June 15, 2017 / 7:02 AM / in 4 months

Ivory Coast says long dated Eurobond raised $1.25 bln, 625 mln euros

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A Eurobond that Ivory Coast launched this month raised $1.25 billion in 16-year debt and 625 million euros in 8-year paper, the prime minister said on Wednesday.

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly is seen in the Presidential Palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly said the “success of the operation bears witness to the confidence of international markets in the leadership of President Alassane Ouattara,” according to a statement from his office.

The Eurobond had originally been planned at $1 billion.

Reporting by Loucoumane Coulibaly; writing by Tim Cocks; editing by Mark Heinrich

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