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2.4.6 Banking, insurance, financial statistics (ECB)
• Further enhance the framework for the collection of harmonised statistics on depository corporations' (Monetary Financial Institutions) consolidated balance sheets and interest rates.

• Complete the framework for the collection of harmonised statistics on other financial intermediaries, further enhancing the regular production and publication of monthly and quarterly statistics on assets and liabilities of investment funds and prepare for the regular publication of new quarterly statistics on the assets and liabilities of financial vehicle corporations (securitisation vehicles) and credit institutions' loan securitisations.

• Continue the collection of available data on assets and liabilities of insurance corporations and pension funds and prepare for the publication of quarterly, timelier and detailed euro area statistics for this sub-sector. Further set up a harmonised framework for these statistics in close cooperation with European and national supervisory authorities to minimise reporting burden.

• Enhance the statistics on securities, improved recording of securities for general statistical purposes through implementation of the Centralised Securities Database (CSDB), phase 2 of which went live in spring 2009. The CSDB also supports the compilation of external statistics, investment fund statistics, the residual maturity of government finance statistics and new statistics on securitisation vehicles.

• Develop a methodological framework for the collection of harmonized and complete security-by-security statistics on (standard and asset-backed) securities holdings and in the interim, maintain an experimental dataset.

• Further enhance the statistical indicators measuring the degree of financial integration and financial development in the main financial markets of the euro area, namely the money, bond, equity and banking markets.

• Develop further the statistical framework for financial stability analysis and compile more harmonised, timelier and more detailed data sets on banking, insurance and on securities and financial markets to support the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) as well as the ECB's own financial stability assessments. Contribute to the further development of macro-prudential and structural banking indicators.

• Develop and implement a reconciliation, to the extent possible, between statistical and supervisory data reporting frameworks - focusing initially on banks - so as to reduce the reporting burden and improve data quality and consistency.

• Extend the scope of financial market statistics on prices and volumes, e.g. the published euro area yield curves and short-term European paper market statistics; develop a filtering of other financial markets data. Implement probability density functions to support analysis of markets expectations on leading market indicators, such as 3-month Euribor or main stock exchanges.

• Monitoring financial innovation to assess its impact on data requirements and data availability.

• Investigate the use of existing credit registers and other available loan-by-loan data sets to provide additional breakdowns for existing statistics and/or for developing new statistics.