ISTANBUL 

International demand for a new Turkish bond issue more than tripled its actual size, said Turkey’s Treasury and Finance Ministry on Thursday. 

Nearly 200 investors demanded the bond issue, the ministry said in a statement.

Three international lenders — Goldman Sachs, HSBC, and JP Morgan — were authorized to issue the five-year, the U.S. dollar-denominated Turkish bonds on Wednesday.

The total amount of demand for bonds was the highest level among bond issuances since April 2015, the statement noted.

The transaction was finalized with a nominal amount of $2.5 billion, according to the statement.

The bond has a coupon

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