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Sunday, 03 January 2021
Dec/Jan 2020/2021

KangaNews DCM Summit duration webinar

The development of long-dated liquidity is a massive agenda item for the Australian debt market, as sovereign issuance soars and yield at the front end stays anchored. Local and global market participants shared views on how duration has evolved internationally and what might be in store for Australia, at a November KangaNews Debt Capital Markets Summit 2020 webinar.

Thursday, 21 April 2022

World Bank innovates with new model for conservation financing

World Bank’s recent US$150 million “rhino bond” is advancing biodiversity and natural capital, proving financial markets can fund conservation projects while simultaneously transferring project performance risk from donors to institutional investors, according to deal sources.

Monday, 20 December 2021
Dec/Jan 2021/2022

New lease of life for blockchain bonds

Advocates touted early issuance of blockchain bonds as a sign of things to come but the market went quiet after a few transactions. Market participants say the blockchain-bond dream is alive, however, as recent central-bank moves to create digital currencies could solve several issues in the initial deals and help reboot the whole concept.

Sunday, 05 December 2021
Dec/Jan 2021/2022

KangaNews Awards 2021: institution and deal winners announced

KangaNews is proud to announce the winners of the institutional and deal categories in the KangaNews Awards 2021. At the end of another hectic year in the Australian and New Zealand capital markets, KangaNews received votes from hundreds of market participants keen to recognise the achievements of 2021's most outstanding performers.

Thursday, 25 November 2021

World Bank rides volatility to break Kauri deal and issuance records with new benchmark

World Bank’s successful placement of a record-sized Kauri transaction – in sustainability-development format – is a positive sign for market evolution, according to deal sources. The NZ$1.5 billion deal, upsized from its initial NZ$300 million, printed despite a challenging rates environment.

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