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International banking activity

The Banque de France monitors the activity of French internationally active banks as part of its contribution to the international banking statistics framework managed by the Bank for International Settlements.

International banking statistics (quarterly series)

These quarterly statistical series provide a geographical breakdown of French banks’ assets and liabilities. They show outstanding amounts and are denominated in USD equivalent. The data are presented according to two different approaches:

- Locational banking statistics of resident banks (LBS). These statistics are consistent with the residency principle of national accounts, balance of payments and external debt statistics. They gather data on international financial claims and liabilities of bank offices located in France. Data feature a breakdown by currency, counterparty country and counterparty sector.

- French banks’ consolidated banking statistics (CBS)

  • These statistics cover French banks’ activity carried out by entities located in France or abroad,

These statistics are collected in the G20 framework to improve the sharing of knowledge and the monitoring of international banking activity. More information available here

OTC derivatives survey (biannual series)

The objective of the so-called "Yoshikuni" survey is to obtain reasonably comprehensive and internationally consistent information on the size and structure of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets. The reporting exercise covers the collection of market data on notional amounts and gross market values outstanding. They enable the monitoring of development of various business sectors including foreign exchange, interest rates, equities, commodities and credit derivatives.

BIS Triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Market Activity (triennial series)

The Triennial Survey of Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Markets  involves 53 central banks and monetary authorities under the coordination of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

This survey consists of two parts:

  • First part covers foreign exchange and OTC derivatives transactions.
  • Second part concerns notional amounts and gross positive and negative market values outstanding of OTC derivative instruments on a consolidated basis.


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Updated on: 09/16/2019 16:14