Wednesday, 01 January 2020
Dec/Jan 2019/2020

German state borrowers in Australian dollars - themes of the last 13 years

In 2006, KangaNews and L-Bank hosted a roundtable to discuss the status of Germany, German regions, and the federal state issuers based in those regions, in global markets – including Australia. The years since have brought unprecedented upheaval, perhaps more so in Europe than anywhere else. Even so, German federal states – the länder– remain among the world’s highest-quality issuers. Two state-guaranteed development banks in particular –L-Bank and NRW.BANK – have returned to Australian dollar issuance.

Friday, 18 October 2019
Oct/Nov 2019

Deal execution: fortune favours the brave

The process of deal execution, like so many others in contemporary capital markets, has been reshaped by regulation. In a world where banks have less facility to provide transaction information to investors, L-Bank is taking all available steps to bridge the gap itself – with positive connotations for investor response and deal outcomes.

Thursday, 12 September 2019
Oct/Nov 2019 SSA Supplement

SSA issuer profiles

Key data and information on 33 supranational, sovereign and agency issuers active in the Australasian debt markets, including programme information, funding strategy and debt data. 

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

L-Bank to tap its 2025 Kangaroo bond

L-Bank (AAA/Aaa/AAA) launched a A$50 million (US$35.1 million) minimum increase to its August 2025 Kangaroo bond on 23 July. The tap, which has Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Deutsche Bank, Nomura and RBC Capital Markets as leads, has an indicative margin of 48 basis points over semi-quarterly swap and is expected to price the day after launch.

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