It is added moreover that under the exchange, domestic law bonds of e1/41 billion, that are due to expire within the EU-IMF programme period, will be replaced by new bonds with the same coupon rates
but with the maturity dates of the new securities extended to outside the programme period.
The tax-free bonds, distributed under two series of 10 years and 15 years, offer coupon rates
of 7.22% and 7.38%, respectively, for institutional and high net worth investors (HNIs).
The fourth and the fifth tranches were issued in the amount of USD1bn each with coupon rates
of 2.875% and 4.125% and maturities on 24 February 2022 and on 24 February 2042, respectively.
State-run Krung Thai Bank (KTB.BK), Thailand's second biggest lender, has fixed coupon rates
for a 10-year subordinated debenture, which will be issued by mid-February, reports Reuters.
Wrapped notes receive a higher credit rating, allowing companies to raise higher proceeds at lower coupon rates
If the debt is purchased at par, expected inflation will also be reflected by the difference in the coupon rates
. In fact, this was one of the arguments put forward as to why these instruments will be beneficial; they will provide indirect evidence on expected inflation.
will be reset twice a year thereafter, based on auction results of regular 10-year government bonds, and interest payments will also be made twice a year, the ministry said in a statement.
That is not to say the new loans would necessarily require higher coupon rates
. Most of the market movement was Treasury rates falling while commercial lending rates stayed more or less constant.
With the repayment of the debt from many mergers hinging on subsequent sales of assets, acquirers turned to new sources of temporary financing from commercial and investment banks and made innovative use of bonds with deferred interest payments and variable coupon rates
. Because bondholders were dissatisfied with losses occasioned by downgradings in the wake of unanticipated restructurings, many corporations included protection against this special risk in their new bond issues to reduce borrowing costs.
The first four coupon rates
were set on 2 December 2011 at 9.99%, while the fifth to eighth coupon were determined at 9.74%.