Japan banks’ LCRs pull back for 4th quarter in a row

Rise in net cash outflows remains sustained as HQLAs hit plateau

Japan’s top lenders saw liquidity coverage ratios (LCRs) slip further in the second fiscal quarter, as projected cash outflows rose for the fourth quarter in a row.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Mizuho Financial Group, Nomura, The Norinchukin Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings (SMTH) reported an aggregate high-quality liquid asset (HQLA) measure of ¥334.8 trillion ($2.4 trillion) at end-September, flat on three months prior.


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