Cyprus ten-year bond with a coupon of 2.38% was trading in the secondary markets under 2% on January 31 and by 40 basis points below the nominal interest rate of the bond issued by Cyprus last September.
Last Friday, the bond’s yield amounted to 1.97% marking a reduction of 14 basis points in the last five days of January.
Last September Cyprus issued a 10-year euro-denominated bond amounting to €1.5 billion, the largest issued so far. The nominal interest rate and the buyback yield amounted to 2.375% and 2.40% respectively.
The Greek 10year bond was trading at 3.88% last Friday, Italy’s 2.74%, Portugal’s at 1.63%, Spain’s 1.22%, Ireland’s 0.88%, France 0.57% and Germany’s 0.16%.