Afghan central bank ‘worsened crisis’, says leaked document

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Senior international officials allege the mismanagement of Afghanistan’s central bank before the Taliban takeover has worsened the country’s economic crisis, Reuters has reported.

Officials wrote a two-page report to brief the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other organisations, Reuters said on September 29. The report said that “FX [foreign exchange] reserves in CB’s [central bank] vaults in Kabul have depleted”, meaning “the CB cannot meet… cash requests”.

The report continued:

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