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Task Force on Portfolio Investment Income final report

27 August 2003

Today, the European Central Bank has published a report on the compilation of portfolio investment income in the balance of payments statistics, as well as empirical evidence on issues such as the recording of accrued interest on negotiable debt securities. This report was drafted by a task force that was mandated to investigate best practices in the statistical recording of income receivable from or payable to abroad, in particular accrued interest. Its public release is meant to offer valuable guidance to compilers and users of these statistics.

To obtain a hard copy of this report, please contact the ECB's Press and Information Division at the address given below. Alternatively, you can download the full report from the ECB's website (pdf 2.07 MB).

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