OECD Banking Statistics: Methodological Country Notes 2010

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Trends in bank profitability and factors affecting it are major indicators of changes in the state of health of national banking systems. This publication complements Banking Statistics: Financial Statements of Banks 2010 which provides a unique tool for analysing developments in bank profitability in OECD countries. In addition to information on financial statements of banks in OECD countries, it includes data on the number of reporting banks, their branches and staff, structural information on the whole financial sector and ratios aiming at facilitating the analysis of bank profitability of OECD countries.

The methodological country notes included in this volume were prepared to facilitate the comprehension and the interpretation of the statistics and to provide a brief description of the activities of banks in each country.

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The statistics published in Banking Statistics – Financial Statistics of Banks are on an annual basis and refer to calendar year. The data relate to commercial banks incorporated in Greece. Separate data are also provided for the: a) five largest banks in this group in terms of total assets; b) co-operative banks as of 2004 onwards. It is noted that after a reclassification starting from 2000, which affected the “commercial banks” category, and following a number of mergers and acquisitions that took place in the past few years and affected the composition of the group of “large commercial banks”, data series from 2000 onwards are not comparable with those of earlier years and as of this year the large commercial banks data refer to the top-five banks. Also, other miscellaneous financial institutions refer to leasing, factoring and investment firms and mutual funds, while other miscellaneous monetary institutions refer to the Deposits and Loans Fund.

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