Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report – 1998 Glossary

ACCC Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APCA Australian Payments Clearing Association
APRA Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
ASIC Australian Securities and Investments Commission
ATM Automatic teller machine
ATO Australian Taxation Office
AUSTRAC Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
BIS Bank for International Settlements
CGS Commonwealth Government securities
CHESS Clearing House Electronic Subregister System
CLS Continuous Linked Settlement (Bank; Services Limited)
CPA Commonwealth Public Account
CPSS Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems
DoFA Department of Finance and Administration
ECHO Exchange Clearing House Limited
EFTPOS Electronic funds transfer at point of sale
EMEAP Executive Meeting of East Asia and Pacific central banks
ES Exchange Settlement (accounts; funds)
GDES Government Direct Entry System
IMF International Monetary Fund
NCDs Non-Callable Deposits
NPA Note Printing Australia
PAR Prime Assets Requirement
PDS Payment Delivery System
RITS Reserve Bank Information and Transfer System
RTGS Real-time gross settlement
SDRs Special Drawing Rights
SEACEN South East Asian Central Banks research and training programs
SWIFT Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication