Friday, March 21, 2008

Gaps in Securities Market Regulation

A summary of a recent IMF Conference on Securities Statistics

Conference participants agreed on the need for a compilation guide for securities statistics, because no international standard for compiling these statistics exists. The intention is to have a concise reference document that will address the key methodological issues identified at the conference. The guide, which will include some templates and a list of reference metadata, will focus initially on statistics on debt securities issued but will eventually be expanded to cover other securities and securities holdings. The manual will also include an assessment of costs and benefits of security-by-security databases.

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