DATASET

FINFLOWS: A database for bilateral financial investment stocks and flows

Collection: FinFlows : FinFlows: a database for bilateral financial investment stocks and flows 

Description

The database contains bilateral financial investment stocks and flows contains yearly bilateral financial investment positions between OECD, EU, and offshore countries (stocks and flows) from 2000. In total more than 80 countries are concerned. Financial investments are decomposed into Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), portfolio and other Investments.

Contact

Email
Michela.NARDO (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Zeugner, Stefan; Nardo, Michela; Pagano, Andrea; Ndacyayisenga, Nathalie (2020): FINFLOWS: A database for bilateral financial investment stocks and flows. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/807d5d4f-2d73-4f17-81db-7ba2171bab83

Keywords

capital market union bilateral financial positions and flows cross-border investment

Data access

JRC-ECFIN FinFlows dataset
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  • The database contains bilateral financial investment stocks and flows contains yearly bilateral financial investment positions between OECD, EU, and offshore countries (stocks and flows) from 2000. In total more than 80 countries are concerned. Financial investments are decomposed into Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), portfolio and other Investments.

Publications

Publication
Finflows: database for bilateral financial investment stocks and flows
Nardo, M., Ndacyayisenga, N., Pagano, A. and Zeugner, S., Finflows: database for bilateral financial investment stocks and flows, EUR 28833 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2017, ISBN 978-92-79-74284-2, doi:10.2760/172684, JRC108392.
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  • Abstract

    Bilateral financial investments are not commonly available from a single source. Our database Finflows aims at centralising the information on bilateral capital financial stocks and financial flows in a single place. It provides estimates of external assets and liabilities flows between around 80 countries including those from European Union, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Russia, China, Brazil, India and the largest offshore countries. The database contains yearly data from 2000 to the last available year (in general with a 20 months delay). Initially developed by (Hobza & Zeugner, 2014) under the scope of the macroeconomic surveillance work, we provide bilateral financial investment links broken by class of investment such foreign direct investment, banking flows or portfolio investment following the Sixth Edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009). The specificity of this database lies in the fact that it includes official intermediated links either via European Central Bank’s funding or other official flows which were providing financial assistance to Euro-area countries in distress helping them to refinance their liabilities. We also consider the investment made during the quantitative easing program of the European Central Bank in 2010 and redirect those inter-banking transactions and customer payments that are settled, in real time, within the Euro-zone system when necessary. Another advantage of the database Finflows relies in the resolution of potential mismatch between countries’ declarations.

Geographic areas

World

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2000 2018

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2019-10-10
Modified date
2020-06-10
Issued date
2020
Landing page
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-topic/financial-and-economic-analysis 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Economy and finance
Update frequency
annual
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/807d5d4f-2d73-4f17-81db-7ba2171bab83
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