Venezuelan debt bonds soar in world markets
The recent announcement made by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez about a new surgery has made an impact on stock markets
Venezuelan debt bonds surged on Monday in global markets following the news given last Saturday by President Hugo Chávez of a new surgery in Havana, according to financial sources.
At midday, the value of securities had rebounded from three to five points, on average. Global bonds, such as those of state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), had been on the rise in the morning.
The notes performance is linked with the president's choice of his Vice-President and Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro as his successor if unable to take on a new term in office beginning on January 10, 2013.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.