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The country is in the grip of world-record hyperinflation. The most recent estimate in July 2008 put it at 231m%. Only last month, a Z$100 trillion note was introduced and the government moved to allow people to use foreign currencies alongside Zimbabwe's dollar. The announcement will see Z$1 trillion reduced to Z$1...
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Zimbabwe's new finance minister says soldiers and civil servants have started to be paid in US dollars to help revive the shattered economy...

2009-02-18

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Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has laid out four "unconventional" policy options to boost the US economy. Top of the list is more "quantitative easing" - mass purchases of debt...

2010-08-27

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France's ex-justice minister Rachida Dati mixed up the words "fellatio" and "inflation" - which sound similar in French - during a TV interview...

2010-09-27

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By disclosing a plan to conjure $600 billion to support the sagging economy, the Federal Reserve affirmed the interesting fact that dollars can be conjured. In the digital age, you don’t even need a printing press.

2010-11-13

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A printing error has forced the US to stockpile $110bn in new $100 notes until officials can sort and destroy the flawed bills.

2010-12-07

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The relative price of gold and oil has remained almost constant over the past 50 years. So although the price of both (in either pounds or dollars) has risen during this period, if you were buying a barrel of oil with bullion you would hand over roughly the same weight of gold as you would have done in 1950. More startling is that gold has retained this purchasing power over even longer periods. It is thought that an ounce of gold bought...

2011-02-19

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