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    A gloomy Afghan growth projected

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The World Bank (WB) on Monday projected a dismal 1.5 percent growth rate for Afghanistan for the year 2014, attributing this to the uncertainty over political and security transition in the country.



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    Despite problems, Kandahar exports $8m grapes

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Grapes worth $8 million have been exported from southern Kandahar province this season, showing a significant increase, the provincial chapter of the Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce (ACCI) and Industries said.



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    Energy biscuits being produced in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A bakery producing energy biscuits for undernourished Afghan schoolchildren has started functioning in eastern Nangarhar province.



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    Balkh businesswomen seek market for their products

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The import of low quality industrial products to northern Balkh province has concerned female local industrialists, who are struggling to find market for their goods.



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    Petrol up, gold down in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of fuel jumped while the rates of gold dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



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    Helmand factory to buy 30000 tonnes of cotton

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok):  The state-run Bost Enterprise has launched a campaign to collect and buy 3000 tonnes of harvested cotton from growers in southern Helmand province.



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    Buyers fill cattle markets amid high prices

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Cattle markets in various parts of the central capital have witnessed a surge in the number of buyers amid complaints about high prices of sacrificial animals ahead of the religious festival Eidul Adha.



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    Telecom services in Daimirdad suspended

    MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): Two mobile phone telecommunications companies -- NTN and Etisalat -- have suspended their services in the Daimirdad district of central Maidan Wardak province, officials said on Sunday.



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    Industrialists expect more investment

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Association of Industrialists (AAI) on Saturday expressed optimism the unity government would attract more foreign investment.



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    Gas price hike blamed on smuggling

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): The smuggling of liquefied gas to Pakistan has resulted in increased prices of the commodity in southern Kandahar province, dealers alleged on Thursday.