In today’s world when time is such a precious commodity, we face, almost on a daily basis, the great challenge of giving our best at home and at work. Can we really do so...
You are here
GM to take US$400m charge for bolivars
DETROIT—General Motors Co says it will take a charge of US$400 million pretax in the first quarter because of a change in the way it values Venezuela’s currency. GM will no longer use the official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars to the US dollar. It is shifting to a rate of 10.7 bolivars to the dollar. GM announced the change in a government filing. The move came a day after Ford Motor Co said it will take a US$350 million charge in the first quarter because of a similar devaluation of Venezuela’s currency.
Both companies will now using another government rate that is determined by periodic auctions. Ford and GM both have manufacturing plants in Venezuela.