The Republic of Indonesia

We speak to Boediono, the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, about the country''s recent bond deal.

You must be very pleased with how your recent international dollar bond issue was received

Our re-entry to the international bond market not only meant extra finance and a diversification of our sources of finance but also helped us regain our confidence. That's very important for us. We felt we had been well received by the market, which means we are on the right track.

During the sales process you doubled the size of the bond and lowered the eventual yield at which the bonds were sold.

It was good timing as well that helped us. Interest rates seem to be moving up now. We picked the right timing....

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