Muscat, 31 Aug (ONA) A tender of Government Treasury Bills, issue
number 124, worth RO 209 million was announced this week.
Treasury Bills are short-term highly secured financial instruments
issued by the Ministry of Finance, and they provide licensed
commercial banks the opportunity to invest their surplus funds. The
Central Bank of Oman (CBO) acts as the Issue Manager and provides the
added advantage of ready liquidity through discounting and repurchase
The results of the said issue are as follows: the total value of the
allotted Treasury bills amounted to RO 209 million, for a maturity
period of 28 days, from 1 September 2021 until 29 September 2021. The
average accepted price reached 99.954 for every RO 100, and the
minimum accepted price arrived at 99.950 per RO 100.
The average discount rate and the average yield reached 0.59721% and
It may be noted that the interest rate on the Repo operations with CBO
is 0.5% while the discount rate on the Treasury Bills Discounting
Facility with CBO is 0.75%.
Furthermore, Treasury Bills promote the local money market by creating
a benchmark yield curve for short-term interest rates. Additionally,
the Government may also resort to this instrument whenever felt
necessary for financing its recurrent expenditures.