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Lebanon: bonds

Lebanon has a long tradition of domestic free trade and investment policies, with free market pricing for most goods and services, an unrestricted exchange and trade system and extensive links with the developed world in practically all economic activities. The Government has maintained a generally non-interventionist stance toward private investment, and public ownership has generally been limited to infrastructure and utilities. There are no restrictions on the movement of capital and goods by residents and non-residents of the Republic, including on entry or exit of firms or on access to foreign exchange, which makes Lebanon a supportive system for private sector development.
GDP registered high growth rates for the period from 1993 to 1995, averaging an estimated real growth rate of 7.2 percent per annum. Real GDP grew at slower estimated rates of 4.0 percent in 1996 and 1997, 3.6 percent in 1998, (0.5) percent in 1999 and 1.3 percent in 2000. Real GDP growth was 4.0 percent in 2001, 3.4 percent in 2002, and 3.2 percent in 2003. In 2004, real GDP growth increased to 7.5 percent, while declining to 1.2 percent in 2005. In 2006, real GDP growth was 1.4 percent, increasing to 8.4 percent in 2007, 8.6 percent in 2008, 9.0 percent in 2009 and 7.0 percent in 2010.
As of December 31, 2011, the Republic’s gross public debt was LL 80,869 billion (U.S.$53.6 billion) consisting of LL 49,340 billion of gross domestic debt and LL 31,529 billion of public external debt. Net outstanding public debt of the Republic was LL 69,885 billion (U.S.$46.4 billion) as of December 31, 2011.

Outstanding bond issues

Сurrency Outstanding bond issues Cumulative volume
sovereign
LBP 223 37 192 981 811 850
USD 28 25 357 469 000
EUR 1 445 000 000
corporate
USD 4 1 250 000 000

Sovereign rating

Rating AgencyRatingRating scaleDate
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) *** Country Risk Classifications ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- foreign currency ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- local currency ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Foreign Currency LT ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Local Currency LT ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (foreign curr.) ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (local curr.) ***
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Latest bond issues

issue ISIN coupon volume end of placement maturity date
BLOM Bank, 7.5% 4may2023, USD - International bonds XS1790041278 7.5% 300 000 000  USD 04/27/2018 05/04/2023
Lebanon, 7.15% 20nov2031, USD - International bonds XS1720805537 7.15% 1 000 000 000  USD 11/20/2017 11/20/2031
Lebanon, 7.25% 23mar2037, USD - International bonds XS1586230309 7.25% 750 000 000  USD 03/20/2017 03/23/2037
Lebanon, 7% 23mar2032, USD - International bonds XS1586230481 7% 1 000 000 000  USD 03/20/2017 03/23/2032
Lebanon, 6.85% 23mar2027, USD - International bonds XS1586230051 6.85% 1 250 000 000  USD 03/20/2017 03/23/2027
Lebanon, 6.85% 25may2029, USD - International bonds XS1419879769 6.85% 1 000 000 000  USD 05/27/2016 05/25/2029
Lebanon, 6.4% 26may2023, USD - International bonds XS1419879686 6.4% 500 000 000  USD 05/27/2016 05/26/2023
Lebanon, 6.25% 27may2022, USD - International bonds XS1419879504 6.25% 500 000 000  USD 05/27/2016 05/27/2022
Lebanon, 6.65% 22apr2024, USD - International bonds XS1396347566 6.65% 700 000 000  USD 04/15/2016 04/22/2024
Lebanon, 7% 22apr2031, USD - International bonds XS1396347723 7% 300 000 000  USD 04/15/2016 04/22/2031

World Bond market statistics

Quarterly indices

Type I 2018 IV 2017 III 2017 II 2017 I 2017 IV 2016 III 2016
BIS volume of international-bond market of emerging countries
Lebanese international bonds, USD bln 35.700 36.400 40.500 40.900 40.800 39.200 39.100
BIS net issues of international-bond market of emerging countries
International-bond net issue of Lebanon, USD bln -0.700 -4.100 -0.400 0.000 1.600 0.100  

New issues of Emerging markets International Bonds

Yearly indices

Type 2017 2016 2015 2014
Annual new International Bonds issues (Middle East)
Annual new issues of Lebanon sovereign international bonds, USD bln 4.000 3.000 3.800 1.575
Annual new issues of Lebanon corporate international bonds, USD bln 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Annual new issues of Lebanon corporate international bonds, (financial sector) USD bln 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Annual new issues of Lebanon corporate international bonds, (non-financial sector) USD bln 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Emerging Markets International Bonds

Monthly indices

Type Jul 2018 Jun 2018 May 2018 Apr 2018 Apr 2018 Mar 2018 Feb 2018
Middle East International Bonds Markets
Lebanon international bonds, USD bln 27.128 27.127 27.828 28.025 28.027 27.736 28.360
Lebanon corporate international bonds, USD bln 1.250 1.250 1.250 1.250 1.250 0.950 0.950
Lebanon sovereign international bonds, USD bln 25.878 25.877 26.578 26.775 26.777 26.786 27.410
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Currencies

