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    Business & Economics

    Nimroz transporters, drivers warn of strike

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Transport unions and drivers in western Nimroz province on Thursday warned of going on strike if their problems were not resolved by authorities.



    Security and Crime,Business & Economics

    Traders feel secure in Balkh, Kandahar

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Small and medium-sized enterprises in northern Balkh and southern Kandahar are satisfied with their security, but those in Kabul are worried about the security environment, a survey revealed on Wednesday.   



    Business & Economics

    Farah strongmen default on power bills

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): As many as 1,200 powerful individuals owe nearly 12 million afghanis in unpaid electricity bills to the power utility in western Farah province, where electricity theft amount



    Business & Economics,Features

    Road closure sends Balkh revenue dipping

    MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The customs department’s daily revenue has fallen by 50 percent due to the closure of the Kabul-Balkh highway, officials said on Monday.



    Business & Economics

    Afghanistan’s maiden satellite launched

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan’s first satellite – AFGHANSAT 1 -- was formally launched on Saturday, with officials expecting a $15 million addition to the government’s annual revenue.



    Business & Economics

    Food item rates stable, gold down

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



    Business & Economics

    Dangerous Samangan coalmines to be closed

    AIBAK (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on Wednesday pledged to close dangerous coalmines in Dara-i-Sauf Bala district of northern Baghlan province.



    Business & Economics,Features

    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.



    Business & Economics

    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.