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Recent Developments in the Austrian Banking System's Liquidity Situation and the International Regulatory Debate


  • Stefan W. Schmitz

    () (Oesterreichische Nationalbank)

  • Florian Weidenholzer

    () (Oesterreichische Nationalbank)


Given the tense situation in international money markets, the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) and the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) stepped up their liquidity monitoring in October 2008, requiring banks to submit reports on their liquidity situation on a weekly basis. Article 70 para 1 no 1 Federal Banking Act (BWG) provides the legal basis for this requirement, giving the FMA the right to request at any time for the purpose of monitoring credit institutions to present reports in specified form and layout. The new liquidity report is a supervisory and not a regulatory instrument and is without prejudice to the qualitative and quantitative requirements as well as the reporting requirements of Article 25 Federal Banking Act. The regulatory initiatives at the international level are discussed in the second chapter of this article.

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  • Stefan W. Schmitz & Florian Weidenholzer, 2009. "Recent Developments in the Austrian Banking System's Liquidity Situation and the International Regulatory Debate," Financial Stability Report, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), issue 18, pages 59-66.
  • Handle: RePEc:onb:oenbfs:y:2009:i:18:b:1

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    1. International Monetary Fund, 2014. "Austria; Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation—Technical Note on Stress Testing the Banking Sector," IMF Staff Country Reports 14/16, International Monetary Fund.

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