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Results of the Treasury certificate auction of 30/06/2015

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 1.715 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312723928 - 15/10/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.770
Weighted average yield : -0.211 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 2.00

ISIN Code : BE0312725949 - 17/12/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.945
Weighted average yield : -0.204 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.75


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

Read on - 30/06/2015 11:23 - Debt Agency

Results of the OLO auction of 22/06/2015

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids for a total amount of EUR  2.670 billion, distributed into the following lines :

- OLO 3.75 % 28/09/2020 (OLO58)
ISIN code : BE0000318270
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.725
Weighted average yield : 0.358 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.360

- OLO 0.80 % 22/06/2025 (OLO74)
ISIN code : BE0000334434
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.235
Weighted average yield : 1.259 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.400

- OLO 3.75 % 22/06/2045 (OLO71)
ISIN code : BE0000331406
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.710
Weighted average yield : 2.101 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.690

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

Read on - 22/06/2015 12:06 - Debt Agency

OLO auction of 22/06/2015: range

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that the range for the upcoming auction on Monday, 22 June 2015, has been determined at   EUR 2.0/2.8 billion

3 OLO lines will be auctioned :

1. OLO 3.75% 28/09/2020 ISIN BE0000318270 (OLO 58)
2. OLO 0.80% 22/06/2025 ISIN BE0000334434 (OLO 74)
3. OLO 3.75% 22/06/2045 ISIN BE0000331406 (OLO 71)

Read on - 19/06/2015 11:15 - Debt Agency

Update 2015 funding plan

The Belgian Treasury increases its target for EMTN and Schuldscheine issues up to 5,00 EUR billion

The gross financing requirements of EUR 39.90 billion that the Belgian Treasury had forecasted in its 2015 financing plan have been confirmed to a large extent and should now amount to EUR 40.38 billion. The net financing requirements and the reimbursements of loans in 2015 as well as the pre-financing for 2016 are only submitted to marginal changes.

The Belgian Treasury also maintains its target to issue OLOs in 2015 for an amount of EUR 32.50 billion. So far, the Treasury has issued OLOs for an amount of EUR 18.85 billion. The remaining amount will come from the remaining five OLO auctions or via the syndication of a new OLO that may be issued instead of an auction.

The objective to issue Euro-Medium-Term-Notes and Schuldscheine for an amount of EUR 3.00 billion has already been reached and as such the Belgian Treasury increases its target to EUR 5.00 billion. The Treasury expects that the demand for loans denominated in foreign currency and for inflation linked securities will persist under this programme.

Consequently, the short-term debt should less increase than initially forecasted. The outstanding amounts for the Treasury certificates should increase by EUR 1.00 billion on an annual basis.

Read on - 16/06/2015 11:40 - Debt Agency

Results of the Treasury certificate auction of 16/06/2015

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 2.606 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312722912 - 17/09/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.203
Weighted average yield : -0.193 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.71

ISIN Code : BE0312731038 - 16/06/2016
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.403
Weighted average yield : -0.166 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.40


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

Read on - 16/06/2015 11:24 - Debt Agency

OLO auction of 22/06/2015

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that the following 3 OLO lines will be auctioned on Monday, 22 June 2015 :

1.
Description : OLO 3.75% 28/09/2020
ISIN code : BE0000318270
OLO number : OLO 58
Outstanding : EUR 18.677.000.000.00

2.
Description : OLO 0.80% 22/06/2025
ISIN code : BE0000334434
OLO number : OLO 74
Outstanding : EUR 10.053.000.000.00

3.
Description : OLO 3.75% 22/06/2045
ISIN code : BE0000331406
OLO number : OLO 71
Outstanding : EUR 6.503.000.000.00

Payment date will be 24/06/2015. On Friday 19 Juin in the morning, the Belgian Debt Agency will announce the range of the amount to be auctioned.

Read on - 15/06/2015 16:31 - Debt Agency
Exhibition 'The Beauty of War. Waterloo 1815-2015' opens in Brussels on 17 June

Exhibition 'The Beauty of War. Waterloo 1815-2015' opens in Brussels on 17 June

Can war be beautiful?

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. In view of this event, historian and artist, Koen Broucke bases an exhibition on this paradoxical assumption: in its representation, the horror of war is given an aesthetic character and even leads to sublime beauty.

  • The curator stages an artistic dialogue between books, prints and drawings from the past and contemporary creations
  • An exhibition investigating the link between art and history
  • Alongside well-known works of Joseph Mallord William Turner, Francisco Goya and James Ensor, some lesser-known and surprising material has surfaced

This exhibition is an initial phase in Koen Broucke’s PhD arts research.

Read on - 15/06/2015 13:41 - Royal Library of Belgium

Federal Government Debt at end April 2015

The Belgian Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 390.23 billion as of 30 April 2015.

Debt issued or taken over by the federal government amounted to EUR 389.93 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 379.99 billion.

Read on - 12/06/2015 10:58 - Debt Agency

Federal Government Debt at end May 2015

The Belgian Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 393.22 billion as of 31 May 2015.

Debt issued or taken over by the federal government amounted to EUR 392.92 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 381.63 billion.

Read on - 12/06/2015 10:56 - Debt Agency

First issuance of an inflation-linked security under EMTN format

Yesterday, the Belgian Debt Agency has issued for the first time a Note which is linked to an inflation index.

This means that the investor receives yearly a coupon of interest on the nominal amount which is indexed on the basis of an inflation-index, in this case the Euro HCPI ex-tobacco. On the final maturity, the investor receives the indexed nominal amount so that he is reimbursed with the coupon but also with the inflation and measured according to this index on the maturity of the bond.

Read on - 05/06/2015 14:59 - Debt Agency

Results of the Treasury certificate auction of 2/06/2015

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 2.446 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312722912 - 17/09/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.240
Weighted average yield : -0.203 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.69

ISIN Code : BE0312724934 - 12/11/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.206
Weighted average yield : -0.200 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.81


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

Read on - 02/06/2015 11:34 - Debt Agency

Results of the OLO auction of 18/05/2015

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

- OLO 4.25 % 28/09/2021 (OLO61)
ISIN code : BE0000321308
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.955
Weighted average yield : 0.364 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.650

- OLO 0.80 % 22/06/2025 (OLO74)
ISIN code : BE0000334434
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.105
Weighted average yield : 0.939 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.290

Read on - 18/05/2015 11:57 - Debt Agency

OLO auction of 18/05/2015: range

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that the range for the upcoming auction on Monday, 18 May 2015, has been determined at   EUR 2.0/2.8 billion.

 

3 OLO lines will be auctioned :

 

1. OLO 4.25% 28/09/2021 ISIN BE0000321308 (OLO 61)
2. OLO 0.80% 22/06/2025 ISIN BE0000334434 (OLO 74)
3. OLO 5.50% 28/03/2028 ISIN BE0000291972 (OLO 31)

Read on - 15/05/2015 11:44 - Debt Agency

Official federal commemoration – Waterloo - 18 June 2015: Accreditation of the press

On Thursday, 18 June 2015, an official Belgian federal government ceremony to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo will be held at the Lion's Mound monument on the battle site. Please find attached the procedure to follow to obtain the accreditation needed for access to the various press zones for this event.

Read on - 12/05/2015 16:23 - FPS Chancellery of the Prime Minister - Directorate General External Communication