Australian dollar primary market syndicated supply has been muted in the first two weeks of 2021. The two traditional sources of early-year supply are largely missing, and technical factors are largely set against high-grade supply. The bright spot, intermediaries say, is that secondary market dynamics are gradually swinging in support of primary issuance.
The fallout from COVID-19 will linger beyond lockdowns for rated retail REITs, according to S&P Global Ratings senior director, corporate ratings, Craig Parker, and associate, corporate ratings, Rhys Corry. In Australasia, COVID-19 containment measures are eroding retail REIT earnings and reducing asset value amid unprecedented structural disruption.