Moody's Investors Service
The latest instalment of the KangaNews-Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) Corporate Borrowers’ Intentions Survey – published annually since 2014 – maintains a longstanding trend of only gradual shifts in corporate debt policy. At the margin, Australasian corporates appear to expect more capital-markets activity but there is no sign of a rush to credit-funded investment.
In March, for the first time, KangaNews hosted its Sustainable Debt Summit as a full-day event, reflecting the exponential growth in interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration in the fixed-income universe. The sector is now much broader than green-bond issuance, as reflected in discussions at the KangaNews event.
A prolonged period of arguably the best global capital-market conditions for a decade appears to be coming to an end as volatility returned early in 2018. Speakers at the KangaNews Debt Capital Markets Summit debated where markets, economies and societies are now – and the future direction.
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.
The KangaNews-Westpac Corporate Debt Summit returned to Sydney on 13 September, against arguably the most positive backdrop for Australian corporate bond issuance in at least half a decade. Now in its seventh annual iteration, the conference drew a record crowd for the fourth consecutive year.
Despite countless doubters and detractors, the European Central Bank (ECB) joined the multi-asset-buying policy trail in Q1 2015. To some, this unprecedented, extensive and expansionary monetary action saved the euro, or at least prevented an economic recession turning into a potentially irreparable depression. Market participants are now asking what comes next.