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13 Nov
Almost three months after the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan, the country's economy is imploding. Many NGOs and foreign companies have left, leaving thousands of Afghans suddenly unemployed. Some $9.5 billion of assets have been frozen abroad and banks are running out of money. The value of the local currency is plummeting and food prices have soared. This dire situation is pushing thousands of Afghans to flee the country. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris-Trent and Roméo Langlois report.
5 Sep
Afghans are struggling to get cash with banks still closed following the Taliban's takeover of the country. "I've been coming to the bank for four days now but I can't get my own money," says one resident.
30 Mar
Several major banks are set to lose billions of dollars over links to the hedge fund Archegos, after financial troubles at the firm sparked a massive sell-off of shares. Nomura and Credit Suisse have said they will suffer significant losses, which caused their share prices to plunge on Wall Street on Monday. Archegos was backed by former star trader Bill Hwang. Also today, we look at how the wine industry in Argentina has seen rising sales during the pandemic.
26 Mar
Despite a severe shortage of foreign exchange (forex), overseas education continues to drain the country’s resources, as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, admitted $80 million weekly disbursements for personal travel allowances or payment of overseas school fees. The amount, which translates to $960 million yearly, is disbursed to banks to enable Nigerians to meet their forex responsibilities. This is after a recent report indicated that Nigerians spend £30 million (about N20 billion) yearly paying tuition in the United Kingdom alone while the country’s education system grapples with challenges of underfunding, poor remuneration, and obsolete teaching facilities.
17 Mar
Lawmakers wade into Banks, Telecom. operators' feud
23 Dec 2020
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10 Oct 2020
The US has blacklisted key Iranian banks in a sweeping clampdown on country's financial sector. Iran's top diplomat Javad Zarif accused Washington of trying to "blow up our remaining channels to pay for food & medicine."
9 Sep 2020
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