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What to expect from the Aussie FSI

Citi analysts outline 4 expectations from the Australian Financial System Inquiry's final report

90 seconds at 9 am: Alibaba surge

US SMEs optimistic; Japan consumers not, but BOP surges; Alibaba scores big; UST 10yr yield 2.36%; JPY tumbles; NZ$1 = US$0.780, TWI = 77.3

90 seconds at 9 am: Too big to fail

BIS tightens rules for big global banks; China PPI in deflation; Russia floats the rouble; AU close to FTA deal with China; UST 10yr 2.32%; NZ$1 = US$0.776, TWI = 77

6 NZ registered banks 'globally systemically important'

Third Chinese bank added to global list of 30 'too big to fail' banks; Credit Agricole, UBS downgraded; Nine insurers also deemed globally systemically important

Banks 'can and will be allowed to fail'

NZ's stable, if heavily consolidated, financial system creates 'ample scope' for new entrants, RBNZ says

Big banks' implicit govt guarantee on the line

Loss of implicit government guarantee could cost big 4 Australasian banks A$1b annually, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts say

'None of our banks are too-big-to-fail'

Kiwibank reaches RBNZ's 'systemically important bank' threshold but nothing changes for the state owned bank

What is shadow banking?

IMF working paper sets out to clear up confusion around shadow banking with a definition and explanation

ICBC added to 'too big to fail' list

 Chinese bank that's seeking NZ banking registration added to global 'too big to fail' list

Lending money comes with risk

Gareth Vaughan argues banks' lending to big corporates on an unsecured basis shouldn't expect a taxpayer bailout if things turn to custard