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.
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.
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.
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.
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.