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Monday, 18 December 2017

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  • 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.

  • Banks dash hopes for Aussie bonds

    People & Markets | 12 August 2016

    Rising returns on Australian bank deposits are dealing a fresh blow to efforts to stimulate the country’s underdeveloped bond market.

  • Kauri market joins T2 parade

    Bonds | 05 August 2016

    Westpac has shown New Zealand’s Kauri market to be a viable source of Tier 2 funding with a competitively priced issue that extends the subordinated footprint of Australian banks in the Asia Pacific region.

  • The rise of Aussie Globals

    Bonds | 29 July 2016

    Bank of America continued this year’s run of Australian dollar Global bonds from US banks with a A$750m (US$562m) five-year offering designed to meet new capital requirements.

  • Australia's AAA ratings at risk

    People & Markets | 08 July 2016

    Australia’s coveted Triple A sovereign ratings are at risk after a closely fought federal election on July 2 failed to produce a commanding majority for the ruling coalition.

  • Two juvenile kangaroos dance around each other as they fight in Namagi National Park near Australia's capital city Canberra.

    Aussie banks show strength

    People & Markets | 01 July 2016

    Having emerged from the 2008 global financial crisis in fine fettle, Australian banks suffered only modest market gyrations from the UK Brexit vote to underline their relative strength.

  • Australia caps banks' government bond holdings

    People & Markets | 24 June 2016

    The Reserve Bank of Australia is discouraging banks from holding more than their current 30% share of all outstanding government bonds, citing liquidity concerns in the country’s most actively traded fixed-income assets.

  • QBE replaces legacy T2 notes

    Bonds | 17 June 2016

    QBE Insurance Group completed a Tier 2 exchange offer that introduced an innovative liability management format to the Asia-Pacific region.