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Spain sells 4.8 bln euros of debt at auction

Source: Reuters - Thu 6th Apr 2017
Spain sells 4.8 bln euros of debt at auction

Spain sold EU4.8 Bln of debt at an auction of 4 bonds on Thursday, with yields mixed as investors looked for further monetary policy guidance from 2 of the world's largest economic blocks.

The Spanish Treasury had aimed to sell between EU500 Mln and EU1 Bln of the inflation-linked, and between EU3.5 Bln and EU4.5 Bln in the other three papers.

The inflation-linked bond, due November 30, 2024, with a 1.8% coupon, sold EU876 Mln at an average yield of 0.113% compared to 0.159% at the bond's last auction in February. Demand for the bond was 2.0% 1.4% 2 months ago.

The Treasury sold EU1.9 Bln of a bond due Jan. 31, 2020 with a 1.4% coupon at an average yield of 0.126% and a bid-to-cover ratio - a measure of demand - of 1.6%.

It sold EU1.3 Bln of the current 10-year benchmark bond due April 30, 2027, with a 1.5% coupon at a yield of 1.610%, slightly lower than 1.684% when it last auctioned in March. Demand for the bond was 1.7 times supply after 1.4 last month.

The longest dated, July 30, 2041, 4.7% bond sold EU792 Mln for 2.666% and at a bid-to-cover ratio of 1.5%. The bond was last sold in December at an average yield of 2.569% and with demand over supply of 1.5%.

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