Guatemala Sells $50 Million in Bonds

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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.

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Panama: Issue of $900 million in Domestic Debt

July 2013

The proceeds obtained will be used to replace external with internal debt, via an exchange or payment for the global bond Panama 2015.

"Before the end of this year we want to do another operation for liability management. This will be based on what we have left to reduce from the 2015 global bond, a little over $900 million.

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.

Costa Rica: Government Seeks to Issue $ 2.000 Million in Debt

March 2011

The plan submitted to the Legislature provides for the issuance of up to $ 2.000 million in sovereign bonds over the next 10 years.

Finance Minister Fernando Herrero, said that the issuance complies with the government's financing needs.

La Nacion includes more official statements on its website: "What we are saying is that we must seize the international financial market conditions at this time in order to reduce the cost of public debt and improve our profile for debt to become more long term."

Guatemala Sells $193 Million in Bonds

September 2009

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

$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%.

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