Task: Since the deregulation of financial markets, banks have been looking at international financial markets as an alternative cost-efficient source of funds. Students will research the international source of funds for the four big banks (ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB and Westpac) and at least two smaller banks and produce a report. Students should:
(1) Obtain the annual reports for the four big banks and least two smaller ones from 2006 to 2018
(2) Review the annual reports and summarise the foreign currency liabilities of each bank.
(3) Write a report that includes the following:
a. compares each bank’s international source of funds over time and the differences between each bank;
b. compares the big four banks with the smaller banks; and
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c. assesses the impact of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) on international source of funds, pre and post periods.
d. Given your insights from a – c, recommend to the Australian government a financial policy that could ensure the
stability of commercial banks’ (especially smaller banks), access to international funds.
Students need to support their analysis with reference from text and a minimum of six (6) suitable, current and academically
accepted sources -check with your tutor if unsure of your sources. Students seeking Credit or higher grades should support
their analysis with increased number of reference sources consistent with the grade they are seeking.