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Kunduz economy rides 2014 jitters

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Afghanistan Today, 26 June 2013

An interesting look into the workings of Kunduz economy: The 2014 combat troop withdrawal gives some enterpreneurs the jitters, and it has its effects: ‘In 2012, a day labourer was paid on average 500 Afghanis (almost nine US dollars). The wage has now halved in some areas. Recession aside, finding workers during harvest season is generally tough, and the local market last year could not sustain both agricultural and construction sector needs.’