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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    ACCI promises aid to landslide victims

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Saturday announced aid for the victims of a devastating landslide in northeastern Badakhshan province.



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    Labour rights being trampled on: AAFTU

    KABUL (Pajhwok): On the eve of International Labour Day falling on May 1, the All Afghanistan Federation of Trade Union (AAFTU) chief alleged on Wednesday workers’ rights were being trampled alike by private and government sectors.



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    Afghansat1 starts test broadcasts

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Saturday said Afghanistan’s first satellite ‘Afghansat1’ had successfully been placed into orbit and had started test broadcasts.