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Cyprus receives first installment of its bailout funds

Cyprus has received 2bn Euros, the first installment of a 10bn-Euro bailout package, from the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Eurozone finance ministers are also expected to sign off the latest tranche of Greece’s bailout, as

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Unlicensed insurance business gouging revenue away from Afghanistan

Afghan authorities are urged to clamp down unlicensed international insurance groups that are taken up much of the fiscal revenue. The Afghan law requires that any insurance that is bought from outside of Afghanistan must go through a local carrier.

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Afghan marble producers demand abolition of custom duties

Marble producers have called on the government to abolish custom duties on marble, which would result in selling the marbles at competitive prices in the market. According to the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), marbles are found in various parts

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Aga Khan Foundation donates facilities to vocational school of commerce

The Aga Khan Foundation has donated chairs, desks and other necessary items to the vocational school of commerce in the capital city of Baghlan, Pul-e-Khumri. Director of the institute, Pashtana Naremgoi-Arash, thanked the Foundation for its support and called on

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Afghan men and women complete vocational training courses in Helmand

As many as 4,500 Afghans completed vocational training courses on English language, computer science, tailoring and electronic skills in Helmand province. Funded by the UK government, the 16 training centers were offered to both men and women in the provincial

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Afghan government to rehabilitate pistachio forests in Badghis province

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock has allocated 25mn AFN to rehabilitate 200 hectares of pistachio forests. The forests would be revived in Abkamari and Qadis districts of the province. Ministry spokesperson said the Ministry would be responsible for

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