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Denmark to Discover Its ‘Greenium’ With First Green Bond Sale

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Wind turbines and electricity power lines near Fjerritslev, Denmark.

Wind turbines and electricity power lines near Fjerritslev, Denmark.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Denmark is about to find out how much value investors attach to its plans to go green.

The Nordic country will sell its first green bond on Wednesday via auction and will mirror it with a similar conventional note, making comparisons relatively straightforward. Buyers may be willing to pay a hefty premium of three basis points, according to the average estimate in a Bloomberg survey of analysts tracking the sale.