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Thursday, 21 February 2019

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  • Verizon takes round-the-world trip

    Bonds | 04 August 2017

    Telecoms giant Verizon embarked on something of a round-the-world trip last week, raising funds in the US domestic market before ending up in Australia, by way of Taiwan.

  • IFC opens Kiwi Green market

    Bonds | 28 July 2017

    International Finance Corp became the first issuer of Green bonds in New Zealand dollars with last Friday’s enlarged NZ$125m (US$94m) 10-year Kauri sale.

  • ACU unlocks 'good cause' premium

    Bonds | 28 July 2017

    Australian Catholic University, rated Aa2 by Moody’s, broke new ground with last Tuesday’s A$200m (US$158m) sale of 10-year sustainability bonds, which suggests Australian investors are willing to pay a “good cause” premium for such issues.

  • Australia raises bank capital ratios

    People & Markets | 21 July 2017

    Australia’s big four banks breathed sighs of relief last week after the latest review of capital requirements dampened fears of a shortfall in their common equity ratios.

  • CBA uncovers 30-year sweet spot

    Bonds | 07 July 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Aa3/AA–/AA–) looks certain to encourage copycat ultra-long issuance from other Australian banks, after breaking new ground with last Thursday’s hugely popular 30-year US dollar bond issue.

  • Aussie banks fight back against levies

    People & Markets | 07 July 2017

    Australia’s highly profitable lenders are fighting back against proposed bank levies aimed at shoring up government finances.

  • CBA uncovers 30-year sweet spot

    Ticker | 07 July 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Aa3/AA–/AA–) looks certain to encourage copycat ultra-long issuance from other Australian banks, after breaking new ground with a hugely popular 30-year US dollar bond.

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    CBA taps new 30-year sweet spot

    Ticker | 07 July 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Aa3/AA–/AA–) broke new ground with Thursday’s innovative and hugely popular 144A/Reg S 30-year trade that looks certain to encourage copycat ultra-long issuance from other Australian banks and offshore lenders.

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    AOFM sells A$800m 2019 tender to single buyer

    Ticker | 05 July 2017

    The Australian Office of Financial Management raised eyebrows this morning when it allocated today’s entire A$800m (US$608m) tender of 3.25% April 21 2029 ACGBs to a single investor at a yield of 2.72%. 

  • BoQ delivers covered debut

    Bonds | 30 June 2017

    Bank of Queensland paid a hefty premium over its larger peers on its long-awaited euro covered bond debut last Thursday, becoming the first non-European issuer to launch a benchmark using the conditional pass-through structure.