Afghanistan faces economic crisis as international aid money leaves and growth stalls

January 26, 2015 6:30 AM

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Afghanistan faces economic crisis as international aid money leaves and growth stalls

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, An Afghan money changer, right, counts a pile of currency at the Money and Exchange Market in Kabul. Afghanistan’s fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as the international military and aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after U.S. President Barack Obama declared an end to the 13-year war against the Taliban _ leaving the government struggling for funds and key sectors lacking investment, economists, analysts and officials said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, FIle) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, An Afghan money changer, left, counts a pile of currency at the Money and Exchange Market in Kabul. Afghanistan's currency, the Afghani, stands at 57.60 against the U.S. dollar. Afghanistan’s fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the...

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