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.
New South Wales Treasury Corporation (TCorp) has a 2019/20 funding programme twice the size of the year prior and is changing its issuance and investor-relations strategy as a result. A government commitment to investment in infrastructure is a central driver of the funding need.
Bank balance sheets doubled their participation in New South Wales Treasury Corporation (TCorp)’s latest syndication. Market participants say this is no surprise given a recent tweak to Australia's liquid-assets regime for major banks – adding that the changes should drive further incremental bank demand to local high-grade issuers.
On 24 June, New South Wales Treasury Corporation (TCorp) (AAA/Aaa) launched a syndicated increase to its April 2029 line. Indicative price guidance for the forthcoming transaction is 51.25-54.25 basis points area over the 10-year futures contract, equivalent to 52-55 basis points area over Australian Commonwealth government bond.
On 18 June, following the release of the New South Wales (NSW) state budget on the same day, New South Wales Treasury Corporation (TCorp) revealed a borrowing requirement for the 2019/20 financial year of A$13.3 billion (US$9.1 billion). The requirement represents a A$1.4 billion increase from the estimate at the 2018/19 budget.