VenezuelaMichelle Campbell

Default Risk Rises as Venezuelan Economy Nears Implosion

Venezuela’s rapid path to economic implosion is forcing bondholders and companies operating there to review their investment strategy. Last year several large US companies operating in Venezuela, including Coca Cola, Ford, Procter & Gamble, and Direct TV, reported below-expected earnings as the bolívar plunged against the US dollar. …

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