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Countries comprise both territorial entities that are states, as understood by international law and practice, and territorial entities that are not states (such as Hong Kong) but for which statistical data are maintained and provided internationally on a separate and independent basis.

Source Publication:
Guide to the International Banking Statistics, Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland, 2000, Part III – Glossary of Terms.


Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 5, 2001