HNX offloads 1.26 billion USD of gov’t bonds in February hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) sold 28.3 trillion VND (1.26 billion USD) worth of government bonds issued by the State Treasury of Vietnam in eight auctions in February.

This marked an increase of 15.8 percent compared with January.

The coupon rate of the three-year bonds sold ranged from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent per year, while for the five-year bonds, it ranged from 6.29 percent to 6.6 percent per year. The coupon rate of the 15-year bonds was 7.65 percent per year.

Compared with January, the coupon rate of the three-year bonds in February fell by some 0.28 percent per year, five-year bonds dropped by some 0.29 percent per year and 15-year bonds remained the same.

On the secondary market, the total volume of government bonds sold by the outright method reached more than 493 million, worth 51.6 trillion VND (2.3 billion USD), in February, marking a 52.1 percent increase in value over January.

Trading volume through repurchase agreements (repos) was 261 million bonds, worth over 25.3 trillion VND (1.13 billion USD), up 111 percent compared with the previous month.

Foreign investors bought more than 6.5 trillion VND (291 million USD) worth of bonds and sold more than 3 trillion VND (134 million USD) of them under the outright method.

Sales transactions under the repos method by foreigners reached a value of 90 billion VND (4.03 million USD), while no buying transactions were recorded.-VNA