Venezuelan central bank suspends trading

Venezuela's central bank suspended its foreign exchange trading for a week starting Wednesday to try to keep the country's currency, the bolivar, from further plummeting in the fallout of a 52-day-old strike that has crippled oil exports.

Finance Minister Tobias Nobrega said a new foreign exchange policy will be revealed in five business days. He said the policy would involve "restrictions" to foreign exchange trade but did not elaborate.

"The government must adopt urgent measures to prevent

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