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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released for consultation a discussion paper and four draft cross-industry prudential standards that consolidate and harmonise a number of prudential standards across APRA-regulated industries.

The four draft standards will replace 12 current industry-specific standards in the following areas:

In the context of the Government's Competitive and Sustainable Banking System reforms, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is conducting a review of the current guidelines for approval to use the term 'bank'.

On 16 December, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (Basel Committee) announced its global framework for promoting stronger liquidity buffers at internationally active banking institutions.

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its September 2010 Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication. Total assets over the 12 months to 30 September 2010 rose by $93.2 billion (7.9 per cent) to a total of $1.28 trillion, which includes a rise of $55.4 billion (4.5 per cent) during the September quarter.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today announced the recipients of the 2010 APRA Research Grant Program.

The Program aims to foster research on issues related to prudential regulation and prudentially regulated institutions, including banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurers, friendly societies and superannuation funds. The grants are open to researchers and research institutions globally.

APRA is awarding the following single-year grants:

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its June 2010 Quarterly Superannuation Performance publication. It shows total assets fell by $31.3 billion (2.5 per cent) during the June quarter. However, over the 12 months to 30 June 2010, total assets rose by $151.9 billion (14.1 per cent) to a total of $1.23 trillion.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is inviting applications for the 2010 APRA Research Grant Program.

The Program aims to foster research on issues related to prudential regulation and prudentially regulated institutions, including banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurers, friendly societies and superannuation funds. The grants are open to researchers and research institutions globally.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has today released a response paper and draft reporting standard in the second round of consultation on the implementation of the Financial Claims Scheme (FCS) for authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs).

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released a response paper and prudential practice guides (PPGs) for superannuation trustees in the areas of capital, risk management, adequacy of resources and fitness and propriety.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today announced the recipients of the 2010 Brian Gray Scholarship to study topics in the financial sector.

The two recipients of the 2010 scholarship are:

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