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Partial Acquisition of Privately Placed Samurai Bonds Issued by Government of Indonesia (GOI)
Supporting Diversification of GOI’s Funding Sources and Vigorous Operation of Samurai Bond Market

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June 21, 2016
  1. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor, CEO: Hiroshi Watanabe) acquired on June 21 a part of a JPY100 billion yen-denominated bond issued by GOI in the Japanese bond market (Samurai bonds*1 ). Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd., Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. participated as joint lead arrangers in the issuance.
     
  2. This partial acquisition, provided under JBIC’s Guarantee and Acquisition toward Tokyo market Enhancement (GATE) facility*2 , follows similar support provided for Samurai bond issues by GOI in July 2009*3 , November 2010*4 , November 2012*5 , and August 2015*6 .
     
  3. Following the JPY45 billion issuance in August 2015, this issuance of Samurai bonds without JBIC’s guarantee was successful, due to the increased appetite of investors for GOI (issuer) bonds in the Tokyo market as a result of the past guarantees provided and partial acquisitions by JBIC. Such staged support for GOI in the issuance of Samurai bonds contributes to maintaining and strengthening the presence of bonds issued by GOI in the Tokyo market. Furthermore, JBIC is expected to contribute to offering a broad range of investment opportunities to Japanese investors and helping to increase activities in the Samurai bond market, through supporting Samurai bond issuance by foreign issuers.
     
  4. Indonesia is an important natural resource supplier to Japan. It is also a valuable country to Japan, given the strong economic ties binding the two countries through trade and investment. Economic stability in the country will contribute to a stable financial order not only in Indonesia but in the Asian regional economy as well. JBIC’s continued support for Samurai bond issues is expected to help GOI diversify its funding sources and contribute to the stable economic management of Indonesia, thereby leading to stronger ties between the two countries.
     
  5. JBIC will continue to support Samurai bond issuance by foreign governments or government agencies in the Tokyo bond market under the GATE facility.
Note
  1. *1 Samurai bonds are yen-denominated bonds issued by a foreign government or company in the Tokyo bond market.
  2. *2 See Press Release on April 15, 2010.
  3. *3 See Press Release on July 27, 2009.
  4. *4 See Press Release on November 9, 2010.
  5. *5 See Press Release on November 20, 2012.
  6. *6 See Press Release on August 13, 2015.

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