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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

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  • Australia's AAA ratings at risk

    People & Markets | 08 July 2016

    Australia’s coveted Triple A sovereign ratings are at risk after a closely fought federal election on July 2 failed to produce a commanding majority for the ruling coalition.

  • Two juvenile kangaroos dance around each other as they fight in Namagi National Park near Australia's capital city Canberra.

    Aussie banks show strength

    People & Markets | 01 July 2016

    Having emerged from the 2008 global financial crisis in fine fettle, Australian banks suffered only modest market gyrations from the UK Brexit vote to underline their relative strength.

  • Australia caps banks' government bond holdings

    People & Markets | 24 June 2016

    The Reserve Bank of Australia is discouraging banks from holding more than their current 30% share of all outstanding government bonds, citing liquidity concerns in the country’s most actively traded fixed-income assets.

  • QBE replaces legacy T2 notes

    Bonds | 17 June 2016

    QBE Insurance Group completed a Tier 2 exchange offer that introduced an innovative liability management format to the Asia-Pacific region.

  • 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.

  • National Australia Bank (NAB) logo

    NAB prints largest Aussie RMBS of 2016

    Structured Finance | 10 June 2016

    National Australia Bank took advantage of pent-up investor demand for residential mortgage-backed securities by issuing the largest transaction of the year so far, although activity in the space remains well below levels seen in recent years.

  • ANZ branch

    ANZ establishes US dollar AT1 template

    Ticker | 08 June 2016

    Investors lapped up Australia and New Zealand Banking Group’s groundbreaking US dollar Additional Tier 1 notes, a transaction that may have important implications for Australian banks’ capital raising strategies and the local retail hybrid market.

  • Kangaroos stand by the side of a road on Mount Macedon

    Kangaroo market gains traction

    Top News | 03 June 2016

    Two blue-chip offerings last week showed that the Australian bond market is becoming increasingly relevant as an alternative source of funding for the world’s best-known companies.

  • Coca-Cola to issue debut Kangaroo bond offering

    Capital City | 31 May 2016

    Drinks giant expected to price four and eight-year bonds tomorrow

  • Offshore bid holds for Aussie sovereign

    Bonds | 13 May 2016

    Foreign investor appetite for Australian sovereign paper is holding up well, with offshore buyers taking a healthy 29.9% of last Wednesday’s record-equalling A$7bn (US$5.1bn) syndicated sale of 12-year bonds.