Attacking Inflation

Beller, Peter C.; Woolley, Scott
May 2008
Forbes Asia;5/5/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p18
The article deals with the measures taken by foreign governments against inflation compared to the U.S. The U.S. government checks consumer prices while reducing interest rates. In Fiji, where inflation has doubled in the last year, to 8%, authorities are enforcing a long ignored ban on holding gold or foreign currency. With rice prices doubling in the past year, Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has introduced a massive program to boost production of the grain.


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