Covid-19: sovereign borrowing response

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By Frank Jackman
25 Nov 2020

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.

BorrowerBond funding requirementCovid-19 response impact
AustraliaA$240bn (€147.8bn) (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 ...

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