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Afghan gov’t hikes customs duty on certain imports

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) plans to increase import duties on tissue paper and cardboard box imports in a bid to boost domestic production of the materials. Customs duty on tissue paper and cardboard box will be hiked by 30%

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Foreign workers to receive visa on arrival in Afghanistan

Afghan government is undertaking a new visa provision scheme where foreign workers will receive their visa upon arrival at Kabul International Airport, now renamed as Karzai International Airport after the former Afghan president. The purpose of the new scheme is

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TAPI project in a limbo once again

The much-awaited Tajikistan-Turkmenistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project is once again in a limbo after Turkmenistan backed off from the project in a meeting in Islamabad. The USD 10bn pipeline has been pending due to absence of a credible operator. The

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IMF close to agree on USD 17.5bn economic reform program for Ukraine

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, announced Monday that the IMF has reached a staff-level agreement with the Ukrainian government on a new economic reform program that would be supported by an Extended Fund Facility of

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Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini is a Professor of Economics and International Business at New York University Stern School of Business. He is also the cofounder and chairman of Roubini Global Economics, an independent, global macroeconomic and market strategy research firm. The firm’s

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Five Infrastructure Projects Completed in Sarepul Province

Five development projects have been completed in Sar-e-Pul province with financial collaboration from the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD). According to NSP pprovincial manager in Sarepul province, these development projects include the

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