Yield on Egypt’s T-bills hits highest level since November 2020

The average yield on 91-day notes registered 13.14%

  
A woman walks past the Central Bank of Egypt's headquarters in downtown Cairo March 17, 2013. Image used for illustrative purpose

A woman walks past the Central Bank of Egypt's headquarters in downtown Cairo March 17, 2013. Image used for illustrative purpose

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Cairo –  The yield on three-month treasury bills (T-bills) offered by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) on Tuesday reached its highest level since November 2020.

The average yield on 91-day notes registered 13.14% after accepting EGP 8.32 billion in orders, below the target of EGP 10.5 billion, according to data on the CBE’s website.

On Tuesday, the CBE offered T-bills and bonds worth EGP 23.5 billion on behalf of the Ministry of Finance.

Meanwhile, the yield on 266-day notes recorded 13.38% at a value of EGP 11.6 billion, higher than the target of EGP 8 billion.

The issuance will be used to finance the country’s budget deficit. State-run banks are the top purchasers of the government debt instruments.

In April, the CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to leave interest rates unchanged for the third time in a row during 2021.

In November 2020, the MPC reduced the overnight deposit rate, the overnight lending rate, and the rate of the main operation by 0.5% to 8.25%, 9.25%, and 8.75%, respectively.

Source: Mubasher

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