New South Wales Treasury Corporation
The scale of New South Wales (NSW)’s infrastructure task and its well-defined links with sustainable outcomes – in both the environmental and social arenas – enabled NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) to debut in the green-bond market with a blockbuster deal. TCorp issued A$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion) of 10-year green bonds on 9 November.
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On 8 November, New South Wales Treasury Corporation (TCorp) (AAA/Aaa) launched a minimum A$500 million (US$364 million) green-bond transaction by syndication, due November 2028. Indicative price guidance for the forthcoming deal is 44-46 basis points over Australian Commonwealth government bond. Pricing is expected on or before 9 November, according to lead managers ANZ, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and National Australia Bank.
On 29 October, New South Wales Treasury Corportion (TCorp) (AAA/Aaa) revealed plans for a series of fixed-income investor meetings to be held commencing 31 October ahead of a potential debut Australian dollar green bond. National Australia Bank is structuring arranger and joint bookrunner alongside ANZ and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
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.