Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

BIS publishes on its Web site the following databases that are of interest for financial sec­tor assessments: consolidated banking statistics, international banking statistics, securities statistics, derivatives statistics, and payment and settlement system statistics.

Consolidated banking statistics include consolidated data on foreign and international claims by maturity and sector and by nationality of reporting bank. The data cover the

following:

• Years covered: 1983 onward, quarterly frequency

• Countries covered: BIS reporting banks’ claims on all countries

International banking statistics include locational statistics on external positions of BIS reporting banks by sector and by currency. Their coverage is as follows:

• Years covered: 1977 onward, quarterly frequency

• Countries covered: BIS reporting banks’ claims on all countries

Securities statistics include domestic and international debt securities by sector, resi-

dence, and nationality of issuer. Their coverage is as follows:

• Years covered: 1987 onward, quarterly

• Countries covered: Developed and developing countries

Derivatives statistics include over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives statis­tics, and cover the following:

• Years covered: 1998 onward, semiannual

• Countries covered: aggregate data by risk category and instrument (regional break­downs available for exchange-traded derivatives)

Payment and settlement system statistics include data on various settlement media; information on notes and coins; data on various noncash means of payments and transac­tions; and other information on different interbank funds transfer systems, payment cards, electronic payments, and automated teller machines, etc. The coverage of the data is as follows:

• Years covered :1995 onward, annually updated

• Countries covered: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong (China), Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

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