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Short description This book fills a major information void on measures of international economic performance. It discusses how major industrial countries measure and report their national economic performance information and how their central banks make and carry out monetary policy. Each chapter focuses on a different country - primarily the members of the Group of Seven (except the U.S.) along with Australia and China - with coverage of the primary indicators that are used for evaluating economic performance. The central banks discussed include the Banks of England, Canada, and Japan along with the European Central Bank, Reserve Bank of Australia, and the People's Bank of China.
From the contents List of Illustrations.
List of Tables.
A Brief Introduction to the Financial Markets.
About the Author.
PART ONE: Central Banks.
Chapter 1: An Overview of Central Banks.
Chapter 2: Bank of England.
Chapter 3: European Union and the European Central Bank.
Chapter 4: Bank of Japan.
Chapter 5: Bank of Canada.
Chapter 6: Reserve Bank of Australia.
Chapter 7: People's Bank of China.
PART TWO: Economic Indicators.
Chapter 8: An Overview of International Economic Indicators.
Chapter 9: European Indicators: Eurostat and National Statistics.
Chapter 10: UK Indicators.
Chapter 11: Japanese Indicators.
Chapter 12: Canadian Indicators.
Chapter 13: Australian Indicators.
Chapter 14: Chinese Indicators.
Appendix A: Key Indicators by Country and Issuing Agencies.
Appendix B: National Income and Product Accounts vs. System of National Accounts.