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Australian Bank and Corporate Sector Vulnerabilities :, An International Perspective, Elöd Takáts, Patrizia Tumbarello

This paper focuses on how the exposure to the corporate sector may impact the health of the Australian banking system. It also compares Australian banks with their international peers. Finally, it investigates banks' exposure to credit risk using the new Basel II Pillar 3 disclosure data. The analysis shows that Australian banks have remained very sound by international standards, despite the global financial turmoil. While the international downturn points to several vulnerabilities, the risks from the corporate and household sectors appear to be manageable
Table Of Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; I. Introduction; II. The Global Turmoil: Impact on Australian Banks; 1. Selected Financial Soundness Indicators of the Banking Sector; 2. Australia's Four Largest Banks: Selected Financial Soundness Indicators; 1. Asset Quality; 3. Australian Banks' Liabilities; 2. Banks' Bond Issuance; III. How Would Banks Handle a Jump in Corporate Defaults?; 3. Selected Balance Sheet and Market-Based Indicators for Nonfinancial Firms; 4. Nonfinancial Corporate Sector: Annual Average Expected Losses One Year Ahead
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non fiction
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1 online resource (34 p.)
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