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5232.0 - Australian National Accounts: Financial Accounts, Mar 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/06/2009   
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ANALYSIS AND COMMENTS MARKET SUMMARY


FINANCIAL MARKET SUMMARY

Selected Financial Instruments

Outstanding at end
Trans- actions during
Other changes during
Outstanding at end
Dec Qtr 2008
Mar Qtr 2009
Mar Qtr 2009
Mar Qtr 2009
Selected Financial Instruments
$b
$b
$b
$b

Currency and deposits
1 534.7
2.3
5.3
1 542.3
Short term debt securities
564.6
-52.7
-0.7
511.3
Long term debt securities
1 262.7
-3.2
20.8
1 280.2
Derivatives
401.9
-58.1
-0.7
343.1
Loans and placements
2 449.5
11.9
-0.7
2 460.7
Listed shares
952.6
18.4
-31.1
939.8
Unlisted shares
1 047.2
5.1
-38.9
1 013.5
Reserves of life offices and pension funds
993.3
8.4
-24.6
977.2
General insurance prepayments and reserves
73.8
1.3
0.0
75.1


Deposit liabilities increased to $1,542.3b at the end of March 2009, following transactions of $2.3b during the quarter compared with transactions of $107.5b in the previous quarter. The major contributor was banks which accepted $27.8b (down $31.2b on that accepted last quarter). This was offset by withdrawals of deposits with the central bank, net $33.5b during the quarter.

Short term security liabilities decreased to $511.3b at the end of March 2009. There were net redemptions of $52.7b, comprised of $54.4b in redemptions of one name paper and $1.7b in issuance of bills of exchange. Total long term debt security liabilities increased to $1,280.2b at the end of March 2009, following net redemptions of $3.2b during the quarter. Banks issued bonds worth net $16.5b, of which $4.9b were redeemed domestically and $21.4b issued offshore. Financial intermediaries n.e.c. had net redemptions of $28.2b, of which $26.1b were redeemed in the domestic market and $2.1b were redeemed offshore. Private non-financial corporations issued $6.5b and central borrowing authorities issued $5.5b.

The value of derivative contracts on issue at the end of March 2009 decreased by $58.8b to $343.1b. Components of the decrease were net settlements of $58.1b and valuation decreases of $0.7b.

Loan liabilities rose to $2,460.7b at the end of March 2009, following transactions of $11.9b during the quarter. Households borrowed $14.3b and private non-financial corporations repaid $10.9b.

The listed share market decreased by $12.8b to $939.8b at the end of March 2009, with valuation decreases of $31.2b and issues of $18.4b. Private non-financial corporations issued $13.6b and banks issued $3.8b. The value of the unlisted share market decreased by $33.7b to $1,013.5b at the end of March 2009, with issuance of $5.1b and valuation decreases of $38.8b.

At the end of March 2009, the reserves of life offices and pension funds were $977.2b following transactions during the quarter of $8.4b and valuation decreases of $24.5b. General prepayments and reserves were $75.1b.


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