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US: Afghanistan's Economic Prospects 'Bleak'

A U.S. government auditor says despite more than a decade of reconstruction and development efforts, Afghanistan’s economy remains in fragile and worsening condition. “Intractable insurgents, cutbacks in foreign military personnel, persistent emigration of people and capital, and a slowing global economy are shifting Afghanistan’s economic prospects from troubling to bleak,” the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan (SIGAR) said in its quarterly report released on Friday.   It...

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