Wednesday, 11 January 2023
Dec/Jan 2022/2023

Corporate Australia should be rewarded for cautious approach and economic resilience

After a year of limited capital market issuance – domestically and offshore – there might be grounds for pessimism in the Australian corporate debt market. But a group of analysts, issuers and investors who gathered at a discussion hosted by Fitch Ratings and KangaNews in November 2022 say Australian credits are relatively well positioned as and when confidence returns to the market, despite the obvious challenges of the past year.

Thursday, 15 December 2022
Oct/Nov 2022 Women in Capital Markets Yearbook

Sustainable finance a pace setter for gender diversity

An increasing number of studies link gender diversity with sustainability ambition. In October 2022, Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute and KangaNews hosted senior industry leaders to examine this relationship.

Thursday, 28 July 2022
Jun/Jul 2022

Transition the key in sustainable finance

Transition to a more sustainable economy is increasingly driving investment and business decisions. While climate has been a key focus, market participants are now moving to add natural capital to their calculations and pressing ahead with more socially focused projects, according to speakers at the KangaNews Sustainable Debt Summit, which took place in Sydney in late May.

Thursday, 28 July 2022
Jun/Jul 2022

Inflation, rising rates take centre stage at KangaNews summit

The KangaNews Debt Capital Market Summit returned to Sydney as an in-person conference in May. Discussions covered a range of topics including rising inflation, central bank policy and trading in a highly volatile market. The increasing interest in environmental, social and governance issues was another talking point.

Sunday, 01 May 2022
Apr/May 2022

Deeper roots support corporate issuance in Australia

Not long ago, the Australian corporate credit market was struggling to shake off the perception of being the first to close and the last to reopen. While corporate deal flow has been limited in 2022, investors and intermediaries say there has not been a full-scale retreat of liquidity – which represents a step-change in market maturity.

Monday, 02 May 2022
Apr/May 2022

Australian credit market adapts to latest turn of the cyclical wheel

The Australian corporate credit market has shown resilience in 2022 despite heightened uncertainty and volatility. Inflation, rising rates and geopolitical risk – a potent mix that might once have led to Australian credit seizing up – have not stopped primary issuance. Participants at a Commonwealth Bank of Australia-KangaNews roundtable in April discuss the maturing Australian credit market’s pricing and deal execution value proposition.

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