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Non-payment of taxes impinge on Herat municipality's revenue

In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), Herat Mayor Mohammad Salim Tarakai said that government and non-government organizations have defaulted on paying an amount of 233 million AFN in cleanliness tax to the municipality. Tarakai said that 47

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Non-payment of taxes impinge on Herat municipality’s revenue

In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), Herat Mayor Mohammad Salim Tarakai said that government and non-government organizations have defaulted on paying an amount of 233 million AFN in cleanliness tax to the municipality. Tarakai said that 47

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Improved security boosts transport revenue in Helmand

According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the Helmand Transport Department has reported a revenue increase of 44% during the current fiscal year. The revenue is currently standing at 24 million AFN compared with last year’s 17 million. Director of Transport

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Tonnage scales on the highways shut down

The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) announced that the tonnage scales installed on the highways to weigh freight vehicles have now been shut down. This comes as many traders and truck drivers had become skeptical of the scales and claimed

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75% tax rate levied on high earners in France

Individuals whose salaries exceed 1 million Euros (USD 1.55mn) are now required to pay a 75% tax to the authorities in France, as per the taxing policy approved by France’s highest court. The levy will last two years, affecting income

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Afghanistan wins UIC membership

Ministry of Public Works declared membership of Afghanistan to the International Union of Railways (UIC). “Afghanistan was in dire need of railways. Our country’s geographic and strategic importance has enabled it to win this prestigious membership,” said Public Works Minister

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Flights launched in Ghazni's civil airport

Ghazni civil airport was inaugurated on Saturday by central and provincial government officials. The USD 7mn project was one of Ghazni’s major schemes to prepare the city to serve as capital of the Islamic Civilization.  Work on the airport, situated

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Flights launched in Ghazni’s civil airport

Ghazni civil airport was inaugurated on Saturday by central and provincial government officials. The USD 7mn project was one of Ghazni’s major schemes to prepare the city to serve as capital of the Islamic Civilization.  Work on the airport, situated

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Kru Capital purchases New Kabul Bank for USD 28.5mn

Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) have reported that the New Kabul Bank has been purchased for USD 28.5mn by Kru Capital whose technical offer received 80 marks. The winner initially appeared to be CBGI who had offered USD 21 million;

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China changes its one-child policy

China has endorsed its one-child policy that has been enforced upon its population since 1970s to curb the nation’s rapid population growth. A resolution passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress now allows couples to have two

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China changes its one-child policy

China has endorsed its one-child policy that has been enforced upon its population since 1970s to curb the nation’s rapid population growth. A resolution passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress now allows couples to have two

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China changes its one-child policy

China has endorsed its one-child policy that has been enforced upon its population since 1970s to curb the nation’s rapid population growth. A resolution passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress now allows couples to have two

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China changes its one-child policy

China has endorsed its one-child policy that has been enforced upon its population since 1970s to curb the nation’s rapid population growth. A resolution passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress now allows couples to have two

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Afghans from Herat being sent to Iran to work

A commission has been assigned to provide visa facilities for 20,000 Afghans to work in neighboring Iran, an official from Herat said. Governor Fazlullah Wahidi said the initiative was aimed at tackling unemployment and preventing illegal travel of Afghan youth

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3 Things Your Employees Want More Than Money

For founders, the long hours and the instability of building a start-up are endurable because of the potential pay-off in the distance: a lucrative IPO that makes those early days worthwhile. But Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a Harvard Business School professor

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AISA organizes exhibition in Nangarhar

An exhibition aimed at promoting Afghan products’ sales was inaugurated in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday. Organized by the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), the exhibition would help Afghan products to reach international markets. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, AISA director

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Rates of essential commodities go down in Kabul

(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) Rates of some essential items, including fuel, flour and sugar, came down in Kabul this week, market sources said on Thursday. Fazal Rahman , the Food Traders’ Union head, said the rate of a

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Tokyo-funded projects executed at Kabul airport

Two major projects funded by the Japanese government have been completed at the Kabul International Airport. Costing USD 50 million, the projects included expansion of the aircraft parking space by 20% and refurbishment of the taxiways. “The Kabul airport is

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80% of Afghan-Pak transit issues resolved

The Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries (APJCCI) on its second annual meeting in Kabul conferred on ways to bring the two nations together and keep economic relations away from politics. According to APJCCI’s officials, 80% of transit problems

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Afghanistan's exports double this year: Ministry of Commerce and Industries

Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries has reported a two-fold increase in Afghanistan’s exports. According to the Ministry’s spokesperson, Afghanistan’s exports stood at USD 62mn in 2012, while the amount has surpassed USD 100mn during the first six months of

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Afghanistan’s exports double this year: Ministry of Commerce and Industries

Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries has reported a two-fold increase in Afghanistan’s exports. According to the Ministry’s spokesperson, Afghanistan’s exports stood at USD 62mn in 2012, while the amount has surpassed USD 100mn during the first six months of

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China’s Afghan policy

As part of its more assertive Asian diplomacy, China is playing an increasingly active role in Afghanistan. In the past two years it has also raised the profile of its diplomatic and economic engagement. This marks a departure from its

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Better tax collection system increases Mazar municipality revenue

The municipality department in Mazar-e-Sharif, capital of the northern Balkh province, has reported that its revenue has increased from 300mn AFN in 2012 to 400mn AFN this year. Mayor Mohammad Yonus Muqim linked the 40% boost in revenue to better

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Ghazanfar oil refinery resumes work

Ghazanfar Group resumed its oil-processing  operation at the Hairaton port in northern Balkh province in the presence of a number of high government officials. The oil refinery was closed for four months after oil importing companies raised objections against Ghazanfar

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UAE-Afghanistan air services deal not in the interest of Afghanistan

The Senate Complaints Commission and the Transport and Aviation Directorate on Monday said the agreement on air services with the United Arab Emirates was not in the favor of Afghanistan and must not be endorsed by the Cabinet. Former Afghan

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