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Whitehaven Coal Limited : Annual Report 2010
74 NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 30 JUNE 2010 5.F INANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES (CONTINUED) Risk exposures and responses (continued) Interest rate risk The consolidated entity's borrowings comprise both variable and fixed rate instruments. The variable rate borrowings expose the consolidated entity to a risk of changes in cash flows due to the changes in interest rates. The consolidated entity does not engage in any hedging to mitigate interest rate risk, instead management analyses its exposure on an ongoing basis. At the reporting date the interest rate profile of the consolidated entity's interest-bearing financial instruments was: Consolidated Carrying amount In thousands of AUD 2010 2009 Fixed rate instruments Financial liabilities (94,929) (78,268) (94,929) (78,268) Variable rate instruments Financial assets 141,049 131,159 141,049 131,159 Net exposure 46,120 52,891 Cash flow sensitivity analysis for variable rate instruments A change of 100 basis points in interest rates at the reporting date would have increased/(decreased) equity and profit or loss by the amounts shown below. This analysis assumes that all other variables, in particular foreign currency rates, remain constant. The analysis is performed on the same basis for 2009. Profit or loss Effect in thousands of AUD 100bp increase 100bp decrease 30 June 2010 Variable rate instruments 1,410 (1,410) Cash flow sensitivity (net) 1,410 (1,410) 30 June 2009 Variable rate instruments 1,312 (1,312) Cash flow sensitivity (net) 1,312 (1,312)
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