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NEW YORK, Jan 12 (IFR) - Chile set initial price thoughts of US Treasuries plus 140bp area on a new 10-year US dollar bond ahead of pricing on Tuesday, a source close to the deal told IFR.
Chile is the first Latin American issuer to tap the dollar market in what has been a quiet start to the year for issuance from the region.
The dollar bond is being done in combination with a liability management operation designed to retire existing debt.
Leads are Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, HSBC and Santander, the same banks which are already managing a 10-year euro bond for the sovereign.
Reporting by Paul Kilby and Davide Scigliuzzo; Editing by Natalie Harrison