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  • Aussie bonds benefit from safe-haven status

    Top News | 30 July 2011


  • IBRD shrugs off turmoil with five-year Kauri

    Bonds | 06 August 2011

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development returned to the Kauri market on August 3 with a NZ$300m (US$322m) 4.5% five-year fixed rate global that priced at 99.5887 to yield 4.593%, 72.3bp over the NZGB April 2015s and around 44bp wide of the interpolated government curve.

  • Australian ABS to benefit from diversification demand

    Structured Finance | 20 August 2011

    As with other local (non-semi) primary markets, the ongoing volatility in the US and Europe has put Australian ABS issuance on hold. However, the medium-term outlook for the asset class is positive, according to domestic bankers and fund managers.

  • Air New Zealand set to test corporate bond appetite

    Bonds | 26 August 2011

    Air New Zealand is set to discover the strength of appetite for its bonds as it prepares to launch a rare corporate offering in the country. It will be the national carrier’s first visit to the bond markets in nearly two decades and its return after such a long absence will help to diversify its investor base, as it has traditionally relied on aircraft leasing and export credit financi

  • ANZ ends global Tier 1 drought

    Top News | 02 September 2011

    ANZ has broken the global Tier 1 issuance drought with an increased A$1.25bn (US$1.34bn) issue of retail-targeted convertible preference shares (CPS3). The deal is the first from one of Australia’s major four banks in almost two years. It is also the first issue since the country’s regulator, the APRA, released interim guidelines on the features that additional Tier 1 capital needs to

  • BP in China

    BP turns to Asia to diversify investor base

    Top News | 09 September 2011

    BP’s trials and tribulations in the US in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster – not to mention its other difficulties in Russia – led to the oil giant taking a fresh interest in the Asia-Pacific region. That interest is about not just oil, but also capital markets.

  • Aussies move step closer on covered bonds

    Bonds | 16 September 2011

    An Australian dollar covered bond market moved a step closer to reality on September 15 when Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan introduced an amendment to the country’s Banking Act. Given the opposition’s broad support for the proposal, it should receive the Royal Ascent before the end of the Australian Parliament’s spring session.

  • Funding freeze pushes up Aussie bank CDS

    Bonds | 07 October 2011

    A surge of more than 100bp in the CDS of Australia’s major banks in the third quarter shows the country’s well-regarded banking sector is far from immune from the turmoil affecting European and US financial institutions.

  • Members Equity matches Westpac pricing

    Structured Finance | 15 October 2011

    Members Equity Bank increased its RMBS transaction last week to A$665m (US$660m) from A$500m. Joint bookrunners ANZ, NAB and Macquarie led SMHL Securitisation Fund 2011-1.

  • Australian agency extends sovereign curve to 15 years

    Bonds | 15 October 2011

    The Australian Office of Financial Management has responded to pressure from the financial community to extend the sovereign curve by confirming plans for a debut 15-year bond issue that is likely to be priced within the next few weeks.

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