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GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC INTERVENTIONS SINCE 1980

* Monetary stabilization plans: 8. * Price and wage freezes: 6. * Currencies: 4 (cruzeiro, cruzado, cruzado novo, cruzeiro - again). * Inflation indexes applied (to adjust prices, wages, rents, etc.): 11. * Changes in price control guidelines: 55. * Wage policies: 15. * Changes in foreign exchange rules: 18. * Fiscal austerity plans: 21. * Foreign-debt renegotiation proposals: 22. * Credit tightening plans: 6. * Financial asset confiscations: 1 (Collor Plan, Sept. 1990). * Current inflation rate: 22.5 percent per month.