Slovenia to issue 10-year bond

Slovenia to issue 10-year bond
By bne IntelliNews January 7, 2019

Slovenia will issue a 10-year bond maturing in March 2029, the country’s finance ministry announced on January 7.

Slovenia has mandated Abanka, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole CIB, Commerzbank and HSBC to lead manage the new euro 10-year bond, the finance ministry said in a statement. The deal is expected to be launched in the near future, subject to market conditions.

Slovenia is rated Baa1 with stable outlook by Moody’s, A+ with positive outlook by Standard&Poor’s and A- with stable outlook  by Fitch.

Slovenia recorded a general government surplus of €259mn in January-September 2018, equal to 0.8% of GDP, according to latest data from the statistical office.

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