IMF recommends troubled Kabul Bank be wound down
KABUL, Afghanistan – The International Monetary Fund is recommending that Afghanistan's troubled Kabul Bank be placed into receivership and then quickly sold off.
The IMF made the recommendations in a statement late Tuesday, following a visit by fund officials. It says Afghan authorities should put together a "transparent, credible and fully financed" plan to settle problems at the country's largest bank.
The IMF says placing Kabul Bank into receivership — a type of bankruptcy — is "the most appropriate mechanism" for resolving problems at the bank.
Kabul Bank has been hounded by allegations of mismanagement, cronyism and questionable lending. Afghanistan's Central Bank took control in mid-September, following a run on the lender.