Nigeria to raise 270-330 bln naira in bonds in Q4 -debt office

Nigerian naira notes are seen in this picture illustration March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/Illustration/File Photo

LAGOS, Oct 4 – Nigeria plans to raise between 270 billion naira and 330 billion naira ($857 million – $1.1 billion) in local currency-denominated bonds in the fourth quarter, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Wednesday.

The debt office said it would auction between 135-165 billion naira worth of bonds maturing in 2021 and the same amount of the debt maturing in 2027.

In its latest issuance calendar, the debt office said the bonds will be re-opened from previously issued debt.

Nigeria expects a shortfall of $7.5 billion for its 2017 budget, which it plans to raise in foreign loans from the World Bank, offshore and domestic markets.

$1 = 315.00 naira Reporting by Chijioke Ohuocha


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