Macedonia sells EUR 132.1mn of T-Bills, T-Bonds, yields drop.

By bne IntelliNews January 9, 2013
The ministry of finance said that it has sold MKD 8.13bn (EUR 132.1mn) of T-Bills and T-Bonds at six auctions held on Jan 8. According to data of the ministry, government securities in the total amount of MKD 5.39bn are maturing today (Jan 9). Yesterday, the institution offered and sold MKD 1.36bn of three-month T-Bills with EUR clause. The yield on the issue was 3.85%, down from 3.9% at the previous auction held on Dec 25. The ministry also offered MKD 1.25bn of three-month T-Bills without foreign exchange clause. However, the demand totalled MKD 1.09bn and securities of that amount were sold. The yield was 3.9%, down from 4% at the previous auction held on Dec 25. The institution also auctioned two classes of six-month T-Bills. The amount on offer for the securities with foreign exchange clause was MKD 150mn, but the demand turned out to be lower, MKD 131mn, and securities of that amount were sold. The yield was 3.95%, down from 4% at the previous auction held on Nov 6. The ministry offered and sold MKD 3.03bn of six-month T-Bills without foreign exchange clause. The yield on the issue was 4%, down from 4.1% at the auction held on Dec 4. Both T-Bonds sold yesterday were of a five-year maturity. The institution offered and sold MKD 2.33bn of the class with EUR clause. The coupon interest rate was 5.4%, down from 5.5% at an auction held on Nov 20. The other class of T-Bonds did not have a foreign exchange clause. The ministry offered and sold MKD 185mn of the securities, which carry a coupon interest rate of 5.6%, down from 5.7% at the auction held on Dec 18.

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