Post by Eric Gajewski on Nov 25, 2017 16:26:47 GMT
TRADCATKNIGHT: ECONOMIC CRISIS: Venezuela inflation soars to 4,000% in “Death Spiral” LATEST FROM THE ECONOMIC WORLD....
Venezuela’s money is nearly worthless, and its cash crisis is only getting worse. The country is spiraling further into a humanitarian disaster spurred by the government’s economic policies, which have caused the currency, the bolivar, to plunge in value and prices to skyrocket. Food and medicine shortages have been reported across Venezuela.
The bolivar has lost 96% of its value this year. As of Tuesday, it took 84,000 bolivars to buy an American dollar. At the beginning of this month, a dollar was worth 41,000 bolivars. And at the start of this year, it only took 3,100 bolivars to buy a dollar, according to DolarToday, a website that tracks the unofficial exchange rate.