Venezuela to issue new bank notes
Beleaguered Venezuelans braced for the rollout of President Nicolas Maduro's radical new plan to curb the spiralling hyperinflation that has thrown their oil-rich, cash-poor nation into turmoil. Caracas is issuing new banknotes after lopping five zeroes off the crippled bolivar, casting a pall of uncertainty over businesses and consumers across the country. Other measures, revealed by Mr Maduro in a speech to the nation last month, include a massive minimum wage increase, the fifth so far in 2018. As it stands, the monthly minimum wage, devastated by inflation and aggressive devaluation of the bolivar, is still not enough to buy a kilogram of meat.