Friday, 23 March 2018

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  • Macquarie

    Macquarie Group raises US$1.75bn in challenging US market

    Ticker | 20 March 2018

    Macquarie Group (A3/BBB/A–) tackled a challenging market backdrop to sell a US$1.75bn three-part 144A/Reg S bond through a blue-chip line-up of US bookrunners, comprising Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, HSBC, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo, as well as the issuer’s own syndication team.

  • New Zealand's Finance Minister Grant Robertson reacts during an interview in his office in Wellington, New Zealand.

    Record demand for Kiwi sovereign

    Bonds | 16 March 2018

    New Zealand attracted a record order book in excess of NZ$5bn (US$3.7bn) for its first syndicated sovereign nominal bond offering in 19 months last Tuesday as investors fought for a slice of the scarce government paper.

  • Thumbs down for Kiwi proposal

    Structured Finance | 16 March 2018

    The Australian Securitisation Forum has given a resounding thumbs down to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s proposed new format for mortgage bonds, intended to revive the country’s moribund RMBS market.

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

    NAB makes rare domestic visit

    Bonds | 09 March 2018

    National Australia Bank breathed life into the local covered bond market last Wednesday when it netted A$1.5bn (US$1.17bn) from a self-led three-tranche five-year and 10-year offering.

  • National Australia Bank (NAB) CEO Andrew Thorburn poses for the media at a branch of the bank in Sydney, Australia.

    NAB prints first Green RMBS

    Structured Finance | 09 February 2018

    National Australia Bank reopened the domestic securitisation market last Thursday with a self-led A$2bn (US$1.56bn) RMBS offering, which was also the first from Asia-Pacific to include a Green tranche.

  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, speaks in a business forum at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank in Luque, Paraguay.

    Fast start for Kauri market

    Bonds | 02 February 2018

    Pent-up investor demand has fuelled a rapid start to the year in New Zealand’s Kauri bond market, with five regular Triple A rated supranationals and agencies making visits in January followed by two further trades on February 2 to take year-to-date issuance up to A$2.8bn (US$2.04bn).

  • Record demand for Aussie sovereign

    Record demand for Aussie sovereign

    Bonds | 19 January 2018

    The Australian Office of Financial Management drew a record order book for last Wednesday’s A$9.6bn (US$7.25bn) November 21 2029 government bond, underlining the country’s continued appeal even at a tighter spread over US Treasuries.

  • 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.

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