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Tunisia: Launch of an international loan of $ 500 million

As part of the mobilization of external resources for 2016, Tunisia has issued bonds in the US market in the amount of 500 million US dollars. This loan bears an annual interest rate of 1.416% payable semi-annually and a maturity of 5 years. The scheduled due date is August 5, 2021. According to the statement of the BCT, « this emission was performed at advantageous financial conditions in terms of interest rates, which stood at 1.416%, benefiting from a very broad and diversified order book comprising a base of quality investors, and the amount of bids exceeding 6 times the announced amount, more than $ 3 billion US.  » This emission operation is guaranteed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), co-directed, Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the headquarters of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT).

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