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IMF: Hyperinflation, Mass Migration Loom for Venezuela

Venezuela is courting a deeper economic collapse and hyperinflation that could spark an exodus of its people into neighboring countries, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday. The IMF expects Venezuelan inflation to rise nearly 500 percent this year and accelerate into next year as the government prints money to pay its debts. In the 12 months through December 2017, prices could rise 2,200 percent, it said. "If current policies continue, [Venezuela] faces severe risks,...

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