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Sunday, 27 August 2017
Aug/Sep 2017

Why human judgement is needed for 'smart contracts' to be really smart

Scott Farrell, partner at King & Wood Mallesons, shares his views on ‘smart contracts’ in capital markets.

Tuesday, 04 December 2018

KangaNews Awards 2018: winners announced

KangaNews is proud to present the winners of the institutional and deal categories in the KangaNews Awards 2017. After an extensive voting and verification process, KangaNews can confidently say its results reflect a true market view on the outstanding performers of 2017 in the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.

Thursday, 11 October 2018
Oct/Nov 2018

Blockchain’s potential on show

World Bank priced a historic bond using blockchain technology in Kangaroo format, on 23 August. Bond-i – the “blockchain-operated new debt instrument” – is the world’s first blockchain bond. The technology is nascent, but deal participants are confident in the security of the platform and adamant about its potential to offer increased efficiency and transparency.

Thursday, 11 October 2018
Oct/Nov 2018

Corporate Australia on the ground

The eighth KangaNews-Westpac Corporate Debt Summit, held in Sydney on 12 September, drew a record crowd once again. As well as providing insights from the heart of the banking, sustainability and economics sectors, there were in-depth discussions around the role of the Australian credit market relative to its global peers and the new open-banking regime, as well as the annual C-suite update.

Monday, 03 September 2018
Aug/Sep 2018

Fixed income for the mainstream

The third Fixed Income Beyond the Institutional Sector Summit, hosted by KangaNews and National Australia Bank (NAB), took place in Sydney on 2 August. This unique conference attracted another record number of delegates in 2018, as NAB continues to champion the importance of fixed income to the noninstitutional investor base.

Thursday, 05 July 2018
Jun/Jul 2018

Asia delivers scale

Pricing became challenging for Australian issuers in the Asian-targeted US dollar Reg S market later in the first half of 2018, after a flurry of corporate transactions over the preceding 12 months. But market participants in Asia insist the regional liquidity pool will increasingly challenge old favourites like US private placements (USPPs) and domestic issuance for Australian-origin flow.

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