Thursday, 15 November 2018

John Weavers' s stories

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  • QBE breaks environmental ground

    Bonds | 21 April 2017

    Australia’s QBE Insurance Group opened the Green bond market to the insurance sector last Thursday with the first public offering of Green bonds in a major currency.

  • SEEK and you shall find

    Bonds | 13 April 2017

    Online job search provider SEEK broadened the range of funding options for Australian companies last week, with the largest unrated bond issue in the wholesale arena.

  • Telstra reaps home benefits

    Bonds | 07 April 2017

    Telstra has illustrated the growing allure of Australia’s corporate bond market with a record-equalling A$1bn (US$755m) financing that might encourage other borrowers to fund locally.

  • CBA splits euro trade

    Bonds | 07 April 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Aa2/AA-/AA-) raised €1.5bn last Monday through a dual-tranche offering of covered bonds and senior unsecured notes.

  • Aussie RMBS shrugs off warnings

    Structured Finance | 07 April 2017

    Australia’s RMBS market has enjoyed a strong start to 2017, despite ongoing concerns over an unsustainable housing bubble and an upturn in arrears.

  • CBA makes Green debut

    Bonds | 31 March 2017

    Two Green bond debutants took year-to-date Green issuance from Australian credits up to A$2.3bn-equivalent – well above the annual totals in each of the previous three years.

  • Kangaroo in Western Austrlia

    Latitude broadens Aussie ABS

    Top News | 31 March 2017

    Latitude Finance Australia achieved a stunning result from the country’s first master-trust securitisation, an outcome that can only encourage similar issuance in future.

  • SMFG nets A$1bn TLAC boost

    Bonds | 24 March 2017

    Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group last Thursday became the first Asian financial institution to sell Global bonds in Australian dollars, adding to the flow of major financings in the currency.


    Kiwibank Kangaroo killed by cap rules

    Top News | 17 March 2017

    New Zealand’s fifth-biggest lender aborted a Kangaroo bond last week just a day before settlement after regulators warned that some of its capital securities might be ineligible for CAR calculations.

  • NAB readies debut Social notes

    Bonds | 10 March 2017

    National Australia Bank (Aa2/AA–/AA–) spoke to onshore and offshore investors last week for a ground-breaking offering of Australian dollar Social (gender equality) bonds to refinance a portfolio of businesses and assets it had funded.