29 Mar '12, 10am

Singapore Issues 30 Year Singapore Government Bonds For The First Time

Singapore Issues 30 Year Singapore Government Bonds For The First Time

Before the issuance of the 30 year government bonds, the longest Singapore Government Securities (SGS) in Singapore is 20 years. Yesterday, history was made with the first issuance of 30 year bonds. The $2.1 billion issue was over subscribed by 2.26 times compared to 1.9 times the 20 year bonds in 2010. The 30 year bond was priced at 2.84% yield, compared to the 30 year US Treasury which yield about 3.3%. It is important however, to note that the US Treasury currently has a AA rating while SGS are AAA rated, the top rating for fixed income securities. The low yield and high subscription rate indicated very high demand for SGS, despite the low interest rate environment. It is an indication that many market players believe that the interest rates will probably remain low for a long time. According to the news article, … Read the full article → Related posts:Are Genting Singa...

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