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EMTN issue

On Wednesday 25 February, the Kingdom of Belgium  issued within the framework of its EMTN-programme a new 3-year bond in USD at a spread of + 1 bp over mid-swap.


This new USD 2 billion bond matures on 5 March 2018 and pays a coupon of  1.125%.
The issue has been swapped into euro in order to cancel any currency risk.
After swap the cost for the Kingdom represents a negative yield.
With this transaction, the Belgian Debt Agency has completed, after only 2 months, more than 30% of its financing plan for 2015.

 

Read on - 25/02/2015 16:31 - Debt Agency

Federal Government Debt at end January 2015

The Belgian Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 387.18 billion as of 31 January 2015.

Debt issued or taken over by the federal government amounted to EUR 386.88 billion, and the institutions for which the federal government supports the debt service, registered a debt of EUR 0.30 billion.

In net terms (i.e. deducting financial deposits and investments, as well as securities owned by the Treasury), the Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 372.88 billion.

Read on - 16/02/2015 10:22 - Debt Agency

Is social protection in Europe ready for the future?

Read on - 12/02/2015 14:43 - Social Security FPS

OLO 2031 Pricing

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency

Read on - 10/02/2015 15:33 - Debt Agency

Results of the Treasury certificate auction of 10/02/2015

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 2.407 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312718878 - 14/05/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.806
Weighted average yield : -0.153 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 2.62

ISIN Code : BE0312727960 - 11/02/2016
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.601
Weighted average yield : -0.125 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.42


See our Reuters page BELG/TC or Bloomberg page BELG - TC Auctions - Results.

Read on - 10/02/2015 11:33 - Debt Agency

New OLO 2031

The Minister of Finance, Johan Van Overtveldt, announces :

The Kingdom of Belgium intends to issue a new long 15 year EURO syndicated benchmark bond maturing 22nd June, 2031 (OLO 75) in the near future, subject to market conditions.

The Kingdom has mandated BNP Paribas Fortis, Crédit Agricole CIB, J.P. Morgan and SG CIB as joint bookrunners. 

The auction scheduled for 16th February, 2015 is cancelled.

Read on - 09/02/2015 15:05 - Debt Agency

Results of the Treasury certificate auction of 03/02/2015

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 2.010 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312718878 - 14/05/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.900
Weighted average yield : -0.161 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.73

ISIN Code : BE0312720890 - 16/07/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.110
Weighted average yield : -0.157 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.43


See our Reuters page BELG/TC or Bloomberg page BELG - TC Auctions - Results.

Read on - 03/02/2015 11:34 - Debt Agency

Ebola website for Belgian citizens and health professionals

Belgian citizens and health professionals can from now on consult www.info-ebola.be  for complete and up to date information on Ebola. This website is a joint initiative of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM), the different health authorities and the Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP).

Read on - 14/01/2015 10:46 - FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

Results of the Treasury certificate auction of 13/01/2015

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 1.920 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312717862 - 16/04/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.515
Weighted average yield : -0.161 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 3.54

ISIN Code : BE0312726954 - 14/01/2016
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.405
Weighted average yield : -0.106 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.66


See our Reuters page BELG/TC or Bloomberg page BELG - TC Auctions - Results.

Read on - 13/01/2015 11:34 - Debt Agency