CBO issues treasury bills worth OMR26.5mn
November 12, 2019 | 5:04 PM
by ONA
The Central Bank of Oman. Photo: ONA

Muscat: Oman’s central bank raised OMR26.5 million by way of allotting treasury bills on Tuesday. The treasury bills are for a maturity period of 91 days, from Wednesday until February 12, 2020.

The average accepted price reached 99.528 for every OMR100, and the minimum accepted price arrived at 99.525 per OMR100. Whereas the average discount rate and the average yield reached 1.89273 per cent and 1.90171 per cent, respectively.

The interest rate on the Repo operations with CBO is 2.263 per cent for the period November 12, 2019 to November 18, 2019 while the discount rate on the Treasury Bills Discounting Facility with CBO is 3.013 per cent, for the same period.

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.

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