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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 36 500 415 111 850
USD 31 31 557 469 000
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
Lebanon, 7.15% 20nov2031, USD - International bonds XS1720805537 7.15% 2 500 000 000  USD 05/17/2018 11/20/2031
Lebanon, 7% 20mar2028, USD - International bonds XS1720803326 7% 1 700 000 000  USD 05/17/2018 03/20/2028
Lebanon, 8.2% 17may2033, USD - International bonds XS1824238239 8.2% 1 500 000 000  USD 05/17/2018 05/17/2033
Lebanon, 8.25% 17may2034, USD - International bonds XS1824238072 8.25% 1 500 000 000  USD 05/17/2018 05/17/2034
BLOM Bank, 7.5% 4may2023, USD - International bonds XS1790041278 7.5% 300 000 000  USD 04/27/2018 05/04/2023
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

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 4.700 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 Sep 2018 Aug 2018 Jul 2018 Jun 2018 May 2018 Apr 2018 Apr 2018
Middle East International Bonds Markets
Lebanon international bonds, USD bln 27.124 27.124 27.128 27.127 27.828 28.025 28.027
Lebanon corporate international bonds, USD bln 1.250 1.250 1.250 1.250 1.250 1.250 1.250
Lebanon sovereign international bonds, USD bln 25.874 25.874 25.878 25.877 26.578 26.775 26.777
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Currencies

Daily indices

Type: 10/17/2018 10/16/2018 10/15/2018 10/12/2018 10/11/2018 10/10/2018 10/09/2018
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: 10/16/2018 10/15/2018 10/12/2018 10/11/2018 10/10/2018 10/09/2018 10/08/2018
CDS Lebanon (Interactive Data)
CDS 6M Lebanon 778.9000 774.8000 766.2100 788.4000 937.7300 921.7000 926.8300
CDS 1Y Lebanon 788.9800 784.3900 775.2400 796.9000 783.2300 771.3600 775.8800
CDS 2Y Lebanon 772.8400 769.5500 761.6300 783.0000 741.2800 728.3600 732.4200
CDS 3Y Lebanon 743.7900 739.6500 730.8200 751.3000 717.3300 709.0100 712.4200
CDS 4Y Lebanon 732.9600 728.9900 720.3400 740.3000 729.4400 721.8300 725.1900
CDS 5Y Lebanon 735.5800 731.2400 721.9700 741.8800 713.6900 707.0500 710.4400
CDS 7Y Lebanon 726.3300 722.2700 713.5800 732.7900 703.3100 697.5700 700.8200
CDS 10Y Lebanon 697.2600 693.6400 685.9200 704.0000 677.2300 672.4000 675.3500
CDS 15Y Lebanon 676.9600 673.9400 667.4900 684.3800 660.9100 656.7600 659.3800
CDS 20Y Lebanon 667.5100 664.7400 658.8200 675.1600 653.1700 649.3300 651.8300
CDS 30Y Lebanon 653.6100 650.9900 645.4300 661.4600 640.5600 637.0200 639.3900
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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