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Price of gold up and food stable in Kabul

According to the Pajhwok Afghan News Agency’s weekly price report, price of gold went up during the outgoing week in Kabul, while prices of commodities remained stable. The price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,400 AFN to

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China working towards more economic reforms

Addressing the Communist Party, China’s president Hu Jintao said the country will deepen its economic reforms aimed mainly at expanding domestic demand. The president’s statement comes at a time when China is experiencing its slowest economic growth rate for three

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Samsung’s Galaxy S3 becomes the best-selling smartphone

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 finally beats Apple’s iPhone 4S position of the best-selling smartphones, selling 18mn models compared with Apple’s 16.2mn sales in the third quarter of 2012. The South Korean smartphone giant reported record profits of USD 5.9bn in the

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2nd phase of Hairatan-Mazar Railway to begin soon

The second phase of Hairatan-Mazar railways extending from the Naheb Abad area of Mazar-e-Sharif and running for 230km into the Aqina and Ankhoy areas of neighboring province of Faryab in the west will begin soon, said the Ministry of Public

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UK phases out financial aid to India by 2015

UK’s international development secretary Justine Greening has said that UK’s financial aid of about USD 320mn to India will be ended between now and 2015 and instead focus will shift to offering technical assistance. “After reviewing the programme and holding

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