Cyprus Mail
Cyprus

Government makes early partial repayment to IMF

The Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) said that the government made a partial debt repayment earlier this month to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

“The prepayment of the order of €0.3bn reduced the outstanding balance of the loan to €0.7bn,” the PDMO said in a statement on its website. “The prepayment (is) related to tranches carrying a higher interest rate than the current market rates”.

The government issued an €850m seven-year bond less than a month ago at an average yield of 2.8 per cent to refinance more expensive debt, including an amount of €280 to the IMF which, on June 8, welcomed the government’s intention.

Finance minister Harris Georgiades said in May that the government could save up to 0.5 percentage in interest with the repayment.

As part of Cyprus’s bailout agreed in March 2013, the IMF extended a €1bn loan.

Related Posts

Noose is tightening around Turkish Cypriots

CM Guest Columnist

Paphos municipalities get state-of-the-art street sweepers

Kyriacos Nicolaou

Bird flu identified at two locations in Famagusta area, poultry owners warned to be alert

Kyriacos Nicolaou

Mandatory road-safety messages to be included in ads for cars and alcohol

Kyriacos Nicolaou

Paphos police book 26 for traffic violations, one arrest

Kyriacos Nicolaou

Investigation into string of burglaries leads to three arrests

Kyriacos Nicolaou