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Catalan Government to issue retail bonds again

Residents in Catalonia will be able to buy treasury bonds from the Catalan Government in April for the fourth time since 2010. The money will be used for interest repayments, in May, of a former bonds auction. The exact interest rate or the amounts to be raised are still unknown but the Catalan Government’s Deputy Finance Minister has said they hope to get “as much as possible”.

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27 February 2012 11:18 PM

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Barcelona (ACN).- The Catalan Government will turn to citizens once again to raise money to pay off its debts. For the fourth time since 2010, the Government is planning to issue treasury bonds that can be bought by locals at profitable interest rates. The money will be used for repaying the interest of former bond auctions, which are due next May.


The exact interest rate or the amounts of money that the Government aims to raise are still unknown, although they would need at least \u20AC2 billion to meet the 2010 auction that now has to be repaid. The Catalan Government\u2019s Deputy Finance Minister, Albert Carreras, said in an interview on Catalan radio that they expect to raise as much as possible.

In October, the Catalan Government issued \u20AC3.7 bilion on one and two year bonds by paying a 4.75% and 5.25% interest rate, respectively. \u201CWe are looking for liquidity\u201D, said Carreras, who admitted that they need the money to pay for the previous auctions.

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  • A press ad announcing some months ago the Catalan Government's retail bonds (by ACN)

  • A press ad announcing some months ago the Catalan Government's retail bonds (by ACN)