CBO announces Treasury Bills tender results

MUSCAT: A tender of Government Treasury Bills, issue number 483 was held at the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) this week. The results of the issue are as follows: The total value of the allotted Treasury bills amounted to RO 25 million, for a maturity period of 91 days, from January 2 until April 3.
The average accepted price reached 99.405 for every RO 100 while the minimum accepted price arrived at 99.405 per RO 100. The average discount rate and the average yield reached 2.38654 per cent and 2.40082 per cent respectively.
The interest rate on the Repo operations with CBO is 3.003 per cent for the period from 1/1/2019 to 7/1/2019 while the discount rate on the Treasury Bills Discounting Facility with CBO is 3.753 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 the added advantage of ready liquidity through discounting and repurchase facilities (Repo) offered by the CBO.
Furthermore, the Treasury Bills promote the local money market by creating a benchmark yield curve for short-term interest rates.
Additionally, the Government (MOF) may also resort to this instrument whenever felt necessary for financing its recurrent expenditures. — ONA