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    Business & Economics

    Exploration work on oil-gas field in Sar-i-Pul begins

    SAR-I-PUL (PAN): A Chinese firm on Sunday launched exploration work on an oil and gas field at the Amu River’s basin in northern Sar-i-Pul province in presence of high-ranking Afghan officials.



    Business & Economics

    Gas, sugar prices decline in Kabul

    KABUL (PAN): Prices of sugar and liquefied gas went down during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of other essential daily-use commodities stayed stable, retailers said on Thursday.



    Business & Economics

    Ukrainians eye investment in Afghanistan

    KABUL (PAN): Leaders of Afghanistan and Ukraine agreed on greater economic cooperation between the two countries and repairs of Soviet-era military equipment, the Presidential Palace in Kabul said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    3rd phase of transition to cover 3 provinces

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Sunday announced the third phase of security transition from foreigners to Afghan forces, a process that a senior official says will be challenging.



    Business & Economics

    Needy families in Kabul get food faid

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) started distributing food items to 4,000 needy families in Kabul on Thursday.



    Reconstruction

    Afghans, Russians set to discuss key projects

    KABUL (PAN): Russia and Afghanistan are set to discuss seven mega projects that the former Soviet Union executed in the war-torn decades ago, an official said on Wednesday.



    Business & Economics

    New bank notes being printed: Dilawari

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan’s central bank is printing new currency notes worth one hundred billion afghanis ($203,087,000), a senior official announced on Sunday.



    Business & Economics

    Pakistan clears 164 food-laden Afghan vehicles

    KABUL (PAN): The Pakistani government has allowed 164 of the 700 Afghan traders’ vehicles to enter the landlocked country, a businessman said on Saturday.



    Business & Economics

    Pakistan asked to compensate Afghan traders

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan traders suffered a loss of $500 million (afghanis 24,620 million) over the past 18 months because of the Pakistan government's undue restrictions, an official of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) claimed on Saturday.



    Business & Economics

    Major oil deal signed with China

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan and China on Wednesday signed their first-ever oil and gas deal that would earn the landlocked country $7 billion over the next two decades and a half, officials said.