Over 56 trillion VND worth of G-bonds raised so far this year hinh anh 1State Treasury of Vietnam raises over 56 trillion VND (2.46 billion USD) through Government bond auctions so far this year (Source: Internet)

Hanoi (VNA) – The State Treasury of Vietnam has mobilised over 56 trillion VND (2.46 billion USD) through Government bond auctions in the Hanoi Stock Exchange since the beginning of this year.

In the latest auction held on May 16, 6 trillion VND (263.7 million VND) worth of G-bonds were offered, including five-year and seven-year bonds valued at 1 trillion VND (44 million USD) each, and 10-year and 15-year bonds at 2 trillion VND (88 million USD) each.

At this auction, a total of 3.98 trillion VND (147.9 million USD) was raised. Of the four terms, the State Treasury of Vietnam raised 500 billion VND (21.9 million USD) worth of five-year bonds with the average yield rate of 3 percent per year, 0.03 percent higher than that on May 2.

A total of 1.9 trillion VND (83.5 million USD) worth of 10-year bonds was sold at two separate auctions, with an interest rate of 4.23 percent per year.

Meanwhile, 1.58 trillion VND (69.4 million USD) was mobilised at two 15-year bond auctions wit an interest rate of 4.58 percent a year.

No bond was sold at the seven-year bond auction.

The National Financial Supervisory Commission has predicted that the G-bond market in 2018 will see modest changes against last year, thanks to the economic growth of more than 6.7 percent and inflation of below 4 percent.

The value of G-bonds issued in 2018 is estimated at some 180 trillion VND (7.92 billion USD), with the focus being on long-term maturity and keeping the interest rate at low levels.

G-bonds worth 159.9 trillion VND (7.03 billion USD) and having an average maturity of 13.52 years, up 4.81 years against 2016, were issued last year. The bonds had an average annual interest rate of some 6.07 percent, down 0.2 percentage points against 2016, according to the Ministry of Finance.-VNA