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CARACAS/HOUSTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has begun talks with Credit Suisse AG for a possible swap of bonds expiring in 2017, according to sources familiar with the conversations.
PDVSA has seen its income fall drastically due to the drop in oil prices and is seeking to alleviate the heavy debt payments required in the coming months. (Editing by Jonathan Oatis)