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Japan donates snow-clearing machines to Afghanistan

Eight snow-clearing machines have been donated to Afghanistan by the Japanese government, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) said on Thursday. Three of the machines have been delivered to the Ministry of Public Health and Natural Disaster Management

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Afghan company suffers millions of dollars of loss

The suicide attack on Monday at the compound of the US-run Contrack International, a foreign military contractor, caused an estimated loss of USD 10mn to an Afghan fruit juice company. In addition, more than 120 people have been unemployed as

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Tax evading companies receive warning from the Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance have warned a number of companies who have evaded taxes for several years. The officials refused to name the companies; however, the names would be released to the public, if the companies failed to pay their

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The expensive live bands add to the high cost of weddings in Afghanistan

In addition to other fees and expenses of the crippling wedding ceremonies in Afghanistan, the high cost of live bands is another problem that many Afghans are worried about. According to some residents in Kabul, some band singers charge as

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Leap before you think?!

By: Hiroshi Mikitani- CEO, Rakuten Inc. To be successful in business, you must act first and think later. This may sound counterintuitive. Indeed, most of us have been counseled since we were children to think first. Don’t just rush out

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Ben Bernanke

Ben S. Bernanke began a second term as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 1, 2010. Dr. Bernanke also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System’s principal monetary policymaking

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US Parliament approves USD 5.7bn for strengthening Afghan forces

The US House of Representatives and Senate have agreed to fully finance building the capacity of the Afghan army and police by approving an amount of USD 5.7bn. The conference called an independent assessment of the size and structure of

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