Seven percent GST across all board will eliminate 11 BST slabs

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Should the Parliament pass the GST law, tax regime in the country would be digitised and integrated through an on-line platform. During a consultative meeting with the members of the private sector at the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) office yesterday, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering said that GST is the way forward to institute a 21st-century tax regime.
In Toorsa: Labourers segregate orangeskuensel

Good quality, poor production

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Although the arrival of oranges at the depots in Phuentsholing this season has decreased, exporters in Phuentsholing said the quality has improved.
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Govt. working to absorb short-term shocks and set an economic roadmap

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The 21st century economic roadmap must begin with the change in mindset and this new way of thinking should be ingrained in every Bhutanese mind, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said.
Lyonpo Loknath Sharma launch the energy efficiency and conservation policy and energy efficiency roadmapKuensel

Share trading in the secondary market increases three-folds

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Share trading in the secondary market has hit the roof, with more than 23M shares being bought and sold by individuals and institutions amounting to more Nu 2.2B transactions.
Lyonpo Loknath Sharma launch the energy efficiency and conservation policy and energy efficiency roadmapKuensel

High NPL in tourism and service incurs Nu 2.5B loss to FIs

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The financial sector in the country has suffered a loss of Nu 2.54B in September this year due to increased interest expense and non-performing loans (NPL).
A kilogram of onion costs Nu 140 in Thimphukuensel

Onion becoming increasingly unaffordable

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Never in her 15 years as a vegetable dealer did Sangay Bhuti see the price of onion go up so high. Price rise have hit the consumers, not least those low-income bracket.

Gross national savings at Nu 42B

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The country’s economy witnessed a Gross National Savings of Nu 41.9B in 2018 against Nu 41.6B in 2017, a slight increase by about Nu 351.74M.
The export season lasts until late Februarykuensel

Poor yield worries mandarin exporters in Gelephu

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There has not been enough supply this season at the orange depot above the sewerage treatment plant in Gelephu. 
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GDP growth plunges to 3 percent in 2018

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Since the onset of democracy, one peculiar trend in the economic growth rate has been the plunging GDP growth rate towards the end of the elected government’s tenure or the Five Year Plan.

FDI sector registers slower growth

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The country recorded a slight decline in the number of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects coming in with only 12 projects approved as of November.
Lyonpo Loknath Sharma launch the energy efficiency and conservation policy and energy efficiency roadmapKuensel

Bank records loan disbursement of Nu 143B

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Phub Dem Financial institutions in the country have lent Nu…
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No moratorium on loans, bankers only being prudent

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Bankers raised numerous concerns including defaulting on loans, credit exposure, and lack of investment in the economy, when they met the ministers of economic affairs and finance,
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Energy savings can top up Nu 336M annually in revenue

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The government could bring in additional revenue of Nu 336M annually by improving energy efficiency and standards in four major sectors: building, appliances, transport and industry.