Dubai, 14 September 2022: His Excellency Mohamed Bin Hadi Al Hussaini, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, rang Nasdaq Dubai’s market-opening bell to celebrate the listing of the five-year tranche dirham-denominated Treasury Bonds (T-Bonds) issued by the UAE Federal Government.
The bell ringing ceremony was attended by Hamed Ali, CEO of Nasdaq Dubai and CEO of Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and a number of senior bank officials.
Thanks to the robustness of the national economy and strong credit rating by international rating agencies, the five-year tranche T-Bonds witnessed a strong appetite from investors in the region, with bids received worth AED 4.65 billion, and an oversubscription by 6.2x times.
His Excellency Mohamed Bin Hadi Al Hussaini, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, noted that the UAE is moving forward in achieving its aspirations to build a sustainable economy. “The issuance of multiple tranches of T-Bonds contributes to strengthening the national economy and keeps pace with the UAE Government’s directions towards diversifying investment opportunities and creating an ideal environment for investors and entrepreneurs. This, in turn, comes in line with the UAE Centennial 2071, which aims to make the UAE among the world’s leading economies,” His Excellency stated.
Hamed Ali, CEO of Nasdaq Dubai and DFM, said: “We are delighted to welcome the listing of the Dirham-denominated bond from the Ministry of Finance. We would like to congratulate the MoF for their successful strategic efforts to reinforce the debt capital market. The constant supply of sovereign listings is a testament on the growing demand from regional and international investors towards these issuances against a backdrop of UAE’s sound economic fundamentals. It also underscores the UAE Government’s confidence in Nasdaq Dubai’s world-class eco-system for listings from sovereign and commercial issuers in the UAE and beyond.” For more information about the T-Bonds programme, please visit the Ministry of Finance’s website: https://mof.gov.ae/federal-debt-management-office