Economic
Afghan Economic Growth Projected at 4% in 2021: ADB Report

Afghan Economic Growth Projected at 4% in 2021: ADB Report

According to the Asian Development Outlook 2020 report, political uncertainty and COVID-19 pandemic are going to further dampen Afghanistan’s economy.
6 April 20 - 05:04
2,000 Afghan cargoes stuck

2,000 Afghan cargoes stuck

More than 2,000 cargoes bound from Pakistan to Afghanistan have remained stuck at the border for more than a month, official data showed on Monday.
31 March 20 - 10:40
Over 5,000 drivers, helpers remain stranded on Afghan border

Over 5,000 drivers, helpers remain stranded on Afghan border

Despite the announcement of reopening of the Pak-Afghan border by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on March 20, over 1,700 loaded vehicles are still stranded, increasing the chances of COVID-...
31 March 20 - 10:21
Afghani Value Falls Against Dollar As US Slashes $1bn in Aid

Afghani Value Falls Against Dollar As US Slashes $1bn in Aid

Afghani currency takes a dip against US dollar following the US government’s decision to slash $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan.
25 March 20 - 10:04
Pak-Afghan Trade Slips to $720.4mln in July-January

Pak-Afghan Trade Slips to $720.4mln in July-January

Pakistan-Afghanistan trade fell seven percent to $720.4 million in the first seven months of the current fiscal year of 2019/20 as exports to neighbouring country showed a downward trend, the ...
23 March 20 - 09:47
Prices spike as virus fears trigger panic buying

Prices spike as virus fears trigger panic buying

An inevitable impact of the coronavirus pandemic has hit Kabul’s fragile economy, triggering a spike in prices of essential commodities as people are panic-buying amid fears of the virus outbreak....
17 March 20 - 09:25
India-Chabahar-Afghanistan corridor becomes operational

India-Chabahar-Afghanistan corridor becomes operational

India-Chabahar-Afghanistan corridor became officially operational with the shipment of two containers through Mumbai, Chabahar and the Dogharoon border, according to the Director-General of ...
14 March 20 - 10:39
Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan at Chaman to be closed from Monday

Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan at Chaman to be closed from Monday

The federal government of Pakistan on Sunday announced the closure of Chaman border with Afghanistan for one-week amid the coronavirus outbreak in the neighbouring country.
1 March 20 - 14:13
Routine export of goods to Afghanistan underway: Iran official

Routine export of goods to Afghanistan underway: Iran official

Head of the Customs Office of Southern Khorasan Province of Iran Mohammad-Ali Khashi said on Sunday that routine export of goods to Afghanistan via Mahirud Border Post is underway.
1 March 20 - 14:09
Herat Factory Produces 60,000 Face Masks Daily

Herat Factory Produces 60,000 Face Masks Daily

A newly launched mask-production plant in Herat produces over 60,000 masks daily as the demand and price for masks have skyrocketed following the spread of the coronavirus in the province.
29 February 20 - 12:36