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Business & Economics

Budget spending needs streamlined system: SAO

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Feb 28, 2015 - 17:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) on Saturday urged Ministry of Finance to take budget reports seriously and asked parliament to develop a system of reward and punishment for officials based on how judiciously they spent the budget.
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‘Ban on heavy vehicles’ entry sparks corruption’

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Feb 26, 2015 - 17:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): A recent decision by National Security Council (NSC) to ban cargo trucks entry into Kabul city for security reasons has caused a spike in prices of goods and pave way for corruption, traders complained on Thursday.
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Kabul: Firewood prices down, food & fuel stable

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Feb 26, 2015 - 16:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of firewood decreased but that of other items remained stable during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Khan Mohammad, a firewood seller in Charahi Shahid area of Kabul, told Pajhwok...
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‘Strong ties with Kabul Islamabad’s top priority’

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Feb 26, 2015 - 13:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistani minister for planning, development and reform said that it was Islamabad’s top priority to develop strong bilateral and economic relations with Afghanistan.
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Sher Khan Port revenue declines by 27%

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Feb 24, 2015 - 17:32
KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): The revenue of Sher Khan Port in northern Kunduz province has decreased 200 million afghanis due to prolonged election process, insecurity and delay to form the central cabinet, officials said Tuesday.
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Several mineral deposits found in Bamyan

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Feb 22, 2015 - 19:43
BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Initial surveys have found large deposits of several high quality natural resources in central Bamyan province, which, if extracted, could generate work opportunities for thousands of people and increase government’s income.
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Baghlan electricity revenue surges manifold

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Feb 22, 2015 - 17:02
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Electricity director for northern Baghlan province has said that the revenue generated from the electricity this year has been increased by 80 million afghanis.
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Afghanistan wants joint business venture with Assam

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Feb 21, 2015 - 13:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): Shyada Mohammad Abdali, Afghan ambassador to India, said that his country was ready to sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Assam government to start joint business ventures with local investors.
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Prices of flour, ghee down, fuel up

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Feb 19, 2015 - 14:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of flour has dipped but that of fuel has jumped while other items remain steady during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Abdul Saboor, a fuel tank owner in Wazirabad area, told...
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Danish woos Iranians to invest in Afghanistan (Video)

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Feb 19, 2015 - 10:11
KABUL (Pajhwok): Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish on Tuesday asked Iranian businessmen to invest in the rich mining and agriculture sectors of Afghanistan. He said this during inauguration ceremony of second Afghan-Iran expo in Kabul,...
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Department failed to protect Balkh natural resources: Director

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Feb 18, 2015 - 15:08
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Director of mines and petroleum for northern Balkh province on Wednesday acknowledged his depart failed to protect natural resources in the province due to absence of needed facilities and other resources.
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TAPI launch date expected in 2 months: Saba

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Feb 14, 2015 - 20:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): Mines and Petroleum Minister Daud Shah Saba on Saturday said an advisory council to manage Afghanistan’s mineral resources had been created, as he hoped the launch date of the TAPI gas pipeline project would be decided in two months.
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President scraps Logar chromite deals

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Feb 12, 2015 - 20:04
PUL-I-ALAM/KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday paid a surprise visit to central Logar province and terminated contracts with two foreign mining companies involved in extraction of chromite, the acting governor said.
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Hakimi vows tougher stand on corruption

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Feb 12, 2015 - 18:57
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi on Thursday said corruption was being committed in revenue collections through customs offices, but they would do away with the problem with full force for the sake of overcoming the budget deficit.
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Petroleum prices up, food stable in Kabul

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Feb 12, 2015 - 14:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Fuel prices increased and sugar’s decreased, but those of other daily-use commodities stayed stable during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. A filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Saboor,...
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TAPI steering committee meeting tomorrow

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Feb 10, 2015 - 21:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Mines and Petroleum Minister Daud Shah Saba will be in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Wednesday to participate in a steering committee meeting of a trans-Afghanistan multilateral energy project called TAPI (Turkmenistan,...
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ADB pledges $130m in aid for Afghan roads

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Feb 10, 2015 - 20:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) would provide Afghanistan $130 million in aid package to help the county improve its dilapidated road networks.
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DAB, UAE central bank sign MoU

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Feb 10, 2015 - 15:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): In latest development, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) central bank have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on exchanging information and capacity building, officials said on Tuesday.
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Joint panel to conduct economic survey

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Feb 09, 2015 - 20:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Central Statistics Organisation (CSO) on Monday announced the creation of a new joint economic commission assigned with performing economic surveys. Sher Mohammad Jami, the CSO acting head, complained the private sector had been...
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Transport business 90pc down on Torkham road

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Feb 09, 2015 - 17:22
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The recent reports of harassment of Afghan refugees and decrease in transfer of NATO supplies have diminished local transport activities on Torkam-Kabul Highway.
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