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Tlm724: Iraq is entering the global financial markets with great success

Expert for {morning}: prime economic minister plans paid off

13/8/2017 12:47 AM   Baghdad / follow Farah pumice   announced the Iraqi Trade Bank of the success of his participation as a manager issue in the process of global international Iraq bonds put forward for the first time, at a time when financial expert confirmed that Dr. Haider Abadi , the prime minister ‘s plans succeeded and paid off .

The government issued 1 billion dollars worth of bonds on the world market for five and a half years at a 100 percent issuance rate and a yield of 6.75 percent.

Citibank, JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank were co-directors of the bond issue, while the Iraqi Trade Bank was co-director.

The bond is rated B-Stable by global rating agencies Fitch and S & P. ​​Bonds are also expected to fall into the Irish stock market.

The government, along with the banks that manage the bond issue, has organized a wide range of offerings in London, Boston and New York, as they received a very positive interest from investors from global investment funds.

The proceeds exceeded the value of what was on the market more than seven times the amount required.

Faisal Al-Hims, General Manager of the Iraqi Trade Bank, said: “We are proud to have been involved in the issuance of bonds worth one billion dollars for the first time by the Iraqi government.”

“We are also pleased with the positive result we have gained from the global capital market, as the proceeds of the IPO exceeded several times was not reflected the confidence of the global capital market in the economic future of Iraq.”

Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi said at the weekly press conference that ” Iraq, the issuance of treasury bonds worth one billion dollars a few days ago without any external support, “adding that” requests to buy the Iraqi bond is very large, although the interest rate of 6.7 percent.

” He explained that” Iraq launched two years ago Treasury bonds to support his budget, but the requests were weak and interest rates Very high 11.5 percent, “adding that” the government is working to provide an environment conducive to investment. ”

According to the financial adviser to Prime Minister Dr. Mazhar Mohammed Saleh,” the move, “this move gives a strong signal to investors to deal with Iraq with high confidence,

The financing of the general budget by flexible external or international financial markets Global rather than multilateral financial institutions. ”

He pointed out that the important thing in this subject is the confidence of investors in the Iraqi economy and the strength of the national economy promising the victor in the front of the war on terrorism, and we are now reaping the results of the victory really.

The financial expert, Thamer al-Azzawi, told al-Sabah that the prime minister’s plans have borne fruit, despite the circumstances that the country has undergone in the past period.

He said: “The plans implemented by Dr. Abadi three years ago were well studied, especially with regard to capital.

​We succeeded in maintaining the dinar exchange rate while continuing to pay salaries and dues, maintaining the war against the enemy and achieving economic victories parallel to security.”

tlm724:   Very Happy

Shredd:    I wish I could impress upon everyone how big this news of the sovereign bonds is. Just look at the numbers…with a rate of nearly double of what it is today, the interest was weak but the appetite for investment now is strong.

For investors to buy these bonds, their due diligence was done. Their risk concerns are not stronger than their confidence in the returns.

​Furthermore, bond investors know that the better chances for a return beyond the principal they invested is in the early years of the issuance.

Finally, the big name administrators of this debt issuance is just a cherry on top. This further ensures us that Iraq has continued to economically mature.     Be encouraged y’all. I am!