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Afghani Currency Falls to Record as Central Banker Roils Markets

  • Central bank was told there won’t be more dollar shipments
  • Acting Governor Ahmady wrote on Twitter he has left country
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Afghanistan’s currency extended losses to a record low as the departure of the acting central bank governor added to political turmoil weighing investor sentiment.

The Afghani fell as much as 4.6% on Tuesday to 86.0625 per dollar, a fourth day of decline, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The central bank was told there would be no more dollar shipments on Friday, which curtailed its ability to supply currency and led to more panic, acting Governor Ajmal Ahmady wrote in a Twitter thread.