Accelerated depreciation of the Haitian gourde

Accelerated depreciation of the Haitian gourde

Despite recent news that the value of the Haitian gourde was depreciating at a rapid rate, Governor of the Central Bank, Charles Castel, remains convinced that the dollar will not touch 50 gourdes by the end of 2014, though the month is still young, and the dollar is already at 47 gourdes. His reason for thinking this is that December and the season represent a time when foreign remittances will be high. Apart from certain steps being taken by the bank to stop the process, the call has gone out for a ramp up in the production of local goods to reduce the import bill.

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