August 29, 2008
CARACAS -- Venezuela is considering plans to repurchase debt, as well as the possible issuance of new securities, Finance Minister Ali Rodriguez said.
''We are analyzing the subject,'' Rodriguez said Thursday.
Rodriguez said the government is seeking to slow Venezuelan inflation without resorting to measures that will restrain consumption.
The economy is ''structurally inflationary,'' he said, reiterating his expectation that prices will rise 27 percent this year, above the country's 19.5 percent target.