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5232.0 - Australian National Accounts: Financial Accounts, Dec 2006  
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ANALYSIS AND COMMENTS MARKET SUMMARY


FINANCIAL MARKET ANALYSIS

Selected Financial Instruments

Outstanding
at end
Transactions
during
Other changes
during
Outstanding
at end
Sep Qtr 2006
Dec Qtr 2006
Dec Qtr 2006
Dec Qtr 2006
Selected Financial Instruments
$b
$b
$b
$b

Currency and deposits
1 012.7
56.6
7.1
1 076.4
Short term debt securities
446.6
17.4
-2.9
461.0
Long term debt securities
877.3
22.8
-14.5
885.6
Derivatives
154.2
0.1
35.0
189.2
Loans and placements
2 247.9
83.3
-2.1
2 329.2
Listed shares
1 242.0
33.9
131.5
1 407.3
Unlisted shares
1 115.4
11.2
29.3
1 155.9
Reserves of life offices and pension funds
963.8
15.5
40.9
1 020.3
General insurance prepayments and reserves
65.8
-1.3
0.0
64.4


Deposit liabilities increased to $1,076.4b at the end of December 2006, following transactions of $56.6b during the quarter, compared with transactions of $33.3b in the previous quarter. Banks accepted $32.3b (up $4.2b on that accepted last quarter), other depository corporations accepted $10.5b (up $6.5b), and the central bank accepted $10.1b (up $9.6b).


Short term security liabilities increased to $461.0b at the end of December 2006. There were net issues of $17.4b, comprised of $5.0b in issues of bills of exchange and $12.4b in one name paper. Total long term debt security liabilities increased to $885.6b at the end of December 2006, following issues of $22.8b during the quarter of which $1.5b was issued domestically and $21.3b was issued offshore. Banks issued $14.4b, of which $0.9b was issued domestically and $13.4b issued offshore. During the quarter rest of the world had net issuance of $6.9b.


The value of derivative contracts on issue at the end of December 2006 increased by $35.0b to $189.2b. Components of the increase were net issues of $0.1b and valuation increases of $35.0b.


Loan liabilities rose to $2,329.2b at the end of December 2006, following transactions of $83.3b during the quarter. Borrowing by households was $23.5b, pension funds borrowed $27.1b and private non-financial corporations borrowed $17.6b.


The listed share market increased by $165.3b to $1,407.3b at the end of December 2006, with issues of $33.9b and valuation increases of $131.5b. Private non-financial corporations had issues of $11.9b and financial intermediaries n.e.c. issued $19.2b. The value of the unlisted share market increased to $1,155.9b at the end of December 2006, with issues of $11.2b and valuation increases of $29.3b. Rest of the world had issues of $8.5b and financial intermediaries n.e.c. issued $1.1b.


At the end of December 2006, the reserves of life offices and pension funds were $1,020.3b following transactions during the quarter of $15.5b and valuation increases of $40.9b. General insurance prepayments and reserves were $64.4b.


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