ÁKK buys HUF 24.9 bln of bonds at reverse auction

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The Government Debt Management Agency (ÁKK) bought HUF 24.9 bln of 2017/A bonds before maturity at a reverse auction today, Hungarian news agency MTI reported. ÁKK did not buy back any of the other bond series on offer which expires in December 2017.

In an unusual development, ÁKK bought back all the 2017/A bonds primary dealers bid to sell. 2017/A bonds mature on November 24, 2017.  

Average repurchase yield was 0.90%, 3 basis points over Tuesdayʼs twelve-month secondary market benchmark and one basis points up from the previous repurchase of the bond held two weeks earlier.

Demand and the early repurchase were up from the May 25 auction where ÁKK repurchased HUF 3.4 bln 2017/A bonds, little less than half of the bids, and did not buy back any 2017/B bonds which were also on offer.

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