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Abdullah Abdullah inaugurates US-sponsored Afghan-India trade fair

Afghanistan CEO Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday inaugurated the 2nd annual India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show in Mumbai that aims to boost  economic and trade ties between Afghanistan and the international market.  The trade show was sponsored by the US government.

Chinese investments not a threat to Colombo: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has denied reports that Sri Lanka was ceding control of strategically vital ports to the Chinese and was falling into China's "debt trap".

Sri Lanka denies economy at risk of exchange rate crisis

Sri Lanka has described as “erroneous” reports that its economy is at risk of an exchange rate crisis. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said in a statement that several international media sites have quoted a new analysis by Nomura Holdings Inc. that seven emerging economies are at risk of an exchange rate crisis.

India-Afghanistan trade show in Mumbai

Over 600 businessmen are expected to participate in the second annual "Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan International Trade and Investment Show' in Mumbai from September 12-15.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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