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Afghanistan Business Summit launches to present a stronger, ethical face of private sector

A mega gathering of Afghanistan’s elite private sector firms, namely Afghanistan Business Summit,  was launched on August 1 to showcase success stories of the business sector, share future investment opportunities, and encourage collaboration of the private sector with the government

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ABADE program completes 5 years of success promoting Afghan entrepreneurship

In October of 2012, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan launched an economic growth program to work with the private sector to strengthen productivity and help enterprises sustain growth and create jobs. Over the past five

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“Office” established to provide desk space to startups

The Afghanistan Center for Excellence has established “DAFTAR” (Dari word for office)– a co-working space. DFTAR provides start-ups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, professionals/consultants and freelancers with high quality office amenities at an affordable price. The interactive and collaborative atmosphere of the work

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Aspiring entrepreneurs in Kabul get chance to pitch their ideas

Founder Institute – Kabul Chapter and Shetab – Afghanistan Center for Business and Social Innovation have organized a Business Ideation Bootcamp for Afghan entrepreneurs, innovators, techstars and those who want to bring positive change to Afghanistan’s socio-economic status by introducing

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Founder Institute creates networking opportunities for business in Kabul

On Thursday June 2nd, The Founder Institute will host a networking event where aspiring entrepreneurs can mingle with seasoned business people, and also hear from graduates of Founder Institute in Afghanistan, who are now running their own businesses.  The event,

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AISA merger not good for the country: Haqjo

Mohammad Qurban Ali Haqjo, Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) chief, expressed his discontent at President Ghani’s decision to merge AISA into Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The decision was made at the High Economic Council (HEC) meeting on Tuesday in

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Afghanistan Central Bank extends credit system to rural areas

Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Afghanistan’s Central Bank, has extended banks loans issuance to medium and small entrepreneurs in rural areas. An agreement to that effect was signed between DAB and thirteen non-governmental organizations in Kabul. Addressing the press conference, DAB

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Afghan entrepreneurs call for strategic reserves to help check prices

The Afghan entrepreneurs’ body urged the government to establish strategic reserves to help check prices of commodities that are witnessing price hikes. A strategic reverse is the reverse of a commodity or items that is held back from normal use

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Licensing process for Afghan entrepreneurs reduced to 2 days

The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries has simplified the licensing process, a priority reform for the ministry in providing proper facilities for entrepreneurs and small businesses in Afghanistan. Commerce and Industries Minister Anwarul Haq Ahadi told a gathering, attended

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