Israel sells first yen paper in 18 years

By Frank Jackman
30 Jul 2019

The state of Israel returned to the yen market for the first time in 18 years this week to raise ¥15bn ($140m) of seven year debt. The private placement marks the state’s third visit to the capital markets in 2019 and its first non-euro trade of the year.

The sovereign last sold a yen bond in December 2001, according to Dealogic. The previous issue raised ¥20bn of 3.5% 30 year callable debt sold through Morgan Stanley. The bond was first callable in December 2006, and then every five years thereafter at par.

Israel printed a ...

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