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Oct 15, 2014
Oct 15, 2014

Venezuela’s debt insurance costs surge on oil price drop

NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) – The cost for insuring
Venezuelan sovereign debt against default or restructuring
surged on Wednesday as global oil prices swooned to a 27-month
low before rebounding, illustrating rising investor concerns
over the OPEC member nation’s ability to service its debt.

An investor wanting to insure a $10 million trade for five
years would need to spend $4.175 million as an up-front cost. In
addition they would have to pay $500,000 annually, for the
duration of the credit default swap contract, according to data
provider Markit. On Tuesday the up-front cost was $3.868

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