Reserve Bank of Australia Annual Report – 2003 Glossary

ABF Asian Bond Fund
ACC Asian Consultative Council
AOFM Australian Office of Financial Management
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
APRA Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
ASIC Australian Securities and Investments Commission
BIS Bank for International Settlements
CAC Collective Action Clause
CAC Act Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997
CGS Commonwealth Government securities
CGFS Committee on the Global Financial System
CHESS Clearing House Electronic Subregister System of the Australian Stock Exchange
CLS Continuous linked settlement
CPSS Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems
CRVS Cheque reconciliation and verification system
EEO Equal employment opportunity
EMEAP Executives' Meeting of East Asian and Pacific central banks
FASB US Financial Accounting Standards Board
Finance Department of Finance and Administration
FMA Act Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997
FSF Financial Stability Forum
G7 Group of Seven
G10 Group of Ten
G20 Group of Twenty
GDP Gross Domestic Product
HLI Highly leveraged institution
IAIS International Association of Insurance Supervisors
IASB International Accounting Standards Board
IMF International Monetary Fund
LVR Loan-to-valuation ratio
NNPC National Note Processing Centre
NPA Note Printing Australia Limited
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OFC Offshore financial centre
OH&S Occupational health & safety
OPA Official public account
RBA Reserve Bank of Australia
RITS Reserve Bank Information and Transfer System
RMBS Residential mortgage-backed securities
RTGS Real-time gross settlement
SDRs Special drawing rights
SDRM Sovereign debt restructuring mechanism