Guatemala Sells $193 Million in Bonds

Demand for $363 million in Treasury Bonds has been such that in two sessions $243 million have been sold.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

$42.5 million were issued in 3 year bonds, paying 7.2%, whereas $9.7 million were sold in 5 year bonds, paying 7.9%. The bulk was $141 million in 11 year securities, which pay 9%.

From Sigloxxi.com: "$25.53 million were demanded in 8 year bonds at 8.75%, but authorities decided not to sell for that term".

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Guatemala Sells $50 Million in Bonds

September 2009

In the first day of the public offering the market demanded $220 million, with $50 million sold after analysis.

18% was bought by public entities and the remaining 82% by private investors.

"As tender offers were too high, we didn't closed deals through that channel. We closed them through bidding and the Stock Exchange", said Luis Alejandro Alejos, from the Finance Ministry.

Attractiveness of Honduran Debt Falls

October 2012

Analysts are warning that Honduran private banks are loosing interest in the debt certificates of the government, which has saturated the market with its bond issues.

In an article in Elheraldo.hn the president of the National Commission of Banks and Insurance (CNBS), José Luis Moncada, notes that "The bond saturation is of concerned to representatives of private banks, which already have enough bonds.

Guatemala Sells Bonds for $700 million

May 2012

The bonds have a term of 10 years and an interest rate of 5.8% and there are still $60 million to be issued.

After an absence of eight years, Guatemala has returned to the international debt market, managing to place $700 million in 10 year bonds with an interest rate of 5.8%, said Finance Minister Pavel Centeno.

Guatemala to invest $641 million

May 2011

Sums of Q3.213 million ($ 412 million) and $ 120.3 million were introduced into the local market in the period up to 24 May

Of the projected debt for this year, 2011, the Ministry of Finance has already placed 42.9%. Congress authorized an issue of $730 million and re-issuing $325 million placed in 2001.

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