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Results of the OLO auction of 22/04/2014

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids for a total amount of EUR  2.465 billion, distributed into the following lines :

Read on - 22/04/2014 12:12 - Debt Agency

OLO-auction of 22/04/2014 : range

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that the range for the upcoming auction on Tuesday, 22 April 2014, has been determined at   EUR 2.0/2.5 billion

3 OLO lines will be auctioned :

1. OLO 3.00% 28/09/2019 ISIN BE0000327362 (OLO 67)
2. OLO 2.60% 22/06/2024 ISIN BE0000332412 (OLO 72)
3. OLO 5.00% 28/03/2035 ISIN BE0000304130 (OLO 44)

Read on - 17/04/2014 11:38 - Debt Agency

Results of the Treasury certificate auction of 15/04/2014

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 2.104 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312705743 - 17/07/2014
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.504
Weighted average yield : 0.150 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 4.19

ISIN Code : BE0312717862 - 16/04/2015
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.600
Weighted average yield : 0.176 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.86


See our Reuters page BELG/TC or Bloomberg page BELG - TC Auctions - Results.

Read on - 15/04/2014 11:50 - Debt Agency

OLO auction of 22/04/2014

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that the following 3 OLO lines will be auctioned on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 :

Read on - 14/04/2014 17:00 - Debt Agency

Media Invitation. Ivory Crush : Belgium destroys one and a half tonnes of seized ivory. Wednesday April 9th at 11am, Palais de Colonies, Avenue des Palais, 3080 Tervuren

36 500 elephants are killed every year for their ivory ; that is 100 per day, 4 per hour or 1 every fifteen minutes. The Belgian government is taking a firm stand to show their opposition to the illegal trade in ivory. On April 9th, 1553 kg of ivory seized by customs will be transported to the Palais des Colonies in Tervuren to be destroyed.  Ivory traffickers be warned : the ivory they attempt to smuggle into black markets will end up seized and destroyed.

Read on - 02/04/2014 10:58 - FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

Results of the Treasury certificate auction of 1/04/2014

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 2.635 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312705743 - 17/07/2014
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.240
Weighted average yield : 0.164 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 2.15

ISIN Code : BE0312707764 - 18/09/2014
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.395
Weighted average yield : 0.171 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 2.05


See our Reuters page BELG/TC or Bloomberg page BELG - TC Auctions - Results.

Read on - 01/04/2014 11:32 - Debt Agency

Buyback of OLO 23 and OLO 56 as of 1st April, 2014

Within the framework of its announced Buyback program for bonds coming to maturity within 12 months, the Belgian Debt Agency has started quoting bid prices on a special window on the MTS AM electronic platform as of today April 1st, to buy back both its OLO 23 (ISIN : BE0000282880) having a current outstanding of 6.220.187.158 EUR and its OLO 56 (ISIN : BE0000316258), having a current outstanding of 9.785.000.000 EUR.

Both bonds have their final maturity on 28th  March  2015.

Read on - 01/04/2014 09:47 - Debt Agency

Federal Government Debt at end February 2014

The Belgian Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 384.63 billion as of 28 February 2014. Debt issued or taken over by the federal government amounted to EUR 384.30 billion, and the institutions for which the federal government supports the debt service, registered a debt of EUR 0.32 billion.

In net terms (i.e. deducting financial deposits and investments, as well as securities owned by the Treasury), the Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 366.24 billion.

Read on - 18/03/2014 10:26 - Debt Agency

New OLO 73 - Pricing

Press release from the Belgian Debt Agency

The 3% EURO 5 billion OLO73 benchmark issue, maturing 22nd June, 2034 for the KINGDOM OF BELGIUM, rated Aa3/AA/AA, is now priced.


Issue/Reoffer price 98.816, to yield  3.08 %, equivalent to 58 bps over mid swaps.


Payment date 18th March, 2014. Short first coupon on 22nd June, 2014. Listing Brussels.


Belgian law. No XD, no NP.FM2 (with prior consultation with the issuer) applies. Fees total 22.5 cts.


Reg S Category 1, 144A eligible,  CAC  FCA / ICMA Stabilisation.


Joint leads and books : Barclays , HSBC, RBS and SG CIB.


Co-lead group : Banco Santander, BNP Paribas Fortis, Crédit Agricole CIB, Citi, Deutsche Bank, ING, J.P. Morgan, KBC Bank, Morgan Stanley, Natixis and Nomura International.
Selling group : ABN-Amro, BBVA, Belfius, Commerzbank, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies International, Nordea and Scotia Capital. 

Read on - 11/03/2014 14:39 - Debt Agency