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Afghani rise against US dollar

Afghani rise against US dollar

Oct 06, 2011 - 16:54

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Afghan currency rose against the dollar, while food and other daily-use commodities' prices remained unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

The afghani appreciated against the dollars, moneychanger Ahmad Shah said, adding the buying rate of the greenback was 47.95afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 541afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 48.40afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 545afs.

A 50-kilogram bag of Brazilian sugar remained stable at 2400afs, a five-kg can of Spin Ghar ghee at 400afs, a kilogram of black tea at 190afs and the same amount of green tea at 160afs.

Food Traders' Union head, Haji Fazlul Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a 50-kg bag of Pakistani flour fell by 10afs to 1040afs.

A fuel station worker in Arya town, Hamidullah, said one litre of diesel and petrol each accounted for 59afs, the same as last week.

Liquefied gas rates varied from one locality to another. A Taimani-based dealer, Obaidullah, sold a kilo of gas got 50afs, while another trader in the Dahna-i-Bagh locality, Ahmadullah, charged 55afs.

The rate of one gram of Arabian gold remained unchanged at 2,200afs and the same amount of the Iranian variety at 1,850, said a jeweller, Shakib.








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