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Thursday, 20 September 2018

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  • APRA relaxes liquidity rules for foreign banks

    APRA plans to harmonise capital ratios with international norms

    Ticker | 16 August 2018

    Australia’s top banking regulator is proposing changes to how the country’s banks calculate their capital ratios in order to bring them more in line with international norms.

  • Kiwi structured market deepens

    Kiwi structured market deepens

    Structured Finance | 10 August 2018

    New Zealand’s structured finance market is showing signs of growth ahead of a potential rule change designed to make local securitisations more attractive to the country’s major banks.

  • World Bank lines up first blockchain bond

    World Bank lines up first blockchain bond

    Top News | 10 August 2018

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - more commonly known as the World Bank - is marketing the world’s first public blockchain bond. And it has chosen to go a long way from its Washington DC headquarters to do the deal.

  • Aussie RMBS broadens US appeal

    Aussie RMBS broadens US appeal

    Structured Finance | 03 August 2018

    Mortgage specialist Resimac is poised to lift US dollar RMBS issuance from Australia above 2017’s full-year total, underlining the growth in US and Asian demand for the asset class in that currency.

  • The Kangaroo returns

    Basis swap moves could trigger Kangaroo bounce

    Ticker | 20 July 2018

    The Kangaroo market may be set for an upturn in financial and corporate issuance after short-end funding pressures in the US contributed to significant shifts in Australian/US dollar cross-currency basis swap levels.

  • Australian thongs

    Cooler demand for Australia's 2041 Treasury bond

    Ticker | 18 July 2018

    The Australian Office of Financial Management bridged a gap in the country’s sovereign curve with Tuesday’s smaller-than-expected A$3.6bn (US$2.67bn) syndicated sale of 2.75% May 21 2041 Treasury bonds.

  • Westpac bank branch

    Westpac reopens senior unsecured euro market for Aussie banks

    Ticker | 10 July 2018

    Westpac Banking Corporation (AA3/AA–/AA–) took advantage of favourable cross–currency basis swap levels and some scarcity value to print the first senior unsecured euro-denominated bonds by an Australian bank since the start of the damning Royal Commission into banking practices back in March.

  • Crowds watch projections on the sails of the Sydney Opera House during the official start of Vivid Sydney, promoted as the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, in Sydney.

    Australian RMBS lose altitude

    Structured Finance | 29 June 2018

    The Australian RMBS market has slowed from last year’s record-breaking pace, with A$12.9bn (US$9.5bn) raised from 15 trades so far this year, down nearly 16% from a year ago, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • Circus Oz performers dressed as red kangaroos pose for pictures at Darling Harbour in Sydney.

    Tax pledge to boost Aussie bonds

    Top News | 22 June 2018

    Australia’s under-utilised bond market may receive a welcome fillip if the opposition Labor Party, which is ahead in the polls, wins the next federal election.

  • Avanti prints rare Kiwi RMBS

    Structured Finance | 15 June 2018

    Avanti Finance gave the New Zealand securitisation market a welcome shot in the arm last Tuesday with only the fifth issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities since the global financial crisis.