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BANKS - IMF

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French Equivalent: Banques - FMI

Definition:
Banks comprise all units that engage in financial intermediation as their principal activity and have liabilities in the form of deposits or financial instruments (such as short-term certificates of deposit) that are close substitutes for deposits.

Source Publication:
External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (Draft), IMF, Washington DC, March 2000, Appendix III, Glossary of Terms.

Cross References:
Banks - BIS

Version Indicator: IMF

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, February 28, 2003