Muscat: The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) raised OMR75 million by way of allotting treasury bills on Tuesday.
The treasury bills are for a maturity period of 91 days, from November 24, 2021 until February 23, 2022.
The average accepted price reached 99.820 for every OMR100, and the minimum accepted price arrived at 99.815 per OMR100. Whereas the average discount rate and the average yield reached 0.72332 per cent and 0.72462 per cent, respectively.
The treasury bills are short-term highly secured financial instruments issued by the CBO on behalf of the Government, which helps the licensed commercial banks to gainfully invest their surplus funds, with added advantage of ready liquidity through discounting and repurchase facilities (Repo) offered by the Central Bank.
Further, treasury bills promote the local money market by creating a benchmark yield curve for short-term interest rates. Also, the Government (MOF) may also resort to this instrument whenever felt necessary for financing its recurrent expenditures.