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Kenya: bonds

Central bank of Kenya has multiple interests in the development of bond markets. At a fundamental level the government Treasury bond helps to fund budget deficits. It is important to note that Central Bank of Kenya has increased its issuance of long-term Treasury bonds currently with 12-year tenor thus increasing the maturity period of government debt. Also Central Bank acts as agents for the government in various aspects of the management of government debt. They oversee clearance and settlement system and they are responsible for the stability of the financial system often directly supervising banks. This multiplicity of interest means that the policy issues that arise are very diverse.

Outstanding bond issues

Сurrency Outstanding bond issues Cumulative volume
sovereign
KES 151 2 460 875 852 000
USD 4 4 750 000 000
corporate
KES 22 85 101 790 000
USD 2 196 343 180

Sovereign rating

Rating AgencyRatingRating scaleDate
Dagong Global *** International scale rating (foreign curr.) ***
Dagong Global *** International scale rating (local curr.) ***
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) *** Country Risk Classifications ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- foreign currency ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- local currency ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Foreign Currency LT ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Local Currency LT ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (foreign curr.) ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (local curr.) ***
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Latest bond issues

issue ISIN coupon volume end of placement maturity date
Kenya, TB 15apr2019 3m - Domestic bonds 0% 6 451 250 000  KES 01/10/2019 04/15/2019
Kenya, TB 15jul2019 6m - Domestic bonds 0% 18 763 730 000  KES 01/10/2019 07/15/2019
Kenya, TB 13jan2020 12m - Domestic bonds 0% 23 728 840 000  KES 01/10/2019 01/13/2020
Kenya, TB 8apr2019 3m - Domestic bonds 0% 1 262 620 000  KES 01/03/2019 04/08/2019
Kenya, TB 8jul2019 6m - Domestic bonds 0% 3 310 290 000  KES 01/03/2019 07/08/2019
Kenya, TB 6jan2020 12m - Domestic bonds 0% 11 830 940 000  KES 01/03/2019 01/06/2020
Kenya, TB 1apr2019 3m - Domestic bonds 0% 1 022 730 000  KES 12/27/2018 04/01/2019
Kenya, TB 1jul2019 6m - Domestic bonds 0% 2 550 750 000  KES 12/27/2018 07/01/2019
Kenya, TB 30dec2019 12m - Domestic bonds 0% 7 349 570 000  KES 12/27/2018 12/30/2019
Kenya, TB 25mar2019 3m - Domestic bonds 0% 2 805 550 000  KES 12/20/2018 03/25/2019

World Bond market statistics

Quarterly indices

Type: III 2018 II 2018 I 2018 IV 2017 III 2017 II 2017 I 2017
BIS volume of international-bond market of emerging countries
[10293] Kenyan international bonds, USD bln 4.800 4.800 4.800 2.800 2.800 2.800 2.800
BIS net issues of international-bond market of emerging countries
[10469] International-bond net issue of Kenya, USD bln 0.000 0.000 2.000 0.000 0.000 0.000  

New issues of Emerging markets International Bonds

Yearly indices

Type: 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Annual new International Bonds issues (Africa)
[19815] Annual new issues of Kenya sovereign international bonds, USD bln 2.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 2.750
[19861] Annual new issues of Kenya corporate international bonds, USD bln 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
[19907] Annual new issues of Kenya corporate international bonds, (financial sector) USD bln 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
[19953] Annual new issues of Kenya corporate international bonds, (non-financial sector) USD bln 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Emerging Markets International Bonds

Monthly indices

Type: Dec 2018 Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Aug 2018 Jul 2018 Jun 2018
Volume of African International Bonds Markets
[21781] Kenya international bonds, USD bln 4.853 4.853 4.853 4.856 4.856 4.856 4.859
[21827] Kenya corporate international bonds, USD bln 0.103 0.103 0.103 0.106 0.106 0.106 0.109
[21873] Kenya sovereign international bonds, USD bln 4.750 4.750 4.750 4.750 4.750 4.750 4.750
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Currencies

Daily indices

Type: 01/17/2019 01/16/2019 01/15/2019 01/14/2019 01/11/2019 01/10/2019 01/09/2019
Exchange Rates (Emerging Markets)
[12589] USD/KES 101.7140 101.7449 101.8031 101.7775 101.7250 101.6247 101.7258
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Macroeconomic Indicators (World economy)

Monthly indices

Type: Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Aug 2018 Jul 2018 Jun 2018 May 2018
Inflation Rate (World), % to the same period of the previous year
[15607] Inflation Rate (Kenya) 5.58 5.53 5.70 4.04 4.35 4.28 3.95
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Yearly indices

Type: 2017 2016 2015 2014
Government Debt to GDP (World), %
[15259] Government Debt to GDP(Kenya) 57.10 55.20 52.80 49.80

Bonds prices

issue volume maturity date bid prices ask prices
date bid price yield date ask price yield
Kenya, 5.875% 24jun2019, USD   USD 06/24/2019 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 ** *.**
Kenya, 6.875% 24jun2024, USD   USD 06/24/2024 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
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