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1993 SNA Update Information - Valuation of non-performing loans, loans and deposits

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The financial crises of the 1990s led to renewed interest in the statistical treatment of non-performing loans. The purpose of the review is to determine what criteria should be applied in the SNA to the writing-off of non-performing loans and to make sure that they are consistent with the other major macroeconomic statistical systems (balance of payments, government finance statistics, and monetary and financial statistics).
The valuation of loan positions and deposits are subject to alternative perspectives. Nominal or face value valuation might be misleading because of the risk of default and/or changes in interest rates. This difference becomes apparent when the loans are traded. However, these valuation issues are equally applicable to non-traded loans. Business accounting standards are considering using the concept of “fair value” for the valuation of loans as if they were traded. Should the SNA introduce a valuation other than nominal for deposits and loans?
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Number of AEG recommendations:none
Number of country comments:none
Number of expert comments:none
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The issue was not discussed at any of the meetings which took place so far. It will be discussed at a later time.
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