South Australian Government Financing Authority

Thursday, 16 July 2020
Jun/Jul 2020

Australian government-sector issuers ride the waves of COVID-19

In June, Westpac Institutional Bank and KangaNews brought together the biggest issuers in the Australian government sector to discuss a rollercoaster ride in markets since the end of March. The issuers describe a relatively straight-line improvement since the thrills and spills of the March-April period, with returning investors supporting increasing issuance volume and liquidity at extended tenor.

Sunday, 07 March 2021
Feb/Mar 2021 High-Grade Supplement

High-grade issuer profiles and perspectives 2021

Key data and information on 15 high-grade lenders active in Australia and New Zealand, including programme information, funding strategy, debt data and issuer insights. 

Sunday, 07 March 2021
Feb/Mar 2021 High-Grade Supplement

Australian borrowers do the heavy lifting

At one stage in 2020 it seemed Australia’s government-sector borrowers might end up with funding requirements larger than the market’s ability to support them. By the time the sector’s biggest issuers came together at a KangaNews roundtable in early February 2021, however, tasks had mainly come under control and issuance was well ahead of the required run rate.

Sunday, 07 March 2021
Feb/Mar 2021 High-Grade Supplement

No false moves

The Australian sovereign and semi-government bond market faced game-changing challenges in 2020. Greatly increased issuance requirements seem baked in for the foreseeable future, but those most responsible for distributing and trading the bonds appear relatively confident that – despite resumed volatility in late February – the market is set up well for the pandemic end game.

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