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Chile issues Treasury Social Bonds for US$2.1 billion in foreign currency
09/15/2021 Since 1 month

The Ministry of Finance informs the issuance of Treasury bonds in the international markets for a total equivalent of approximately US$2.1 billion, as part of the Central Government’s 2021 additional financing plan. These issuances were executed in two subsequent operations: the first in the EUR market for €918 million, followed by a transaction in the US dollar market for US$1 billion. Both operations consisted in social bonds.

This operation reaffirms Chile’s leadership in sustainable finance, reflected by their thematic bond issuances. Chile is the only country in the Americas that has issued green bonds since 2019, social bonds since 2020, and sustainable bonds since 2021.

The issuance of new social bonds is in line with the efforts taken by the Ministry of Finance to diversify the investor base. Other measures include the adjustments that allowed international investors to participate directly in local currency denominated issuances, the issuance of green bonds, which targeted investor with ESG mandates, as well as the issuance of Formosa bonds, listed on the Taipei Stock Exchange.

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