On 22 January, Province of Manitoba (Manitoba) (A+/Aa2) launched a minimum A$30 million (US$21.5 million) increase to its August 2028 Kangaroo bond, via TD Securities. The forthcoming deal has indicative price guidance in the area of 61 basis points over semi-quarterly swap and 71.5 basis points over Australian Commonwealth government bond. Pricing is expected on the day of launch.
On 22 January, KfW Bankengruppe (KfW) (AAA/Aaa) launched a tap of its March 2024 Kangaroo bond, with indicative price guidance of 42 basis points area over semi-quarterly swap and 47.5 basis points area over Australian Commonwealth government bond. Pricing is expected on the day after launch, according to lead managers Deutsche Bank, RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities.
The Kauri market saw its first deal of 2019 on 16 January when World Bank priced a NZ$400 million (US$270.7 million), five-year deal. Deal sources say offshore interest in Kauri deals has waned but robust domestic participation and low relative yield are accommodative to issuers.