?
What determines the exchange rate?
What if Nepal had a floating exchange rate?
If you have some burning economic questions you would like to ask, please write them below.
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