PRESS RELEASE

Publication of a book entitled “Financial statistics for a global economy”

15 February 2007

The European Central Bank (ECB) is today publishing a book entitled “Financial statistics for a global economy”. This book contains the proceedings of the third ECB conference on statistics, held in Frankfurt am Main on 4 and 5 May 2006, and includes speeches by the President of the ECB, Jean-Claude Trichet, and the Executive Board member responsible for statistics, José Manuel González-Páramo. Contributions from statisticians, monetary policy-makers, representatives of banking and business associations, academics and the media address the following subjects:

  • Are financial statistics good enough to capture globalisation?
  • The challenges for national data collection in a global world
  • The statistical implications of financial stability and financial integration
  • Global statistical governance

The publication can be downloaded from the “Publications” section of the ECB’s website (http://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub). Printed copies are also available from the ECB’s Press and Information Division at the address given below.

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