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Saturday, 20 October 2018

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  • CBA breaks new ground

    Structured Finance | 28 September 2018

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia could trigger a revival in RMBS issuance from the country’s major banks after pioneering a longer-term structure for its latest securitisation.

  • Offshore trio eye Aussie debuts

    Bonds | 21 September 2018

    Three overseas companies have carried out marketing exercises in Australia and Asia for potential debut Kangaroo bond offerings, at least two of which could be launched as early as this week, as cheaper pricing attracts more foreign issuers to the Australian dollar market.

  • A customer at a real estate showroom talks on the phone next to a model displaying land and homes for sale in a housing development located in the western Sydney suburb of Oran Park in Australia.

    Aussie banks to weather slowdown

    Top News | 14 September 2018

    Analysts and investors are playing down fears for the health of the Australian banking sector despite mounting pressure from falling house prices and damning financial scandals.

  • SG goes on world tour

    Bonds | 14 September 2018

    Societe Generale demonstrated its nimbleness by moving between three different funding currencies last week as the French bank raised both senior non-preferred and preferred debt.

  • The GM logo is seen at the General Motors headquarters in Sao Caetano do Sul, Brazil.

    GM to ignite Kangaroo market

    Top News | 07 September 2018

    Australia’s corporate bond market may be poised to shift into higher gear, with General Motors preparing to market a potential new issue that would end a 13-month drought of Australian dollar issuance from US companies.

  • The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan

    General Motors set to refuel corporate Kangaroo market

    Ticker | 04 September 2018

    Australia’s corporate bond market may be poised for a welcome fuel injection with General Motors (Baa3/BBB/BBB) preparing to market a potential new issue in Australia and Singapore from September 17.

  • KBN reaps Green rewards

    KBN reaps green rewards

    Bonds | 31 August 2018

    Kommunalbanken took advantage of growing appetite for socially responsible investments Down Under with its debut Green bond, raising A$450m (US$330m) of five-year funding in its largest Kangaroo print to date.

  • World Bank delivers blockchain first

    World Bank delivers blockchain first

    Top News | 24 August 2018

    The World Bank has successfully issued the first public offering of blockchain bonds with a A$110m (US$82m) two-year Kangaroo, arranged by sole lead manager Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

  • Bank Australia taps Sustainable demand

    Bank Australia taps Sustainable demand

    Bonds | 24 August 2018

    The Australian market for socially responsible investments moved up a gear last week with a Sustainability bond offering from Bank Australia that connected a debut issuer with a group of first-time buyers.

  • The National Australia Bank Logo is seen on a branch in central Sydney, Australia.

    NAB excels on return to euros

    Bonds | 24 August 2018

    National Australia Bank (Aa3/AA–/AA–) made a successful return to the euro market last Wednesday with a €2bn dual-tranche Eurobond issue that helped allay remaining fears of a European investor push-back related to Australia’s banking scandals.

  • World Bank prints first public blockchain bond with A$110m Bondi

    World Bank prints first public blockchain bond with A$110m Bondi

    Ticker | 23 August 2018

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, also known as the World Bank, has raised A$110m (US$80.2m) from the first-ever public offering of a blockchain bond.

  • World Bank prices first blockchain Bondi bond

    World Bank prices first blockchain Bondi bond

    Ticker | 23 August 2018

    The World Bank, via its funding arm the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), has raised A$110m (US$80.2m) from the first public offering of a blockchain bond.

  • APRA relaxes liquidity rules for foreign banks

    APRA plans to harmonise capital ratios with international norms

    Ticker | 16 August 2018

    Australia’s top banking regulator is proposing changes to how the country’s banks calculate their capital ratios in order to bring them more in line with international norms.

  • Kiwi structured market deepens

    Kiwi structured market deepens

    Structured Finance | 10 August 2018

    New Zealand’s structured finance market is showing signs of growth ahead of a potential rule change designed to make local securitisations more attractive to the country’s major banks.

  • World Bank lines up first blockchain bond

    World Bank lines up first blockchain bond

    Top News | 10 August 2018

    The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - more commonly known as the World Bank - is marketing the world’s first public blockchain bond. And it has chosen to go a long way from its Washington DC headquarters to do the deal.

  • Aussie RMBS broadens US appeal

    Aussie RMBS broadens US appeal

    Structured Finance | 03 August 2018

    Mortgage specialist Resimac is poised to lift US dollar RMBS issuance from Australia above 2017’s full-year total, underlining the growth in US and Asian demand for the asset class in that currency.

  • The Kangaroo returns

    Basis swap moves could trigger Kangaroo bounce

    Ticker | 20 July 2018

    The Kangaroo market may be set for an upturn in financial and corporate issuance after short-end funding pressures in the US contributed to significant shifts in Australian/US dollar cross-currency basis swap levels.

  • Australian thongs

    Cooler demand for Australia's 2041 Treasury bond

    Ticker | 18 July 2018

    The Australian Office of Financial Management bridged a gap in the country’s sovereign curve with Tuesday’s smaller-than-expected A$3.6bn (US$2.67bn) syndicated sale of 2.75% May 21 2041 Treasury bonds.

  • Westpac bank branch

    Westpac reopens senior unsecured euro market for Aussie banks

    Ticker | 10 July 2018

    Westpac Banking Corporation (AA3/AA–/AA–) took advantage of favourable cross–currency basis swap levels and some scarcity value to print the first senior unsecured euro-denominated bonds by an Australian bank since the start of the damning Royal Commission into banking practices back in March.

  • Crowds watch projections on the sails of the Sydney Opera House during the official start of Vivid Sydney, promoted as the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, in Sydney.

    Australian RMBS lose altitude

    Structured Finance | 29 June 2018

    The Australian RMBS market has slowed from last year’s record-breaking pace, with A$12.9bn (US$9.5bn) raised from 15 trades so far this year, down nearly 16% from a year ago, according to Thomson Reuters data.

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