Deputy forecasts forex rate adjustment in Venezuela
Economic reforms are expected this year, and ministers will gradually announce them
Adjustments may include changes in the price of some goods and services, and the foreign exchange rate, as well as some fiscal reforms and steps to curb speculation.
The former finance minister pointed out that "the main goal is to preserve economic growth as it is vital for economic policy-making."
The deputy also suggested that devaluation should be used as a tool to improve the competitiveness of the Venezuelan economy in the international arena through industrialization.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.