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US working on the economic side of Afghanistan’s transition period

As the US is pulling out its troops from Afghanistan, there are concerns about the country’s economy post-2014. In order to ensure a healthy economy, the US is focusing on assisting Afghanistan with building a private sector -led and trade-led

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World Bank’s USD 80mn to Burma for first time in 25 years

World Bank pledged to grant USD 80mn to Burma- the Bank’s first aid to Burma in 25 years. The money will be spent towards roads, bridges, schools and health clinics. World Bank decided to step in to lift Burma out

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US consumer confidence at its highest in 5 years

The latest improvement in the US job market has resulted in a jump in the US consumer confidence, rising to 72.2. The US consumer confidence is an important economic indicator, as consumer spending forms about 70% of the overall economic

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Swedish Committee for Afghanistan to continue their assistance for decades

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) pledged to assist Afghanistan in social development, concentrating on education, health, rural development and the disabled community, for more than three decades. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) is working in Afghanistan since 1982.

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7th training center established for ex-drug users

A training center for about 500 ex-drug users is established to provide them training in carpentry, tailoring, tiles making and carpet weaving for duration of six months. Costing USD 330,000, the center is funded by the Colombo Plan and is

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Afghans to have their first ever electronic ID cards

The Ministry of interior announced on Wednesday at a joint press conference with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) that they would begin issuing electronic ID cards to 6.5mn people before the election in 2014. The purpose of the electronic ID

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