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.
Discussions at the KangaNews Sustainable Debt Summit 2021 virtual event in June suggest market engagement with environmental, social and governance issues continues to deepen. Norms in sustainability-linked instruments are quickly solidifying while developments in accounting, disclosure and stakeholder engagement are also contributing to momentum.
Key information, charts and contact details for 36 supranational, sovereign and agency (SSA) borrowers relevant to the Australian and New Zealand markets. Profiles include details on sustainable finance and overall funding strategies.
Supranational, sovereign and agency borrowers have always been funding innovators, leading the way in opening new markets and introducing new products. With the worst of the pandemic apparently passed, at least in the developed world, the sector’s attention has returned to delivering the funding needed to address the other crisis of our time – the transition to a net-zero economy.
Supranational, sovereign and agency issuance in the Australian and New Zealand dollar markets rebounded in the first half of 2021 as conditions lined up much more favourably than they did throughout most of 2020. Of particular significance has been the emergence of new issuers and new green, social and sustainability bond programmes.
The KangaNews Debt Capital Markets Summit 2021 virtual event took place on 9 June, ahead of another important period for the Australian economy and market’s emergence from the COVID-19 crisis. Discussions throughout the day reiterated the importance of Reserve Bank of Australia policy settings for determining the path of both.
SSA Yearbook 2021
The annual guide to the world's most significant supranational, sovereign and agency sector issuers.