Chaos with state properties

Shortly before the country was forced to sign its first bailout agreement in 2010 there were proposals for the utilization of the state's real estate by issuing a bond guaranteeing the approximately 72,000 properties managed by the Hellenic Public Properties Company (ETAD) to finance the debt, with talk about the possibility of raising 50 billion euros.

Serbia sells eight-year gov't bonds for 63.15 bln dinars

BELGRADE - The Serbian Public Debt Administration on Thursday announced it had sold eight-year dinar-denominated government bonds at an auction for 63.15 bln dinars.

In a statement, the Administration said an issue of eight-year Serbian government bonds, maturing on October 26, 2031 and first issued on October 24, 2023, had been reopened earlier in the day.

Turkish stock exchange hopeful of 2024

In 2023, the BIST100 index remained below the performance of 2022 and inflation, but there is a premium of about 35 percent. The policy based on high-interest rates, which changed with the new economic management after the elections, mobilized alternative markets. Interest rates, foreign exchange and gold protected investors relatively from inflation compared to the stock market.

Private lender İşbank issues green bonds

İşbank, the largest private lender by asset, has become the first bank to issue Turkish Lira-denominated green bonds in Türkiye.

In a filing with Borsa Istanbul, the bank said it completed the issuance of the 500 million lira nominal valued green bonds with 728 days of maturity.

Bonds with floating rates and quarterly coupon payments were sold to qualified investors.