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5232.0 - Australian National Accounts: Financial Accounts, Mar 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2014   
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ANALYSIS AND COMMENTS MARKET SUMMARY


FINANCIAL MARKET SUMMARY

Selected financial instruments

Outstanding at end
Transactions during
Other changes during
Outstanding at end
Dec Qtr 2013
Mar Qtr 2014
Mar Qtr 2014
Mar Qtr 2014
$b
$b
$b
$b

Currency and deposits
Currency
67.5
-2.7
-
64.8
Transferable deposits
632.7
6.5
1.6
640.7
Other deposits
1 276.9
16.4
-5.5
1 287.8
Short term debt securities
Bills of exchange
103.3
-4.2
-
99.0
One name paper
335.4
-2.6
-2.4
330.4
Long term debt securities
Bonds, etc.
1 911.7
37.2
-11.0
1 938.0
Derivatives
Derivatives
426.1
-89.6
51.0
387.5
Loans and placements
Short term
267.3
15.5
-0.7
282.1
Long term
2 831.2
35.9
-1.9
2 865.1
Shares and other equity
Listed
1 523.7
6.5
10.4
1 540.6
Unlisted
2 224.9
12.9
7.9
2 245.8
Insurance technical reserves
Reserves of pension funds and life offices
1 823.7
30.0
6.9
1 860.6
General insurance prepayments and reserves
98.7
-0.7
-
97.9

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)


Currency liabilities decreased to $64.8b at the end of March 2014, following transactions of -$2.7b during the quarter compared with transactions of $4.7b for December 2013. Deposit liabilities increased to $1928.5b at the end of March 2014, following transactions of $22.9b during the quarter compared with transactions of $61.1b in the previous quarter. The major contributors to the change in levels were banks which increased by $11.1b and the central bank which increased by $11.2b.

Short term debt security liabilities decreased to $429.4b at the end of the March quarter 2014, following maturities of $6.8b. Total bonds liabilities increased to $1,938.0b at the end of March 2014, following net issuance of $37.2b during the quarter. The national general government issued bonds worth $25.1b, of which $24.8b was issued domestically and $0.3b was issued offshore. Securitisers issued bonds worth $11.7b, of which $12.5b was issued domestically and $0.8b matured offshore. Central borrowing authorities issued bonds worth $7.2b, of which $8.0b was issued domestically and $0.7b matured offshore. These increases in issuance were partially offset by other private non-financial corporations net maturities of $4.6b, of which $0.7b was issued domestically and $5.3b matured offshore.

The value of derivative contracts on issue at the end of March 2014 decreased by $38.6b to $387.5b. Net settlements were $89.6b for the quarter of which the major contributors were banks -$33.7b, rest of the world -$24.3b and other depository corporations -$16.0b.

Loan liabilities rose to $3,147.2b at the end of March 2014, following transactions of $51.4b during the quarter. Households borrowed $21.9b, rest of world borrowed $12.7b and other private non-financial corporations borrowed $8.9b.

The listed share market increased by $16.9b to $1,540.6b at the end of March 2014, with net issuances of $6.5b and valuation increases of $10.4b. The major contributors to the issuances were other private non-financial corporations which issued $3.7b, private non-financial investment funds which issued $1.9b, non-money market investment funds $0.4b and banks which issued $0.1b. The unlisted share market increased by $20.9b to $2,245.8b at the end of March 2014, with net issuances of $12.9b and valuation increases of $8.0b. The major contributors to the issuances were non-money market investment funds which issued $8.6b and rest of world which issued $6.2b.

At the end of March 2014, the insurance technical reserves of life offices and pension funds were $1,860.6b following transactions during the quarter of $29.9b and valuation increases of $7.0b. General insurance prepayments and reserves were $97.9b following transactions during the quarter of -$0.7b.


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