June 06, 2018 | Cbonds
Receipts dropped to UAH 0.9 bln on June 5 from UAH 2 bln last week at the weekly local bond auction held by the Ukrainian Finance Ministry, which decided against offering foreign currency bonds. Instead, three-month local bonds raised UAH 484 mln and six-month bonds raised UAH 418 mln.
The government satisfied all 17 bids for 3M bonds resulting in a weighted average interest rate of 17.44% (vs. 17.41% on May 22). Meanwhile, the weighted interest rate for 6M bonds, which were bought by seven bidders, jumped to 17.41% from 17.23% a week ago.
MinFin left unsatisfied all three bids for 1Y bonds with asked interest rates ranging from 17.15% to 17.50%. Recall, the latest placement of 1Y bonds on May 15 was at 17.00%.
Evgeniya Akhtyrko: The government agreed on an interest rate hike on its 6M bonds, bringing it closer to the rate for 3M bonds. Like at the previous auction, it abstained from increasing the interest rates for its longer bonds. Obviously, market participants are appealing to the current uncertainty with receiving the IMF loan tranche in trying to push the government to raise interest rates for its local bonds.
We expect the demand for UAH-denominated local bonds will be low until the uncertainty with IMF loan tranche is resolved as the government is not likely to agree satisfy bids with significantly higher rates. However, this shortage is likely to be compensated by relatively high demand for FCY-denominated bonds (nearest placements are scheduled for June 12 and June 19).
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