16-22 February 2018 #897

Service swap

Turkish Airlines and Tranquillity Spa in Kathmandu have signed a year-long MoU allowing the airline’s employees 50% discount on the spa and passengers 30- 50% additional time on services on presentating their boarding passes. Tranquillity staff and customers also get discounts on Turkish Airlines.

Tourney in Doha

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free sponsored the Qatar Total Open Women’s Tennis Tournament 2018 in Doha on 12 February. Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark competed against several of the world’s top players from Romania, Ukraine, Spain and Czech Republic.

NIC in Lumbini

NIC Asia Bank formally inaugurated four new branches in Nawalparasi and three in Rupandehi districts on 11 February. The Bank currently has 170 branches, 168 ATM counters and 4 extension counters all over Nepal.

Cathay connection

Cathay Dragon has added Jinan, the capital of China’s Shandong province as its 28th destination in the mainland. The airline will start the four-times-weekly service from Hong Kong to Jinan, also known as the city of springs, from 26 March onwards.

Sony at Sherpa

Nepa Hima Trade Link inaugurated a new showroom at Sherpa Mall for Sony products like Bravia TV, Sony Xperia Smartphone, Alpha and Cyber-shot camera, home theatre system, personal entertainment along with MDR series headphones and more.

Capitals merge

NIBL Capital Markets and Ace Capital merged this week to operate jointly under the brand name ‘NIBL Ace Capital’. The consolidated entity with a paid up capital of Rs 270 million will cater to more than 142,000 DEMAT accounts and provide RTA/RTS services for 38 companies and over 1,000,000 shareholders.