Guatemala Allocates $ 113 Million in Bonds

The Ministry of Finance issued $ 10.5 million in dollar-denominated securities and $ 103 million in Quetzales (Q802 million).

Friday, February 18, 2011

Most of the placement was made at 12 and 15 years, $ 66 million and $ 16 million, respectively, paying interest of 8.8% and 9% respectively in Quetzales.

As reported by, 67% of the issuance was sold to the private sector.

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Guatemala to Issue Bonds for $110 million

December 2014

On December 12th the Ministry of Finance expects to place in the domestic market the remaining 30% of the issue approved in order to finance the 2015 budget.

70% of the treasury bonds that Congress passed have already been awarded, and on December 12th it is expect that the remaining 30%, ie $110 million will be auctioned in the local market.

Costa Rica: Treasury Issues $1,904 million of Domestic Debt

July 2011

The treasury has issued 2% less bonds than planned, due to poor investor appetite for these securities.

In the first six months of the year, the Ministry of Finance intended to raise ¢975 billion ($ 1.933 billion) in the local market. However, poor demand for securities in national currency has forced the agency to aim for a figure slightly lower than projected.

Panama to Issue $ 600 Million in Bonds

January 2011

During 2011 the Government will issue up to $ 600 million in Treasury Notes to finance the deficit and meet debt maturities.

Alberto Vallarino, Minister of Economy and Finance, explained that the deficit for 2011 is planned at $ 436 million, but could grow as a result of national emergencies.

Guatemala Places $48 Million in Bonds

June 2010

After the first auction, the finance ministry issued just $48 million in bonds, even though domestic investors demanded $308 million.

In a press release, the ministry explained that “interest rates offered by investors were not adequate”.

Authorities only placed 15-year securities, paying a 9% interest rate in local currency. 72% of the market’s demand was focused on 10 and 15-year securities.

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