Friday, 14 December 2018

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  • 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.

  • A Wall St. sign is seen in New York's financial district

    Foreign banks storm US dollar market

    Top News | 19 August 2016

    Yankee bank issuance has soared this month as tighter spreads, favourable currency moves and huge demand for higher-yielding US assets has lowered the cost of borrowing in US dollars.

  • The Westpac bank building is pictured in central Sydney

    Aussie majors binge on US debt

    Top News | 19 August 2016

    A worsening dislocation in the US money markets is helping to drive a run of jumbo dollar bond sales from Australia’s major banks, as the likes of Westpac take advantage of attractive hedging costs to lock in low rates.

  • A man walks past a branch of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in Sydney

    ANZ continues AT1 spread compression

    Bonds | 19 August 2016

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group set price guidance on its latest Additional Tier 1 capital raising last week, continuing the trend towards tighter margins in the bank capital market.

  • CBA adds to record profits

    People & Markets | 12 August 2016

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia posted a record annual cash profit of A$9.45bn (US$7.3bn) for the seventh straight year of growth, despite rising capital costs and a mining downturn.