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Afghan women’s business flourished by small loans

A number of Afghan women have achieved impressive progress in their business using the small loans provided to them. Small loans ranging from 25,000 AFN to 250,000 AFN are made available through four representatives of the Microfinance Bank operating in

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Five vocational institutes to receive internet services

Afghan Ministry of Communication and Information Technology said Tuesday that five vocational institutes of the Ministry of Education will have internet access in the next three months. All the students around Afghanistan would be able to have full access to

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New school opened in Talukan village, Kandahar

Leaders from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan opened a school in Talukan village with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Jan. 26. District Governor Haji Faizil Mohammad, District Minister of Education Izatullah, District Chief

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Kandahar records the lowest revenue collection this year

Kandahar revenue has hit its lowest this year, said a senior customs official. According to the Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), Customs Director Azizullah Jalalzai linked the drastic decline in revenue collection this year to the problems at Pakistan’s Karachi seaport.

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Yahoo’s quarterly revenue rises under its new leadership

Yahoo has reported a nearly 2% increase in the fourth quarter revenues compared with the same quarter figures last year. Ranked among the top websites in the global industry, Yahoo witnessed a revenue of USD 1.35bn in the fourth quarter

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India finally lowers key interest rate

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been pressured to lower key interest rate from 8% to 7.75%. The Bank was refusing to cut interest rate in order to make sure to keep inflation in check. Amid the slowing of

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Are Pakistan’s economic woes secondary to its political difficulties?

Bruce Stokes from Pew Research Center reflects on the economic difficulties of Pakistan that are being overlooked. The headlines on Pakistan’s political challenges such as charges of corruption against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and militant bombings in the country

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Turkmenistan hosts conference on Afghanistan’s development

n-TurkemniTurkmen Foreign Ministry hosted a conference on Monday on measures to assist Afghanistan, according to the Central Asia Times. The attendees included the national coordinators and representatives of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Italy, Germany,

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Azerbaijan to offer assistance to Afghanistan

Azerbaijan is willing to assist Afghanistan in fighting against drugs and insurgency and building Afghan infrastructure. Azerbaijan has allocated EUR 2m for implementation of different projects in Afghanistan and intends to continue further support to this country. Azerbaijan’s deputy foreign

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