Deal and ratings review, week ending January 23 2015

New primary deals were few and far between during the third week of January, although New Zealand domestic deal flow got under way with a new corporate transaction. ANZ Banking Group explored a new tier-two angle during the week under review, while KangaNews online published the first articles in a series of credit-investor insights which will be rounded out next week.

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Exclusive credit investor insights: a supply story

The second of a series of three articles on the Australian credit outlook, exclusive to KangaNews online, covers buy-side views on the supply pipeline. Supply-side factors have been the dominant driver of corporate issuance in recent years, and investors share their views on pipeline prospects for 2015.

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ANZ’s new tier-two angle suggests a new market may provide cheapest offshore option

ANZ Banking Group (ANZ) opened the door to a new jurisdiction for tier-two issuance on January 21. The bank and its leads tell KangaNews about a pricing outcome which suggests this new issuance option might provide the best tier-two economics for Australian banks after their domestic market – and with volume which moves the dial on the total requirement.

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Weekly update

Latest Issue 2014/15 December-January

Lastest Issue

Full coverage of the KangaNews Awards 2014. Financial-system inquiry final report, impact on bond markets and a bank CEO responds. Insights from the 2014 KangaNews Corporate Debt Summit. Australia and New Zealand annual reviews. China-Australia free trade and RMB bonds. 2014 deal data.