Daily Archives: Feb 9, 2013

A roundup of the week’s events on beyondbrics, featuring the most-read posts and the week in a chart – this week, Brazillian inflation. Read more

At last it happened. With traffic jams piling up all across the country as most Venezuelans were taking off for the beach to celebrate carnival, the government quietly announced a devaluation of its currency.

It was something that economists had long been saying was essential, with the dollars selling on the black market for almost five times the value of the official exchange rate this week. Read more