Economic
Iran’s rial relatively stable despite tensions in Persian Gulf

Iran’s rial relatively stable despite tensions in Persian Gulf

Iran’s rial still trade relatively high against US dollar compared to months of low that followed US introduction of crippling economic sanctions against Tehran.
20 July 19 - 23:30
Boeing takes almost $5bn hit by 737 Max grounding

Boeing takes almost $5bn hit by 737 Max grounding

Boeing has confirmed that the firm is taking a $4.9 billion financial hit to cover costs related to the global grounding of its 737 Max aircraft. 
20 July 19 - 01:10
After 135 days, Pakistan opened airspace for Afghan civilian flights

After 135 days, Pakistan opened airspace for Afghan civilian flights

Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic including the Afghan flights after over four months of closure on Tuesday.
17 July 19 - 01:37
Afghanistan invests $1.5M in Azerbaijani economy - Azeri deputy minister

Afghanistan invests $1.5M in Azerbaijani economy - Azeri deputy minister

The value of investments by Afghanistan in the economy of Azerbaijan has amounted to $1.5 million, Azerbaijani Deputy Economy Minister Sahib Mammadov told reporters in Baku, media reports.
16 July 19 - 18:20
Feature: Direct flights between China, Afghanistan promote trade, people-to-people exchanges

Feature: Direct flights between China, Afghanistan promote trade, people-to-people exchanges

The direct flights between Afghan capital Kabul and Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, with decrease in time and reduction in travel expenses, are widely ...
15 July 19 - 23:51
Iran signs $6.2bn worth of contracts to increase oil output by 280,000 bpd

Iran signs $6.2bn worth of contracts to increase oil output by 280,000 bpd

Iran has awarded dozens of contracts worth $6.2 billion to domestic companies to have oil production increase by 280,000 barrels per day (bpd) as part of a plan entitled “The extra-output scheme”....
12 July 19 - 00:07
Afghan women entrepreneurs to receive 5 percent quota to strengthen economic participation

Afghan women entrepreneurs to receive 5 percent quota to strengthen economic participation

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has announced to reserve a minimum quota of 5 percent for women entrepreneurs in a bid to improve their participation in stabilizing the country's economy,...
9 July 19 - 00:06
Henry Kerali appointed as new World Bank Director for Afghanistan

Henry Kerali appointed as new World Bank Director for Afghanistan

The World Bank has appointed Henry Kerali as new country director of the bank for Afghanistan.
8 July 19 - 02:16
U.S. curbs, Chabahar downgrade choke Indo-Afghan trade

U.S. curbs, Chabahar downgrade choke Indo-Afghan trade

The government’s decision to slash its allocation for Iran’s Chabahar port by two-thirds, as announced by Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the latest Budget will be a further blow ...
8 July 19 - 02:05
Indian, Iranian firms ready to invest in Afghanistan’s shipping industry

Indian, Iranian firms ready to invest in Afghanistan’s shipping industry

Representatives of an Indian and an Iranian firm arrived in Kabul on Tuesday to negotiate with Afghan officials over a possible investment in the newly-established shipping industry of Afghanistan,...
3 July 19 - 02:16