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Friday, 14 December 2018

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  • Aussie majors hit the road

    Bonds | 30 November 2018

    Two of Australia’s four major banks ventured offshore last week with defensive multi-tranche trades that reflected the volatile global backdrop.

  • A National Australia Bank (NAB) employee assists a customer using an automatic tellar machine (ATM) at a branch in central Sydney, Australia.

    NAB pays up for US$2.5bn three-part bond

    Ticker | 27 November 2018

    National Australia Bank (Aa3/AA-/AA-) raised US$2.5bn from a defensive three-part bond overnight, but it had to pay up for the privilege.

  • Wayne Byres, chairman of Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), speaks at a panel of regulators in Sydney, Australia.

    Aussie majors to triple T2 pile

    Top News | 09 November 2018

    Australia’s four major banks may need to issue up to A$83bn (US$60.5bn) of new Tier 2 capital after regulators proposed an increase in total capital requirements.

  • TCorp smashes Green bond records

    Bonds | 09 November 2018

    New South Wales Treasury Corp, rated Aaa/AAA (Moody’s/S&P), raised a whopping A$1.8bn (US$1.3bn) from its debut Green bond, which is by far the largest Green bond issuance in the Australian dollar market.

  • AMP pays scandal premium

    Bonds | 09 November 2018

    Troubled Australian financial group AMP raised A$250m (US$182m) last Thursday from a Tier 2 note offering to help refinance the soon-to-be-called A$325m retail AMP Notes 2, but it certainly had to pay up for the privilege.

  • The Brisbane River is seen flowing past the skyline of central Brisbane.

    Aussie corporate bond bid wanes

    Bonds | 02 November 2018

    Australian corporate bond supply has almost halved from its 2017 record-breaking pace as competitive alternative markets and a much reduced offshore bid hold back issuance.

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

    Aussie banks lose market share

    Top News | 26 October 2018

    Australian bank issuance is about to pick up, with three majors coming out of blackout and several subordinated notes due to be refinanced, but longer-term supply is on a downward path as the sector grapples with a housing market slump, tighter regulations and non-bank competition.

  • The logo of AMP Ltd, Australia's biggest retail wealth manager, adorns their head office located in central Sydney, Australia.

    AMP plans sub-notes after share bloodbath

    Top News | 26 October 2018

    Scandal-hit financial group AMP could hardly have picked a worse day to announce an Asian and Australian roadshow for a potential Australian dollar-denominated 10-year non-call five subordinated note offering.

  • 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.

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