WATC reveals A$8 billion funding requirement for 2018/19 financial year

On 11 May, following the release of the Western Australian state budget, Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) revealed a borrowing requirement of A$8 billion (US$6 billion) for the 2018/19 financial year. The requirement is comprised of A$5.3 billion of refinancing and A$2.7 billion of new money. According to WATC, its “benchmark bond programme will be the primary source of funding, supplemented by floating-rate notes”.