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Australian Financial sector Stats

Definitions

  • Assets > Bank capital to assets ratio: Bank capital to assets is the ratio of bank capital and reserves to total assets. Capital and reserves include funds contributed by owners, retained earnings, general and special reserves, provisions, and valuation adjustments. Capital includes tier 1 capital (paid-up shares and common stock), which is a common feature in all countries' banking systems, and total regulatory capital, which includes several specified types of subordinated debt instruments that need not be repaid if the funds are required to maintain minimum capital levels (these comprise tier 2 and tier 3 capital). Total assets include all nonfinancial and financial assets."
  • Assets > Claims on governments > Etc. > Annual growth as % of M2: Claims on governments and other public entities (IFS line 32an + 32b + 32bx + 32c) usually comprise direct credit for specific purposes such as financing of the government budget deficit or loans to state enterprises, advances against future credit authorisations, and purchases of treasury bills and bonds, net of deposits by the public sector. Public sector deposits with the banking system also include sinking funds for the service of debt and temporary deposits of government revenues. Money and quasi money (M2) comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government."
  • Assets > Domestic credit provided by banking sector > % of GDP: Domestic credit provided by the banking sector includes all credit to various sectors on a gross basis, with the exception of credit to the central government, which is net. The banking sector includes monetary authorities and deposit money banks, as well as other banking institutions where data are available (including institutions that do not accept transferable deposits but do incur such liabilities as time and savings deposits). Examples of other banking institutions are savings and mortgage loan institutions and building and loan associations."
  • Assets > Net foreign assets > Current LCU: Net foreign assets are the sum of foreign assets held by monetary authorities and deposit money banks, less their foreign liabilities. Data are in current local currency."
  • Capital markets > Market capitalisation of listed companies > Current US$: Market capitalisation (also known as market value) is the share price times the number of shares outstanding. Listed domestic companies are the domestically incorporated companies listed on the country's stock exchanges at the end of the year. Listed companies does not include investment companies, mutual funds, or other collective investment vehicles. Data are in current U.S. dollars."
  • Capital markets > Stocks traded > Total value > % of GDP: Stocks traded refers to the total value of shares traded during the period. This indicator complements the market capitalisation ratio by showing whether market size is matched by trading.
  • Capital markets > Stocks traded > Total value > Current US$: Stocks traded refers to the total value of shares traded during the period.
  • Exchange rates and prices > GDP deflator > Base year varies by country: The GDP implicit deflator is the ratio of GDP in current local currency to GDP in constant local currency. The base year varies by country.
  • Exchange rates and prices > Real effective exchange rate index > 2005 = 100: Real effective exchange rate is the nominal effective exchange rate (a measure of the value of a currency against a weighted average of several foreign currencies) divided by a price deflator or index of costs.
  • Interest rates > Deposit interest rate: Deposit interest rate is the rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits."
  • Interest rates > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate: Interest rate spread is the interest rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers minus the interest rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits."
  • Interest rates > Lending interest rate: Lending interest rate is the rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers.
  • Interest rates > Real interest rate: Real interest rate is the lending interest rate adjusted for inflation as measured by the GDP deflator.
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Bank liquid > Reserves to bank assets ratio: Ratio of bank liquid reserves to bank assets is the ratio of domestic currency holdings and deposits with the monetary authorities to claims on other governments, nonfinancial public enterprises, the private sector, and other banking institutions."
  • Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 > Current LCU: Money and quasi money comprise the sum of currency outside banks, demand deposits other than those of the central government, and the time, savings, and foreign currency deposits of resident sectors other than the central government. This definition of money supply is frequently called M2; it corresponds to lines 34 and 35 in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) International Financial Statistics (IFS). Data are in current local currency."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Assets > Bank capital to assets ratio 4.2% 2008 81st out of 84
Assets > Claims on governments > Etc. > Annual growth as % of M2 -2.58% 2009 37th out of 41
Assets > Domestic credit provided by banking sector > % of GDP 143.58% 2009 5th out of 36
Assets > Net foreign assets > Current LCU -321,959,844,798.03 2009 42nd out of 42
Capital markets > Market capitalisation of listed companies > Current US$ $1.26 trillion 2009 10th out of 91
Capital markets > Stocks traded > Total value > % of GDP 82.37% 2009 12th out of 83
Capital markets > Stocks traded > Total value > Current US$ $761.82 billion 2009 12th out of 91
Exchange rates and prices > GDP deflator > Base year varies by country 104.94 2009 161st out of 162
Exchange rates and prices > Real effective exchange rate index > 2005 = 100 102.64 2009 65th out of 91
Interest rates > Deposit interest rate 5.17% 2008 56th out of 123
Interest rates > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate 3.74% 2008 79th out of 103
Interest rates > Lending interest rate 6.02% 2009 95th out of 114
Interest rates > Real interest rate 1.03% 2009 93th out of 102
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Bank liquid > Reserves to bank assets ratio 0.78% 2009 55th out of 58
Monetary holdings > Liabilities > Money and quasi money > M2 > Current LCU 1.25 trillion 2009 12th out of 42

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, Global Financial Stability Report.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.; Standard & Poor's, Emerging Stock Markets Factbook and supplemental S&P data.; Standard & Poor's, Emerging Stock Markets Factbook and supplemental S&P data, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.; World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics.; International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files using World Bank data on the GDP deflator.

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Australia Economy > Financial sector Profiles (Subcategories)

Assets 9 Interest rates 5
Capital markets 6 Monetary holdings 8
Exchange rates and prices 6