• Monday, February 20 2017

    - The Finance Minister announced the reopening of the issuance made past 08 February by the Treasury, when they sold ARS25bn worth in bonds to Banco Nacion. According to the resolution issued today, the Treasury will sell up to ARS16.7bn to Banco Nacion in 13 tranches starting next 23 February. This transaction is part of the financing programming stablished by the Treasury for this year.


    - According to the latest elections results in Ecuador, the National Electoral Council reported tha

  • Thursday, February 16 2017

    - The Finance Ministry made official the reopening of two issuances of Treasury Bonds (BOTES, in Spanish) maturing in 2021 and 2026 for maximum amounts of ARS12.5bn for the first and ARS6.12bn for the later, both carrying the original 18.2% and 15.5% coupons. The 2026’s amount would be complemented by another ARS6.38bn issued under the same instrument but not awarded in 2016, which the Ministry ordered adding to the budget for its execution this year. Meanwhile, ARS17.2bn in BOTES maturing in 2023 and carrying a 16% coupon were

  • Wednesday, February 15 2017

    - The Central Bank carried away its first monthly Lebac issuance on the same day that matured another tranche of these instruments for a total of ARS235bn. Nevertheless, what would have been a massive liquidity injection was almost entirely absorbed by the renewal of these instruments in accordance with the anti-inflationary policy, while the rate was cut 100bps now standing at 22.75%. As for the reference monetary policy rate, the BCRA left unchanged this rate at 24.75%. Overall, the monetary institution sold ARS244.4bn of notes d

  • Tuesday, February 14 2017

    - The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA, in Spanish) faces the maturity of ARS235bn in Lebac, which represents c30% of the monetary base – in its first monthly auction for this instrument. Local analysts expect that the BCRA will meet its obligations and will manage to renew these instruments. Moreover, the expectation is for the monetary authority will keep its Lebac rate with no modification, which is currently at 23.2%.

    Dominican Republic

    - The IMF mission in the Dominican Republic finished


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