Central Banking

ECB publication of an enhanced 'Blue Book'

The European Central Bank on Monday 6 March published a statistical addendum to the publication "Payment and securities settlement systems in the European Union and in the acceding countries" (known as the "Blue Book") incorporating 2004 data.

The Blue Book Addendum, which provides statistical data on the major payment and securities settlement systems operating in the EU, has a new structure and layout. This is the result of a comprehensive review of the data collected and enhancements made t