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IMF DATA DEVELOPMENTS NEW CONCEPTS, NEW TOOLS Gareth McGuinness International Monetary Fund, Statistics Department ESDS International Conference, November.

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1 IMF DATA DEVELOPMENTS NEW CONCEPTS, NEW TOOLS Gareth McGuinness International Monetary Fund, Statistics Department ESDS International Conference, November 29, 2010 The views expressed herein are those of the author and should not be attributed to the IMF, its Executive Board, or its management.

2 Outline  New concepts – progress on data developments  Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS)  Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS)  Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs)  New tools  Demonstration of the forthcoming data section of the IMF’s new eLibrary

3 New Concepts

4 Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS)  The purpose of the CDIS is to improve the quality of direct investment position statistics in the international investment position and by immediate counterpart economy.  The specific objective is to collect:  Comprehensive and harmonized data on direct investment positions  Geographic detail of counterpart country  Equity reported separately from debt investment  The measurement date is end-2009  Data for both inward and outward direct investment positions are sought.  Planned for release in December 2010

5 Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS)  The purpose of the CPIS is to collect information on the stock of cross-border holdings of securities  Equity securities  Long- and short-term debt securities  Valued at market prices prevailing at end-December of the reference year  Broken down by the economy of residence of the issuer of the securities  In addition to this core set of data, the CPIS also encourages the reporting of supplementary information  Year-end 2008 data (with time series back to 2001) are available on the IMF website, for 77 countries  Year-end 2009 data will be available by the end of November 2010

6 Financial Soundness Indicators (FSIs)  The Financial Soundness Indicators were developed by the IMF, together with the international community, with the aim of  Supporting macroprudential analysis  Assessing strengths and vulnerabilities of financial systems  FSIs for 49 participating countries are available on the IMF website  Improved presentation of the FSIs will be available in Q1 2011

7 New Tools

8 Principle Global Indicators website  The PGI website presents data for the Group of 20 (G-20) to facilitate the monitoring of economic and financial developments for these systemically important economies  Launched in response to the on-going financial and economic crisis  Joint undertaking of the Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics:  Bank for International Settlements (BIS)  European Central Bank (ECB)  Eurostat  International Monetary Fund (IMF)  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  United Nations (UN)  World Bank (WB).  Hosted by the IMF 

9 IMF eLibrary  The IMF eLibrary, which is being launched this week, will provide new options for accessing IMF data from early in 2011  The eLibrary will not replace any third-party (e.g. ESDS) mechanisms for accessing data  It will replace the current site for accessing IMF statistics  It will contain a mix of free and subscription data

10 Demo: IMF eLibrary data section  Data reports  Fast access to key data  Easy export to Excel, Word and PDF  Save to your favorites  Query Builder  Quickly specify the exact data you want to find  Filter data dynamically – you get results, not empty rows  Search across different data sources  Easy export to Excel, CSV, Word and PDF  Save your queries and share with your colleagues

11 Thank you


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