- The joint handbook assists the production of internationally comparable securities statistics.
- It covers the conceptual framework for statistics on debt and equity securities.
- Set of detailed presentation tables using the concepts and guidelines.
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today jointly released the Handbook on Securities Statistics.
The importance of securities markets in intermediating financial flows, both domestically and internationally, underscores the need for relevant, coherent and internationally comparable statistics. This need was recognised by the G20 Data Gaps Initiative, launched in the aftermath of the 2007-08 global financial crisis with the support of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors and the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial Committee.