No. 30



S & P Assigns BBB Rating To Central Bank Of Tunisias 35Bn Samurai Bond Issue

Standard & Poors (S&Ps) on 11 July assigned a triple-B senior unsecured rating to the Central Bank of Tunisias 35bn ($320mn) 10-year global Samurai bond issue, which was issued on 18 July with 130 bsp over LIBOR and a 3.3% couple rate to Japanese and other international investors. Merrill Lynch Japan Incorporated and the Industrial Bank of Japan were the lead managers of...