Manifesto #4: Political Economy of Trade

We should be really interested in the trade policies of our political party manifestos. While our trade has improved over the years with India, our trade deficit is growing at an alarming rate of almost Nu.30 billion a year. Trade statistics shows the commodities which are primarily responsible for this deficit. It's the import of … Continue reading Manifesto #4: Political Economy of Trade

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BoB – Golden Jubilee of an Iconic Institution!

Its humbling that the Bank of Bhutan has included me in the BoB family as they celebrated the Golden Jubilee. I want to take this opportunity to both Congratulate and Thank the Bank of Bhutan led by its Board and CEO, Mr. Pema Nadik and all my dear colleagues at the Bank on its Golden … Continue reading BoB – Golden Jubilee of an Iconic Institution!

Economic Growth & Youth Unemployment… Farm Jobs to Even Greater Jobs?

ADB's report (Kuensel, May 11, 2018) says that Bhutan is the among the fastest growing economies in Asia. Then we all ask ourselves, Really? Not that as a country of GNH we should be focused on GDP, but its their next issue of youth unemployment, that takes the punchline. Its like saying that the fridge … Continue reading Economic Growth & Youth Unemployment… Farm Jobs to Even Greater Jobs?

Recent Rapes and Housing Crisis? What about the Construction Boom?

Kuensel's editorial of April 30th, 2018 on the recent rape of a Bhutanese woman at Jaigaon was a wake up call. Its tragic. Have we failed as a society to take care of our own youth? Its even more tragic that we have forced them across the border. While it is a compelling argument that … Continue reading Recent Rapes and Housing Crisis? What about the Construction Boom?