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COVID-19 and the global power balance

We have long speculated on the moment when the shift of global leadership from the United States to China would…

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World shares skid after oil prices plunge below zero

BANGKOK: World share prices skidded Tuesday after the price of US crude oil plunged below zero, with demand collapsing as…

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Pompeo accuses WHO of “failing in basic duty”

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended President Donald Trump withholding funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying…

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Being zen about Zoom

In my back yard is an aging apple tree. Moss cloaked and bare, unlikely again to bear its seasonal crop…

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When panic goes viral

epali students on their way to the quarantine centre in Bhaktapur after landing in Kathmandu Airport on Sunday morning. Photo:…

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Back to the future in Nepal

Photo: DIPENDRA BAYALKOTI Many conversations these days about the coming 2020s decade for Nepal, somehow always turns to a debate about our…

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Fitch Ratings measuring Nepal’s sovereign rating

Kathmandu, January 2 The government has awarded Fitch Ratings, a United States-based international credit rating agency, to study and confirm…