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Afghan Finance Minister heads for India to attend ADB meeting

Heading a delegation of prominent businessmen from the private sector, Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal left for India to attend the 46th annual meetings of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors, which begins on May 2nd. More than

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World Wide Web (WWW) turns 20 years old!

The World Wide Web (www) turned 20 years old on 30 April 2013! Happy Birthday in arrears to our, I must say, beloved friend! Dating back to April 30, 1993, the WWW technology spread like wildfire and has been making

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Women’s Training Centre inaugurated in Balkh Province

On Friday, 1st May 2013, a Women’s Training Centre was inaugurated in Balkh District of Balkh province. The acting director of the Provincial Department of Women’s Affairs, Mrs Rabia Moradi, the District Governor of Balkh, Mr Temor Shah Payeez Ms.

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Update on Afghanistan's Economy-World Bank Report

One year into the transition process, Afghanistan sustains robust economic growth. An exceptional harvest, supported by the launch of first large-scale mining activities, increased real GDP growth from 7.3 percent to an estimated 11.8 percent in 2012. Inflation dropped to

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Update on Afghanistan’s Economy-World Bank Report

One year into the transition process, Afghanistan sustains robust economic growth. An exceptional harvest, supported by the launch of first large-scale mining activities, increased real GDP growth from 7.3 percent to an estimated 11.8 percent in 2012. Inflation dropped to

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Unexpected decline in China’s manufacturing growth in April

China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dropped from 50.9 to 50.6 in April, indicating an unexpected slowdown in China’s manufacturing sector. The drop in the growth of manufacturing sector, China’s main driver of economic growth, poses threats to its fragile economic

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Fruit crops destroyed in Baghlan due to snowfall

Heavy snowfall in four districts of Baghlan—Bano, De Salah, Khost and Pul-e-Hesar—has demolished fruit crops, causing huge losses to farmers. “The snowfall destroyed 2,000 apple trees and 1,500 cherry trees on my fields. I have lost everything I owned pretty

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