Guatemala Places $32 million in Bonds

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

Thursday, January 17, 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. 30-2012 of the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala, "Law on General Budget Revenues and Expenditures for Fiscal Year Two Thousand Thirteen".

This first event of placement of bonds is considered successful, considering that the demand for government securities was well received by the confidence that investors have in the policies adopted by the Central Government. 93% of the demand was accounted for by the private sector and 7% by the public sector.

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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.

Costa Rica: $500 million in Treasury bills

March 2012

The government of Costa Rica is seeking funding for infrastructure projects, taking advantage of low rates in the international market.

Costa Rica has plans to place bonds for at least $500 million for development and infrastructure projects, probably in certificate with 10 year terms, said Finance Minister Fernando Herrero.

Guatemalan Places New Treasury Bonds

February 2012

The government has completed the fourth release for sale of bonds for the fiscal year 2012 worth Q286.7 million ($36.7 million).

A bulletin from the Ministry of Finance reports that the financial instruments are being offered in the local market through auctions and tenders in quetzals, reports Prensalibre.com.

Low Bond Prices Affects Investors

February 2012

Debt portfolios formed with the Costa Rica State Bonds, are starting to be affected by the decline in bond prices.

The low prices of the Costa Rican government bonds are causing dissatisfaction among investors, especially among those who have to value their assets at market prices.

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