Availability of Financial Soundness Indicators

Author/Editor:

Graham L Slack

Publication Date:

March 1, 2003

Electronic Access:

Download PDF. Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this PDF file

Disclaimer: This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF.The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate

Summary:

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.

Series:

Working Paper No. 03/58

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451847888/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0582003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

63

Please address any questions about this title to publications@imf.org