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  • Yield hunters turn sights on Kiwi

    Yield-hunters turn sights on Kiwi

    Bonds | 26 August 2016

    New Zealand underlined its appeal last week as the world’s highest-yielding Triple A rated sovereign as it cruised to its NZ$2bn (US$1.46bn) target on a 2037 syndicated bond.

  • Yield hunt swells NZ bond sales

    Bonds | 06 February 2015

    Offshore bond investors are increasingly finding that New Zealand has more to offer than the All Blacks, dairy products and the stunning backdrop to Lord of the Rings movie franchise.

  • World Bank leads SSA Kangaroo resurgence

    Bonds | 03 March 2012

    Kangaroo issuance from SSA borrowers is rising from the ashes. Tightening spreads and the much improved currency basis swap have sparked the upturn, but Basel III liquidity rules and new capital requirements are likely to prevent a return to the market’s previous heights.

  • World Bank in demand Down Under

    Bonds | 15 April 2016

    The World Bank made a successful trip Down Under last week for the biggest Kangaroo and Kauri taps of the year, in addition to issuing a new 10.5-year Australian dollar bond.

  • World Bank breaks Kauri standard

    Bonds | 17 June 2016

    Another record year is in sight for New Zealand dollar issuance after the World Bank printed the largest single-tranche Kauri bond.

  • Woolworths to test mass-market appeal with rare hybrid

    Bonds | 22 October 2011

    Australian retailer Woolworths can expect its A$500m (US$509m) hybrid bond to fly off the shelves. Bankers expect the decent return – with an unfranked yield of about 8% – to appeal to retail investors looking to diversify away from the volatile local stock market, while the well-regarded corporate issuer will provide a welcome alternative to financial sector names for dedicated credit

  • Westpac underlines majors' covered bias

    Bonds | 28 January 2012

    Westpac did not encounter any indigestion problems with its inaugural local-currency covered bond transaction last Tuesday.

  • Westpac underlines Australia’s covered progress

    Bonds | 14 December 2012

    Westpac returned to the US dollar covered bond market last week one year after its inaugural transaction – and a comparison of the two deals shows how much the market for Australian covered bonds has changed in the past 12 months.

  • Westpac turns to Asia for T2 boost

    Bonds | 06 March 2015

    Australian lender Westpac found an efficient way of diversifying its Tier 2 investor base last week with an Asia-targeted Eurobond that was both well received and competitively priced.

  • A pedestrian walks past a Westpac bank branch in Central Melbourne

    Westpac to set Tier 2 standard

    Bonds | 28 June 2013

    Westpac Banking Corp, rated Aa2/AA–/AA–, is preparing a Basel III-compliant Tier 2 subordinated bond, becoming the first of Australia’s major lenders to set a pricing benchmark for the new structure.

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