Outgoing fin min Merentes may join BCV board

Venezuela's outgoing Finance Minister Nelson Merentes said Thursday 4 January that he will join the board of the Venezuelan Central Bank (BCV), Reuters reported. However, no appointment has been made official yet.

"I am just saying in advance that President (Hugo Chavez) asked me to accept the responsibility to be in the board. This is all I can say now," he said to clarify that he could not talk yet about BCV policies.

Lawmaker Rodrigo Cabezas confirmed Thursday that President Chavez appointed

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