Zimbabwe unveils $100-trillion note

Published on 16 January 2009

Zimbabwe will introduce a Z$100-trillion note, in its latest attempt to keep pace with hyperinflation that has left its once-vibrant economy in tatters, state media said Friday. [...] Meanwhile, chronic shortages of food are starting to bite again this year, as rural households' supplies from last year's harvest are running out months before the new crops will be ready. The World Food Programme says five million people - nearly half the population - are dependent on food aid.

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