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Salman Khan tops 2014 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list

Salman Khan leads the 2014 Forbes India Celebrity 100 chart, both in terms of revenue and fame—a first for a Forbes India celebrity list topper. The bad boy of Bollywood, though dodged by controversies and court cases, has maintained his

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Agriculture as a Growth Industry in Afghanistan: Challenges and Possibilities

Although less than 13 percent of the Afghanistan’s land is arable, agriculture is the largest source of income within the country’s economy. At least 75 percent of Afghans rely in part on the agricultural sector for their livelihoods. The importance

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Afghan Mineral Deposits Expected to Provide Jobs, Produce Revenue

Afghanistan is on the cusp of strong economic growth due to a number of factors. A growing middle class has been supported through increasing industrialization and improved stability in the political and monetary systems. The young and energetic population has

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Foreign Investors See Promise In Afghan Market

Foreign investors are recognizing the opportunity within Afghan markets. Favorable regulations on foreign ownership, equity sales, and repatriation have all facilitated expanding investment opportunities within the country. Over the past decade, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has reached as much as

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Hand-woven Carpet Sector Primed for Growth in Afghanistan

Hand-woven carpets—as the largest legal export—are a key component of the Afghan economy. There are more than one million people employed by the industry, the second largest employer in the country behind agriculture. One in eight families work directly or

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