Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Auction of 05-Year Bangladesh Government Treasury Bond (BGTB)was held on Tuesday, officials said.

A total of 21 bids amounting total of BDT 5.50 billion were offered against pre-targeted amount of BDT 5.50 billion. Off those, 18 bids amounting total of BDT 4.27 billion were accepted and BDT 1.23 billion was distributed among primary dealers.

“The coupon rate of the accepted bids was 9.0000 percent per annum,” the Bangladesh Bank said in a press statement.

Currently, four government bonds – 05-year, 10-year, 15-year and 20-year –are being traded in the markets.

BBN/SSR/AD-04Jan12-10:10 am (BST)