Costa Rica: ICE Sells $ 75 Million in Bonds

The "Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad" (ICE) will use the funds to finance power generation projects.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The placement was made on the Costa Rica Stock Exchange and included participation of 13 brokers, which bid a total of $ 87 million.

The titles are for a 10 year term and will pay a rate of 5.42% to investors.

Mauricio Moreno, chief financial officer of the institution, said that "the outcome of this auction was successful; we are obtaining long-term resources in the local market with excellent conditions which allow us to finance investments in the electricity sector, with an annual fixed net return of 5.42% for investors."

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Costa Rica State Telecom Company to Issue $500 Million in Bonds

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Costa Rican ICE’s $40 million Deficit

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Adapting to a competitive market is being costly for the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, which in 2011 accumulated losses of $40 million and a negative return of 2, 1%.

Already in 2011 the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) has had to "seek waivers or amendments with eight of its creditors", according to an article in, because it failed to maintain the necessary financial indicators to fill the banks with confidence.

ICE and Samsung Join Forces on Renewable Energy

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The agreement will foster solar and solid waste energy generation.

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