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Thursday, 18 January 2018

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  • 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.

  • Australian dollar and U.S. dollar denominations are shown in a photo illustration at a currency exchange in Sydney, Australia.

    Australia loses yield advantage

    Bonds | 01 December 2017

    Robust offshore demand, especially from Asia, has helped power Australia’s bond market to new issuance records this year, but ongoing spread compression with US rates is now calling this advantage into question.

  • A worker sprays water over piles of coal as a bulldozer shifts coal at Mundra Port Coal Terminal in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

    Adani Abbot attempts hard sell

    Top News | 24 November 2017

    Adani Abbot Point Terminal is marketing its first US dollar bonds amid continued criticism of its parent’s Australian coal projects.

  • Pedestrians stand outside a branch of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Australia's biggest bank by market value, in central Sydney, Australia.

    CBA prints rare major RMBS

    Structured Finance | 17 November 2017

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia issued its second home loan securitisation of the year on Friday, adding to a bumper year of supply, despite the market being shunned by the country’s other major banks.

  • Pressures ease for Aussie majors

    Pressures ease for Aussie majors

    Bonds | 10 November 2017

    The latest results from Australia’s four major banks reveal a further strengthening in capital positions that is expected to limit domestic Additional Tier 1 note issuance to rollover requirements.

  • Australia faces DCM headwinds

    Australia faces DCM headwinds

    Bonds | 03 November 2017

    Australia’s booming bond and securitisation markets are expected to lose momentum next year as a lack of M&A activity, a slowing housing market and buyside factors weigh on debt issuance.

  • The logo for Australia's biggest electricity network Ausgrid adorns the headquarters building in central Sydney, Australia.

    Corporate bonds on a roll Down Under

    Bonds | 27 October 2017

    Australia’s booming corporate bond market broke new ground last week with its largest domestic issue and first 15-year Kangaroo, taking year-to-date supply to A$17bn (US$13.2bn), further ahead of the A$12bn annual record set in 2012.

  • Australia banks settle interest rate lawsuits

    People & Markets | 27 October 2017

    A federal court hearing on allegations of interest-rate rigging against three of Australia’s four major banks has been delayed after two of them sought settlements with the government.

  • 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.

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