Daily indices

Type: 08/16/2018 08/15/2018 08/14/2018 08/13/2018 08/10/2018 08/09/2018 08/08/2018
Exchange Rates (Emerging Markets)
USD/LBP 1 507.5000 1 507.5000 1 507.5000 1 507.5000 1 507.5000 1 507.5000 1 507.5000
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Credit Risk Indicators

Daily indices

Type: 08/15/2018 08/14/2018 08/13/2018 08/10/2018 08/09/2018 08/08/2018 08/07/2018
CDS Lebanon (Interactive Data)
CDS 6M Lebanon 483.9400 477.9500 483.7400 475.5400 460.1000 451.2500 447.4600
CDS 1Y Lebanon 544.4800 537.4600 543.8100 539.2500 521.5600 511.3400 506.9600
CDS 2Y Lebanon 578.4300 581.5100 588.6700 583.7700 564.7100 553.7100 549.0300
CDS 3Y Lebanon 597.9600 602.0500 609.6200 607.3000 587.5300 576.1400 571.3200
CDS 4Y Lebanon 624.7000 625.2200 633.1800 630.9100 610.4500 598.6700 593.7000
CDS 5Y Lebanon 647.8900 643.9500 652.1700 649.6800 628.7000 616.6100 611.5300
CDS 7Y Lebanon 656.9700 649.5100 657.5200 654.8300 634.4300 622.6800 617.7700
CDS 10Y Lebanon 663.5500 654.3200 661.9200 658.9900 639.6200 628.4900 623.8300
CDS 15Y Lebanon 672.3000 662.4300 669.5500 667.5700 649.4400 639.0200 634.6800
CDS 20Y Lebanon 673.0000 662.9600 669.8300 667.8600 650.3300 640.2500 636.0600
CDS 30Y Lebanon 672.5500 662.4300 669.1100 667.1400 650.0800 640.3000 636.2300
CDS Emerging markets (sov.) 
CDS 5Y Lebanon mid * * *   * * *
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JP Morgan

Daily indices

Type: 10/30/2013 10/29/2013 10/28/2013 10/25/2013 10/24/2013 10/23/2013 10/22/2013
EMBI Global (publication was suspended since 30.10.2013) 
EMBI Global Lebanon * * * * * * *
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Bonds prices

issue volume maturity date bid prices ask prices
date bid price yield date ask price yield
Lebanon, 3.750% 20jul2017, USD   USD 07/20/2017 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 **.**** *.**
Lebanon, 4.0% 31dec2017, USD   USD 12/31/2017 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Lebanon, 4.750% 2nov2016, USD   USD 11/02/2016 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Lebanon, 5.0% 12oct2017, USD   USD 10/12/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Lebanon, 5.0% 27may2018, USD   USD 05/27/2018 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
Lebanon, 5.150% 12jun2018, USD   USD 06/12/2018 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Lebanon, 5.150% 12nov2018, USD   USD 11/12/2018 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Lebanon, 5.350% 28nov2018, EUR   EUR 11/28/2018 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Lebanon, 5.450% 28nov2019, USD   USD 11/28/2019 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Lebanon, 5.5% 23apr2019, USD   USD 04/23/2019 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Lebanon, 5.8% 14apr2020, USD   USD 04/14/2020 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Lebanon, 6.0% 20may2019, USD   USD 05/20/2019 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Lebanon, 6.0% 27jan2023, USD   USD 01/27/2023 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Lebanon, 6.10% 4oct2022, USD   USD 10/04/2022 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.*
Lebanon, 6.15% 19jun2020, USD   USD 06/19/2020 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Lebanon, 6.2% 26feb2025, USD   USD 02/26/2025 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Lebanon, 6.25% 4nov2024, USD   USD 11/04/2024 05/18/2016 ** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.*
Lebanon, 6.250% 12jun2025, USD   USD 06/12/2025 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Lebanon, 6.375% 9mar2020, USD   USD 03/09/2020 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Lebanon, 6.60% 27nov2026, USD   USD 11/27/2026 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
Lebanon, 6.65% 22apr2024, USD   USD 04/22/2024 05/18/2016 ***.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Lebanon, 6.65% 26feb2030, USD   USD 02/26/2030 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Lebanon, 6.65% 3nov2028, USD   USD 11/03/2028 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
Lebanon, 6.750% 29nov2027, USD   USD 11/29/2027 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Lebanon, 7% 22apr2031, USD   USD 04/22/2031 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Lebanon, 7.0% 3dec2024, USD   USD 12/03/2024 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Lebanon, 7.05% 2nov2035, USD   USD 11/02/2035 05/18/2016 *** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Lebanon, 7.9% 18dec2017, LBP   LBP 12/18/2017 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
Lebanon, 8.25% 12apr2021, USD   USD 04/12/2021 05/18/2016 ***.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.*
Lebanon, 9.0% 20mar2017, USD   USD 03/20/2017 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
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