Commonwealth Bank’s LCR dips 13% as liquidity buffer shrinks

Commonwealth Bank’s liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) dropped sharply at the start of the year, after the lender shed easy-to-sell assets despite a surge in outflow liabilities.

The Australian bank’s stock of liquid assets – which comprise high-quality liquid assets (HQLAs), alternative liquid assets (ALAs) and securities with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand – shrank 6%, or A$11.8 billion ($9.1 billion), to A$171.4 billion in three months to end-March. In contrast, net cash outflows surged 7%, or

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