The Government of Uruguay Monday announced a 12% increase in the price of fuels due to the increase in the international value of oil, a product that Uruguay imports 100%.
Uruguay's Economy Minister Azucena Arbeleche and Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo travelled to Paraguay Friday to discuss with the local administration of President Mario Abdo Benítez new steps towards flexibilities Mercosur's rules.
Uruguay placed on the market a new 10-year peso bond for the equivalent of US $ 1,166 million at an interest rate of 8.25% per year, reported the Minister of Economy, Azucena Arbeleche. It is the lowest interest rate in the historical comparison of emissions by Uruguay.
Uruguay's Economy minister Azucena Arbeleche confirmed that the Inter American Development Bank had awarded the country a 1,7bn dollars soft loan to address the sanitary, social and economic emergency as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uruguay sold 2 billion in a new 2024 global bond at a yield of 4.521% as a part of a debt liability operation that includes a debt swap, the government said on Wednesday.
Uruguay priced 2 billion dollars in 10-year benchmark sovereign bond on Tuesday at a spread of 187.5 basis points over US Treasuries as part of the government's bid to improve its debt profile, according to reports from Thomson Reuter’s unit IFR. The bond priced at 99.833 with a 4.5% coupon and 4.521% yield, according to IFR.
Uruguay wants to expand its nascent local sovereign debt market to improve the liquidity of its securities, said Azucena Arbeleche, the head of the country’s debt management unit at the Ministry of Economy and Finance.