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Afghanistan Turmoil Adds to Political Risks Facing Markets

  • Taliban taking power again two decades after U.S. removed them
  • Markets were already fretting over delta strain, slower growth
Taliban fighters in Jalalabad province on Aug. 15.

Taliban fighters in Jalalabad province on Aug. 15.

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Investors are adding the evolving situation in Afghanistan to their list of global issues to monitor.

Strategists don’t expect an immediate market impact after the Taliban took effective control of Afghanistan, but instead flagged longer-term scenarios, such as the possibility the nation could become a breeding ground again for international terror attacks.