Bulletin – September 2010 Australian Bank Capital and the Regulatory Framework Abstract

The amount and quality of the Australian banking sector's capital has increased considerably over the past couple of years. As in a number of other countries, this is because the recent global financial crisis has prompted both markets and regulators to reappraise their views on acceptable levels and forms of capital. National and international regulatory bodies have proposed a number of major changes to existing capital regulations, details of which will be finalised later this year.

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