CBO issues treasury bills worth OMR35mn

Business Tuesday 25/May/2021 14:57 PM
CBO issues treasury bills worth OMR35mn

Muscat: Oman’s central bank raised OMR35 million by way of allotting treasury bills on Tuesday.

The treasury bills are for a maturity period of 91 days, from May 26, 2021, until August 25, 2021.

The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) acts as the issue manager and provides the added advantage of ready liquidity through discounting and repurchase facilities (Repo).

The average accepted price reached 99.806 for every OMR100, and the minimum accepted price arrived at 99.805 per OMR100.  The average discount rate and the average yield reached 0.77641 per cent and 0.77792 per cent, respectively.

It may be noted that the interest rate on the Repo operations with CBO is 0.5 per cent while the discount rate on the treasury bills discounting facility with CBO is 0.75 per cent. Furthermore, treasury bills promote the local money market by creating a benchmark yield curve for short-term interest rates.

Additionally, the government may also resort to this instrument whenever felt necessary for financing its recurrent expenditures.