Xinhua world economic news summary at 1030 GMT, Sept. 3

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KABUL -- Afghanistan's central bank Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) will auction 13 million U.S. dollars on Sunday to stabilize the exchange rate of the national currency, a statement of the bank said.

Afghanistan's national currency, the afghani, has been tumbling against foreign currencies, especially the U.S. dollar. The exchange rate of 1 U.S. dollar increased from last week's 73 afghanis to 77.54 afghanis on Sunday. (Afghanistan-Currency-Afghani)

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ADDIS ABABA -- Eritrea and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have vowed to strengthen their partnership to support the country's growth and place it on a more sustainable development path in the coming years.

This came as the Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki met with the African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina in the Eritrean capital of Asmara, the AfDB said in a statement issued Friday. (Eritrea-AfDB-Cooperation)

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DAR ES SALAAM -- Tanzanian authorities said on Friday they were taking measures aimed at identifying potential fishing zones in the Indian Ocean to help fishing communities increase their catches.

Exaud Kigahe, the Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade, told parliament in the capital Dodoma that the identification of potential fishing zones in the Indian Ocean was being undertaken by the state-run Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI). "TAFIRI is using global positioning system in identifying the potential fishing zones." (Tanzania-Identify Fishing Zone) Enditem

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