Saturday November 22, 2014

Economist of the Month

Elinor Ostrom

Elinor Ostrom (August 7, 1933 – June 12, 2012) was an American political economist whose work was associated with the New Institutional Economics and the resurgence of political economy. In 2009, she shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Oliver E. Williamson for “her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons”.

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Saudi Arabia to establish USD 100mn Islamic Center in Kabul

Saudi Arabia has proposed to establish an Islamic Center on Maranjan Hill in Kabul. Costing USD 100mn,...

Afghani dips against US dollar

Afghani currency has continued to dip against the US dollar, currently standing at 58.10 AFN. The depreciation...

President Ghani Meets German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development

  Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met in his office with Gerd...
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UNESCO Announces the Bamiyan Cultural Center Design Competition

UNESCO officially announced the design competition to build the new Bamiyan Cultural Center in Afghanistan....
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2nd Herat International Women’s Film Festival kicks off

Herat International Women’s Film Festival, the first ever women’s film festival in the region, is...
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Balkh, the sixth oldest city in the world

According to Telegraph, Balkh is the sixth oldest city in the world. What is now northern Afghanistan,...
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Afghan look-alike of Salman Khan to appear on screen as Salman’s younger brother

Salman Khan’s upcoming movie, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, will be introducing an Afghan model who will be playing...
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Happy New Year breaks records

This year’s most awaited movie, Happy New Year, had a phenomenal first day box office collection. Directed...
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Shah Rukh Khan receives Global Diversity award in London

Shahrukh Khan recently received the Global Diversity Award at the State Room of Britain’s House of...
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Elinor Ostrom

Elinor Ostrom

Elinor Ostrom (August 7, 1933 – June 12, 2012) was an American political economist whose work was associated...

Afghanistan’s Economy On The Verge Of Collapse

By Florance Ebrahimi Power vacuum looms for Afghanistan as UN delays date for result of presidential...

Ranking of the 10 biggest banks in 2014

With United States put behind the race, this Top Ten gathers the most powerful and influential banks...
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China spends billions of dollars annually on pets

Having one of the world’s lowest birth rates, China is witnessing a growing number of pet lovers among...

China fines British pharmaceutical firm for bribery

China has fined the giant pharmaceutical firm of the UK, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), USD 490mn for bribing...
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Standard Chartered to pay penalty for failing to improve money laundering controls

The British Bank Standard Chartered has to pay a fresh penalty of USD 300mn to New York’s banking regulator...
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Afghanistan wins by 54 runs againt Pakistan in a friendly match

By Ahmadshah Ghanizada: The Afghanistan-A national cricket team defeated Pakistan-A cricket team by 54...

Cristiano Ronaldo receives his 3rd golden boot

Cristiano Ronaldo received his third golden boot on Wednesday for scoring the most goals in Europe’s...
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11th cricket academy established in Afghanistan

The 11th Afghan cricket academy was established in Helmand with a cost of 800,000 AFN provided by the...

Today’s Market Rates

  • Currency
  • Gold
  • Fuel
Foreign CurrencyAFN
1 US Dollar58.05
1 Euro72.50
1 Pound90.30
1 Saudi Rial15.35
1 UAE Dirham15.75
1 Chinese Yuan9.50
1 Turkish Lira26.15
1 Kuwaiti Dinar197.20
1000 Pak. Rs566.00
1000 Ind. Rs950.00
1000 Iranian Toman17.80
Type of GoldPrice in AFN/gmCarat
Fuel TypePrice
1L Petrol61 AFN
1L Diesel58 AFN
1K Liquid Gas70 AFN

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Afghanistan in Pictures

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