Kinley Yonten

Bhutan Cardamom inferior due to poor drying practices

A recent study by the department of agriculture marketing and cooperatives (DAMC) says the quality of cardamom from Bhutan is inferior to those produced in India and Nepal because of poor drying practices. The study stated that poor drying practices result in further quality deterioration during storage and transportation, inferior …

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National Savings goes up by Nu 19.2 bn

Bhutan’s gross savings in 2016 was Nu 47.1 billion, an increase of Nu 19.2 billion from the previous year according to data maintained by the national statistics bureau. Of the total, private savings (Households, Private and Public Corporations) constituted Nu.43.02 billion and government saving constituted Nu. 4.1billion. The drop in …

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Fuel imports keep going up

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The import of fuel grew from Nu. 7.963 bn in 2015 to Nu. 8.977 bn in 2016 from, with a growth of approximately 13 percent. Petrol import increased by almost 2 percent in 2016 as compared to the previous year. In 2016, 359.60 million litres of petrol was imported, up …

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High Court to decide on admitting DNT’s case or not

The High Court conducted the show cause hearing on the writ of mandamus petition filed against the PDP government by the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) for the alleged illegal and unconstitutional implementation of the tax alteration. The show cause hearing was conducted by seven judges on September 25. At the show cause hearing the …

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Online shopping vs shopkeepers

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Shopkeepers in the capital are beginning to feel the heat from online shopping, which has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years and threatens to swallow conventional shopping. “Its threat to us,” said Aum Kinley Dema, who sells Oriflame cosmetics in the market. “My business was running …

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