The major banks will have to wait for some time to learn of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority's plans regarding what additional measures it will adopt as yet another regulatory caravan rolls by in the form of D-SIBS, or a set of standards that apply to "domestic, systemically important banks".
D-SIBS are the domestic cousin of the G-SIBS, a list of 29 globally significant banks (which includes the most well-known, internationally active names). These banks need to hold between 1.0 per cent and 2.5 per cent in additional capital.
The issue for Australia's four...
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