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27 Apr 2015

Shefali Anand, Washington Post

Nepal Earthquake: Multinationals Pause Operations, Offer Relief

Multinational companies with units in Nepal have broadly halted operations in the country as they try to account for staff and help the relief effort..Coca-Cola Co., which operates two bottling plants in Katmandu and Bharatpur, said that although its factories had not been affected, it has put operations on hold...Standard Chartered Plc, the only major multinational to run a bank in Nepal, said that it is trying to keep part of its business open to enable locals to withdraw cash and do basic banking...Other major global firms with a presence in the country include Danish firm Carlsberg Group the maker of Tuborg beer, and consumer-products giant Unilever Plc.