Venezuela devalues currency in crisis dollar sale

3e918e89089d09b28ba79a0dd4b067d31587f77e-1.jpgCrisis-hit Venezuela devalued its currency by 64 percent in a dollar auction that aimed to stabilize its foreign exchange market, officials said Wednesday. Under an overhauled official exchange system, the government let investors bid for the dollars at a new higher rate in what President Nicolas Maduro said was an effort to undermine the black market. It was the latest in a series of moves to ease a crisis in a country stricken by soaring inflation and shortages of food and medicine. The US bills sold at a rate of 2,010 bolivars per dollar, said Pedro Maldonado, president of the central bank’s Currency Auction Committee…….Read More

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