* Taiwan's 2017 bond issuance at T$400 bln vs T$563.5 bln in
* To suspend issuance of three-year govt bonds next year
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By Emily Chan and Roger Tung
TAIPEI, Dec 13 Taiwan's finance ministry will
issue about T$400 billion ($12.6 billion) in government bonds in
2017, a 10-year low, as fewer bonds mature next year, sources
with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.
The ministry will also suspend issuance of three-year
government bonds next year, the sources said, speaking on
condition of anonymity as they are not authorised to speak to
The move came after the ministry held a meeting with traders
earlier in the day to assess bond demand for 2017.
A ministry official told Reuters the amount was in line with
what was decided at the meeting.
Taiwan has issued government bonds totaling T$563.5 billion
this year. The total amount issued has topped T$600 billion each
year between 2011 and 2015.
The lowest level issued previously was T$390 billion in
(Writing by Faith Hung; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)