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Thursday, 28 July 2022
Jun/Jul 2022

Inflation, rising rates take centre stage at KangaNews summit

The KangaNews Debt Capital Market Summit returned to Sydney as an in-person conference in May. Discussions covered a range of topics including rising inflation, central bank policy and trading in a highly volatile market. The increasing interest in environmental, social and governance issues was another talking point.

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Thursday, 28 July 2022
Jun/Jul 2022

Transition the key in sustainable finance

Transition to a more sustainable economy is increasingly driving investment and business decisions. While climate has been a key focus, market participants are now moving to add natural capital to their calculations and pressing ahead with more socially focused projects, according to speakers at the KangaNews Sustainable Debt Summit, which took place in Sydney in late May.

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Tuesday, 03 May 2022
Apr/May 2022

Australian credit market adapts to latest turn of the cyclical wheel

The Australian corporate credit market has shown resilience in 2022 despite heightened uncertainty and volatility. Inflation, rising rates and geopolitical risk – a potent mix that might once have led to Australian credit seizing up – have not stopped primary issuance. Participants at a Commonwealth Bank of Australia-KangaNews roundtable in April discuss the maturing Australian credit market’s pricing and deal execution value proposition.

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Monday, 02 May 2022
Apr/May 2022

Deeper roots support corporate issuance in Australia

Not long ago, the Australian corporate credit market was struggling to shake off the perception of being the first to close and the last to reopen. While corporate deal flow has been limited in 2022, investors and intermediaries say there has not been a full-scale retreat of liquidity – which represents a step-change in market maturity.

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Tuesday, 21 December 2021
Dec/Jan 2021/2022

Getting to grips with the future of work

COVID-19 has profoundly affected how people work, especially in largely urban, professional industries like capital markets. As part of the 2021 Australian Securitisation Forum virtual conference, leaders with a range of perspectives shared their views on whether the shift to wide-scale home working will persist in the long term, how it affects equity across the workforce – particularly through a gender lens – and the value of face-to-face working.

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Tuesday, 07 December 2021
Dec/Jan 2021/2022 Corporate supplement

A decade of development

The KangaNews-Westpac Corporate Debt Summit debuted in 2011, with a relatively small audience and a market that could not yet take consistent supply of corporate bonds for granted. In the decade since, the event and the market have grown and diversified. By 2019 – the last year before COVID-19 put the in-person event on hiatus – registrations had more than trebled, to nearly 600, and the event’s agenda covered not just corporate debt but a raft of issues relevant to the economic and business environment.

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Monday, 30 August 2021
Aug/Sep 2021

Now or never

Australia’s move toward a net-zero emissions future is accelerating, even in the absence of decisive federal policy leadership. Participants at the KangaNews Sustainable Debt Summit 2021 virtual event in June discussed the opportunities of a net-zero future and the risks of being left behind.