Kabul joins queue for bank services

AUSTRALIA - Two months after John Howard promised Australian help to rebuild Afghanistan's war-ravaged central bank, the Reserve Bank of Australia official chosen to advise his Afghan counterparts is still cooling his heels in Sydney, The Australian reported on Wednesday.

It is not that the RBA is unwilling to buy a ticket to Kabul for one of its boffins.

The RBA believes the Howard Government's own rules, which endorse a United Nations decision, prohibit any contact with the Central Bank of

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