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Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators

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Because the wave of financial crises in recent years has spurred analysts' and policymakers' interest in monitoring the vulnerabilities of financial systems, the need for supporting data has increased. This paper presents survey results on the collection, compilation, and dissemination of data on a range of indicators of financial soundness in 100 countries. The paper distinguishes between the collection of financial soundness indicators for policymakers and their dissemination to the general public. It also explores the eagerness of national authorities to disseminate the information they collect and to what extent it relates to financial crisis experience.

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  • Mr. Graham L Slack, 2003. "Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators," IMF Working Papers 2003/058, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:2003/058
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    1. Mr. Pau Rabanal & Mr. Aditya Narain & Steen Byskov, 2003. "Prudential Issues in Less Diversified Economies," IMF Working Papers 2003/198, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Purificacion Parrado-Martinez & Antonio Parta Ureña & Pilar Gomez Fernandez-Aguado, 2014. "Usefulness of Financial Soundness Indicators for risk assessment: The case of EU member countries," Working Papers 14.01, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Financial Economics and Accounting (former Department of Business Administration).

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