Institutional investors (37 items)

Debelle demands action on rates swap

Any new securities that persist with BBSW as the interest rate benchmark "must have robust fall-back provisions" in order to be eligible for use in repo dealings with the Reserve Bank, Guy Debelle said yesterday.Or just use the cash rate, which will be the alternative anyway, an option the market is taking up super slowly. read more

Briefs: Moore's irrelevance, and RBA tone softens

We've worked out readers find our news briefs pretty useful. Some days the briefs get more readers than views on the lead article and hits on other stories the editors thought warranted more time and length.Today's collation picks the best of the routine news flow since Friday morning. Old hat if you're a heavy business news consumer. It's a service for others. (And even select tasters for Monday's edition of Banking Day.)The routine news flow - thanks to the Fairfax strike since Wednesday - had a different calibre on Friday and today. Our brief on the RBA missive of the day, its Statement on Monetary Policy and its muted media reception elaborates. read more

Comment: Three priorities for any banking inquiry

"If there is to be a banking royal commission, may it shine the spotlight on three of Banking Day's favourite topics," we asked, taking an optimistic view, back in early April (see Labor's banking inquiry shemozzle).One of our top topics, we wrote, may be "a study bound to be disconcerting for all those that have hooked their reputations to the BS and bulldust story of Australian exceptionalism during the great recession." Banking Day has called before for a "DFAT-style 'select documents' release to foster understanding of the shaky history of Australian banking." read more

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