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US unemployment rate remains at 8.2% in June

US employment rose by 80,000 in June, official figures have shown, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged at 8.2%. Hopes for a high number had risen after Thursday’s private sector jobs report came in better than expected. May’s figure of 69,000

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Forecast for global economic growth to be cut by IMF: Christine Lagarde

Speaking at an economic symposium in Tokyo, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has said that IMF would cut the next forecast for global economic growth from 3.5% predicted in April. “What I can tell you is that it will

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Baghlan’s Kilagai Dam soon to be made: Minister of Water and Energy

Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail Khan in his periodic trip to seven Northern provinces traveled to Baghlan province and met with officials from the province. Ismail Khan said in a conference, “the construction of Kilagi Dam is one

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Smartphones boost Samsung profits

Samsung profits are to surge 79% in the second quarter as sales of its smartphones continue to grow, with Galaxy S III shipments estimated to reach 19 million unts in the third quarter. Anaylysts said its profits may rise even

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Aid to Afghanistan must also help Afghan Women

Amnesty International called for the international community that is pledging aid funds to Afghanistan at the Tokyo conference next Sunday to must  help those uprooted due to insecurity in the urban regions. UNHCR estimates that the number of people displaced

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Kabul Bank Resolution Needed to Keep People’s Trust in the Bank Alive

The Afghan Coalition for Transparency and Accountability (ACTA) said that the Kabul Bank case should be handled seriously and recommended that the case should be handed over to a global entity to study and assess for an independent review of

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