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    Precious stone market hit by phony imports

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Imported jewellery with fake precious stones has brought down the market value of locally-made ornaments, experts and businesspeople say. Given their lustre and artistic designs, foreign jewellery is all the go in Afghanistan.



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    Sweden promises $1.2b in assistance

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): Promising increased aid, Swedish Ambassador and Senior Civilian Representative Jonas Westerlund on Monday said his country would spend $1.2 billion in Afghanistan over the next decade.



    Business & Economics

    Afghanistan’s export up by 33pc: ACCI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Saturday said the country’s exports witnessed a 33 percent increase during the current year, compared with 2013.



    Business & Economics

    ACCI promises aid to landslide victims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Saturday announced aid for the victims of a devastating landslide in northeastern Badakhshan province.



    Business & Economics,Social

    Labour rights being trampled on: AAFTU

    KABUL (Pajhwok): On the eve of International Labour Day falling on May 1, the All Afghanistan Federation of Trade Union (AAFTU) chief alleged on Wednesday workers’ rights were being trampled alike by private and government sectors.



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    Afghansat1 starts test broadcasts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Saturday said Afghanistan’s first satellite ‘Afghansat1’ had successfully been placed into orbit and had started test broadcasts.



    Business & Economics

    Nimroz custom revenue increased this year

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): The revenue of western Nimroz custom has been increased during the first three months of the ongoing financial year as compared to the same period last year, an official said on Saturday.



    Business & Economics

    Prices of flour down, other items unchanged

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of flour have dipped while those of other essential daily-use commodities remained unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics,Features

    Illegal, non-professional excavation of a mine in Chilan valley underway

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Illegal and non-professional excavation of a mine site, without the knowledge of what kinds of reserves the mine contain, in the Chilan valley on the outskirts of Gorband district



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    Key pacts after new govt opens

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Council of Ministers on Monday ruled out signing of major agreements in mining, urban development and construction sectors until the new government was formed.