SBP to issue 2 Year PIB as it sets Auction Target of Rs.3.90 trillion for next three months

October 31, 2020 (MLN): The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced the auction calendar for November 2020 to January 2021 in which it plans to raise Rs.3.905 trillion through the sale of Government Securities.

The amount maturing during the next three months is Rs.2.912 trillion showing a net borrowing requirement of Rs.993 billion by the government.

The SBP plans to auction Rs.2.40 trillion in short term Market Treasury Bills (MTB), Rs.375 billion in Fixed Rate Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIBs), Rs.980 billion in Floating Rate PIBs (PIBFRR), Rs.105 billion in Variable Rental Rate GOP Ijara Sukuk and Rs.45 billion in Fixed Rental Rate GOP Ijara Sukuk.

The 10 Year Fixed Rate PIB to be issued from December 2020 will be a fresh issue with its coupon revised down from 10% to 8%.

The Floating rate coupon PIBs target amount has been divided evenly between semi-annual and Quarterly Coupon bonds for 3, 5 and 10 years at Rs.420 billion with an addition Rs.140 billion being set as the target for a new 2 year quarterly coupon payment floating rate PIB. The coupon rate for the 2 year PIB is set at 7.158% and will be reset fortnightly.

The quarterly coupon PIBs will be the reopening of Oct 22, 2020 issue with the coupon rate of 7.1178% for 3, 5 and 10 years, while the semi-annual bonds will be a fresh issue with the coupon rate set at 7.20% for 3, 5 and 10 years.

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Posted on: 2020-10-31T13:40:00+05:00

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