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Sharon Behn
November 15, 2012 2:27 PM
For the past 10 years, Afghanistan's economy has been heavily dependent on foreign aid and contracts linked to the needs of thousands of coalition troops. That will largely end in 2014 as foreign combat forces leave the country. The government is downplaying the potential impact, but business owners in Kabul tell VOA's Sharon Behn they are worried about the country's economic future.

Afghan Economy Slows

Sharon Behn

Published November 15, 2012

For the past 10 years, Afghanistan's economy has been heavily dependent on foreign aid and contracts linked to the needs of thousands of coalition troops. That will largely end in 2014 as foreign combat forces leave the country. The government is downplaying the potential impact, but business owners in Kabul tell VOA's Sharon Behn they are worried about the country's economic future.