Bond Auction in Costa Rica

The Central Bank announced for June 17 two auctions of monetary stabilization bonds in the local market, for a joint value equivalent to $75 million.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

From the Central Bank of Costa Rica statement:

The Central Bank of Costa Rica informs the national market that it will hold an auction of Monetary Stabilization Bonds next Monday, June 17, 2019, and that in this event will make available to the public the following standardized series, whose characteristics are detailed below:

Zero-coupon Colon Monetary Stabilization Bonds

Serie
BCCER0301019
ISIN Code
CRBCCR0502
Term in days
359
Date of issue
11/01/2018
Expiration date
10/30/2019
Series Amount
¢50.000.000.000
Series balance
¢29.315.000.000
Gross Interest Rate
Zero-coupon
Frequency
Up to expiration
Days to Expiration
131
Minimum Offer
¢100.000
Offer Multiples
¢50.000,00
Auction Amount
¢10.000.000.000,00
Assignment Method
Cutting performance
Representation Form
Electronic Annotation in Account 1/
Reference Price
NOT ANNOUNCED

Read full statement (In Spanish).



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