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Turkey to issue debt securities to support state banks

Treasury and finance ministry to issue government debt securities on Wednesday

Gökhan Ergöçün   | 22.04.2019
Turkey to issue debt securities to support state banks


Turkey will issue government debt securities worth €3.7 billion ($4.16 billion) on Wednesday to support its banking sector, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on Monday.

A total of €3.3 billion ($3.7 billion) of the securities will consist of five-year zero-coupon bonds -- with a 4.61% annual interest rate -- for state-run lenders.

The Treasury will also issue government debt securities in the amount of €400 million ($450 million) for state-run participation banks -- interest-free five-year bonds.

With this move, Turkey is working to strengthen state lenders' funds.

The action was announced in the country's economic reform package released on April 10.

Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak tweeted that Turkey is carrying out policies pledged in the reform package.

"We will continue to work determinedly to move our economy to the desired level," he wrote.

Ziraat Bank€1.4 billion ($1.57 billion)
Halkbank €900 million ($1 billion)
VakifBank€700 million ($788.2 million)
Turk Eximbank€150 million ($168.9 million)
Development and Investment Bank€150 million ($168.9 million)
Subtotal €3.3 billion ($3.7 billion)
Ziraat Participation Bank€100 million ($112.6 million)
Vakif Participation Bank€100 million ($112.6 million)
Emlak Participation Bank€200 million ($225.2 million)
Subtotal€400 million ($450 million)
Total€3.7 billion ($4.16 billion)

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