Guatemala Issues $ 210 Million in Bonds

The Official Journal publication´s of the Legislative Decree authorizes the Ministry of Finance to begin issuance.

Friday, December 17, 2010

During the remainder of 2010, the ministry expects to place about $ 37 million "to fund spending regarding effects from storm Agatha and the Pacaya volcano,” wrote Elperiodico.com.

The rest of the issuance will be placed in 2011 and will be used to purchase food and housing, among others.

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Guatemala Authorizes $ 210 Million Bond Issuance

November 2010

Congress approved a $ 210 million bond issuance with the purpose of rebuilding the country.

Recent natural disasters which have hit the country left damages for more than $ 1,500 million.

"The decision was adopted with 110 votes from a quorum of 133. Decree 53-2010 was approved with 4 amendments and stipulates that if the resources are not used this year, they may be included in the 2011 budget," wrote Kenia Reyes from Elperiodico.com.gt.

Guatemala: Monetary Board Authorizes Bond Issue

October 2010

The Monetary Board (JM) authorized the issuance of $ 210 million in treasury bonds by the Ministry of Finance.

If approved by Congress, the Government's deficit this year would reach 3.4% of GDP.

Elperiodico.com.gt reports, "Julio Suarez, vice president of Banguat, announced that JM endorsed his opinion of an increase in public debt, although representatives of the private banking and corporate sectors opposed it."

New Debt Issuance for $700 million

February 2013

Guatemala made another successful placement of bonds in the international financial market for $700 million, with a 15-year maturity and a coupon rate of 4.875%.

A press release issued by the Ministry of Finance, Guatemala reads:

Today the Republic of Guatemala made another successful placement of bonds in the international financial market for $700 million, with a 15-year maturity and a coupon rate of 4.875%.

Guatemala Places $32 million in Bonds

January 2013

On January 15, 2013 Guatemala started the issuance of Treasury Bonds for fiscal year 2013.

A press release from the Ministry of Finance, Guatemala reads:

The Ministry of Finance successfully launched this January 15, 2013, a placement of Treasury Bonds by the Republic of Guatemala for fiscal year 2013, approved by Decree No.

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