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Annual hard copy publication of the: List of Monetary Financial Institutions and institutions subject to minimum reserves, as at the end of December 2000

14 March 2001

List of Monetary Financial Institutions and institutions subject to minimum reserves - As at the end of December 2000

The "List of Monetary Financial Institutions and institutions subject to minimum reserves" ("List of MFIs") is published by the European Central Bank (ECB) in accordance with Article 3.2 of the Regulation of the European Central Bank of 1 December 1998 concerning the consolidated balance sheet of the monetary financial institutions sector (ECB/1998/16), as amended, and Article 2.3 of the Regulation of the European Central Bank of 1 December 1998 on the application of minimum reserves (ECB/1998/15), as amended.

This publication relates to the Monetary Financial Institutions (MFIs) sector as at the end of December 2000. MFIs located in Greece are therefore listed in the section of the document relating to non-participating Member States. The List of MFIs is published early in each calendar year; this is the fourth in the series.

The List of MFIs both facilitates the production of a comprehensive and consistent balance sheet of the money-creating sector in the euro area and ensures that the information on the statistical reporting population is as complete, accurate and homogeneous as possible. The list of institutions subject to minimum reserves is based on Article 19.1 of the Statute of the ESCB, which entitles the ECB to require credit institutions established in the euro area to hold minimum reserves in pursuance of monetary policy objectives.

An updated version of the List of MFIs is published monthly on the ECB's website in the "MFIs and assets" section. The full list and updates are made available to the public on the last business day of each calendar month.

A hard copy of the latest version of the List of MFIs can be obtained in writing from the ECB and from any of the EU national central banks.

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