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Iraq enters bond market alone for the first time in 10 years to collect $1 billion

Editor Mustapha Saad. Wednesday 2 August 2017 17:51
Sumerian news/Baghdad

Iraq began marketing the first billion in bond issuance of international debt sell solo since 2006 in an effort to overcome decades of unrest.

Iraq seeks, in possession of huge oil reserves, behind the bond market investors to attract Allen shaeh alluring profits which will be necessary to allay fears caused by wars and record rise of organizing "ISIS".

Iraq issued one billion dollars in bonds may last January but this offering included the American Government. And Iraq alone this time.

Issued document showed a bank that manages process indicative pricing principled bonds, with maturity five and a half years, when early seven percent.

This level of "catchy" from the perspective of some fund managers where he brings good return compared with other emerging markets suffer from conflicts such as Ukraine.

The deal is expected to attract strong demand from American and European investors who are looking to emerging markets proceeds cannot get elsewhere.

Fund managers said that likely to obsess about pension funds and sovereign wealth funds and fund managers share the good version.

Iraq needs external funding to plug a deficit budget room where falling oil prices since 2014 and slowing the pace of financial reforms needed by the country to swell the deficit to reach 25 trillion dinars (21.44 billion dollars) for the year 2017 as the bond prospectus.

There's also 23.3 trillion dinar expected collected through domestic and external borrowing by Iraq budget supplemental in 2017.

Expected commercial banks and bond investors and international lenders, including institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and organization for economic cooperation and development, about 11.5 trillion dinars.

Iraq gets support from institutions financing development projects is his supposed guarantee for investors.

When compared with countries with a similar rating level emerging markets such as Ukraine and Ghana, Iraq has the advantage of the absence of concerns about his ability to pay and the availability of large pledges from donors regarding reconstruction.

Iraq characterized by low credit risk on other similar countries but the forthcoming parliamentary elections in the spring of 2018 and the subsequent political instability pose risks to be taken into account when the final pricing, said fund managers.

Iraq also bonds may benefit from the extra liquidity come from revenue-hungry investors out of high risk assets.

Representatives of the promotional tour of Iraq met with fixed income investors in the United States earlier this week and had also interviewed in London, Boston and New York.

Citigroup manages Deutsche Bank Morgan. process management.

And Iraq holds a B Rating with a stable Outlook from credit rating agency standard & Poors and Fitch.

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