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Business News of Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Source: classfmonline.com

Government borrowed GH¢4.2bn in December 2019


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The Government of Ghana borrowed GH¢4.2 billion in notes and bonds in December 2019.

This consists of GH¢3.2 billion 2-Year Notes, GH¢505.4 million of 3-Year bonds and GH¢478.6 million of 4-Year bonds.

Some of the securities were to be rolled over while the rest were fresh funds. The yield on the 2-Year Notes were 20.95%, 19.50% and 19.75% per annum, respectively.

That of the 3-year bonds were 18.50%, and 19.70% per annum respectively, while 17.60% and 19.50% per annum were the coupon rates offered to investors for the 4-Year bonds.

It is expected that interest payments will be done every six months till maturity.

Classfmonline.com gathers that majority of the funds borrowed will be used to settle maturing debts.

Per the issuance calendar for the first quarter of 2019, the government of Ghana would borrow GH¢19.08 billion in the first quarter of this year.

GH¢15.68 billion is expected to be used to roll over maturities while the remaining GH¢3.4 billion, which is fresh issuance, will be used to meet the government’s financing requirement.

According to the issuance calendar released by the Ministry of Finance, GH¢7.8 billion, which is the largest amount, will be obtained from the issuance of Treasury bills, GH¢2.55 billion from the issuance of one-year note and GH¢2.50 billion from the 3-year bond.



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