Handbook on Securities Statistics 2nd Part

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The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today jointly released the second part of the Handbook on Securities Statistics, which covers debt securities holdings. The aim of the Handbook is to assist national and international agencies in the production of relevant, coherent and internationally comparable securities statistics for use in monetary policy formulation and financial stability analysis.

The Handbook is the first publication of its kind to deal exclusively with the conceptual framework for the compilation and presentation of securities statistics. The first part of the Handbook, which covers debt securities issues, was released in May 2009.

The Handbook can be downloaded from the IMF’s website and from the ECB’s website.