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Amazon Dominates E-Commerce. Should you be worried?

Over the past decade Amazon has fought its way into dominating the e-commerce market through a series of predatory pricing techniques. The company proposes a dual function: serving as a marketplace for third-party vendors and well as producing and selling

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National Institutes of Road and Railway Construction Established For The First Time

Afghan Ministry of Public Works announced in a statement the signing of contracts for establishing two railway and road construction institutes. The contracts were signed between head of Afghanistan Railway Authority and acting Minister for Public Works, Mohammad Yama Shams,

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Afghanistan & Uzbekistan Agree To Sign 10-Year Electricity Transmission Contract 

The  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan announced that acting Foreign Minister Muhammad Hanif Atmar and his Uzbek counterpart, Abdul Aziz Kamilov, agreed to sign a 10-year electricity transmission contract.  Ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement that the

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An Agreement Signed For Reconstruction of Bala Hissar in Kabul

An agreement was signed for reconstruction of Bala Hisaar (“High Fort”) in Kabul, with the presence of President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani, between Veny Kumar, Indian ambassador in Kabul, and Shaheerazada Harche, diplomatic representative of Agha Khan. India will pay the

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Kandahar’s Pomegranate Yield Up By 10%

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said in a statement that Kandahar’s pomegranate yield will increase by10 percent in comparison to last year’s yield. According to MAIL, Kandahar produced more than 178 thousand tons of pomegranates last year,

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Australian Billionaire Keen To Invest in Afghanistan’s Mining Sector

An Australian billionaire is willing to invest in Afghanistan’s one trillion dollar worth mining sector. “An Australian billionaire is interested to invest in Afghanistan’s natural resources, which are estimated to be worth over one trillion dollars,” said an Australian governmental

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Samangan’s Pistachio Yield Reaches 69 Tons

Pistachio yield Samangan province has reached to 69 tons this year, according to officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL). Samangan is the second largest producer of pistachio after Badghes province in Afghanistan. According to Muhammad Rahman

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Kandahar Produces 290 Thousand Tons of Grapes This Year

Authorities in Kandahar’s directorate of agriculture, irrigation and livestock said that grape harvest has increased to 290,000 tons this year. “We had produced 273,060 tons of grapes last year, but this year we have harvested 290,000 tons of grapes,” said Sayeed Hafezullah

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Could Diaspora Bonds Potentially Offset Drop in Foreign Direct Investment?

The economic slowdown in consequence to the Covid-19 pandemic has been a particularly hard hit in developing nations in a two-fold manner. Firstly, many developing nations were already experience issues with healthcare availability and sanitation, leaving them scrambling to hand

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Herat Expected To Produce 8,000 Tons of Figs This Year

Officials of the agriculture department in Herat have reported about a 7% increase in the province’s fig production. “Fig production in Herat may reach up to 8,000 tons this year,” said Shukrullah Amini, head of the provincial agriculture department. Amini

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Reconstructed Road to Benefit 22,000 Citizens in Samangan

Provincial officials of Samangan province and representatives of the Afghan-German Cooperation inaugurated a reconstructed 3.8-kilometre long road on Thursday. The asphalt road connects Aybak city to Dara-e Zhowandon village and with the Mazar-e Sharif to Kabul Highway. More than 22,000

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Afghan Exports Through Air Corridors Up By 29%

According to a statement from the Afghanistan Ministry of Commerce, Afghan exports through the air corridors have increased by 29% over the first seven months of the current fiscal year. The statement adds that the value of the country’s exports

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World Bank Approves $380 million in Grants to Cushion Impact of COVID-19 in Afghanistan

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved two grants totaling $210 million from the International Development Association (IDA), as part of a larger financial package of $380 million, to help Afghanistan cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19

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Afghan Exports Down By 65% Over the Past Three Months

Afghanistan’s exports to international markets have declined by 65% over the past three months due to the pandemic. The country’s exports had shown a 4% increase in the first three months of the year and had reached around $143 million,

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95,000 Families Affected By COVID-19 In Afghanistan To Receive Food Assistance

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$12 million from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance in support of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Afghanistan, where the public health emergency is compounded by increasing levels

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