Econométrica estimates Venezuela's inflation next year at 44%
Official forex rate at the Foreign Exchange Administration Commission might be adjusted to VEB 10-12 against one US dollar
In the view of García Banchs, Venezuela's gross domestic product was likely to suffer a downturn calculated at -1.7% if oil prices averages USD 105 per barrel.
Further, inflation might hit some 44% expressed in the National Consumer Price Index. Such a result would actually be below the forecast for 2013, estimated at 47%, the Econométrica's director hinted.
Other estimates point to a drop in private consumption and a rise in the forex rate at the Foreign Exchange Administration Commission. This may even happen as of 2013 upon the local election of December 8, when the forex rate may be adjusted to VEB 10-12 against one US dollar.
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.