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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El Salvador: Investors Flee From State Bonds

February 2016

It is becoming more and more expensive for the Ministry of Finance to issue treasury bills in the local market, as the growing fiscal deterioration requires investors to demand higher rates in order to offset the risk.

The delicate fiscal situation of the Salvadoran economy is causing more and more concern among investors in the local market, particularly financial institutions, which are ceasing to purchase government securities and increasingly demanding higher rates in order to compensate for the risks involved in financing the State.

Guatemala Issues 10-year bonds at 7.12%

March 2015

The Ministry of Finance has awarded $35 million at a rate of 7.12% in treasury notes with a maturity date of 2025, $64 million at 7.35%, for 2027 and $93 million at a rate of 7.50%, maturing in 2030.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Public Finance of Guatemala (Mifin):

Panama to Issue $20 million in Treasury Bills

January 2015

On January 13th the Ministry of Finance will auction $20 million in Treasury bills with a one year term.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Panama:

Terms and conditions of auction by the Treasury

Tuesday January 13, 2015

Indicated Amount: $20 million

Guatemala Places Bonds for $256 million

December 2014

In terms of 10, 12 and 15 years and rates of 7.12%, 7.37% and 7.57% respectively, the government has issued treasury bonds for Q1,958.1 million, equivalent to $256 million.

Of the $366 million in treasury bonds approved by the Congress, 70%, which corresponds to $256 million, was placed by the Ministry of Finance in order to finance the budget for 2015, because the World Bank did not approved the loan of $340 million which was to be used for that purpose.

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