Deal activity picked up in the last week of July with DWPF Finance's return to the Australian market amid little corporate primary supply, two large securitisation deals and a steady flow of supranational, sovereign and agency issuance.
Asian Development Bank’s second Kauri gender bond brought supranational, sovereign and agency supply in New Zealand to nearly NZ$2 billion (US$1.4 billion) for July and within striking distance of an annual record. The issuer says thematic bonds are giving it greater traction with investors.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has embarked on an asset purchasing programme as part of its regular open market operations in support of monetary policy goals. KangaNews will provide subscribers with easy access to asset purchase data, which will be updated as the RBA makes information publicly available.