Development Bank of Japan launches new programme on LuxSE
Japanese development bank launches new one-year securities programme in bid to finance infrastructure projects and boost domestic growth.
On 9 August 2016, the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) approved a new securities programme from the Development Bank of Japan Inc. (DBJ).
The programme will enable DBJ, which is wholly owned by the Japanese government, to list securities on LuxSE’s “Euro MTF” market over a period of one year.
Incorporated in 2008, DBJ aims to contribute to Japan’s long-term growth by providing financing to the real economy, through capital funding, long-term investment in infrastructure projects and advisory services.
As part of its three-year management plan launched in March 2014, DBJ pledged to finance improvements to transporation networks ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and coordinate projects to address energy-related issues in the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake. The development bank also plans to support regeneration projects and strengthen its financial safety net.
In the year ending 31 March 2016, new loans issued by DBJ (including funds allocated to crises responses) amounted to ¥2,861.3 billion (€25 billion).
Bank of America Merrill Lynch was appointed as the arranger for the programme. Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Daiwa Capital Markets Europe, HSBC, Mizuho Securities, Nomura, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs International, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley were appointed as dealers.
DBJ currently lists two bonds on LuxSE’s “Bourse de Luxembourg” main market, one maturing in June 2023 ISIN: XS0171578502 and the other in September 2022 ISIN: XS0159205995.
LuxSE is the leading destination for development banks and supranationals with the World Bank, European Investment Bank, Asian Development Bank and African Development Bank among some of the largest issuers listed on our market. As of 10 August 2016, the total value of securities listed by development banks and supranationals at LuxSE amounted to €850 billion.