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Funny economic quotes

An economist is a surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living. ~ Nichloas Chamfort Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:

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Iran to export oil to North Korea

Iran is considering signing an oil deal with North Korea on the export of oil in an attempt to revive its economy shattered by the tough sanctions from the West A delegation from North Korea’s oil ministry is currently visiting

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Kabul's Economy Is Worse Than Its Security Issues

Contrary to what you might expect, Afghans are more worried about money than violence. Last month, President Hamid Karzai issued a fierce rebuke of the United States. As if having imbibed the volatility of his surroundings, he accused American forces

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Kabul’s Economy Is Worse Than Its Security Issues

Contrary to what you might expect, Afghans are more worried about money than violence. Last month, President Hamid Karzai issued a fierce rebuke of the United States. As if having imbibed the volatility of his surroundings, he accused American forces

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Afghan Cricket Board Allocated $422000 by ICC for Assistance

Afghanistan’s Cricket Board has been allocated US$422,000 from the ICC’s targeted assistance and performance programme. The world governing body of cricket approved the grant at its ICC Development International board meeting, which concluded Wednesday in Dubai. The funding for the

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Aamir Khan-one of the most influential pioneers of 2013

About 13 years ago, Aamir Khan, the producer and lead actor of the Bollywood film Lagaan, was sitting outside my studio as I was writing the film’s main choral theme. After he heard it, he came in with moist eyes. “A.R.,

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Afghan woman listed as one of the most influential people by Time

Though women’s rights in Afghanistan have improved since the fall of the repressive Taliban regime 12 years ago, many Afghans still believe that a woman should work only in the home, caring for her family. Technology entrepreneur Roya Mahboob is working

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Afghan Agriculture Ministry to standardize cotton production in Baghlan

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock have distributed improved cotton seeds and fertilizers to hundreds of farmers in Baghlan in a bid to standardize cotton production in the province. Baghlan Agriculture Director Azizullah Aimaq said five-hundred 10-kg bags of

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Bidding for Procurement of Goods for Supply of Iron Posts

Procurement of Goods for Supply of iron Posts Publish Date: Apr 15, 2013 Closing Date: May 14, 2013 Tender Number: IFB Ref. No: MAIL/ARTF/NHLP/ICB – 2868/G.228 Click here for the Tender Document.

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35 Quotes To Transform Yourself Into A Leader

Leadership is a tricky thing. Is it innate or learned? Who needs it the most? What traits define a strong leader? The fact of the matter is that everyone needs leadership. Entrepreneurs and business leaders of all industries must have

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Unemployment fuels insecurity in Afghanistan

The Afghan government recently announced that it needs to create half a million jobs a year to tackle the growing unemployment in the country. The high unemployment is cited as the main motive for Afghans joining insurgency. Lack of jobs

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Uruzgan to witness its first-ever mega uplift project

A contract for the construction of a 20km road was signed between Public Works Minister Najibullah Awzhan and a local construction firm called Afghan Sadaqat Construction Company. Governor Amir Mohammad Akhuzada said the project, worth 414mn AFN, would be the

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Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce-a crucial resource for the business community

US Ambassador James B. Cunningham regarded the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) as an indispensable resource for the development of the business community in a meeting with business executives, managers, entrepreneurs and civic leaders last night in Kabul. “We look

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Tender announcement- Logistical and Technical Services for the 1st International ICT Conference and Exhibition, Kabul Afghanistan

Publish Date: Mar 13, 2013 Closing Date: Apr 28, 2013 Tender Number: INVITATION FOR BID NO.:240/137 Reference Number: MCIT/IT-2013/NC-03 City: Kabul, Afghanistan Description: Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)  Non-Consultancy Services Tender for “Logistical and Technical Services for the 1st International ICT Conference and

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Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan mull over railway project

Delegations from Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are meeting up in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, to discuss the connection routes for the railway project. The three countries’ presidents inked a trilateral framework agreement on the construction of a railroad in a tripartite meeting

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Norway pledges USD 130mn to Afghanistan

Norway’s Ambassador to Afghanistan announced that USD 130mn would be released in aid to the Afghan government during his visit to Faryab province on Wednesday. “Norwegian government will pledge an annual aid of USD 130mn to Afghanistan until 2017. Twenty

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Optic fiber network launched in Kunduz province

Work on the establishment of a major optic fiber line from Kunduz to Badakhshan and Takhar has been initiated. Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology Amirzai Sangeen said the optic fiber line starts from Ali Abad district of Kunduz and

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Underground market established in Balkh

An underground market in Balkh’s capital city, Mazar-e-Sharif, was inaugurated Wednesday by the city’s municipal. Mohammad Muqeem said the market is built at a total cost of 49,700,000 AFN with funds provided by a private business enterprise in Balkh. According

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Afghan radio station Arman FM celebrates its 10th anniversary

Afghanistan’s first private radio station Arman FM celebrates its 10th anniversary this week. Established in 2003, Arman FM revolutionized media in Afghanistan. Today, it is one of the most popular radio stations and has continued to dominate Kabul’s airwaves. It

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Afghan electric company struggles to make powerful customers pay

How do you collect a $200,000 electricity bill from an Afghan warlord? Try cutting him off from the grid. Then turn off your cell phone so he can’t yell at you. General Rashid Dostum – one of Afghanistan’s most powerful

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Afghan Finance Ministry to shut down 5 hotels and restaurants

The Ministry of Finance has warned to shut down 5 hotels and restaurants operating in Kabul City if they do not make their tax payments in-time. “The hotels and restaurants, including Sham-e-Paris, Qasr-e-Paris, Roshan Marcopolo, Boccaccio Restaurant, and Mumtaz Hotel

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Salang’s reconstruction work lacks quality

The delegation sent to review the reconstruction work on Salang highway said that the work lacks “good quality”. Jahangir Jawan, member of Baghlan’s provincial council and a member of the delegation, said the current work on the highway is of

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Chinese burqas are outselling Afghan made burqas

The burqa business goes bust in Afghanistan, as the Chinese burqas have flooded Afghan markets. Chinese burqas come pre-embroidered, leaving only the cap and veil in the hands of Afghan seamstresses. This is a much simpler and cheaper process than

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Afghan Finance Minister heads for Washington for IMF-WB spring meeting

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal left for Washington on Monday to attend the spring meeting of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Leading a high level delegation, Minister Zakhilwal will attend the plenary session of the

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Takhar revenue increases by 47mn AFN

Standing at 197mn AFN, the revenue of Takhar province has increased by 47mn AFN last Afghan calendar year (1391) that ended on March 21, 2013. In 1390, the revenue was 150mn AFN. The officials have linked the jump in revenue

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