Oman to float OMR150mn worth of bonds0

SourceTimes of Oman
SectorFinancial Markets

Muscat: Oman’s central bank has announced issue of government development bonds to the tune of OMR100 million. The issue, which will have a maturity of 3 years, will carry a coupon rate of of 4.756 per cent per annum. The issue will open for subscription between January 9 to 10, 2021 while the auction will be held on January 18, 2021. The issue settlement date will be on January 20, 2021. Interest on the new bonds will be paid semiannually on July 20 and January 20, every year until maturity date on January 20, 2024.Investors can apply for these bonds through the competitive bidding process.

Investors can submit bids through commercial licensed banks operating in the Sultanate. Investors with applications of OMR1 million and above can submit their bids directly to CBO after getting them endorsed from their banks. Prospectus and application forms can be obtained from any commercial licensed bank operating in the Sultanate, or through the CBO’s official website.The bonds are direct and unconditional obligations of the Government of Sultanate. The bonds can be used as collateral to obtain loans from any local commercial licensed bank.The bonds can also be traded at prevailing market rates through the more...