On 25 February, Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) (AA+/Aa1/AA) launched a new July 2034, Australian dollar denominated, syndicated, benchmark deal. Indicative price guidance for the forthcoming deal is 82.5-86.5 basis points area over 10-year futures contract, equivalent to 62.1-66.1 basis points area over Australian Commonwealth government bond. Pricing is expected on the day after launch, according to Citi, Deutsche Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank.
On 24 February, Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) (AA+/Aa1/AA) revealed plans for a new Australian dollar denominated, syndicated transaction, in either or both 14.5-year and 20-year tenor. Citi, Deutsche Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank have been mandated for the deal.
Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) broke its longest drought of syndicated issuance since it began this method in 2009 with its 19 February transaction. The deal received robust support from offshore and real-money investors.