According to the annual review of the international capital market issued by Global Capital (http://bit.ly/2EnObgJ), Ukraine’s return to the international loan market in September last year was acknowledged as the best transaction of 2017 in the region Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Last autumn, Ukraine issued Eurobonds amounting 3 billion USD with the maturity term of 15 years (https://goo.gl/ZgMeB6). A part of the revenues from this emission was used for the buy-out/exchange of the bonds due to be re-paid in 2019 and 2020. These are the years when the highest debt amount is to be re-paid to the creditors.
Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk stressed the importance of the last year’s return of Ukraine to the international loan market for the public debt management.
“This is an active operation which is an important step for the effective public debt management. The successful placement of the Ukrainian Eurobonds means that investors trust Ukraine. But the most important point is that this placement is a step towards the future stabilization of our financial system.”
Yuriy Butsa emphasized the importance of the coordinated work of the team of professionals who prepared this historical transaction.
“This acknowledgement is especially pleasant for us given the record number of bond placements in the region in 2017 amounting approx. 200 billion USD. This is one more reason to say thank you to all teams which prepared this historical transaction. Further steps will follow.”