Tuesday, 17 July 2018

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  • Pedestrians walk past a logo of the Westpac Bank Corp on display in a window of a branch located in central Sydney, Australia.

    Westpac follows TD with callable Tier 2

    Bonds | 18 November 2016

    Westpac Banking Corporation reinforced the allure of the US dollar market for sales of Australian subordinated notes with last Tuesday’s US$1.5bn SEC-registered 15-year non-call 10 Tier 2 issue.

  • Bubble worries hit Aussie bank ratings

    People & Markets | 04 November 2016

    S&P cited rising private-sector debt and property prices for lowering its rating outlooks on 25 Australian financial institutions to negative from stable.

  • CBA eyes local covered return

    Bonds | 28 October 2016

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia is looking to roll over some of its inaugural domestic covered bonds as the redemption of the jumbo A$3.5bn (US$2.7bn) dual-tranche, five-year issue from January 2012 draws near.

  • Members Equity Bank logo

    Aussie RMBS market perks up

    Structured Finance | 21 October 2016

    Australian sales of residential mortgage-backed securities look set to rebound in the final quarter, with margins compressing sufficiently to entice more banks back to the market.

  • Foreigners lap up Aussie 30-year

    Foreigners lap up Aussie 30-year

    Top News | 14 October 2016

    Australia has become the latest issuer to take advantage of global investors’ hunger for yield, with its biggest and longest sovereign bond offering so far.

  • Australia's Department of Finance in Parkes

    Australia readies first 30-year print

    Top News | 07 October 2016

    Australia is set to put offshore appetite to the test with its first 30-year government bond, betting that demand for duration will help reverse a decline in international participation.

  • Mint to freshen Aussie HY sector

    People & Markets | 16 September 2016

    Mint Partners, a division of US broker BGC, is beefing up its headcount with an eye on Australian high-yield bond origination, taking advantage of expanding investor appetite for the asset class.

  • Foreigners pare Aussie holdings

    People & Markets | 09 September 2016

    Foreign investors cut their holdings of Australian Commonwealth government bonds last quarter for the first time in three years, official data showed last week, potentially nudging local rates higher and the Aussie dollar lower.

  • Motor Trade Finance New Zealand logo

    MTF prints rare Kiwi ABS

    Structured Finance | 09 September 2016

    Motor Trade Finance New Zealand made a welcome appearance on the largely deserted Kiwi securitisation stage last Thursday with an upsized NZ$220m issue.

  • 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.