News: Zimbabwe flies in plane loads of money

With inflation topping 100,000% and the highest value 10 million Zimbabwe dollar note worth just US$0.50, planeloads of banknotes are flying into Harare almost every day to keep up with the demand. The Munich company Giesecke & Devrient is receiving more than €500,000 (£382,000) a week for delivering bank notes at the rate of Z$170 trillion a week.

“The regime is surviving by printing money,” said Martin Rupiya, professor of war and security studies at the University of Zimbabwe. “At this stage there is no other way.” (full)

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