Central Bank president cherishes inflation at 14%-16% in 2013
During his presentation at the National Assembly Finance Committee, Nelson Merentes, the president of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV), said that a 6% growth by 2013 is attainable
Giordani reiterated that the budged was premised on prudence. "We must get ready for any event of the world economy," he advised.
For his part, Nelson Merentes, the president of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV), said that the goals of inflation in 2013 at 14%-16%, and 6% growth "are possible."
He added that annualized inflation this current year at 17.9% is far below the budgeted inflation at 20%-22%.
"There is an upward trend," he commented with regard to the economic outcome in the third quarter of 2012.
With reporting by Mayela Armas
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.