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Imports from Pakistan drop by 80pc this year

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Dec 30, 2017 - 16:00
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): As its trade with Central Asia states has been on the rise, Afghanistan’s imports from Pakistan have declined by 80 percent, say traders in northern Balkh province. Due to commerce and transit issues between Afghanistan and...
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Donors agree to fund 90pc of voter registration process

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Dec 30, 2017 - 15:45
KABUL (Pajhwok): A new agreement was signed during the second project board meeting to enable enhanced contributions to the voter registration budget to support parliamentary election, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a...
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Afghanistan, India open 2nd air corridor for trade

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Dec 27, 2017 - 20:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and India on Wednesday launched second air corridor for trade, with vice-president Sarwar Danish urging neighboring countries to pay care to economic cooperation in their political policies.
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Public-private partnership only solution to joblessness: Zaki

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Dec 26, 2017 - 19:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) officials on Tuesday asked the government to come up with measures to overcome increasing joblessness and decreasing investment in the country.
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Pine nuts direct export to China can earn $650m

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Dec 26, 2017 - 17:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan can earn up to $650 million from direct export of its pine nuts to China, but most of the dried fruit is currently smuggled to Pakistan and from there it is exported to China as ‘Pakistani product,’ the Meshrano Jirga was told on Tuesday.
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NAS passes ISAGO audit for 2nd time in two years

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Dec 26, 2017 - 15:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest-growing aviation service-provider in emerging markets, has renewed its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification in Kabul. NAS Afghanistan said in a statement on...
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Samangan coalmines revenue exceeds last year’s limit

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Dec 25, 2017 - 13:23
AIBAK (Pajhwok): The revenue of two coalmines in the Dara-i-Suf Bala district of northern Samangan province reached more than 2.8 billion afghanis in the ongoing year. Eng. Mahmood, deputy head of the Samangan coalmine enterprise, told Pajhwok...
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Farah revenue up by 20 percent, exceeds target

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Dec 24, 2017 - 14:32
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): The revenue of western Farah provinces has exceeded the target by four percent, showing a 20 percent hike over the previous fiscal year, an official said on Sunday. Over 381 million afghanis were collected in Farah in the year...
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CEO commends ICC role in boosting Afghan economy

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Dec 24, 2017 - 12:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has voiced its willingness to support Afghanistan’s private and public sectors. ICC members met Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah at his office on Saturday. They thanked the CEO for...
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Rice price up, Russian gold, ghee down in Kabul

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Dec 23, 2017 - 18:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of rice has increased while that of Russian gold and ghee dipped during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said staruday. Food Traders Union, Fazal Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 24...
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Habib Gulzar Group regrets confusion about products quality

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Dec 23, 2017 - 18:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): A renowned business family, The Habib Gulzar Group, on Saturday regretted confusion caused by recent reports about the quality and safety of their products for Nestlé. “The Habib Gulzar Group takes every step necessary to maintain...
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Habib Gulzar Group regrets confusion about products quality

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Dec 23, 2017 - 18:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): A renowned business family, The Habib Gulzar Group, on Saturday regretted confusion caused by recent reports about the quality and safety of their products for Nestlé. “The Habib Gulzar Group takes every step necessary to maintain...
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LPG storage facilities go operational in Badakhshan

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Dec 21, 2017 - 11:24
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Strategic storage facilities having the capacity to hold up to 500 tonnes of liquefied gas were put into service in northeastern Badakhshan province on Thursday. Fawad Akbarzada, head of the Badakhshan Petroleum Department, told...
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Tajikistan closes border crossing with Afghanistan

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Dec 20, 2017 - 15:30
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Tajikistan police have closed the main crossing point with Afghanistan -- Sher Khan Bandar --- over the past four days, officials in northern Kunduz province said on Wednesday. Provincial Trade Union Head Syed Mujtaba Hashimi...
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Insecurity, graft challenges to entrepreneurship: ACCI

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Dec 19, 2017 - 21:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Tuesday blamed low investment in Afghanistan and increasing capital flight from the country on the continuation of widespread administrative corruption and insecurity...
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WB promises $46m in incentive grant to MoF

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Dec 19, 2017 - 20:04
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday said the World Bank (WB) has promised $46 million as an incentive grant for reforms in the ministry’s revenue department.
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WB promises $46m in incentive grant to MoF

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Dec 19, 2017 - 19:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday said the World Bank (WB) has promised $46 million as an incentive grant for reforms in the ministry’s revenue department. Ajmal Hamid Abdul Rahimzai, MoF spokesman, said after the MoF honored...
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Afghanistan ports to turn into open economic zones: Ghani

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Dec 18, 2017 - 19:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday said the country’s ports would be turned into open economic zones for paving the ground for foreign and local investments and job opportunities.
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Receding water poses challenge to Kajaki dam output

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Dec 18, 2017 - 15:37
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Officials on Monday said power production at the Kajaki hydropower plant in southern Helmand province was likely to be stopped because of declining water in the reservoir.
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Faryab revenue more than doubles this year

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Dec 18, 2017 - 05:56
میمنه (پژواک، ٢٧ قوس٩٦): مقام های محلی در ولایت فاریاب، از افزایش چشمگیر عواید گمرک آقینه و مستوفیت این ولایت، خبر می دهند.
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