Australian capital/asset ratios consistent with credit ratings, says S&P

The agency made the comment in a statement detailing its calculation methodology and analysis regarding Australian bank capital. Recent changes to S&P’s allowable hybrid debt limits and heightened investor interest in bank capitalisation as well as the impact of the proposed Basel II capital adequacy accord, provided “an ideal opportunity” to outline policy, S&P said.

The risk-based Basel II accord will determine from late 2006 how much of their assets large international banks will have to

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