Australia: RBA Financial Stability Review will be released today - what to watch for

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: Central Banks

The Reserve Bank of Australia Financial Stability Review is due at 0030 GMT

  • issued half-yearly
  • provides the Bank's assessment of the current condition of the financial system and potential risks to financial stability
Some thoughts on what to expect via:

Westpac:
The key interest will be their assessment of macroprudential measures, while their view on commercial property will also likely gain attention.

CBA:

will provide an update on potential risks to financial stability. Developments in the housing market are likely to be focus, with the household debt to income ratio continuing to climb higher. However the RBA may be a little more comfortable now that the share of interest only loans is decreasing.

ANZ:

will include discussion about implications of past prudential tightening on the housing market

NAB:

With financial stability very much part of monetary policy considerations, there'll be understandable interest in Friday's Financial Stability Review and its characterisation of the housing market and household debt.


TD Securities:

The half-yearly assessment of the state of the banking system. Markets (i.e. media headlines) tend to focus on risks of shadow-banking, and signs of any escalation of non-performing loans.