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Tuesday, 11 June 2024
KangaNews Sustainable Finance H1 2024

Leadership and whole-of-issuer stories the focus of high-grade GSS issuance

Green, social and sustainability bonds have become a consistent component of high-grade Australian dollar issuance. While labelled deals still deliver a relatively small proportion of aggregate supply, these issuers have led the evolution of the market and, in particular, the drive toward a holistic understanding of borrowers’ sustainability credentials.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2024
KangaNews Sustainable Finance H1 2024

GSS issuance in time and numbers

KangaNews has been tracking the progress of Australian and New Zealand sustainability labelled debt instruments since the market began, including coverage of groundbreaking transactions and keeping extensive issuance data in the KangaNews deal database. A timeline of key developments and data points illustrates market progress over the years.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Offshore bid supports return of semi-government syndication

A flurry of syndicated issuance from the semi-government sector in May exhibited well diversified demand domestically and offshore, dealers say. A preceding adjustment wider in semi-government spreads attracted among the highest offshore participation the sector has witnessed in recent years.

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Wednesday, 08 May 2024

Westpac highlights ongoing high-quality demand following domestic benchmark return

Westpac Banking Corporation’s return to the domestic senior benchmark market added A$3.2 billion to the A$2.9 billion printed by National Australia Bank just a few days earlier. While these deal sizes are down on big-four bank domestic records, issuer sources say demand remains strong and high-quality – as evidenced by a substantially oversubscribed book.

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Tuesday, 23 April 2024

TCV prints A$2 billion March 2031 FRN

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Tuesday, 23 April 2024

TCV launches March 2031 FRN

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Thursday, 07 March 2024
Feb/Mar 2024

Early start for semi-government syndication

A clutch of semi-government issuers accessed the Australian dollar market for syndicated deals in quick succession in the early weeks of 2024. The deals arrived notably earlier for this sector than previous issuance patterns and found plentiful demand, including from offshore accounts.

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Wednesday, 24 January 2024

Semi-government market gets underway unseasonably early

Semi-government issuers accessed the domestic market in quick succession in the early weeks of 2024. The deals arrived notably earlier for this sector than previous issuance patterns infer and found plentiful demand, including from offshore accounts.

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Thursday, 18 January 2024
Dec/Jan 2023/2024

Solid foundations for an uncertain future

The 2023 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Global Markets Conference brought international investors to Australia at a fascinating juncture for the local economy and the fixed-income asset class. While the general view remains that the central bank hiking cycle is close to played out, the market is also coming to terms with the real consequences of a higher for longer environment. Australia is not fully insulated against cold global winds but it also has reasons for optimism.