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President inaugurates expo of locally made products (Video)

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Mar 31, 2015 - 18:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated a four-day exhibition of locally-manufactured products in the capital Kabul on Tuesday. The expo has been arranged by the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) at the Loya Jirga...
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Saudi Arabia donates 54 tonnes of dates to Afghans

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Mar 31, 2015 - 18:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Saudi Arabia donated 54 tonnes of dates to Afghanistan through the World Food Programme (WFP), an official said on Tuesday. Mohammad Alhaq Albani, director of the Saudi finance ministry, and Claude Jibidar , WFP representative for...
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Backed by donors, CASA-1000 getting final touches

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Mar 31, 2015 - 16:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) official on Tuesday said the World Bank (WB) had pledged a grant of $526 million for finalisation of CASA-1000 power project. When completed, CASA-1000 will allow Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to...
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President inaugurates expo of locally made products

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Mar 31, 2015 - 14:08
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated a four-day exhibition of locally-manufactured products in the capital Kabul on Tuesday.
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Import tax hike urged to promote local products

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Mar 27, 2015 - 16:17
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Taxes and customs duties should be increased on imports to promote local products, the Nangarhar commerce and industry director has suggested.
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Essential item rates steady; Russian gold down

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Mar 26, 2015 - 13:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): With Russia gold rates falling, the price of the Arabian variety increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
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Roshan ranked among top 10 innovative companies

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Mar 25, 2015 - 16:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s telecommunications giant Roshan it has been named one of the world’s 10 most innovative companies of 2015. A statement from the telecom firm said on Wednesday the ranking had been issued in Social Good by Fast Company...
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Taliban building road to copper mine in Wardak

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Mar 25, 2015 - 15:11
MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): Taliban have started constructing a road to a newly-discovered copper mine in central Maidan Wardak province, a resident said on Wednesday. “The militants are forcing people to take part in building the road and charge 500...
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Jawzjan carpet market slumps, fuelling concerns

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Mar 24, 2015 - 16:14
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Carpet manufacturers in northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday complained rug prices had slumped by 50 per cent, discouraging the people associated with the industry.
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Islamabad plans to build Peshawar-Kabul motorway

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Mar 23, 2015 - 15:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): Islamabad planned to construct a motorway from Peshawar to Kabul and a feasibility study for the project would be commissioned soon, the Pakistan ambassador said on Monday The project would improve connectivity between the two...
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Prices of fuel, flour & sugar down in Kabul

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Mar 19, 2015 - 14:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel flour and sugar have dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. A filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Saboor, said the price of one litre of diesel decreased from 46...
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With exit of foreigners, demand for mineral water falls

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Mar 18, 2015 - 15:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Following the pullout of most international combat troops from Afghanistan, demand for mineral water has declined by 50 percent. Foreigners and people working with them have been major consumers of mineral water. Most of Afghans,...
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Kunduz war-affected families receive aid

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Mar 17, 2015 - 20:05
KNUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Food and non-food items were on Tuesday distributed to more than 300 families displaced by the conflict from the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, an official said.
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Alokozay Group poised to invest $348m in Kabul

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Mar 17, 2015 - 19:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Supreme Investment Council (SIC) on Tuesday confirmed the Alokozay Group of Companies would invest $348 million in various projects in capital Kabul.
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Kabul to host TAPI pipeline meeting on Thursday

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Mar 17, 2015 - 18:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan is scheduled to host the 21st steering committee meeting on long-desired Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project on Thursday (March 19), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) announced on Tuesday...
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3 Laghman cold storage facilities to be privatised

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Mar 17, 2015 - 14:55
JALALBAD (Pajhwok): Three cold storage facilities for agriculture products would be handed over to the private sector in eastern Laghman province, an official said on Tuesday.
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Denmark pledges $150m in aid over next 2 years

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Mar 16, 2015 - 20:22
KABUL (Pajhwok): Denmark would provide Afghanistan $150 million in fresh aid for various welfare projects over the next two years, officials said on Monday.
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Spurring trade optimism, ACCI branch opens in Wardak

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Mar 14, 2015 - 19:01
MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) inaugurated a branch in central Maidan Wardak province on Saturday, an official said
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Weekly economic report: Gold prices down, flour up

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Mar 12, 2015 - 14:54
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of gold dipped but that of flour increased during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Mohammad Fawad, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one gram of...
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World Bank vows sustained assistance to Afghanistan

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Mar 11, 2015 - 16:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): The World Bank (WB) country director for Afghanistan on Wednesday called for grant assistance to help the war-torn country.
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