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.
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.