Afghanistan economy - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Afghanistan economy


Virus-hit Afghanistan gets $200-million World Bank grant

Jul 10, 2020 - 11:25 PM

World Bank funds will be used to help mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Afghanistan's war-ravaged economy

A street vendor selling facemasks wait for customers in Kabul June 18, 2020. - Early optimism that South Asia might have dodged the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic has disappeared as soaring infection rates turn the densely populated region into a global hot spot. After several months trailing the US and western Europe, cases of COVID-19 are surging across South Asia -- home to almost a quarter of the world's population -- where the virus is wreaking havoc on fragile medical systems and underfunded health agencies are pushed to breaking point. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)

IMF approves $220-million loan for Afghanistan

Apr 30, 2020 - 8:00 AM

'The pandemic is inflicting heavy damage on Afghanistan's economy, which is expected to contract sharply in 2020,' says the International Monetary Fund

In this photo taken on April 20, 2020 a fruit vendor wearing a facemask waits for customers during a government-imposed lockdown on the capital city as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, at his fruit shop in Kabul. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)

Afghanistan faces economic timebomb as NATO war ends

Jan 02, 2015 - 11:58 AM

After a decade of near double digit growth the Afghan economy stalls hit by a disputed presidential election and the end of NATO s combat mission

NO CUSTOMERS. This photograph taken on December 7, 2014 shows a general view of a restaurant usually patronized by foreigners at Shahr-e-Naw in Kabul. Wakil Koshar/AFP