The Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) will today hold an auction for the sale of interest-bearing treasury bonds with a maturity of ten years and six months of the open type with a fixed interest rate from issue number BG 20 400 16 219/27.01.2016 with a maturity date of July 27, 2026 ., BNB reported, BTA reported.

Papers for 200 million BGN are offered for sale with a 2.25 percent annual interest rate.

In September, the BNB held two auctions for government securities for a total of BGN 400 million.

The first achieved a weighted average annual return of 3.01 percent, and the second - 4.13 percent.

In the spring, the government sold government securities at between 0.55 and 1.33 percent annual yield.

The Ministry of Finance of Bulgaria placed on the international capital markets on September 15 bonds denominated in euros, in two tranches with a total amount of 2.25 billion euros.

The first tranche is for bonds with a maturity of 7 years, a volume of EUR 1.5 billion and an interest coupon of 4.125 percent.

The second tranche is for bonds with a maturity of 12 years, a volume of EUR 0.75 billion and an interest coupon of 4.625 percent.

The calendar of the Ministry of Finance envisages four auctions of government securities for a total of BGN 750 million in October.