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China simplifying FDI rules

In a bid to spur a fresh wave of economic growth, China has said it will “simplify” procedures for foreign direct investments. China’s economic growth has been slowing and hit a three-year low in the third quarter, with FDI falling

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Apple ordered to furnish HTC deal details with Samsung

Apple has been ordered by a US court to disclose its patents sharing deal details with HTC to rival South Korean firm Samsung. HTC and Apple were involved in various patent disputes which came to an end earlier this month,

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Bargaining over EU 7yr budget draft

Brussels- Leaders from around Europe arrive in Brussels Thursday for what promises to be a turbulent summit on the budget for the 27-country European Union. And for once, Britain will be at the heart of the debate. In a battle

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The Perfect Job Interview in 8 Simple Steps

By Jeff Haden-Ghostwriter and Inc.com columnist You landed the interview. Awesome! Now don’t screw it up. I’ve interviewed thousands of people for jobs ranging from entry-level to executive. Easily  three-fourths of the candidates made basic interviewing mistakes. Did I still

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Etisalat provides internet to remote villages in Afghanistan

  The telecommunication company of Etisalat says Afghanistan’s remote villages will soon have access to internet under the newly launched program called ‘YahClick’. ‘YahClick’ is aimed at expanding internet services all over Afghanistan, said Ali Atiq, one of the officials

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Agriculture Ministry touts the success of saffron in Nangarhar

In a pilot program under the Ministry of Agriculture, some farmers in Nangarhar have switched from opium cultivation to saffron and have said that their income has more than doubled from the sale of spice. Saffron is a well-known spice

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1 month deadline to Afghan telecom firms for collecting unregistered SIM cards

The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology (MTIT) have given a month-long deadline to telecom firms for collecting unregistered SIM cards. Failing to recover such cards would result to fines and license revocation of the firms, said officials on Tuesday.

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Kabul Bank properties to be auctioned soon in Palm villas of Dubai

Kabul Bank’s special tribunal is seeking to close the issue of the sales of bank assets as soon as possible. On the top of the list are the sales of eight properties on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai worth a

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Afghan high officials link currency fall to false rumors

As the Afghani plummeted against the dollar in the market ($1=53.2AFN), rumors about the currency situation worsening are boiling up. Present at a Wolesi Jirga meeting, Minister of Finacne Omar Zakhilwal, Minister of Economy Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal and Da Afghanistan

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Children’s education, health main concerns in post-Taliban era: UNICEF

Protecting the rights of Afghan children and investing in their education and healthcare are the basic considerations in a smooth and orderly transition from a post-Taliban Afghanistan up to 2014 and beyond, said an official of the United Nations Children’s

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Probe over USD 9mn spent on the Afghan embassy in Japan

Afghanistan attorney office seeks to investigate the USD 9mn spent on the restoration of the Afghan Embassy in Japan. “This investigation is carried out upon the request of the House of Representatives,” said deputy head of the attorney office Rahmatullah

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India to invest in Bamyan

India’s ambassador to Afghanistan has announced his country’s willingness to invest in Bamyan. Gautam Mukho Padhya said during his visit to Bamyan with local officials that Bamyan is one f the secure places of Afghanistan offering more tourist attractions in

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US-China responsible for the global growth- Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama told Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday that their two countries had a “special responsibility” to lead the way on balanced, sustained global economic growth. “As the two largest economies in the world, we have a

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Afghanistan National Industrial Conference and Exhibition

After the success which was made in the first Kabul International Exhibition, held in 2010 at the Loya Jirga tent in Kabul, the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) is now planning to organize a conference and exhibition which will be

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Inauguration of a new building for Balkh’s economics department

According to the German Development Cooperation officials, a new building for economics department of Balkh city in Mazar-e-Sharif is inaugurated. Built in accordance to international standards, the building consists of financial audit center, anti-corruption department and administrative training office for

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3rd Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference ESCAP

A Ministry of Finance and delegation lead by, H.E. Dr. Omar Zakhilwal, the Minister of Finance of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan attended 3rd Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference UNESCAP on Public-Private Partnership for Infrastructure Development held in Tehran, Iran during November 11

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Illegal outflow of money from Afghanistan affecting the currency

Da Afghanistan Bank Head Noorullah Delawari linked the recent depreciation of Afghani currency to the illegal outflow of foreign currency from Afghanistan crystallized by external factors including the US sanctions against Iran and the resultant pressure on the riyal. Mr.

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Three pieces of career advice that changed my life- Linkedin CEO

Looking back over my career to date, I can identify at least three clear influences that forever altered my career path. In retrospect, it’s interesting to see how different the context was for each: parental advice, a passage in a

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Naghlu dam project hampered due to insecurity

Nangarhar Water and Energy Director Mohibullah Momand repeatedly urges the government to provide security to the Sarobi district of Kabul that is posing constant threat to power supply from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar province. The project was due to

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China-funded irrigation project helps boost farming

China Daily- As Chinese workers tried to complete in a few months an irrigation canal project in Parwan province that was built by China in the 1970s but left unfinished during ensuing wars, local people were looking to its completion

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WiMax technology license awarded to 3 Afghan internet companies

The Ministry of Telecommunication and Information issued WiMax technology to Neda Telecom, Ariana and Global Network Services. Minister Eng. Amirzai Sangin called the move another step toward improving internet services in Afghanistan. According to the minister, 80% of Afghanistan’s population

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Android Takes Bite Out Of Apple

Smartphones and tablets powered by Google’s Android software are eating into Apple’s turf by feeding appetites for innovation and low prices. The Android operating system powered nearly three out of four smartphones shipped worldwide in the recently ended quarter, according

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Afghanistan’s population growing at an unprecedented rate

Ministry of Public Health has expressed their concerns about the unprecedented increasing population growth of Afghanistan. The Ministry has projected Afghanistan’s population to reach 60mn in the next 20 years. Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil cited the high female

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Empty shops at record levels in UK town centres

According to a survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the proportion of empty shops in British town centres hit a record in October in the face of rising costs and sluggish sales. 2012 has seen several high profile retail

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James Bond star hosts ‘Skyfall’ screening for British troops in Afghanistan

Bond star Daniel Craig paid a surprise visit to British troops at Camp Bastion base in Helmand, Afghanistan for screening of his latest Bond film, “Skyfall”. More than 800 British soldiers welcomed the Bond actor as he gave a speech

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