Saturday, 20 October 2018

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  • Australia breaks issuance record

    Bonds | 20 January 2017

    The Australian Office of Financial Management ticked several boxes with last Wednesday’s record-breaking A$9.3bn (US$7.0bn) syndicated offering of 2.00% December 21 2021 Treasury bonds.

  • NAB widens Tier 2 net

    Bonds | 13 January 2017

    National Australia Bank further broadened its Tier 2 investor base with last Wednesday’s A$275m (US$205m) sale of 5.0% 15-year non-call 10 T2 notes off its global MTN programme.

  • ireworks explode over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

    Aussie majors up and running

    Top News | 06 January 2017

    Two Australian major banks overcame intense competition last week to access the buoyant US dollar bond market, where investors lapped up the latest offerings from the country’s well-regarded Double A rated issuers.

  • Kangaroo/Kauri Bond: DBS Bank’s A$750m covered bond

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    DBS Bank broke new ground in May with the first covered bond from an Asian issuer in Australia’s Kangaroo market, opening up a new funding channel as the senior secured format gains traction across the region.

  • Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Issue: FlexiGroup’s A$260m Green ABS

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    Australian consumer-finance specialist FlexiGroup printed a landmark securitisation in April that proved investors are willing to pay a premium for exposure to environmentally responsible assets.

  • 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.

  • CBA to extend RMBS revival

    Structured Finance | 02 December 2016

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia this week begins marketing its first offering of residential mortgage-backed securities in nine months as the asset class continues its end-of-year revival.

  • A man walks past a branch of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) in Sydney.

    Many happy RMBS returns for ANZ

    Top News | 25 November 2016

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group took advantage of pent-up demand for bank-originated RMBS last week as it ended a self-imposed 12-year exile from the mortgage-backed market.

  • 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.