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  • Conditions align for government issuers within Australia

    A set of circumstances conducive to borrowing has characterised the Australian government sector in the last 12 months. A lower sovereign requirement, regulatory changes and benign market conditions have all provided tailwinds, even as the economy has slowed. KangaNews convened the sector’s...
  • First in, best dressed

    Government-sector issuers are among Australasia’s most active in the green, social and sustainability (GSS) bond space. They are also responding to increasing investor demand for entity-level environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments and say they are well placed to provide these...
  • High-grade issuer profiles and perspectives 2020

    Key data and information on 15 high-grade issuers active in the Australasian debt markets, including funding strategy information, debt data and issuer-specific perspectives. 
  • New Zealand issuers comfortable despite larger tasks

    New Zealand’s sovereign and semi-government issuers are facing some of the same challenges as their Australian peers, most notably declining relative yield and larger issuance tasks driven by infrastructure investment. But the trans-Tasman stories are not identical, as New Zealand’s issuers...
  • QE question time

    In the final weeks of 2019, two letters were on the lips of all participants in the Australian dollar high-grade bond market: QE. With successive rate cuts bringing the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) close to hitting its lower bound, it is understandable that attention has turned to what might be...
  • Rates strategists look ahead

    In January 2020, KangaNews convened its annual roundtable of Australian major-bank rates strategists to discuss the outlook for the local government-sector bond market. There is a degree of confidence in the outlook for bond performance. Immediate ends to Australia’s sluggish growth profile and...
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