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SBP raises R496.37bn through PIB-PFL auction

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November 15, 2023 (MLN): The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) conducted an auction on Wednesday in which it sold Pakistan Investment Bond – Floating Rate (PIB-FRR) semiannual and quarterly worth Rs496.37 billion for 2, 3, 5 and 10 years against a target of Rs280bn.

SBP received bids worth Rs946.57bn for PIB-FRR semiannual and Rs231bn for PIB-FRR quarterly, out of which the central bank accepted Rs432.44bn and Rs63.926bn respectively.

The central bank picked up Rs3bn through the sale of 2 years and Rs60.93bn through the sale of 3-year quarterly PIB-FRR quarterly.

The total amount of Rs63.926bn raised through PIB-FRR quarterly includes Rs60bn raised through competitive bids and the remaining Rs3.926bn through non-competitive bids.

Additionally, Rs285.568bn was raised through the 5-year PIB-FRR semiannual, while Rs146.876bn was raised through the 10-year semiannual bond.

The total sum raised through 5-year and 10-year semiannual bonds represents Rs408.479bn raised by SBP through competitive bids and the remaining Rs23.965bn raised through non-competitive bids.

The cut-off price for the 2-year and 3-year PIB-FRR quarterly was Rs99.0041 and Rs98.0138 respectively.

While for the PIB-FRR semiannual, the cutoff was Rs96.9149 for the 5-year bond and for the 10-year one it stood at Rs94.3547

The settlement date for the successful bids is November 16, 2023.

To note, the target for the PIB-FRR semiannual was to raise Rs120bn through the sale of 5-year and 10-year PIB, Rs60bn each.

In the case of PIB-FRR quarterly, it was to raise Rs160bn with the sale of 2-year and 3-year PIB-FRF, Rs80bn each.

The central bank, in the last auction held on November 01 sold PIBs-FRR worth Rs341.276bn for 2, 3, 5 and 10 years against a target of Rs280bn.


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Posted on: 2023-11-15T21:12:55+05:00