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Romania sells above target 221 mln lei (45 mln euro) of 2036 T-bonds, yield rises - table

Romania sells above target 221 mln lei (45 mln euro) of 2036 T-bonds, yield rises - table Romania's finance ministry

BUCHAREST (Romania), September 23 (SeeNews) - Romania sold on Thursday 221.3 million lei ($52 million/45 million euro) worth of Treasury bonds maturing on April 28 2036, below initial target, central bank data showed.

The average accepted yield was 4.33%, compared to 4.31% achieved at the previous auction of government securities of the same issue held in August, the data indicated.

Demand for the T-notes, which carry an annual coupon of 4.25%, rose to 330.3 million lei from 181.7 million lei at the previous auction.

The issue will be reopened on Friday when the finance ministry hopes to raise 30 million lei in a non-competitive tender.

Details on the issue follow:

Auction date September 22 August 23
Amount offered (mln lei) 200.0 200.0
Amount sold (mln lei) 221.3 137.7
Total bids placed (mln lei) 330.3 181.7
Bid-to-cover ratio 1.5 1.3
Yield (%) 4.33 4.31

Romania's finance ministry intends to sell 4.4 billion lei worth of government securities in September, including 405 million lei in non-competitive offers.

Year-to date, the finance ministry has sold government bills and bonds worth 41.2 billion lei and 1.6 billion euro ($1.9 billion) and has tapped foreign markets for 7 billion euro worth of 2030, 2033 and 2041 Eurobonds.

(1 euro=4.9490 lei)

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