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    20pc cut in Afghan transit trade via Pakistan

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Afghan traders on Monday said they had reduced by 20 percent imports of commercial goods via Pakistan due to problems they faced in the neighbouring country. But Pakistani traders also complain about hardships they encounter in Afghanistan.



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    Iodised salt factory starts production

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The first-ever iodised salt factory started production in the industrial park in southern Kandahar province on Saturday, the governor’s office said.



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    Afghan riches need railroad to be unlocked

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The short stretch of track is intended to be the start of 3,600 kilometers of rail that will be the key to unlock Afghanistan’s mineral riches, including iron, copper and gold, a media report said." border="0" height="1" width="1">

    The Bloomberg.com in a report pointed to the establishment of Afghanistan’s railroad, problems and current status with respect to the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan after 2014.  



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    Fuel prices up, gold sink in capital

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of petrol, liquefied gas and green tea jumped and that of Arabic gold sunk, with other daily-use commodities' rates staying stable in Kabul during the outgoing week, retailers said on Thursday.



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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.