John Weavers is a Senior Report at International Financing Review based in Sydney where he covers the Australian and New Zealand bond and securitisation markets. John joined IFR in London in 2004 as senior reporter responsible for emerging markets, before transferring Down Under in 2011. Before IFR, he was a senior reporter for Informa Global Markets, having previously written for the Economist Intelligence Unit and Latin American Monitor. John has a BA in Economics from Warwick University and a MSc in Economics of Latin America from Queen Mary College, University of London.
UBS is bidding farewell to its Australian star banker Matthew Grounds, who is leaving the Swiss giant after a stellar 25-year career including 11 years as CEO for Australia and New Zealand.
Australia’s prudential regulator has scaled back a proposed capital increase for the country’s four biggest banks following criticism of its original plan.
Booming infrastructure spending is putting upward pressure on Australian state funding requirements, prompting at least one regional government to consider a rare offshore bond.