Rob Garver VOA News August 27, 2021 WASHINGTON – Steering Afghanistan’s economy would be a formidable task for anyone, which is why economists and other experts expressed dismay this week when the country’s Taliban leaders named Mohammad Idris, a relatively obscure figure from within the movement, to head Da Afghanistan Bank, the country’s central bank.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 18, 2021 The United States has frozen Afghan central bank reserves in U.S. accounts, depriving the Taliban of billions of dollars. “Any central bank assets the Afghan government have in the United States will not be made available to the Taliban,” a U.S. administration official said on August 17. The
Tolo News: A document seen by Tolo News suggests that Ajmal Ahmadi, the governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan, has made dozens of new appointments over the recent months with special privileges offered to the candidates. The documents show that some of the newly appointed employees were paid more than 450,000 Afs under the
1TV: Criticism on Ahmadi mounted in recent days over reports that his salary was $500 per day at the time when he was an adviser to the ministry of finance. Ahmadi has also faced criticism over his meeting in the bank with a person convicted of embezzlement and also electricity outage for several hours in
1TV: EU anti-money laundering commission added Afghanistan to the list of countries with strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks. The central bank of the country, however, reports efforts and acts taken against anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing in compliance with EU anti-money laundering rules. Click here to read more (external link).
KABUL, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) — The following are foreign exchange rates against the afghani released by the Da Afghanistan Bank, the country’s central bank on Saturday: Currency Unit / Selling / Buying U.S. dollar 1 /66.81 / 66.61 euro 1 / 71.15 / 70.55 British pound / 1 / 82.93 / 82.13 Indian rupee /1