BUSINESS

E-commerce policy to allow online business legally

The government is in the process of drafting an E-commerce policy that will allow online business or online shopping if done legally.  The issue was discussed in the  National Assembly (NA) after the  Kilkhorthang Mendrelgang MP Bimal Thapa raised his concern over the matter. He said that online shopping and …

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Bhutanese Economy to grow at 6.4 percent in 2019-2020

The Annual Report 2019 by the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) highlights recent macroeconomic development, medium term economic growth prospects, RMA’s interventions, medium term challenges and research and empirical studies on selected macroeconomic issues. Report shows the slowdown in economic growth to a 4-year low of 3.03 percent in 2018 was …

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Mines and Mineral Bill of Bhutan 2020 adopted with big changes

The Parliament has adopted the Mines and Mineral Bill of Bhutan 2020 along with amendments made to the former Act on 30 January. Numerous deliberations towards the expedient need to reform the law on minerals and mines, in order to ensure inter-generational equity and sustainability of the mineral resources in …

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MoAF minister urges cultivation of higher price cardamom

Giving an example of her own constituency, the Member of Parliament (MP) from Sombaykha, Dorjee Wangmo, said that almost 80 percent of farmers in Sombaykha and Ghakiling gewogs in Haa are dependent on cardamom as the main source of income, but the poor yield and price of cardamom since last …

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His Majesty Grants Audience to Scouts

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the participants of the 13th Scouts Leadership Training at Tencholing, Wangduephodrang on 12 January, 2020. 63 girls and 62 boys participated in the three-week training programme, which started on 23rd December. The scouts are class 10 students selected from their various dzongkhags …

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Lyonchhen says he was personally happier as a Doctor

The Prime Minister, Dr Lotay Tshering in a recent interaction with the private media opened up on any array of issues including on the difficulties and strains of the Prime Minister’s post. The statement was in the context of the Prime Minister talking of doing away with the Five-year plan …

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How home-based products can take off

Entrepreneurs are mainly seen as the driving force to prosperity in a country’s economy.  During the first formal cottage and small industries (CSI) flagship meeting, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering  said effective implementation support for the start-up centers has to given. PM added that the start-up centers should have systematic …

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