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S. Korea to sell 3 tln won worth of Treasury bills in June

All News 13:57 June 03, 2016

SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea plans to sell 3 trillion won (US$2.53 billion) worth of Treasury bills this month to help stabilize the money market and cover government expenses, the finance ministry said Friday.

The bills will have a maturity of 63 days and be sold in three separate auctions throughout the month, according to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

One of the three auctions was held earlier this week, in which the government sought to raise 1 trillion won.

Treasury bills are designed to raise money to cover short-term financial shortfalls, and thus are generally sold with a maturity of less than a year.

Following the planned sales of additional Treasury bills, the outstanding amount of Treasury bills is expected to reach 6 trillion won at the end of June, the ministry said.

bdk@yna.co.kr
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