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National Accounts Discussion

Accrual accounting of interest

This discussion group on the concept and measurement of interest has been instituted pursuant to a decision of the Intersecretariat Working Group on National Accounts (ISWGNA), which met at a technical level in April 1999 in Washington, D.C. The outcome of the discussion will inform the ISWGNA on the issues of importance to producers and users of statistics, and may eventually lead to a clarification of the 1993 SNA.

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