UAE to issue first tranche of federal treasuries on May 9

Arab World Materials 28 April 2022 18:03 (UTC +04:00)

The United Arab Emirates' finance ministry said on Thursday it will issue on May 9 the first tranche of federal treasury bonds, as part of a plan to develop a local currency bond market, Trend reports with reference to Reuters.

The central bank will act as issuing and payment agent, the ministry said on Twitter.

The ministry said on April 20 it plans to raise 9 billion dirhams ($2.45 billion) with eight auctions between May and the end of the year, with varying tenors of two, three and five years in an initial phase and 10 years in the medium term.