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RBA Glossary definition for foreign-currency liquidity

foreign-currency liquidity – The capacity to exchange foreign currency for domestic currency without significantly moving the exchange rate. The extent to which a foreign currency may be traded readily without causing a significant movement in price.

RBA Glossary definition for liquidity

liquidity – The capacity to sell an asset quickly without significantly affecting the price of that asset. Liquidity is also sometimes used to refer to assets that are highly liquid.

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Operations in Financial Markets

27 Oct 2022 RBA Annual Report – October 2022
As at 30 June 2022, these assets – referred to as foreign currency liquidity (FX) – were SDR27.2 billion or US$36.2 billion. ... In US dollar terms, foreign currency liquidity (FX) decreased by US$1.8 billion from 30 June 2021.

Reporting Australia's Foreign Reserve Holdings

7 Dec 2017 Bulletin – December 2017
Chris Potter
The Reserve Bank of Australia reports details of Australia's official reserve assets, foreign currency liquidity and net foreign reserves on a monthly basis. This article details changes that will make the Bank's reporting methodology consistent

Operations in Financial Markets

21 Oct 2021 RBA Annual Report – 2021
As at 30 June 2021, these assets – referred to by the IMF as ‘foreign currency liquidity’ – were SDR26.6 billion or US$38.0 billion. ... In US dollar terms, foreign currency liquidity increased by US$4.1 billion from 30 June 2020,

Operations in Financial Markets

24 Oct 2016 RBA Annual Report – 2016
The Reserve Bank also transacts in the foreign exchange market when managing its foreign currency reserves. ... Foreign Currency Assets. (a). A$ million, 30 June 2016. Currency. Securities held outright.

Foreign Currency Exposure and Hedging in Australia

16 Mar 2023 Bulletin – March 2023
Tim Atkin and Jacob Harris
The 2022 Survey of Foreign Currency Exposure confirms that Australian entities’ financial positions, in aggregate, are well protected against a depreciation of the Australian dollar.

Changes to Statistical Tables

24 May 2023 Statistics
The ‘Net foreign reserves’ and ‘Net foreign reserves (FX)’ series will be renamed to ‘Foreign Currency Liquidity’ and ‘Foreign Currency Liquidity (FX)’ respectively, for greater consistency with the IMF's terminology. ... The reporting


2 May 2023
A glossary of terms used on the RBA website

Notes to and Forming Part of the Financials Statements

27 Oct 2022 RBA Annual Report – October 2022
In carrying out operations to manage domestic liquidity and foreign reserves, the RBA enters into reverse repurchase agreements in Australian dollar and foreign currency securities. ... Foreign currency swaps. The RBA uses foreign currency swaps to

Operations in Financial Markets

12 Apr 2020 RBA Annual Report – 2020
The Reserve Bank typically purchases the necessary foreign currency in the spot market. ... Foreign Assets. 30 June 2020. A$m. Official Reserve Assets. 61,508. Foreign Currency.

Structural Liquidity and Domestic Market Operations

15 Sep 2017 Bulletin – September 2017
Benn Robertson
The Reserve Bank is a net supplier of liquidity to the Australian financial system. This reflects demand for the Reserve Bank's liabilities from its customers, as well as the asset allocation decisions of the Reserve Bank. The key drivers of