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Twenty-Third Meeting of the
IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics

Washington, D.C., October 25-27, 2010

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Summary of the Outcomes of the Committee's Discussions

Cross-cutting Papers

  • Report of the Task Force on IIP/CPIS Data Enhancements: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/13)
  • IMF Statistics Department—Recent Developments and Current Initiatives: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/03)
  • Bilateral Cross-Border Holdings and Global Imbalances: A View on the Eve of the Global Financial Crisis: Presentation by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/15)
  • Understanding Financial Interconnectedness: Presentation by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/23) | Public Information Notice | IMF Board Paper

International Investment Position Statistics

  • International Investment Position—Initiatives to Improve Data Availability and Timeliness: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/12)

Portfolio Investment

  • Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/14)

Direct Investment

  • Progress on the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/17)
  • Recent Activities of the OECD Working Group on International Investment Statistics: Report by the OECD (BOPCOM-10/18)
  • Government Involvement in Private Enterprises—The Case of Foreign Direct Investment: Report by Statistics Canada (BOPCOM-10/19)
  • World Investment Report 2010—Investing in a Low-Carbon Economy: Report by UNCTAD (BOPCOM-10/22)

International Reserves

  • Update of the Reserve Assets Template Guidelines: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/11)

Sovereign Wealth Funds

  • Statistical Work on Sovereign Wealth Funds: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/24)

International Banking Statistics

  • New Developments in the BIS International Financial and Banking Statistics: Report by the BIS (BOPCOM-10/16)

Securities Statistics

  • Debt Securities Statistics - New Developments Since the 2009 Meeting: Presentation by the BIS (BOPCOM-10/25)


  • Remittances—Recent Developments and Future Plans: Report by IMF (BOPCOM-10/21)

Implementation of BPM6

  • Conversion of Statistics in IMF Publications to a BPM6 Presentational Format: Report of the Working Group-BPM6 Conversion (BOPCOM-10/04)
  • Coordinated Implementation in the European Union of the BPM6: Report by ECB/Eurostat (BOPCOM-10/05)
  • BPM6 Implementation Plans: Report by Statistics Canada (BOPCOM-10/06)
  • The Measurement of FISIM and Effects on the Statistics: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/08)
  • Plan to Improve Financial Derivatives Data alongside the Implementation of the BPM6 in Japan: Presentation by the Secondee of the Bank of Japan to IMF (BOPCOM-10/28)
  • Progress on BPM6 Compilation Guide: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/09)

SNA update

  • Progress on the Implementation Program for the System of National Accounts 2008 and Supporting Statistics: Report by UNSD (BOPCOM-10/07)

Work of Inter-Agency Task Forces

  • Progress Report on Work of the TFFS: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-10/10)
  • Work of the Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services: Report by OECD (BOPCOM-10/26)