The NSW Treasury Corporation has announced an A$7.6 billion $5.77 billion borrowing programme for the 20052006 financial year. The programme is larger than usual due to the maturity of a May 06 benchmark bond worth A$5.2 billion.
The total package is made up of A$7.5 billion needed to refinance existing bonds and A$3.1 billion in new funding needed for its public sector borrowing clients.
About A$3 billion of the total annual requirement has already been raised through a pre-funding programme, says Stephen Knight, the agency's general manager of treasury and deputy chief executive.
In anticipation of the large refinancing requirement for the...