U.S. sanctions put pressure on Rosneft’s Venezuelan investment

For the moment, the fiction holds up. As long as there is only threat but no default yet, those billions are still assets. But one day Venezuela might decide that default is the logical next step in order to get rid of those debts. That will be interesting.

As U.S. sanctions against Venezuela’s state oil company ripple through the market, there’s one company with more at stake than most: its Russian counterpart, Rosneft. 

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