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World Bank prices long-dated Australian Dollar Bonds Totaling AUD 1.65 bln

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The FINANCIAL — The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, rated Aaa/AAA) priced a long-dated 5-year AUD 1.1 billion and a 10-year AUD 550 million Sustainable Development Bond representing IBRD’s largest-ever AUD issuance and the largest for the Sovereigns, Supranationals, and Agencies (SSA) issuer segment in the Kangaroo market in a single outing. The 5-year AUD 1.1 billion bond offers a coupon of 0.50% p.a. with a May 18, 2026 maturity and has an issue price of 99.838 % to yield 0.53% (semi-annual). This equates to a spread of 18.5 basis points over the 4.25% Australian Commonwealth Government…

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World Bank prices long-dated Australian Dollar Bonds Totaling AUD 1.65 bln

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The FINANCIAL — The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, rated Aaa/AAA) priced a long-dated 5-year AUD 1.1 billion and a 10-year AUD 550 million Sustainable Development Bond representing IBRD’s largest-ever AUD issuance and the largest for the Sovereigns, Supranationals, and Agencies (SSA) issuer segment in the Kangaroo market in a single outing.…

World Bank prices $6 bln 5-year Sustainable Development Bond

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The FINANCIAL — The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) priced a global benchmark USD 6 billion Sustainable Development Bond maturing on October 28, 2025.           Very strong demand from global investors for the USD benchmark led to an orderbook of over USD 9 billion, with nearly 180 investor orders, anchored by…

World Bank Issues Sustainable Development Bonds in Scandinavian Currencies

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The FINANCIAL — The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) priced new Norwegian krone- and Swedish krona-denominated Sustainable Development Bonds raising approximately US$ equivalent 550 million while engaging with Scandinavian investors to raise awareness for the importance of combatting food loss and waste. These challenges are outlined by Sustainable Development Goal…