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    EU to give Afghanistan 1.4b euros in grant

    WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) on Friday announced 1.4 billion euros in grant for Afghanistan to help the war-torn country boost development efforts post-2014.



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    Food, fuel prices stable in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): The prices of some daily-use commodities and fuel registered no change during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.



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    Oldest dry port being revived in Jawzjan

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The new government plans to revive a defunct dry port once a busy transit trade route between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan in northern Jawzjan province, with local officials hoping the revival would help increase oil imports and reduce prices.



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    Despite insecurity, Helmand revenue surges

    LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The annual revenue of southern Helmand has increased this solar year as compared to the previous years, an official said on Wednesday.



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    Microfinance: USAID guarantees $13.5m in loan

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday announced id="mce_marker"3.5 million in micro-loan guarantees to three Afghan financial institutions to increase access to credit for local small businesses.



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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.