ANZ Banking Group (AA/Aa1) (ANZ) brought a total of A$1.17 billion (US$1.02 billion) of increases to the domestic market in a self-led deal on August 11, adding to the fixed tranche of its 2010 bond and both the fixed and floating portions of its 2011.
The fifth transaction from HSBC Sydney Branch (AA/Aa1) in less than a month was brought to market on August 8, with the issuer saying organic balance sheet expansion is likely to keep the branch active as a local borrower in future.
On August 7 Municipality Finance (MuniFin) (AAA/Aaa) priced a A$90 million (US$82 million) increase to its April 18 2011 Kangaroo bond, bringing the total outstanding in this line to A$390 million. The tap was led by Daiwa SMBC.
The Australian prime residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) market appears to be holding steady at 110 to 120 basis points over one-month bank bill swap rate (BBSW), with the last three RMBS transactions featuring prime MBS only all pricing within that range.
New South Wales Treasury Corporation (TCorp) has announced the first installment of its capital-indexed bond (CIB) borrowing programme, unveiled on June 27. The semi-government authority will issue A$50 million off its November 20 2035 line on August 7 2008. UBS Australia will manage the bookbuild.