BSP 28-day debt paper’s rate slip

BSP 28-day debt paper’s rate slip

MANILA – The rate of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) 28-day debt paper declined on Friday amid the strong demand for the paper.

Data released by the central bank showed that the average rate of the securities slipped to 1.7135 percent from the previous week’s 1.8487 percent.

The BSP offered the paper for PHP60 billion and tenders were more than twice at PHP123.8 billion. The auction committee made a full award.

The bid coverage ratio stood at 2.0633, up from week-ago’s 1.8200, when the paper was offered for PHP60 billion and bids reached PHP109.2 billion.

BSP Deputy Governor Francisco Dakila Jr. has repeatedly said the huge amount of tenders in the weekly debt securities auction of the central bank continues to show that domestic liquidity remains ample.

The central bank continues to look for ways how to manage this huge liquidity, he said, adding that “BSP will continue to refine and recalibrate the overall strategy of its current monetary operations, guided by its assessment of recent market developments and liquidity conditions.” (PNA)

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