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GKP Completes $100m Bond Issue

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd., operator of the Shaikan Field in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, has announced the successful completion of the private placement of a 5-year senior unsecured $100 million bond issue (the “New Notes”). The New Notes will be issued at 100 percent of par and carry a 10 percent fixed semi-annual coupon. […]

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GKP may issue $100m Bond

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) has mandated Pareto Securities to arrange fixed income investor meetings in conjunction with a potential bond issue. Following these meetings, and subject to market conditions and acceptable terms, a 5-year senior unsecured bond issue of $100 million (the “New Notes”) may take place. The proceeds from the New Notes will be […]

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DNO Contemplates New Bond Issue

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas company with operations in Iraqi Kurdistan, is contemplating the issuance of a new, five-year senior unsecured bond with a minimum size of USD 400 million through a private placement. The coupon rate and the issue size will be determined during the accelerated book building commencing today. The net […]

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Genel Energy attempts to Refinance Bonds

Genel Energy has announced that it has instructed the trustee for the GENEL01 bonds (ISIN: NO 001 0710 882) (‘GENEL01’ or ‘the Bonds’) to summons a bondholders’ meeting to resolve a refinancing of the existing Bonds. The Company proposes to refinance GENEL01 through a partial early redemption and debt reduction by replacing the existing Bond Agreement […]

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Iraq plans New Bond Issue in 2018

By John Lee. Following Iraq’s successful return to the bond markets earlier this year, it is now reportedly planning a $2 billion sovereign bond issue in 2018. The Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI), Dr. Ali Mohsen Ismail Al-Allaq [Alak] (pictured), told Reuters that the plan is currently awaiting parliamentary approval. He added […]

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Huge Demand for Iraqi Govt Bonds

By John Lee. Iraq opened the books yesterday on its first independent bond sale in a decade. “Investor demand was huge,” writese Marcus Ashworth at Bloomberg. “The deal was seven times oversubscribed.” The $1-billion, dollar-denominated bond, maturing in March 2023, was expected yield 7 percent, but demand enabled that to be cut to 6.75 percent. […]

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Iraq to sell new USD Govt Bonds

By John Lee. The Financial Times reports that Iraq has appointed Citi, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan as joint bookrunners for a new five-year government bond. The issue is described as a dollar-denominated, long-dated, benchmark-scale bond; investor meetings scheduled over the coming days. In January, Iraq raised $1 billion of five-year bonds, guaranteed by the US, […]

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Genel Energy buys back Bonds at Discount

By John Lee. Genel Energy has decided to repurchase a nominal amount of USD 252.8 million of Bonds in connection with its recent Buy-Back Offer. The Bonds will be repurchased at the price offered by each bondholder up to and including 89.90% of par value. The Bonds are being repurchased at a weighted average price […]

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Genel Energy announces Bond Buy-Back Offer

Genel Energy Holding Company Limited has announced a reverse tender offer (the ‘Buy-Back Offer’) to holders of Genel Energy Finance plc’s (‘the Issuer’) USD 730 million GENEL01 PRO senior unsecured callable bonds with ISIN NO0010710882 (the ‘Bonds’). All bondholders, subject to legal constraints, are invited to offer Bonds to the Company, being the sole shareholder […]

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Fitch Revises Outlook on Iraq to Stable; Affirms at ‘B-‘

Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlook on Iraq’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to Stable from Negative and affirmed the IDR at ‘B-‘. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at ‘B-‘ and the Short-Term Foreign-Currency IDR at ‘B’. KEY RATING DRIVERS The revision of the Outlook reflects the following key rating drivers: Iraq’s fiscal […]

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