LatinNews Daily - 08 January 2019

In brief: Venezuela

* Venezuela’s energy minister Manuel Quevedo has announced an agreement between Venezuela’s state-run oil firm Pdvsa and France’s Maurel & Prom (which is owned by Indonesia’s Pertamina Internasional EP) for a US$400m investment to boost the production of crude in Venezuela by 1m barrels (bpd) a day, to reach 2.5m bpd.