Turkish Treasury borrows over $340M through auction
Treasury and Finance Ministry holds auction for domestic markets to issue zero-coupon treasury bill with 91-day maturity
The Turkish Treasury borrowed nearly 2 billion Turkish liras (around $340 million) from domestic markets, the Treasury and Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday.
The auction was held for 3-month zero coupon bonds -- new issuance -- to be settled on Wednesday and mature on April 22, according to an official statement.
The total tender amounted to 6.67 billion Turkish liras ($1.12 billion), with a 30% accepted/tendered rate.
The term rate of the 91-day Treasury bills was accepted at 2.32% while the average annual simple and compound interest rates were 9.26% and 9.59%, respectively.
According to the domestic borrowing strategy, the ministry has projected some 61.6 billion Turkish liras ($10.7 billion) of borrowing from the market through auctions in the December 2019-February 2020 period.
Tuesday's auction was third out of a total 19 planned auctions on the ministry's issuance calendar for the three-month period.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.