Temasek Holdings has pulled off another trailblazing fund raising exercise, bringing more depth to the local debt market. Yesterday, it sold $1 billion of bonds with a 40-year tenor, double the length of the longest dated Singapore government bond.
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Demand, especially from insurance companies, was strong and came in at $1.7 billion, said Clifford Lee, DBS managing director and head of fixed income, global financial markets.
The latest Temasek Bond which matures in August 2050 will pay 4.2 per cent interest. Investors will be paid every six months, at a coupon rate of 4.2 per cent per annum.
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'The 2050 maturity set a new SGD benchmark, being the longest dated SGD bond yet issued,' said Aaron Russell-Davison, head of Asian debt syndicate, Standard Chartered Bank
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