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194 industries registered with foreign investment

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KATHMANDU — Total 194 industries have been registered with foreign investment at the Department of Industry during first eight months of the current fiscal year,according to the information provided by the Department.

10 large-scale, four medium-scale and 180 small-scale industries have been registered till March 14, the Department dais.

Among the industries registered, 11 are related to agriculture, four related to energy, 17 related to information, broadcasting and communication technology, 39 production-oriented, one related to mineral, 62 services related and 60 related to tourism.

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The investment above Rs 100 million is considered small industry, investment from Rs 100 to Rs 250 million is referred as medium scale and investment above Rs 250 million is taken to be big scale industry.

As of now around 7,500 industries have been registered at the department.

According to Department’s Information Officer Durga Prasad Bhusal, investment has increased in industrial sector with the formation of a stable government following the completion of three-tiers of governance. “Industrial sector has witnessed growth this year in comparison to the previous year”, he added.

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NEPSE stabilises

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KATHMANDU- The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index has stabilised to some extent as compared to the first trading day on Sunday when it suffered a sharp dip.

The NEPSE index increased 0.9 points to close at 1131.73. Likewise, the sensitive index, which measures the performance of group ‘A’ stocks has also risen 0.06 points.

Over 2 million shares of a total of 156 companies were traded at more than Rs 637 million. Of the total 11 subgroups, four made gains, and the rest seven declined.

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Development bank surged 4.7 points, while non-life insurance 92.1 points, life-insurance 13.57 points and others 0.43 points.

But, banking dipped 0.27 points, while trade 1.18 points, hotel 2.04 points, hydropower 2.17 points, finance 1.82 points, production 9.21 points and microfinance 8.31 points.

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