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Assets and Liabilities of Australian-Located Operations

In March 2003, banks and selected Registered Financial Corporations (RFCs) began reporting their international assets, liabilities and country exposures to APR in ARF/RRF 231 International Exposures. This return is the basis of the data provided by Australia to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for its International Banking Statistics (IBS) data collection. APR ceased the RFC data collection after September 2010.

The IBS data are based on the methodology described in the BIS Guide on International Financial Statistics [PDF] (see Part II International banking statistics). Data reported for Australia, and other countries, on the BIS website are expressed in United States dollars.

Data are recorded on an end-quarter basis.

All banks operating in Australia complete ARF 231. Between March 2003 and September 2010, only those larger RFCs with sizeable overseas assets and/or liabilities completed RRF 231. Bank and RFC positions are reported in Australian dollars (AUD). Non-AUD denominated positions have been converted to AUD using an appropriate end-quarter exchange rate, so changes in reported data between quarters are due not only to changes in positions but also valuation gains or losses due to exchange rate changes.

There are two sets of IBS data: locational data, which are used to gauge the role of banks and financial centres in the intermediation of international capital flows; and consolidated data, which can be used to monitor the country risk exposure of national banking systems. Only locational data are reported in this statistical table.

All assets are reported at market value. While some liabilities are reported at market value, contractual or nominal values are used where market values are not appropriate.

The locational data reported in this statistical table are on international assets and liabilities, comprise loans and deposits, securities and other assets and liabilities vis- -vis non-residents in all currencies and vis-A -vis residents in foreign currency. The main balance sheet items included as claims (i.e. assets) are deposits and balances placed with banks, loans and advances to banks and non-banks and holdings of securities. The main liabilities include deposits and loans received from banks and non-banks. Reporting entitiesa own issues of securities in international markets are also included as liabilities. (See notes to statistical tables B12.1 and B12.2 for more detail on the types of assets and liabilities included.)

aTotal banks and RFCsa is also reported in United States dollar (USD) equivalent amounts, using the end-quarter AUD/USD exchange rate from statistical table F11.

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Field Value
Title Assets and Liabilities of Australian-Located Operations
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence notspecified
Update Frequency Quarterly
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/b1b9fc56-22e7-42cf-8bae-e55dd83b1f0f
Date Published 2013-05-12
Date Updated 2015-03-07
Contact Point
Reserve Bank of Australia
Temporal Coverage 2003 to current
Geospatial Coverage Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Reserve Bank of Australia