Asian Development Bank
The Kauri market has been supporting significantly sized deals in recent weeks, illustrated by Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s most recent foray into the market. Pricing and demand fundamentals are currently coaxing supply from offshore issuers, with domestic buyers the primary drivers of demand.
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On 9 September, Asian Development Bank (ADB) (AAA/Aaa/AAA) launched a new 10.5-year, Kangaroo green bond. Indicative price guidance for the forthcoming deal, which is expected to price on the day after launch, is 43 basis points area over semi-quarterly swap, equivalent to 54.25 basis points area over Australian Commonwealth government bond. Deutsche Bank, Mizuho Securities and RBC Capital Markets are leading.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) took advantage of demand in the early mid-curve to price its NZ$425 million (US$273.2 million) January 2023 Kauri tap on 16 August. The issuer says market conditions in New Zealand and elsewhere have become more challenging but flight-to-quality issuance opportunities are open for supranational, sovereign and agency (SSA) borrowers.