The KangaNews Women in Capital Markets Survey (WICM Survey) is a centrepiece of the WICM Yearbook. Conducted in August, more than 150 women from across the Australian capital-markets landscape shared their views in response to a range of questions that highlight workplace gender diversity and the steps the industry can take to improve further.
World Bank’s latest New Zealand dollar transaction is the largest-ever Kauri deal with tenor longer than five years. With rates continuing to head lower in New Zealand, investor appetite for longer-tenor deals is apparent and matched World Bank’s desire to fund further out on the curve.
On 17 September, International Finance Corporation (IFC) (AAA/Aaa) launched a NZ$200 million (US$133.8 million) minimum increase to its September 2025 Kauri. The forthcoming deal is being marketed at 27 basis points area over mid-swap, equivalent to 40.9 basis points area over New Zealand government bond. Pricing is expected on the day after launch, according to lead manager ANZ.