Monday, 18 March 2019

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  • The Macquarie bank tower in Central Sydney

    Macquarie underlines Aussie appeal

    Ticker | 02 March 2017

    Macquarie Bank, acting through its London branch, secured an extraordinary US$11.7bn order book for its US$750m 144A/Reg S Additional Tier 1 perpetual non-call 10 notes. 

  • Aussie benchmark sets records

    Aussie benchmark sets records

    Bonds | 24 February 2017

    The Australian Office of Financial Management smashed numerous records last Wednesday with a giant fundraising that showed the Commonwealth government has no problems plugging the country’s budget deficit.

  • FlexiGroup books Green premium

    Structured Finance | 17 February 2017

    FlexiGroup has confirmed that investors are willing to pay a premium for exposure to environmentally friendly assets, with its second sale of certified Green bonds in less than a year, as part of its latest securitisation.

  • NAB revives retail Tier 2

    Bonds | 10 February 2017

    National Australia Bank is breathing new life into an abandoned market as the first major lender since 2013 to offer Tier 2 notes to retail investors.

  • Trump

    Trump tax cuts could hit Kangaroo market

    Top News | 27 January 2017

    The corporate Kangaroo market may become a casualty of the Trump administration’s “America First” agenda, as the prospect of huge corporate tax cuts undermines the case for US companies to sell bonds offshore.

  • 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.