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Economy

BMI View: The bolivar continues on a downward trajectory in the parallel exchange rate market, on the back of more bad news for the domestic economy. Profligate government spending,... 2007-01-29


Economy

Venezuela's current account surplus came in at US$7.7bn in Q306, decreasing by 4.4% y-o-y (down from a 100.5% y-o-y increase in Q305), which represented the first quarterly decline... 2007-01-18


Economy

In the wake of President Hugo Chávez's vitriolic announcements at the beginning of January, our two political risk ratings have moved in opposite directions. Our short-term rating,... 2007-01-15


Economy

BMI View: At the beginning of 2006, President Hugo Chávez's government said that it expected inflation to fall to 10% by the end of the year. Data released on January 2 revealed... 2007-01-15


Economy

BMI View: Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez this week unveiled the outlines of his so-called '21st Century Socialism'. In our view, this agenda is a very negative development for... 2007-01-11


Economy

In line with our expectations, Chavez won the December 3 presidential elections. According to the National Electoral Council, Chavez won 62.89% of the vote, while his opponent, Manuel... 2006-12-05


Economy

There has been a renewed drop in the Venezuelan bolivar parallel exchange rate (as measured by the 'CANTV dollar'), which depreciated by 8.0% from VEB3,277.89/US$ on November 24 to... 2006-12-04


Political Risk

While a second term by Chavez would likely further erode the country's fragile democratic traditions and open the door to higher levels of corruption, a probable Chavez victory would... 2006-12-01


Economy

The non-oil economy grew by 11.7% y-o-y in Q306 (up from 11.1% in Q305), and the construction and the communication sectors experienced the fastest growth rates, rising by 32.2% y-o-y... 2006-11-23


Economy

Venezuela's parallel rate (as measured by the 'CANTV dollar') depreciated further yesterday and fell to VEB3028.85/US$, breaking through the VEB3000.00/US$ mark for the first time... 2006-11-15

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