Queensland Treasury Corporation
Increased appetite for green bonds and renewed engagement from a diverse range of domestic and global investors brought Queensland Treasury Corporation back to the labelled market after a year-long absence, pricing a A$3 billion (US$2.2 billion) deal on September 9.
Queensland’s budget reveals an improving state economy including upgraded revenue projections. Nonetheless, the state government is keen to continue spurring the recovery via fiscal stimulus. Queensland’s treasurer and minister for investment, Cameron Dick, discusses the latest budget measures and forecasts, while Queensland Treasury Corporation’s chief executive, Philip Noble, expands on the state’s debt funding task.
KangaNews and Westpac Institutional Bank hosted their annual roundtable for Australia’s sovereign and semi-government issuers in June – via audioconference, as the discussion happened as many Australian states were re-entering lockdown following the latest outbreak of COVID-19. Despite the sting in the pandemic’s tail, issuers are confident about the resilience and functionality of their market as they enter new financial years.
HIGH-GRADE ISSUERS YEARBOOK 2021
The ultimate guide to Australian and New Zealand government-sector borrowers.