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Central banks require information on the behaviour patterns of economic agents in the money-issuing and money-holding sectors of the economy to be able to conduct monetary policy. The balance sheet statistics reports submitted by the financial sector in the broader sense (essentially comprising banks, collective investment vehicles such as insurers and investment companies and special purpose vehicles) constitute the necessary database.


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