Costa Rican Bank to Issue $500 million in Panama

The Bank of Costa Rica has received approval to issue bonds and commercial papers in the Panamanian stock market for a total of up to $500 million.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

At the end of September the Superintendency of the Securities Market of Panama (SMV) issued a resolution authorizing the Costa Rican state bank to issue bonds in dollars for up to $250 million and commercial paper up to the same amount.

See resolution by the SMV. (In Spanish) reports that "... 'Both issues of securities (medium-term bonds and short-term commercial paper) are guaranteed by the government and the resources will be used as regular bank funding."   

"... According to Gabriel Alpízar, Treasury manager of the bank, it is an incursion into the international capital markets to raise funds and expand the available funding channels."

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