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    Business & Economics

    Foreign firms get a month to pay taxes

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) on Tuesday said it had set a one-month deadline for 15 foreign companies to pay taxes to the government in line with the law of the land.

    Business & Economics

    ‘Mafia’ continues selling substandard fuel

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Gas and oil businessmen on Sunday alleged “the oil mafia and its cronies” in the government had allowed the sale of low-quality petroleum products in the bazaar, a claim dismissed by the Norms and Standards Department.

    Business & Economics

    Corruption main hurdle to investment: ACCI

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Chamber of Conference and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday said administrative corruption has been the main hurdle to investment in Afghanistan.

    Business & Economics

    Pakistan, Afghanistan to double trade volume

    KABUL (Pajhwok): At the conclusion of the 9th Joint Economic Commission (JEC) session, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday decide to double their bilateral trade volume from $2.5 billion to $5 billion and initiate economic projects of mutual interest.


    Pakistan road blockade irks Afghan traders

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan officials have complained to Pakistani business leaders regarding the frequent closure of the land route through northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to protests and insecurity, a report said on Monday.

    Business & Economics

    Online public credit registry on the cards

    KABUL (PAN): For the first time, an online public credit registry system is being launched in Kabul to reduce risks, ensure transparency in loans, speedy transactions and healthy competition.

    Business & Economics

    Security deal impasse sparking capital flight

    KABUL (PAN): The Afghanistan Banks Association (ABA) on Monday said the delay in signing the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States had caused capital flight from the country.

    Business & Economics

    $5b Pak-Afghan trade target unattainable

    KABUL (PAN): A research report suggests trade target of $5billion between Afghanistan and Pakistan set for the fiscal year 2015 is unlikely to be achieved, thanks to increasing Iranian exports into Afghan market.

    Security and Crime

    1 policeman killed, 4 injured in Helmand suicide attack

    LASHKARGAH (PAN): One policeman has been killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police check post in Marjah district of the southern Helmand province, an official said Thur

    Business & Economics

    Afghani dips versus US dollar, gas up

    KABUL (PAN): The afghani dipped against the US dollar during the outgoing week in Kabul, where gas prices soared and other daily-use commodities rates stayed stable, retailers said on Thursday.