Monday, 24 September 2018

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  • Australian flag is planted on a sandbag wall protecting a business on a flooded street in Brisbane.

    Australian major banks hit by budget levy

    Ticker | 10 May 2017

    Australia’s major banks suffered a blow on Tuesday as the annual budget imposed a 6bp levy on their liabilities, a day after a new inquiry was announced into banking competitiveness. 

  • Kommunalbanken sign

    KBN to reopen stalled Kauri bond market

    Ticker | 08 May 2017

    Kommunalbanken Norway is about to reopen the Kauri bond market with a NZ$50m (US$34m) minimum tap of its August 20 2025 line, the market’s first offering since February 23. 

  • Kauri slowdown worsens

    Bonds | 05 May 2017

    Kauri supply has slowed further this year as spreads over US Treasuries continue to shrink, with four sovereign, supranational or agency issuers raising just NZ$1.3bn (US$910m) from five trades.

  • QBE breaks environmental ground

    Bonds | 21 April 2017

    Australia’s QBE Insurance Group opened the Green bond market to the insurance sector last Thursday with the first public offering of Green bonds in a major currency.

  • SEEK and you shall find

    Bonds | 13 April 2017

    Online job search provider SEEK broadened the range of funding options for Australian companies last week, with the largest unrated bond issue in the wholesale arena.

  • Telstra reaps home benefits

    Bonds | 07 April 2017

    Telstra has illustrated the growing allure of Australia’s corporate bond market with a record-equalling A$1bn (US$755m) financing that might encourage other borrowers to fund locally.

  • CBA splits euro trade

    Bonds | 07 April 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Aa2/AA-/AA-) raised €1.5bn last Monday through a dual-tranche offering of covered bonds and senior unsecured notes.

  • Aussie RMBS shrugs off warnings

    Structured Finance | 07 April 2017

    Australia’s RMBS market has enjoyed a strong start to 2017, despite ongoing concerns over an unsustainable housing bubble and an upturn in arrears.

  • CBA makes Green debut

    Bonds | 31 March 2017

    Two Green bond debutants took year-to-date Green issuance from Australian credits up to A$2.3bn-equivalent – well above the annual totals in each of the previous three years.

  • Kangaroo in Western Austrlia

    Latitude broadens Aussie ABS

    Top News | 31 March 2017

    Latitude Finance Australia achieved a stunning result from the country’s first master-trust securitisation, an outcome that can only encourage similar issuance in future.