Venezuelan state-run oil company rules out a US dollar bond sale
The president of Venezuelan state owned oil company Pdvsa noted that the company will not take on further debts via US dollar bond sale
"We are issuing no bonds, and, particularly, we will not continue issuing bonds to take on debts in US dollars. That is not envisaged," the minister told the press.
The oil company's debt ended in 2012 at USD 40.02 billion, 14.7% above the numbers recorded a year earlier, AFP reported.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
According to inner surveys performed by the Venezuelan Association of Metallurgical and Mining Industries (AIMM), where 160 metallurgic companies were taken into consideration, 90% of the companies members of this association are "distressed because of their existence or survival in the short term," stated Manuel Eseverri, president of this association.