Bulgaria's Finance Ministry Successfully Placed 10,5-Year BGN-Denominated GS Issue

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry launched a new 10.5-year BGN-denominated government securities (GS) issue with maturityJuly 14, 2025.

At the auction held on January 12, GS to the amount of BGN 50 million were successfully placed, with the average weighted yield being 3,09%, according to a media statement of the Finance Ministry.

Finance Ministry Reopens 7-Year Issue of EUR-Denominated Govt Securities

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has reopened the 7 year issue of EUR denominated Government Securities (GS) issued on April 30, 2014 with maturity February 12, 2021.

At the auction held on November 24, 2014 GS to the amount of BGN 35 million were placed at an annual average weighted yield of 2.28%

'Blue Belle' sapphire sets new world record

A sapphire known as the Blue Belle of Asia has set a new world record after selling for more than 17 million dollars at a rare jewellery auction in Geneva, Christie's said.
The 392.52-carat gem was snapped up by a private collector Tuesday night for 16.965 million Swiss Francs ($17.29 million, 13.87 million euros), the highest ever for a sapphire at auction.

Greece sells 1.138 billion euros of 6-month T-bills, yield steady

Greece sold 1.138 billion euros (1.42 billion US dollar) of six-month treasury bills on Wednesday to roll over a maturing issue, the country's debt agency PDMA said.

The T-bills were priced to yield 2.0 percent, unchanged from a previous sale in October. The sale's bid-cover ratio was 2.09, down from 2.67 in the previous sale.