Bondholders praise Venezuela sanctions but question PDVSA trading ban

Latin America bond investors cheered moves from the US government to up the pressure on Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to leave office this week, but a side-effect of sanctions left PDVSA creditors trapped, to the confusion of many. Oliver West reports.

  • By Oliver West
  • 31 Jan 2019

In announcing sanctions against Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, the US Treasury “considerably tightened the financial noose” around the neck of the Maduro regime, according to Paul Greer, EM debt portfolio manager at Fidelity.

The sanctions include banning US imports of Venezuelan crude, removing control of ...

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