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Iraq Abandons Govt Bond Issue

By John Lee. Reuters quotes Iraqi Deputy Finance Minister Fathil Nabi as saying that Iraq has abandoned its plan to issue international bonds because the yield it would have to pay was too high. The required return on the bonds reportedly forced Finance minister Hoshiyar Zebari (pictured) to halt the plan to raise up to […]

Moody's Rates Iraqi Govt Bonds

Moody's Investors Service has today assigned a provisional rating of (P)Caa1 to Government of Iraq's planned USD-bond issuance, with a stable outlook. The rating was initiated by Moody's Investors Service and was not requested by the rated entity. It is being assigned ahead of planned issuance of USD-denominated debt by the Iraqi government in the […]

KRG to Enter Bond Market

By Simon Kent. After months of talks, the Kurdish Regional Government says it has authorisation from Baghdad to issue bonds, in a move aimed at easing growing financial pains in the semi autonomous region. According to Bloomberg, the region needs approximately $1.4 billion to balance its books. Quoting IBN blogger Robert Tollast, the report noted how the KRG […]

KRG to Borrow Internationally

By John Lee. BasNews, citing an anonymous source, reports that one German and one American bank have expressed interest in lending to Erbil, if it proves its ability to repay the loan and interest. The KRG Parliament recently passed a bill allowing the government to borrow up to $5 billion (6 trillion iraqi dinars), at […]

DNO Completes $400m Bond Placement

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, has completed the placement of USD 400 million of new, five-year senior unsecured bonds with a coupon rate of 8.75 percent and an issue price of 87.5 percent of par value. The bond placement received strong investor demand across international markets and its combination of a fixed […]

Genel Energy Secures Additional Funding

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that it has completed its issue of the U.S. $230 million 7.5% senior unsecured bonds due 14 May 2019. As part of the issue of the bonds, Genel Energy Finance 3 plc (as issuer) and Genel Energy plc (as parent) entered into a bond agreement on 9 April […]

Genel, ShaMaran Issue Bonds

By John Lee. Genel Energy has announced that it has completed its issue of $500 million of 7.5% senior unsecured bonds due 2019. Also, ShaMaran Petroleum has announced the listing on Oslo Børs of the USD 150 million senior secured bond issued by its wholly owned subsidiary, General Exploration Partners, Inc. The bonds carry a […]

GKP Investors Relax

By John Lee. The Telegraph reports that an encouraging update on its fund-raising plans provided some much needed cheer for Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) on the stock market. The Kurdistan-focused oil producer had slumped in recent weeks, amid speculation that the company’s key bond sale was running into trouble. The company announced last month that […]

Gulf Keystone to Raise $250m Debt

Gulf Keystone has announced that it has mandated Deutsche Bank and Pareto Securities to arrange a series of fixed income investor meetings in the US, Europe and Asia commencing 20 March 2014. A debt offering of up to US$250 million in accordance with Reg S/144A is expected to follow, subject to market conditions. On 13 […]