Queensland Treasury Corporation
Queensland Treasury Corporation added its name to the list of Australian semi-government issuers to syndicate transactions in January 2024, also adding to sustainability labelled supply ahead of its first maturity in the format. The issuer says demand was robust, including notable offshore interest.
Semi-government issuers accessed the domestic market in quick succession in the early weeks of 2024. The deals arrived notably earlier for this sector than previous issuance patterns infer and found plentiful demand, including from offshore accounts.
The 2023 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Global Markets Conference brought international investors to Australia at a fascinating juncture for the local economy and the fixed-income asset class. While the general view remains that the central bank hiking cycle is close to played out, the market is also coming to terms with the real consequences of a higher for longer environment. Australia is not fully insulated against cold global winds but it also has reasons for optimism.