More Debt Bonds for Small Investors

The Morales administration intends to continue with the issuance in 2018 of Treasury bonds aimed at small investors, with investment amounts ranging from between $3 thousand and $68 thousand.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The measure will give continuity to what was done in the previous year, when 35 small investors acquired debt bonds for $1.3 million at a rate of 6.25%.

See: "Guatemala: More debt, but more investment"

Finance minister, Julio Héctor Estrada told Elperiodico.com.gt that in 2018 " ... new terms will open up and different channels will be sought such as banks in the system. 'We already have the regulations and the mechanism has been tested, now we will look for simplification and in that aspect, the canal is a key issue'. "

" 2017 closed with almost Q10 million ($1.3 million) in Treasury Bonds having been acquired by small investors."

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Bonds for Small Investors

April 2018

After reducing the minimum amount for individual investors, the Guatemalan government has announced that between May and June it will begin with the issuance of $14 million.

For the current fiscal year, authorities have changed the minimum amount for an investor to acquire public debt bonds in the local market, reducing it from $3,000 to $1,300.

Guatemala Prepares New Eurobond Issue

March 2017

Before June the Ministry of Finance plans to issue between $500 million and $700 million in foreign debt securities on the international market.

The debt bond issue being prepared by the Ministry of Finance will have similar characteristics, to the issuance made in the international market in May 2016. In that issue $700 million was placed, at an interest rate of 4.6% and a term of 10 years.

Guatemala: Bond Issue for $600 million

January 2016

The new administration has announced that the placement will be in the local market and resources will finance the 2016 budget.

The Ministry of Finance (Minfin) has released the rules for the bond issue and financing needed to make up the shortfall in resources for the new Guatemalan government.

Honduras Pays More Than 12% to Place Sovereign Bonds

December 2013

A nominal rate of 8.75% plus the devaluation of the Lempira -estimated 3.5% this year, will be paid for the $500 million placed in the international market.

After several negotiations with investors the country managed to place $500 million in sovereign bonds in the foreign securities market, said the chief of the Finance Ministry, Wilfredo Cerrato.

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