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Everest is Empty as Virus Shuts Down Global Tourism Industry

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessCoronavirusDevelopmentEconomyJobsTravel

Tourism officials had hoped to lure 2 million tourists to “Visit Nepal” this year, but coronavirus shutdowns have dashed those expensive plans. That’s a blow to the country’s budget. But it’s an even bigger hit for those who work in the shadow of the world’s tallest peak.

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Ride-Sharing Platforms Popular in Nepal, but Are They Legal?

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessDevelopmentJobsLegal Rights

Online services provide a cheap and convenient means of transportation for thousands of people in Nepal. They also provide jobs to many. But the country’s legal system lacks provisions for such companies, and some say they are running afoul of the law.

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Political Turmoil in Indian-Administered Kashmir Forces Out Young Entrepreneurs

Region: India

Topics: BusinessEconomyHuman RightsJobsMigration

After Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked the state of Jammu and Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status, the region was thrown into turmoil. Many young entrepreneurs, once a source of employment and economic development in the region, had no choice but to close their businesses and seek opportunity elsewhere.

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Nepal Region Braces for Change as Road Construction Brings Workers, Opportunity

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessHuman MigrationJobs

High in the Himalayas, workers descend on Nepal’s Mustang region to help build a road that will connect to China. The project will make transport between the two countries easier, and it’s already begun to change the face of the region.

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Trade Route, Once a Symbol of Stability in Disputed Region, Troubled by Restrictions

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: BusinessEconomyPolitics

New regulations that restrict trade between the sections of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan and India have created problems for businesspeople who trade fruit and other goods grown on either side. Trade numbers have dramatically lowered at the post, which the traders say hinders connections between family members separated by the border.

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Tasty Fish Lure Tourists in Droves to Nepalese Town, Boosting Hospitality Industry

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessEconomy

It’s the cold, fresh water, they say. That’s what the people of Chisapani credit for the delicious flavor of fish from the Karnali River that attracts as many as 1,200 domestic tourists a day.

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Chinese Clothing Imports All the Rage in Nepal, but Some Fret Over Economic Impact

Region: Nepal

Topics: Business

Chinese clothing is becoming increasingly popular among traders and consumers across Nepal. But, experts say, the imports might be adding to a massive trade deficit that’s harming Nepal’s economy.

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Featured Photo of Drying Fish in Sri Lanka

Region: Sri Lanka

Topics: Business

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Featured Photo of Mattress Makers in Kashmir

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Featured Photo of a Laundryman in Kashmir

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