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    Afghanistan to get $30m in incentive funding

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will release id="mce_marker"5 million to the Afghan government from the US -Afghan Incentive Fund in recognition of progress on the commitment it made to develop a provincial budgeting policy, as part of the country’s Tokyo Conference commitments.



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    Bamyan produces bumper potatoes crop

    BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Afghanistan would be self-sufficient in potato if proper cultivation and storage strategies were introduced in central Bamyan province, an official said Tuesday.



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    Carpets to be exported with standard certificate

    KABUL (Pajhwok): From now on, Afghanistan would export its carpets to the global market with an international standard certificate under an agreement signed on Sunday, officials said.



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    ‘Mafia’ continues selling substandard fuel

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Gas and oil businessmen on Sunday alleged “the oil mafia and its cronies” in the government had allowed the sale of low-quality petroleum products in the bazaar, a claim dismissed by the Norms and Standards Department.



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    Afghan firms win $8m worth contracts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan companies signed contracts worth more than $8 million for the country’s high-quality agricultural produce with international buyers during the five days of the Gulfood Exhibition held in Dubai.



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    Corruption main hurdle to investment: ACCI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Conference and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday said administrative corruption has been the main hurdle to investment in Afghanistan.



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    Oil, gas, gold, sugar prices down in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of petroleum products, gas, gold and sugar declined in the central capital Kabul during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday.



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    Mines sector can generate a million jobs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Former minister of mines and petroleum Ibrahim Adil has said the mining sector of Afghanistan has greater potential that can generate one million jobs for the Afghan youth.



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    Central Asians meet to boost trade ties

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Dozens of businessmen from neighbouring Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan on Tuesday joined their Afghan colleagues in the capital of northern Balkh province at a day-long conference on improving trade relations.



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    Pakistan, Afghanistan to double trade volume

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At the conclusion of the 9th Joint Economic Commission (JEC) session, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday decide to double their bilateral trade volume from $2.5 billion to $5 billion and initiate economic projects of mutual interest.