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Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Support Development of a Free Economic Zone

The leaders of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan discussed various cooperation areas in a virtual meeting spearheaded by the United States on the occasion of the inaugural U.S. – Afghanistan – Uzbekistan Trilateral Meeting. The teleconference was attended by Afghan Foreign Minister

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The Secret Behind Swiss Economic Success

Follow @economics.daily for more business and economics news from around the world. Despite possessing scarce natural resources and being landlocked, Switzerland has managed to climb the global ranks to now have the second highest GDP per capita of $82,000. The

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Afghanistan To Launch Its First Gemstone Certification Lab

Silk Road Heart will be Afghanistan’s first gemstone certification lab and lapidary to be launched in June 2020 with support from USAID INVEST. According to Medium.com, the gemstone certification lab in Afghanistan will identify, certify, cut and polish the stones

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The Rise & Fall of the Deserts of Southwest Afghanistan & its Impact on Migration, Poppy and Stability

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) has recently published its recent synthesis paper, “When the Water Runs Out: The Rise (and Inevitable fall) of the Deserts of Southwest Afghanistan and its Impact on Migration, Poppy and Stability”. This paper

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World Bank Approves $400mn To Help Afghanistan With COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved a $400 million grant to help Afghanistan sustain the pace of key economic and public finance reforms, and support the country to manage current risks and uncertainties compounded by the COVID-19

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Afghan Millennial Woman Opens Jewelry Business in the U.S.

“As an Afghan economist I have always wondered whether Afghanistan is a rich or poor country?” says Tania Aria, the founder of Afghan jewelry brand Veezha.  Looking at the GDP rates obviously one would say it is a poor country,

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What Will Be the Economic Recovery Shape?

The world economy is crumbling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What shape will the economic recovery take? V-shaped: Some more optimistic economists predict the recovery to take the shape of a V where the economy suffers a sharp economic decline,

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Climate Change: A Major Global Threat

By: Isidoros Karderinis The climate change—the change in the global climate and in particular the changes in meteorological conditions that extend on a large time scale, is a major global existential threat, much greater than COVID-19. The greenhouse effect causes

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How to Save Afghanistan’s Groundwater?

The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) today launched its  recent research Issues Paper, “Surface Groundwater Interaction in the Kabul Region Basin”, authored by Dr Najibullah Sadid and generously funded by the European Union (EU). This paper is part of

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