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Tuesday, 05 January 2021
Dec/Jan 2020/2021

Australian corporate credit on the rebound

Investment-grade corporate Australia has weathered the COVID-19 crisis better than could have been expected as the pandemic accelerated in March and April 2020, according to participants at a Fitch Ratings-KangaNews roundtable at the end of the year. A supportive local debt market was just one of the factors behind this resilience.

Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Dec/Jan 2023/2024

Australasian energy transition from generator to user

Energy transition will affect every nation, business and individual, and the scale of the task – and the resulting upheaval – is only now starting to become a stark reality. Fitch Ratings and KangaNews gathered Australian and New Zealand capital market participants representing the full power supply chain and the buy side to discuss with Fitch’s analysts what is coming down the pike.

Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Dec/Jan 2023/2024

Securitisation builds an audience for its diversity story

The Australian Securitisation Forum’s 2023 annual conference attracted a record number of delegates – well over a thousand attended – and offered its most wide-ranging agenda ever. The securitisation industry has navigated higher rates and increasing global uncertainty well to date, with record volume printing in 2023 and a notable uptick in collateral diversity. The road ahead may be tricky but the market is facing it with confidence.

Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Dec/Jan 2023/2024

Resilience to the fore in corporate Australia – in funding as in business

The KangaNews-Westpac Institutional Bank Corporate Debt Summit 2023 took place in Sydney in mid-October. A record number of delegates gathered to discuss the present and future of the Australian corporate environment, from the economic outlook and business conditions to the forthcoming impact of generative AI. In the mix was a steady but unspectacular corporate bond issuance environment that belies fundamental growth in domestic credit.

Thursday, 14 December 2023
Oct/Nov 2023 Women in Capital Markets Yearbook

Conservative credit settings counter inflation risks

On 1 November, Fitch Ratings hosted its inaugural Women in Credit event in Sydney to align with its core values of embracing diversity, equity and inclusion. More than 20 female institutional investors attended the event, hearing and commenting on Fitch analysts’ views on the geopolitical, business and finance landscape, and trends and challenges for the buy side to watch.

Sunday, 14 May 2023

The lens of history: looking back at 10 years of the Fitch Ratings-KangaNews Fixed Income Investor Sentiment Survey

The publication of the 2023 Fitch Ratings-KangaNews Fixed Income Investor Sentiment Survey marks the 10th anniversary of this unique insight into the thinking of the Australian buy side. With a decade of data history now available, KangaNews has reviewed outcomes from across the years to identify trends and preferences that only emerge over time.

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