All
 

 

Just in:  

You are here: Home»World»Business & Economy»Venezuela credit rating faces short-term risk

Venezuela-FlagNEW YORK: Venezuela's sovereign credit rating, already at junk status, faces short-term risks over any political transition in light of President Hugo Chavez's inability to attend his own inauguration on Jan. 10, Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday.

 

"Regardless of who succeeds Chavez and which part of the political spectrum they represent, however, this potential opportunity is outweighed in the shorter term by risks associated with the political transition that could negatively impact Venezuela's rating if they crystallize," Moody's said in a statement.

 

The 58-year-old socialist has not been seen in public nor heard from in almost a month following surgery in Cuba. The government says he is in a delicate condition and cannot attend Thursday's scheduled swearing-in for a new six-year term.

 

Moody's rates Venezuela at B2 with a stable outlook, backed by its oil wealth. Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings have the credit one notch higher at B-plus. S&P has a stable outlook while Fitch has a negative outlook.

 

Center>Copyright Reuters, 2013


 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,804.80 0.15
Arrow Nasdaq 4,765.38 0.36
Arrow S&P 2,070.65 0.46
Arrow FTSE 6,545.27 1.23
Arrow DAX 9,786.96 0.25
Arrow CAC-40 4,241.65 0.18
Arrow Nikkei 17,621.40 2.39
Arrow H.Seng 23,116.63 1.25
Arrow Sensex 27,371.84 0.90






ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln