Demand for Long Term Lebanese Eurobonds Weakened on Tuesday

Following two sessions of relatively stable demand on the Lebanese Eurobonds market, appetite for long term Lebanese notes weakened on Tuesday. This caused the BLOM Bond Index (BBI) to fall by 0.05% to 104.97 points, broadening its year-to-date loss to 2.32%. While yield on the 10Y Lebanese Eurobonds increased by 2 basis points (bps) to 6.47%, the 5Y yield dropped by 1 bp to 5.95%. In the US, demand for medium term maturities improved faster than that of their Lebanese counterpart, causing the 5Y spread between the both notes to widen  by 2 basis points (bps) to 457 bps. As for the Lebanese 5Y Credit Default Swaps (CDS), they broadened from their previous quotes of 391-414 bps to 395-418 bps.

 LastPrevious ChangeY-t-D Change
Weighted Yield5.91%5.90%1 bps 
Duration (Years)4.914.91   
5Y Bond Yield5.95%5.96%-1bps 
5Y Spread*4574552bps 
10Y Bond Yield6.47%6.45%2bps 
10Y Spread*4424384bps 

*Between Lebanese and U.S notes

 PriceYield Yield Change (in bps)
Nov. 2016100.394.35%0
Mar. 2017105.54.87%-1
Oct. 201799.755.13%0
Jun. 201899.755.25%0
Nov. 201899.55.33%0
Apr. 20191005.50%0
May. 2019101.255.61%0
Mar. 2020102.255.78%0
Apr. 20201005.80%-6
Apr. 20211106.07%5
Oct. 202299.756.14%0
Jan. 202398.886.19%2
Dec. 2024104.56.34%0
Feb. 202598.756.38%2
Jun. 202598.756.42%2
Nov. 2026100.136.58%3
Nov. 2027101.136.61%0
Feb. 2030996.76%1








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