Austria Pays Less Interest

Businessn.a. ♦ Published: April 10, 2012; 16:24 ♦ (Vindobona)

Despite the lost „AAA“, Austria´s interest rate on recently issued bonds is on a record low.

Austria Pays Less Interest / Picture: ©

Last week, Austria issued 5-year sovereign bonds with a volume of € 1.2bn. Demand was slightly higher than the 5-year bonds and twice as high as the bond volume. Moreover, the interest rate is on a record low. Austria pays 1.733% on this bond package, Martha Oberndorfer, head of the Austrian Federal Funding Agency (ÖBFA) reports. At the last tender in March, where bonds worth €…