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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

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  • EIB breaks Green bond record Down Under

    Bonds | 05 January 2018

    The European Investment Bank (Aaa/AAA/AAA) drew broad support for last Wednesday’s A$750m (US$585m) five-year Climate Awareness Bond (CAB), the largest Green bond sale on record in Australian dollars from a sovereign, supranational or agency issuer.

  • Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Issue: Latitude's Credit Card Loan Note 2017-1

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2017

    In a bumper year for Australian asset-backed financings, the country’s first master-trust securitisation stands out as a game-changer.

  • Vodafone prints European Kangaroo record

    Bonds | 08 December 2017

    Australia’s booming corporate bond market reached another milestone last Friday, when UK mobile network operator Vodafone Group (Baa1/BBB+/BBB+) issued the biggest Kangaroo from a non-financial European company.

  • Australian dollar and U.S. dollar denominations are shown in a photo illustration at a currency exchange in Sydney, Australia.

    Australia loses yield advantage

    Bonds | 01 December 2017

    Robust offshore demand, especially from Asia, has helped power Australia’s bond market to new issuance records this year, but ongoing spread compression with US rates is now calling this advantage into question.

  • A worker sprays water over piles of coal as a bulldozer shifts coal at Mundra Port Coal Terminal in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

    Adani Abbot attempts hard sell

    Top News | 24 November 2017

    Adani Abbot Point Terminal is marketing its first US dollar bonds amid continued criticism of its parent’s Australian coal projects.

  • Pedestrians stand outside a branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Australia's biggest bank by market value, in central Sydney, Australia.

    CBA prints rare major RMBS

    Structured Finance | 17 November 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia issued its second home loan securitisation of the year on Friday, adding to a bumper year of supply, despite the market being shunned by the country’s other major banks.

  • Pressures ease for Aussie majors

    Pressures ease for Aussie majors

    Bonds | 10 November 2017

    The latest results from Australia’s four major banks reveal a further strengthening in capital positions that is expected to limit domestic Additional Tier 1 note issuance to rollover requirements.

  • Australia faces DCM headwinds

    Australia faces DCM headwinds

    Bonds | 03 November 2017

    Australia’s booming bond and securitisation markets are expected to lose momentum next year as a lack of M&A activity, a slowing housing market and buyside factors weigh on debt issuance.

  • The logo for Australia's biggest electricity network Ausgrid adorns the headquarters building in central Sydney, Australia.

    Corporate bonds on a roll Down Under

    Bonds | 27 October 2017

    Australia’s booming corporate bond market broke new ground last week with its largest domestic issue and first 15-year Kangaroo, taking year-to-date supply to A$17bn (US$13.2bn), further ahead of the A$12bn annual record set in 2012.

  • Australia banks settle interest rate lawsuits

    People & Markets | 27 October 2017

    A federal court hearing on allegations of interest-rate rigging against three of Australia’s four major banks has been delayed after two of them sought settlements with the government.