Asia demand for Aussie corporate bonds on the rise

Asia-based accounts now buy up to 30% of every Australian bond issued and this share is set to increase as demand outstrips supply, says National Australia Bank.
NAB's Steve Lambert says Australia is like the southern part of Asia's capital markets
NAB's Steve Lambert says Australia is like the southern part of Asia's capital markets

Asia now plays an important role in the health and development of Australia’s debt capital markets, according to attendees at two one-day conferences in Hong Kong and Singapore in May.

Hosted by National Australia Bank NAB, the conferences selectively showcased a number of Australian corporates and financial institutions to key Asia-based fixed-income investors.

“I like to think of Australia as becoming the southern part of the Asian capital markets and this is evidenced by the inter-linkages between Asia and Australian capital markets, which continue to grow,” said Steve Lambert, NAB’s executive general manager of debt markets, who opened and chaired the conference.

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