Inflation is generally understood to be a sustained hike in the price level of goods and services. Most economists favor relatively low and stable inflation rates for a nation's economy to work smoothly.
But the eurozone currently has to grapple with an inflation rate considered far too low to be anywhere near the ECB's recommended target rate of little under 2 percent. This page collates the latest DW content on the topic.
Venezuela's 100-bolivar bills go out of circulation on Sunday, but there are no replacement bills in sight. President Maduro has also ordered the country's borders with Brazil and Colombia to remain closed until Sunday.
As Venezuelans prepare for the country's largest note to be taken out of circulation, President Nicolas Maduro has closed the border to Colombia. He has accused "mafias" of plotting to destabilize the economy.
Venezuela is removing its 100-bolivar note from circulation amid an economic crisis. Now worth the equivalent of only 2 US cents, the country's largest bill is being replaced by higher-valued denominations in the coming days. Aimed at battling cross-border currency smuggling, critics say the move makes no economic sense.