Venezuela abandons US dollar in favour of euro for international transactions

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CARACAS - Venezuela is abandoning the US dollar and all future transactions on the Venezuelan exchange market will be made in euros, Tareck El Aissami, the country’s vice president for economy, has announced. Financial sanctions imposed by Washington on Venezuela, “block the possibility of continuing to trade using the US dollar on the Venezuelan More...

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