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Federal Government Debt at end February 2014

The Belgian Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 384.63 billion as of 28 February 2014. Debt issued or taken over by the federal government amounted to EUR 384.30 billion, and the institutions for which the federal government supports the debt service, registered a debt of EUR 0.32 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 366.24 billion.

Read on - 18/03/2014 10:33

New OLO 73 - Pricing

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency

The 3% EURO 5 billion OLO73 benchmark issue, maturing 22nd June, 2034 for the KINGDOM OF BELGIUM, rated Aa3/AA/AA, is now priced.


Issue/Reoffer price 98.816, to yield  3.08 %, equivalent to 58 bps over mid swaps.


Payment date 18th March, 2014. Short first coupon on 22nd June, 2014. Listing Brussels.


Belgian law. No XD, no NP.FM2 (with prior consultation with the issuer) applies. Fees total 22.5 cts.


Reg S Category 1, 144A eligible,  CAC  FCA / ICMA Stabilisation.


Joint leads and books : Barclays , HSBC, RBS and SG CIB.


Co-lead group : Banco Santander, BNP Paribas Fortis, Crédit Agricole CIB, Citi, Deutsche Bank, ING, J.P. Morgan, KBC Bank, Morgan Stanley, Natixis and Nomura International.
Selling group : ABN-Amro, BBVA, Belfius, Commerzbank, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies International, Nordea and Scotia Capital. 

Read on - 11/03/2014 11:48

Results of the Treasury certificate auction of 11/03/2014

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 2.540 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312704738 - 19/06/2014
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.315
Weighted average yield : 0.156 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 2.11

ISIN Code : BE0312716856 - 12/03/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.225
Weighted average yield : 0.186 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.96


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

Read on - 11/03/2014 10:19

New OLO 2034

The Minister of Finance, Koen Geens, announces :
The Kingdom of Belgium intends to issue a new syndicated 20 year benchmark
bond maturing 22nd June, 2034 (OLO 73) in the near future, subject to market conditions.
The Kingdom has mandated Barclays, HSBC, RBS and SG CIB as joint bookrunners. 
The auction scheduled for 24th March, 2014 is cancelled.

 

Read on - 10/03/2014 15:17

Results of the Treasury certificates auction of 04/03/2014

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 2.718 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312704738 - 19/06/2014
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.215
Weighted average yield : 0.119 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 2.56

ISIN Code : BE0312706758 - 14/08/2014
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.503
Weighted average yield : 0.131 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.97


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

 

Read on - 04/03/2014 11:04

Federal Government Debt at end January 2014

The Belgian Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 376.01 billion as of 31 January 2014. Debt issued or taken over by the federal government amounted to EUR 375.69 billion, and the institutions for which the federal government supports the debt service, registered a debt of EUR 0.32 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 363.11 billion.

Read on - 21/02/2014 10:29

Results of the OLO auction of 17/02/2014

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids for a total amount of EUR  3.501 billion, distributed into the following lines :

- OLO 4.00 % 28/03/2019 (OLO55)
ISIN code : BE0000315243
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.085
Weighted average yield : 1.087 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.670

- OLO 2.60 % 22/06/2024 (OLO72)
ISIN code : BE0000332412
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.160
Weighted average yield : 2.424 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.760

Read on - 17/02/2014 09:41

OLO-auction of 17/02/2014 : range

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that the range for the upcoming auction on Monday, 17 February 2014, has been determined at   EUR 2.5/3.5 billion.

3 OLO lines will be auctioned :

1. OLO 4.00% 28/03/2019 ISIN BE0000315243 (OLO 55)
2. OLO 2.60% 22/06/2024 ISIN BE0000332412 (OLO 72)
3. OLO 4.25% 28/03/2041 ISIN BE0000320292 (OLO 60)

Read on - 14/02/2014 13:50

Results of the Treasury certificates auction of 11/02/2014

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 2.800 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312703722 - 15/05/2014
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.945
Weighted average yield : 0.122 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 3.17

ISIN Code : BE0312715841 - 12/02/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.855
Weighted average yield : 0.162 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.64

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

Read on - 11/02/2014 11:53