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Sunday, 22 October 2017

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  • Customers use Commonwealth Bank automatic teller machines in Central Melbourne

    Australia welcomes new hybrid

    Bonds | 08 September 2012

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia is about to provide Australian banks with a proper gauge of how much it will cost to raise capital at home under new banking rules. The lender has launched the first Basel III-compliant Tier 1 hybrid from an Australian bank in the local market.

  • Intel logo

    Intel follows Apple Down Under

    Top News | 20 November 2015

    Intel last week unveiled plans for a debut offering of Kangaroo bonds, underlining the Australian dollar’s growing appeal as a global funding currency.

  • Macquarie pays to play in US market

    Bonds | 17 February 2012

    Is the halo over Australian banks starting to slip? If the latest dollar bond from Macquarie Bank is anything to go by, US investors now appear to be demanding a premium to take on Australian risk.

  • Market raises glass to AB InBev

    AB InBev cheers Aussie market

    Top News | 25 August 2017

    Global beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev quenched Australia’s growing thirst for high-quality corporate debt last week with a A$1.95bn (US$1.54bn) four-tranche bond issue, the third-biggest in the Australian dollar market.

  • ABB joins party with Aussie dollar debut

    Bonds | 16 November 2012

    Engineering conglomerate ABB became the first Swiss company to issue Australian dollar bonds last Thursday. It raised A$400m from the issue of four-year medium-term notes through arrangers ANZ and UBS.

  • ACGB yield hits 17-month high

    Bonds | 06 September 2013

    The latest spike in Australian Commonwealth Government Bond yields largely reflects elevated Fed tapering speculation ahead of the September 17–18 FOMC meeting, but reduced domestic easing prospects have also played a part.

  • ACU unlocks 'good cause' premium

    Bonds | 28 July 2017

    Australian Catholic University, rated Aa2 by Moody’s, broke new ground with last Tuesday’s A$200m (US$158m) sale of 10-year sustainability bonds, which suggests Australian investors are willing to pay a “good cause” premium for such issues.

  • Adani Abbot Point Terminal toils to find bookrunners

    Emerging Markets | 13 October 2017

    Adani Abbot Point Terminal, a subsidiary of India’s Adani Group, has struggled to find heavyweight bookrunners for a planned benchmark US dollar bond offering to refinance its domestic Australian dollar November 1 2018 MTN, according to DCM bankers in Sydney.

  • AfDB widens Aussie green patch

    AfDB widens Aussie green patch

    Bonds | 09 December 2016

    Australia’s developing Green bond market got a modest, albeit welcome, boost from the African Development Bank’s 15-year Kangaroo sale last ast Tuesday – by far the longest such issuance Down Under.

  • 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

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