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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

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  • Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques poses for photographs before announcing Rio Tinto's 2017 first-half results in London, Britain.

    Rio Tinto faces fraud allegations

    Top News | 20 October 2017

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission last Tuesday charged Rio Tinto and two of its former top executives with fraud, saying they inflated the value of coal assets in Mozambique and concealed critical information while tapping the market for billions of dollars.

  • Adani Abbot Point Terminal toils to find bookrunners

    Emerging Markets | 13 October 2017

    Adani Abbot Point Terminal, a subsidiary of India’s Adani Group, has struggled to find heavyweight bookrunners for a planned benchmark US dollar bond offering to refinance its domestic Australian dollar November 1 2018 MTN, according to DCM bankers in Sydney.

  • Australia sets ABS record

    Australia sets ABS record

    Structured Finance | 13 October 2017

    Australia has set a post-global financial crisis high for asset-backed securities after last week’s RMBS sales from Heritage Bank and Citigroup took year-to-date issuance to A$30.9bn (US$24.0bn), exceeding 2014’s previous annual record of A$30.8bn.

  • Australia readies record tender

    Bonds | 06 October 2017

    The Australian Office of Financial Management is set for its largest Treasury bond tender with a A$3.5bn (US$2.75bn) offer that will establish a new five-year sovereign benchmark.

  • A sign for the 'Deutsche Bahn' building is pictured near main train station in Erfurt, Germany.

    Deutsche Bahn broadens Kangaroo market

    Bonds | 22 September 2017

    Deutsche Bahn pushed this year’s record tally of Australian corporate bond offerings further down the track on Thursday with a A$600m (US$480m) Kangaroo debut, the biggest so far for a European corporate issuer.

  • Shoppers walk past the logo for Westpac Banking Corp, Australia's second-biggest bank by market value, in central Sydney, Australia.

    Westpac goes Global for AT1 boost

    Bonds | 15 September 2017

    Westpac Banking Corp took full advantage of global appetite for high-yielding assets last Tuesday to raise US$1.25bn of Additional Tier 1 capital on better terms than available in its Australian home market.

  • Westpac

    Westpac goes global for AT1 boost

    Ticker | 13 September 2017

    Westpac Banking Corp took full advantage of global appetite for high-yielding assets on Tuesday to raise US$1.25bn of Additional Tier 1 capital on better terms than are available in its Australian home market.

  • Aussie corporates tap offshore demand

    Bonds | 08 September 2017

    Australian companies reaffirmed the allure of the offshore markets for long-term funding over the past week, despite signs that domestic investors are growing more interested in corporate credit.

  • A man and power lines are reflected in a Telstra poster adorning a public telephone in Sydney, Australia.

    Telstra's A$5.5bn ABS plans crumble

    Top News | 01 September 2017

    Telstra’s funding programme took a A$5.5bn (US$4.4bn) hit last week when Australia’s largest telecoms company was forced to scrap plans for a securitisation of revenues from the government’s National Broadband Network.

  • Market raises glass to AB InBev

    AB InBev cheers Aussie market

    Top News | 25 August 2017

    Global beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev quenched Australia’s growing thirst for high-quality corporate debt last week with a A$1.95bn (US$1.54bn) four-tranche bond issue, the third-biggest in the Australian dollar market.

  • Kiwibank wins capital reversal

    Bonds | 18 August 2017

    Kiwibank has had reversed a central bank ruling that struck out NZ$250m (US$181m) of its regulatory capital.

  • New Zealand questions AT1 format

    People & Markets | 18 August 2017

    New Zealand’s central bank has issued a stinging critique of Additional Tier 1 capital, casting doubt over the value of a product designed to safeguard the global financial system.

  • Expanding buyside boosts Aussie bonds

    Bonds | 11 August 2017

    Two years after Apple’s debut put Australia’s domestic market on the global map, another jumbo Kangaroo bond issue from a major US borrower has renewed hopes of further growth Down Under.

  • 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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