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British Columbia Enters FX Swap

25 Nov 2002

The Province of British Columbia has entered into a foreign exchange swap to convert the proceeds of a recent CHF400 million (USD274.7 million) bond offering into Canadian dollars. An official in Victoria, British Columbia, said the province never takes on unhedged Swiss franc-denominated debt. The bond was issued in a foreign currency in order to take advantage of attractive foreign exchange rates between the Swiss franc and the Canadian dollar, he added, declining further comment.

25 Nov 2002