Friday, 24. March, 2017
Today at 11:00 pm, Government Debt Management did buy back Treasury Bonds in the series RIKH 18 1009. The auction was structured as a multiple-price auction, i.e. accepted bids were according to the price submitted.
The main results of the auction were:
RIKH 18 1009:
Number of bids in this series were 6, amounting to 26,000 m.kr. nominal value.
5 bids were accepted for 10,000 m.kr. nominal value.
Price allocated from 99.980 to 99.990
Wednesday, 22. March, 2017
Government Debt Management has decided not to hold an auction of Treasury bonds on Friday 24 March 2017. Instead Government Debt Management will offer to buy back bonds using an auction format. The Treasury offers to buy back nominal bonds in series RIKH 18 1009, which matures on 9 October 2018. The purpose of the buyback is, to reduce the size of the series which is currently 172 b.kr., and thereby reduce the Treasury’s refinancing risk at maturity.
The total amount of accepted bids may range up to 10,000 m.kr. The results will be announced at the end of the buyback.
Press release (pdf)
Terms of buyback (pdf)
Friday, 17. March, 2017
• We believe that the recent lifting of most of the remaining capital controls and
the conclusion of an agreement with the owners of offshore krona assets strengthen
Iceland's external profile.
• We are therefore raising our long- and short-term ratings on Iceland to 'A/A-1'
• The stable outlook reflects our view that the potential for improvements in
Iceland's public finances is balanced by the risk of the domestic economy
overheating over the next two years.