Monday, January 25, 2016

Venezuela past the point of no return, expected to be next hyper-inflationary state

It has been about a decade since the last instance of true hyperinflation rocked a nation state, with Zimbabwe becoming the most recent ‘Weimar Republic’ example in the global economy.  And while their solution was to simply stop printing their local currency and transition into using dollars (and now Yuan) as their domestic medium of trade, their overall impact on the global economy was relatively negligible.
But the same cannot be said for the newest partner in this auspicious club, as the IMF reported on Jan. 22 that Venezuela is beyond the point of no return, and should enter into the realm of hyperinflation by the end of 2016.

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