Economy

Turkish Treasury borrows $1.58B from domestic markets

Treasury and Finance Ministry issues government bonds for borrowing from domestic markets

Gokhan Ergocun   | 14.01.2020
Turkish Treasury borrows $1.58B from domestic markets

ISTANBUL

The Turkish Treasury borrowed 9.3 billion Turkish liras ($1.58 billion) from domestic markets on Tuesday.

Some 5.84 billion Turkish liras ($993.16 million) in 15-month zero coupon Treasury bills -- first issue -- were sold in the first auction, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced.

The Treasury bills will be settled on Wednesday and mature on April, 14, 2021.

The total tender amounted to 12.2 billion Turkish liras ($2.07 billion), with a 47.8% accepted/tendered rate.

The Treasury said the term rate of the 455-day Treasury bills was accepted at 13.23%, while the annual simple and compound interest rates were 10.59% and 10.45%, respectively.

In the second auction, the Treasury issued seven-year floating rate Treasury bills -- semiannually, reopen, third issue -- totaling 3.45 billion Turkish liras ($586.7 million).

The bonds will be settled on Wednesday with a maturity date of Nov. 4, 2026.

The total tender in the second auction amounted to 6.26 billion Turkish liras ($1.06 billion), with a 55.2% accepted/tendered rate.

The term rate of 2,485-day government bonds was accepted at 7.17%, while the annual simple and compound interest rates were 14.34% and 14.86%, respectively.

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