Ukraine raises UAH 2.2 bln from local bonds, cuts 3Y bond rates
Ukraine’s Finance Ministry raised UAH 2.15 bln at its weekly bond auction on Oct. 8 after raising UAH 0.08 bln at the auction last week. MinFin offered 6M, 1Y and 3Y UAH-denominated bonds. The lion’s share of auction’s receipts, UAH 2.12 bln, came from the sale of 3Y bonds to 16 out of 20 bidders at a weighted average interest rate of 15.42% (vs. 15.52% three weeks ago). In addition, seven out of eight bidders were successful in buying 6M bonds for UAH 27 mln at 15.65%. On top of that, MinFin satisfied all three bids for 1Y bonds for UAH 8 mln at 15.09% (the same interest rate as last week).
Evgeniya Akhtyrko: Revenue from the weekly bond auction has been restored from the drop last week. Apparently, non-resident investors renewed their interest in mid-term UAH-denominated debt.
Nevertheless, last week’s demarche of non-residents demonstrated a high sensitivity of Ukraine’s primary bond market to the dramatically developing political situation. The spikes in political uncertainty are likely to adversely affect the willingness of international investors to buy Ukrainian debt securities next week.