CBO issues treasury bills worth RO 38m

MUSCAT: A tender of Government Treasury Bills, issue number 41, was held at the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) this week.
The results of issue are as follows: The total value of the allotted Treasury bills amounted to RO 38 million, for a maturity period of 28 days, from September 13 until October 11, 2017.
The average accepted price reached 99.920 for every RO 100, and the minimum accepted price arrived at 99.920 per RO 100.
Whereas the average discount rate and the average yield reached 1.04286 per cent and 1.04369 per cent, respectively.
The interest rate on the Repo operations with CBO is 1.736 per cent for the period from September 12 to September 18, while the discount rate on the Treasury Bills Discounting
Facility with CBO is 2.486 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 added advantage of ready liquidity through discounting and repurchase facilities (Repo) offered by the Central Bank.
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

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