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Kabul: Data provided by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) has shown trade volume between Afghanistan and three Central Asian republics – Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan – has increased in the current year, amid decline in business with Pakistan, media reports said. more
COVID-19 pandemic stalls global economic recovery: UN report

The UN’s key report on the global economy, released on Thursday, shows that the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant has put the brakes on a rapid recovery, counteracting si ...

COVID-19 variants, rising debt, threaten global economic growth: World Bank

New York: Global growth will slow down over the next two years in the face of “fresh threats” from COVID-19 variants and rising inflation, debt and income inequality, the Worl ...

Vietnam: 300,000 tonnes of dragon fruit have no buyers with China clamping down on border trade

Beijing: China's border clamp down is hitting Vietnam hard as around 300,000 tonnes of dragon fruit will soon be ripe for harvest but without buyers, media reports said on Monday.

Global food prices rose ‘sharply’ during 2021

New York: The UN’s benchmark food and commodity prices index rose sharply on average through 2021, compared with the previous year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) infor ...

Afghanistan: Businesses in Kandahar planning to move to Iran, Pakistan

Kandahar, Afghanistan: Kandahar’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said factory owners, who are currently operating from Afghanistan, are planning to move their business operati ...

Vietnam trade ministry requests China to reopen border gates

Hanoi: Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked China to reopen its border gates with the country in Guangxi region and extend customs clearance hours to resolve the conta ...

Pakistan's inflation rate hits 12.3 pc

Islamabad/UNI: The inflation in Pakistan increased in December by 12.3 per cent, highest in nearly two years, according to media report on Sunday.

China facing the tough task of stabilising economy amid COVID-19 pandemic, fast-aging population

Beijing: China is facing the tough task of stabilising employment in 2022 amid the crisis of COVID-19 and a fast-aging population.

China plans to tighten rules for companies listing overseas

Beijing: China has been planning to increase restrictions for Chinese companies that want to list abroad.