Covid-19: sovereign borrowing response
The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing many governments to expand their borrowing programmes. The table below details the impact of the outbreak on the funding requirements of major sovereign bond issuers.
|Borrower||Bond funding requirement||Covid-19 response impact|
|Australia||A$240bn (€147.9bn) (i)||Gross issuance of treasury bonds for the 2019-20 financial year increased from A$55bn to A$130bn on May 22, 2020. 2020-21 programme of A$4bn-A$5bn of conventional treasury bonds a week and A$100m and A$200m of indexed linked bonds a month announced on July ...|