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World Bank pledges $100m grant to Afghanistan

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Sep 29, 2020 - 11:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): The World Bank (WB) has pledged a $100 million grant to help Afghanistan stabilise its financial sector and support small enterprises as the country strives to spur its recovery from Covid-19. Funded by the International Development...
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Kabul, Colombo sign historic MOU on trade, investment

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Sep 28, 2020 - 15:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan and Sri Lanka on Monday signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation to expand bilateral trade ties. A statement from the Afghan Embassy in Sri Lanka received by Pajhwok Afghan News said that the...
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Gold, flour & rice prices down in Kabul

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Sep 26, 2020 - 17:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of cooking oil, sugar and tea increased while that of rice, flour and gold declined in Kabul market during the outgoing week, sources said on Saturday. Zmrai Safi, Food Dealers Association head, said the price 16-kg of...
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Moneychangers on strike after colleague kidnapped

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Sep 24, 2020 - 17:04
کابل (پژواک، ۳ تله ۹۹): د هېواد د مرکز او ولایتونو صرافانو، "د بلخ د صرافانو ټولنې مشر د تښتونې او د صرافانو او سوداګرو امنیت ته د حکومت د نه پاملرنې" په غبرګون کې نن کاري اعتصاب پیل کړ.
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Contracts signed for 4 energy projects

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Sep 24, 2020 - 11:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Contracts for four energy projects under the public-private partnership have been signed between Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS) and the private sector. President Ashraf Ghani participated in the contract-signing ceremony at...
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Corruption, smuggling keeping investors at bay

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Sep 23, 2020 - 17:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): The marketing campaign for domestic products in the country’s six zones is being launched at a time when investors are complaining against corruption and entry of products through smuggling that are produced at home. The local...
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‘Hundreds of factories collapse in Afghanistan’

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Sep 20, 2020 - 18:57
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Ministry of Commerce and Industries officials and trader representatives on Sunday said hundreds of factories collapsed across the country due to lack of identification of investment priority. They expressed these views at...
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In 12 days, Nangarhar collects 1bn afs customs revenue

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Sep 20, 2020 - 16:25
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Nangarhar Customs Department has collected above one billion afghanis (1,073 million) revenue in 12 days and transferred it to the national treasury, an official said on Sunday. Customs Director Nasrullah Sahibzada said the...
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China to provide food items for Afghan flood affectees

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Sep 20, 2020 - 15:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): China will provide food items worth over 550 million afghanis to Afghanistan for floods affected families under an agreement signed here on Sunday. The memorandum of understanding was signed between Chinese Ambassador Wang Yu and...
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Pakistan to set up marts on Afghan, Iran borders

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Sep 19, 2020 - 08:38
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Pakistan government plans setting up 18 markets on its borders with Afghanistan and Iran to boost trade with the two neighbours and control the scourge of smuggling. A high-level meeting chaired by him, Prime Minister Imran...
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Kandahar City Municipality revenue dips during Covid-19 outbreak

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Sep 17, 2020 - 16:04
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Kandahar City Municipality has collected 40 percent of its revenue so far this year due to the outbreak of coronavirus, an official said on Thursday. Kandahar City Mayor Eng. Rafai Hayat told Pajhwok Afghan News during an...
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16 projects offered to Dubai-based investors: MoF

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Sep 15, 2020 - 21:20
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Tuesday announced offering 16 development projects of public-private partnership to Dubai-based Afghan and foreign investors. The Finance Ministry in a statement said it offered these projects to...
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Calls to turn Angoor Adda road into transit route

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Sep 14, 2020 - 15:40
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Residents and officials of southeastern Paktika province on Monday urged the government to turn the Angoor Adda highway into a transit trade route with Pakistan for being the shortest and cheapest. They said the Angoor Adda...
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Peshawar-Torkham highway sees long snarl-ups

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Sep 13, 2020 - 11:33
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Peshawar-Torkham highway was literally clogged as a large number of Afghans headed to the main crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan . Long queues of light and heavy vehicles were seen on the busy road after the opening...
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Food prices 4pc down in Kabul markets

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Sep 12, 2020 - 16:30
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of food items decreased by four percent in Kabul markets during the outgoing week as compared to last week’s rates while the price of Arabic gold increased. Zmrai Safi, Food Dealers Association head, said the price of a...
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Poor quality fuel import causes $240m of losses each year

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Sep 10, 2020 - 16:07
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A number of businessmen in northern Balkh province on Thursday asked the government to prevent the import of low quality fuel and gas to the country. The traders from Hairatan and Aqina ports held a protest meeting at the...
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Pact signed to start limited flights between Afghanistan, India

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Sep 09, 2020 - 14:42
کابل (پژواک، ١٩ وږى ٩٩): د افغانستان او هند ترمنځ د ترسره شوې هوکړې له مخې د دواړو هېوادونو ترمنځ الوتنې بېرته په محدود ډول پيل شوې دي.
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Afghanistan resumes power imports from Tajikistan

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Sep 07, 2020 - 15:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tajikistan has restarted exporting electricity to its energy-deficient neighbour Afghanistan , an official said on Monday. Power supply from Tajikistan to Afghanistan was suspended in July this year when water levels declined in the...
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Tajikistan ready to resume 150mw power supply: DABS

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Sep 05, 2020 - 18:24
KABUL (Pajhwok): Tajikistan is ready to increase the supply of electricity to Afghanistan from the current 50 megawatts to the previous 150 megawatts, the power utility said on Saturday. Advisor to Da Afghanistan Barishna Sherkat (DABS) Mustafa Arya...
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Kabul: Rice, gold prices down, afghani jumps

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Sep 05, 2020 - 15:53
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of rice and gold decreased in Kabul during the outgoing week as compared to last week’s rates while the Afghan currency rose versus the US dollar. Currency Mohammad Hasan Sadiqi, a moneychanger at Sara-i-Shahzad market,...
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