The Venezuelan political and economic crisis deepened in late 2002 and early 2003. On January 1st, 2003, the bolivar was trading at Bs1400/$. By February 1st, its value had fallen to Bs1950/$. Many currency analysts and forecasters were predicting that the bolivar would fall an additional 40% from its February 1st value by early summer 2003.
a. What was the percentage change in January?
b. Forecast value for June 2003?