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Australia's banking system has been downgraded for the second time in a couple of weeks - this time not only the smaller banks have been downgraded, but the four major banks too. This comes on the heals of Chinese investors withdrawing from the Australian property market, after China enforced credit controls where Chinese citizens cannot take more than 50k US dollars out of China without government permission. The Chinese have already pumped 60 billion US dollars into the Australian property bubble.

Credit rating agency Moody’s has downgraded Australia’s big four banks.

Following Standard and Poor’s (S&P) decision to downgrade the credit ratings of 23 Australian financial institutions in May, Moody’s Investor Services has followed suit, lowering the ratings of 12 lenders on the back of what it describes as “elevated risks” in Australia’s household sector.

Unlike S&P, Moody’s decided to downgrade not only smaller lenders, but also Australia’s largest banks.

The group said that “risks associated with the housing market have risen sharply in recent years”, adding that Australia’s very high levels of household debt are “particularly concerning” given low income growth experienced in Australia over the past few years.


Read more at MOODY'S DOWNGRADES AUSTRALIA'S MAJOR BANKS
 
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This should be one of the most important events in this year's economic calendar, as Fed Chair Yellen faces questioning regarding interest rate policies, the end of QE, and normalization of the Fed balance sheet. No doubt, some will worry that selling back hundreds of billions of dollars of what had been regarded as toxic bonds into the market carries high risks for the whole economy. But not doing it would risk leaving too much cash in the reserves of the private banks and so risk further asset bubbles down the line.

Live coverage should be here,

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