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    Afghanistan, EU sign deal on WTO accession

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and the European Union (EU) on Monday signed a deal concluding their bilateral negotiations on Afghanistan’s accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).



    Business & Economics

    US plans $300m in new aid to Afghanistan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Ahead of a drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, Washington is mulling over $300 million in new aid programmes over next five years to stabilise the country's war-tattered economy, the USAID chief said on Monday.



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    Pajhwok poised to launch mining website

    KABUL: Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) is all poised to launch a separate website dedicated to the mining sector, luring investment and disseminating basic



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    Sugar, gas prices go up in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of sugar and liquefied gas rose and other daily-use item rates stayed steady during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



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    Safi Airways accredited for high safety standards

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Maintaining its impeccable safety standards since its inspection, Afghanistan’s international airline Safi Airways has been accredited for its consistently laudable performance.



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    Road blockades send prices soaring

    KUNDUZ CITY/TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Prices of liquefied gas and firewood have spiraled in northern Takhar and Kunduz provinces due to road blockades triggered by heavy snowfall, residents complained on Wednesday.



    Business & Economics

    Nationwide GSM, 3G services in 6 months

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Tuesday said the just-inaugurated 3G technology and GSM services would be made available across the country over the next six months.



    Business & Economics

    Heavy snow cripples trade activity in Balkh

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Two consecutive days of heavy snowfall have brought to a standstill trade activity at the Hairatan dry port and in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, officials said on Monday.



    Business & Economics

    Private sector hit by militancy, poor infrastructure

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Monday cited poor provision of infrastructure services and militancy as major challenges to the private sector.



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    Pakistan to open land routes for transit trade

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan has decided to open its land routes for transit trade under an international agreement signed in December in the Indonesian city of Bali under the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a report said on Sunday.