Wednesday, 26 September 2018

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  • A National Australia Bank (NAB) employee assists a customer using an automatic tellar machine (ATM) at a branch in central Sydney, Australia.

    NAB makes rare domestic visit

    Bonds | 09 March 2018

    National Australia Bank breathed life into the local covered bond market last Wednesday when it netted A$1.5bn (US$1.17bn) from a self-led three-tranche five-year and 10-year offering.

  • National Australia Bank (NAB) CEO Andrew Thorburn poses for the media at a branch of the bank in Sydney, Australia.

    NAB prints first Green RMBS

    Structured Finance | 09 February 2018

    National Australia Bank reopened the domestic securitisation market last Thursday with a self-led A$2bn (US$1.56bn) RMBS offering, which was also the first from Asia-Pacific to include a Green tranche.

  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, speaks in a business forum at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank in Luque, Paraguay.

    Fast start for Kauri market

    Bonds | 02 February 2018

    Pent-up investor demand has fuelled a rapid start to the year in New Zealand’s Kauri bond market, with five regular Triple A rated supranationals and agencies making visits in January followed by two further trades on February 2 to take year-to-date issuance up to A$2.8bn (US$2.04bn).

  • Record demand for Aussie sovereign

    Record demand for Aussie sovereign

    Bonds | 19 January 2018

    The Australian Office of Financial Management drew a record order book for last Wednesday’s A$9.6bn (US$7.25bn) November 21 2029 government bond, underlining the country’s continued appeal even at a tighter spread over US Treasuries.

  • The logo of the National Australia Bank is displayed outside their headquarters building in central Sydney, Australia.

    NAB to introduce Green RMBS

    Structured Finance | 12 January 2018

    National Australia Bank is marketing a securitisation of Australian mortgages that will include the first Green RMBS tranche in Asia-Pacific, adding to the growing market for environmentally friendly securities Down Under.

  • Businessmen use their phones as they stand in the central business district of Sydney in Australia.

    Aussie majors rush back to bonds

    Bonds | 12 January 2018

    Australia’s four major banks have locked in almost US$10bn of wholesale funding at tight spreads in the first two weeks of 2018, even though their borrowing requirements are declining.

  • Commonwealth Bank (CBA) CEO Ian Narev appears at a news conference announcing the bank's full year results in in Sydney, Australia.

    CBA pushes Tier 2 limits

    Top News | 05 January 2018

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia pushed the boundaries of the US dollar market for Australian bank capital last Wednesday with a US$1.25bn 30-year bullet Tier 2, the first public offering of its kind from the Asia-Pacific region.

  • 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.