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Afghanistan lifts coal prices as exports to neighbouring Pakistan boom

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Afghanistan’s Taliban administration has more than doubled prices for coal, the finance ministry said on Wednesday, as the group seeks to raise revenue from coal exports and shrink its budget deficit after being cut off from international aid. Customs duties from coal exported to Pakistan are a key source of revenue for cash-strapped Afghanistan. Sanctions on the banking sector and a cut in development aid since the Taliban took control last August have severely hampered its economy. Just IN:— Taliban finance ministry has increased coal prices from $90 per tonne to $200 per tonne. ━☆ Prices we…

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