Australian regulator releases Basel III liquidity proposals

John Laker, chairman of Apra

Australia's banking regulator, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (Apra) has today released its much anticipated discussion paper outlining its proposals for the implementation of Basel III's liquidity reforms in Australia.

Apra proposes to apply the Basel III global liquidity standards to the larger authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) in that country, including Australia's big-four banks – ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and Westpac.

These new standards are

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