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Changes to Items in "Issuance of CP" in "Principal Figures of Financial Institutions (Preliminary figures)"

August 8, 2001
Bank of Japan
Financial Markets Department

The Financial Markets Department has decided to make changes to "Issuance of CP" in "Principal Figures of Financial Institutions (Preliminary figures)" as from the figures for July 2001, released in August 2001. The attachment provides retrospective data on the new basis for the period January 1999 to June 2001.

1. Details of the Change

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2. Definitions of New Items in "Issuance of CP"

(1) Amounts outstanding of CP underwritten by banks (end of period)

"Amounts outstanding of CP underwritten by banks" represents month-end figures for the amount of CP underwritten by city banks, long-term credit banks, trust banks, regional banks, regional banks II, Norinchukin Bank, Shoko Chukin Bank, Shinkin Central Bank, securities companies holding current accounts at the Bank of Japan, and foreign banks' branches holding current accounts at the Bank of Japan. The figures exclude CP issued by non-residents (so-called Samurai CP).

(2) Amounts outstanding of CP issued by banks

"Amounts outstanding of CP issued by banks" represents month-end figures for the amount of CP issued by city banks, long-term credit banks, trust banks, regional banks, regional banks II, Norinchukin Bank, Shoko Chukin Bank, Shinkin Central Bank, and foreign banks' branches holding current accounts at the Bank of Japan.

For further information, please contact:

Money and Capital Markets Division, Financial Markets Department

Nobuyasu Ueki Tel: +81-3-3277-1350, E-mail address: nobuyasu.ueki@boj.or.jp

Yousuke Shigemi Tel: +81-3-3277-3082, E-mail address: yousuke.shigemi@boj.or.jp

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