Muscat, A tender of Government Treasury Bills,

issue number 068, was held at the Central Bank of Oman this week.

The results of issue are as follows: the total value of the allotted

Treasury bills amounted to RO 76.5 million, for a maturity period of 28

days, from 30th October until 28th November 2018. The average

accepted price reached 99.830 for every RO 100, and the minimum

accepted price arrived at 99.825 per RO 100. The average discount

rate and the average yield reached 2.21309% and 2.21685%,

respectively.

Note that the interest rate on the Repo operations with CBO is

2.802% for the period from 30/10/2018 to 5/11/2018 while the discount

rate on the Treasury Bills Discounting Facility with CBO is 3.552%, for

the same period.

Treasury Bills are short-term highly secured financial

instruments issued by the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) on behalf of

the Government, which help 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, 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.

Source: Oman News Agency