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Thursday, 28 July 2022
Jun/Jul 2022

Australian government-sector issuers hold the line despite challenges

Australia’s largest sovereign and semi-government issuers say their funding tasks remain manageable despite difficult market conditions. Participants at the third annual KangaNews-Westpac Institutional Bank Australian high-grade roundtable discussed key issues including changing demand patterns and how different formats, such as floating-rate notes and sustainability issuance, can be used to weather higher volatility.

Thursday, 28 July 2022
Jun/Jul 2022

The road back

Victoria’s latest state budget outlined a significant improvement in forecast state finances following the troubled environment of the pandemic. The state’s Melbourne-based treasurer, Tim Pallas, shares his view on the outlook.

Monday, 06 June 2022

Balance sheet demand supports TCV’s record FRN

Treasury Corporation of Victoria exploited bank balance sheet demand for floating rate notes to print its largest-ever syndicated transaction in a period that has seen little of this type of issuance from semi-government names. The issuer says floating-rate supply forms part of its flexible funding strategy.

Thursday, 02 June 2022

TCV prints dual-tranche transaction

Sunday, 27 February 2022
Feb/Mar 2022 High-Grade Supplement

Australia's government-sector issuers contemplate rising rates, growing ESG interest and the pandemic exit

It has been a challenging two years for Australian government-sector issuers, from the spiralling funding needs and dislocated markets of the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic through choppy economic outcomes in 2020-21 and the growing spectre of inflation in global markets. Nonetheless, entering the new year these issuers say markets are conducive and their funding tasks manageable, while ever-increasing sophistication of sustainability-aligned issuance is helping maintain investor engagement.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022
Feb/Mar 2022 High-Grade Supplement

High-grade issuer profiles and perspectives 2022

Key data and information on 15 high-grade lenders active in Australia and New Zealand, including programme information, funding strategy, debt data and issuer insights.