BoG aids government to refinance ¢2.83bn 5-year bond

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The Bank of Ghana (BoG) supported the government to refinance ¢2.83 billion 5-year bond expected to have matured yesterday November 28, 2022.

The unfavourable pricing conditions are also a major concern as the yields have been hovering around above 30%.

The government’s difficult fiscal position has compelled the Central Bank to provide financial support to the budget. In most cases, it is structured as an overdraft.

Meanwhile, 26% of the 5-year bond were foreign holders, whereas the rest of the holders were both institutional and retail investors.

According to Joy Business, since August 2022, the government has been repaying maturities on notes and bonds with support from the BoG. This is because there’s no market appetite for rollovers.

Government records oversubscription of T-bills sale for second week running

Despite the financial challenges facing government, the government for the second week running recorded an oversubscription of Treasury bills sale, with regards to data from the Bank of Ghana. It secured a total of ¢2.39 billion, 9.9% more than the targeted amount of ¢2.176 billion.

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