• Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring, Corporate Finance, Topics, Capital Management
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 15/04/2011

Debt Market Quarterly Update

KPMG's Debt Market Update reviews debt market activity and provides insights into the latest trends and the implications for Australian companies.

David Heathcote

David Heathcote
Partner in Charge, Debt Advisory Services

+61 2 9335 7193

Debt Market Quarterly Update: Q1 2011 

As the first quarter for 2011 came to a close there was increasing concern that the cost of borrowing in the Asia Pacific region could rise as a result of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
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The strength of the Australian dollar (AUD) continued to cause concern in the first quarter of 2011, but it conversely provided some positive news for Australian borrowers looking for offshore funding alternatives.


Key themes

  • Potential for Japanese disaster to impact liquidity and borrowing costs throughout the Asia Pacific region.
  • A strong AUD – funding considerations.
  • Australia’s syndicated loan volume building momentum.
  • Banks hungry for business as supply remains thin.
  • Alternative funding options proving beneficial for Australian borrowers:
    • renewed Asia Banks presence
    • philanthropic bonds.
  • Continued strong appetite from the US market for Australian borrowers.

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