Panama Allocates First Bond Issuance in Japan

The country successfully managed to allocate $ 500 million in bonds in the Japanese market.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) of Panama reported that the bonds known as "Samurai" are backed the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).

"The MEF said the issuance was placed among qualified institutional investors in Japan, including central banks, insurers, regional banks and other financial institutions," reported

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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.

Guatemala to Release $320 million in Treasury Bonds

February 2012

This is the maximum amount allowed by law and the first issue will be on February 13th .

Guatemala's government plans to place up to Q 2,500 million ($ 320.1 million) in treasury bills in 2012, announced the Ministry of Public Finance (Minfin). The first release will take place on February 13th .

Panama Releases $100 million in Local Bonds

March 2012

The Ministry of Economy and Finance received bids for $270 million in the first reopening of Treasury bonds with a coupon of 5.625% and maturing in 2022.

A statement from the Ministry of Economy and Finance reads:

The MEF, through the Directorate of Public Credit, is continuing its efforts to create a domestic yield curve which will serve as a reference for the country's financial sector, by performing the first reopening of Treasury bonds with a coupon of 5.625% and maturing in in 2022.

Guatemala Issues $52 million in Bonds at an average rate of 7%

March 2014

The very attractive yields offered have excited investors who in total asked for bonds totaling $118 million.

From a press release issued by the Ministry of Finance of Guatemala:

The Ministry of Finance continued, this March 4 2014, with the placement of Treasury Bonds of the Republic of Guatemala, for the Fiscal Year 2014.

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