Colombia to issue less global bonds in 2013, buy dollars-finmin

BOGOTA Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:39pm EST

BOGOTA Feb 13 (Reuters) - Colombia plans to issue $1 billion less in global bonds this year than originally expected, Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Wednesday.

The government will now purchase that $1 billion in the foreign exchange market to pay debt amortizations and interest on global bonds.