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External debt at 139B

An increase by about 43B compared with 2012-13 year

Debt: The country had an outstanding external debt of Nu 139 billion (B) as of March this year of which more than 83 percent is rupee denominated debt, according to the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA).

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Market capitalisation increases to almost Nu 24B

Stock exchange: Price fluctuations, bonus issues and off-market transactions of shares of the 21 listed companies in the country has resulted in an increase in total value of shares in the economy to Nu 23.99 billion last year, from Nu 22.49 billion in 2014.

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BDBL launches new home loan

Banking: Kelzang, 25, landed a job at one of the corporate offices in Thimphu a month ago and along with his wife, have been putting up at a cousin’s place for quite some time.

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Credit grows by almost 17 percent

Consequently, the entire financial sector harvested a net profit of almost Nu 3 billion Economy: As of December last year, the economy absorbed about Nu 74.7 billion (B) in loans from the entire financial sector in the country. This is an increase from Nu 63.99B in December 2014, a rise by 16.86 percent.

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