Thursday April 24, 2014

HEAT: a bank health assessment tool is a 2013 IMF working paper.

Developments during the global financial crisis have highlighted the importance of differentiating across financial systems and institutions. Assessments of financial stability have increasingly considered the characteristics of individual banks within a financial system, as well as those with significant international reach, to identify vulnerabilities and inform policy decisions.

This paper proposes a simple measure of bank soundness, the Bank Health Index (BHI), to facilitate preliminary analyses of individual financial institutions relative to their peers. The evidence suggests that the BHI is useful for a first-pass identification of bank soundness conditions. Automated spreadsheet templates of the bank Health Assessment Tool (HEAT!) are provided for users with access to the BankScope, Bloomberg and/or SNL database(s).

(Source: International Monetary Fund)

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Canadian Aviation Regulations are located on the Department of Justice website.

Standards, incorporated by reference, will continue to be published on Transport Canada website.

(Source: Transport Canada)

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Wednesday April 23, 2014

Every child's birth right: inequalities and trends in birth registration is a new report, published by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Birth registration is a critical first step towards protecting children throughout their lives. Nearly 230 million children under the age of five in the world have not had their births registered.

The report presents latest available data and estimates on birth registration in 161 countries. It highlights global and regional trends and examines inequities in prevalence according to social, economic, demographic and other characteristics. It describes programmatic and advocacy efforts undertaken by UNICEF and its partners.

(Source: UNICEF)

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