Food import value almost four-fold that of export

There has been almost Nu 7.9bn worth of food deficit in 2021 As the country imported food commodities thrice the value of exports, the food deficit widened by Nu 7.9bn last year, according to the trade statistics of the Renewable Natural Resources (RNR). Bhutan imported food commodities worth Nu 11.02bn last year and exported goods […]

Prevention first!

Time and again, we come across stories of atrocities against children and women that question whether we are going wrong somewhere. Stories that question the humanity in us. The latest unfortunate incident is that of the alleged rape of an eight-year-old girl in Wangdue, where a 22-year-old man was arrested in connection to the case […]

Bhutanese importers feel the heat as Nu depreciates by over 7%

The value of one USD has hit an all-time high of Nu 81.20 today Bhutanese importers of commodities, chemicals, electrical machinery, and vehicles from third countries have been hit hard following a sharp depreciation of the Ngultrum (Nu) against the US dollar this year. This is because the Nu and the Indian rupee today hit […]