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Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics Muscat, Oman
October 2830, 2013

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  • Summary of the Outcomes of the Committee’s Discussions (BOPCOM-13/30)

Cross-Cutting Papers

  • The Role of the Gulf Cooperation Council Statistics Centre (GCC-Stat) in Improving Statistics in the Region: Paper by GCC-Stat (BOPCOM-13/04)
  • IMF Statistics Department—Recent Developments and Current Initiatives: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-13/03)
  • Summary of Selected Statistics Department Developments: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-13/16)           
  • Report on the Finalization of the SDMX Data Structure Definition (DSD) for BPM6-based Data: Report by the SDMX Steering Group for the Balance of Payments DSD (BOPCOM-13/18)
  • Interconnectedness-Related Initiatives: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-13/14)       

Implementation of BPM6

  • Conversion of BOP and IIP Statistics to a BPM6 Basis: Paper by the IMF (BOPCOM-13/05)
  • Progress on BPM6 Compilation Guide: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-13/06)
  • Best Practices for Communicating the BPM6 Migration: Paper by the IMF (BOPCOM-13/07)
  • Moving towards BPM6: IMF/DFID Enhanced Data Dissemination Initiative: Balance of Payments Statistics Module: Paper by the Bank of Uganda (BOPCOM-13/08)
  • Challenges to Implement BPM6 in Southern African Customs Union Countries: Paper by the South African Reserve Bank (BOPCOM-13/10)
  • Progress in Implementing BPM6 in Japan: Presentation by the Bank of Japan (BOPCOM-13/11)
  • Progress in the Coordinated Implementation of BPM6 in the European Union: Report by ECB/Eurostat (BOPCOM-13/12)
  • FAQs on Conversion: Sign Convention: Paper by the IMF (BOPCOM-13/13)

Reserve Assets

  • Update on Reserves-Related Initiatives: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-13/19)
  • Results of the Survey of Foreign Exchange Market Intervention: Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-13/20))

Direct Investment

  • The Effects of Including SPEs on BOP and FDI Statistics: Paper by The Nederlandsche Bank (BOPCOM-13/15)
  • World Investment Report 2013: Report by UNCTAD  (BOPCOM-13/25)

Goods and Services

  • Challenges with Measuring Production Abroad (Global Production): Paper by Statistics Canada (BOPCOM-13/17)
  • U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis’ Experience in Evaluating Alternative Data and Methods to Improve Travel Statistics: Paper by the BEA (BOPCOM-13/09)
  • Outcome of AEG/ISWGNA Meeting on Freight/Insurance in International Trade: Presentation by the IMF (BOPCOM-13/27)

International Banking Statistics

  • New Developments in the BIS International Financial and Banking Statistics: Report by the BIS (BOPCOM-13/24)

Securities Statistics

  • Debt Securities Statistics/Handbook: Presentation by the BIS/ECB (BOPCOM-13/26)

Work of Inter-Agency Task Forces

  • Work of the Interagency Task Force on Statistics of International Trade in Services (TFSITS): Report by the OECD (BOPCOM-13/23)
  • Progress Report on Work of the Interagency Task Force on Finance Statistics (TFFS): Report by the IMF (BOPCOM-13/28)