Payment, clearing and settlement in various countries

updated 1 September 2014

The Red Book on payment, clearing and settlement systems in the CPMI member countries is periodically revised. Following the enlargement of the then CPSS to 24 countries in 2009, the Red Book for member countries is now issued in two volumes: the first one, which covers 10 member countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland), was published in September 2011. The second volume covers the remaining 13 member countries (Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States) and the euro area and includes a chapter on international arrangements. The statistical annex for the CPMI countries is updated annually.

Other countries, in cooperation with the Committee, have also published Red Books on their payments and market infrastructures: Macedonia, FYR, in 2013; Serbia, in 2007; Sri Lanka, in 2004; Lebanon, Kazakhstan and Russia, in 2003; Singapore and Belarus, in 2001; Israel, in 2000; the Southern African Development Community, in 1999; the Czech Republic and Korea, in 1997; Norway and Iceland, in 1995; and Finland, in 1994.

This list provides links to publications on payment, clearing and settlement systems for various countries.

  • "Red Book" refers to BIS/CPMI publications on "Payment systems in...", as detailed in our list of publications - red book publications in 2011 and afterward have the title of "Payment, clearing and settlement systems in...";
  • "Green Book" refers to reports covering the countries of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) - the Green Book was produced by the SADC Payment System Project Team under the auspices of the SADC Committee of Central Bank Governors and published by the BIS;
  • "Yellow Book" refers to reports published under the auspices of CEMLA and the World Bank within the Western Hemisphere Payments and Securities Clearance and Settlement Initiative;
  • "EMEAP Red Book" refers to the reports on "Payment systems in EMEAP economies" by the EMEAP working group on Payment and Settlement Systems;
  • "Silver Book" refers to reports published under the auspices of the World Bank under the Commonwealth of Independent States Payment and Securities Settlement Initiative; and
  • "Blue Book" refers to the relevant publications by the European Central Bank.
  • Dates in brackets refer to the year of publication.

Central bank websites may provide additional or more recent information.

Please send comments or suggestions to cpmi@bis.org.
 

Africa   |   America/Caribbean   |   Asia/Pacific   |   Middle East/Arab Peninsula   |   Europe

 

Africa   (back to the top)

Countries and regional institutions Publication (text) Statistical tables
Angola "Green Book" country chapter (1999)  
Benin    
Botswana "Green Book" country chapter (1999)  
Burkina Faso    
Côte d'Ivoire    
Guinea-Bissau    
Kenya    
Lesotho "Green Book" country chapter (1999)  
Malawi "Green Book" country chapter (1999)  
Mali    
Mauritius "Green Book" country chapter (1999)  
Mozambique "Green Book" country chapter (1999)  
Namibia "Green Book" country chapter (1999)  
Niger    
Senegal    
South Africa "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
Tanzania "Green Book" country chapter (1999)  
Togo    
Tunisia    
Zambia "Green Book" country chapter (1999)  
Zimbabwe "Green Book" country chapter (1999)  
SADC "Green Book" (1999)  

 

America/Caribbean   (back to the top)

Countries and regional institutions Publication (text) Statistical tables
Argentina "Yellow Book" (2000)
"Libro Amarillo" (2000)
 
Brazil "Red Book" country chapter (2011) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
Canada "Red Book" country chapter (2011) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
Chile "Yellow Book" (2000)
"Libro Amarillo" (2000)
 
Colombia "Yellow Book" (2001)
"Libro Amarillo" (2001)
 
Costa Rica "Yellow Book" (2002)
"Libro Amarillo" (2002)
 
Dominican Republic "Yellow Book" (2003)
"Libro Amarillo" (2003)
 
Eastern Caribbean Currency Union "Yellow Book" (Consultative report, 2004)  
Ecuador "Yellow Book" (2002)
"Libro Amarillo" (2002)
 
El Salvador "Yellow Book" (2000)  
Mexico "Red Book" country chapter (2011)
"Yellow Book" (2003)
"Libro Amarillo" (2003)
"Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
Peru "Yellow Book" (2000)
"Libro Amarillo" (2000)
Addendum
2002 (Spanish only)
 
Trinidad and Tobago "Yellow Book" (2000)
"Libro Amarillo" (2000)
 
United States "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
Venezuela "Yellow Book" (2002)
"Libro Amarillo" (2002)
 
CEMLA    

 

Asia/Pacific   (back to the top)

Countries and regional institutions Publication (text) Statistical tables
Australia "Red Book" country chapter (2011) "Red Book" country statistics chapter  (2013)
Azerbaijan "Silver Book" (2006)  
China "Red Book" country chapter 2012)  
Georgia "Silver Book" (2005)  
Hong Kong SAR "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
India "Red Book" country chapter (2011) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
Japan "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
Kazakhstan "Silver Book" (2006)  
Korea "Red Book" country chapter (2011) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
New Zealand    
Singapore "Red Book" country chapter (2011) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
Thailand    

 

Middle East/Arab Peninsula   (back to the top)

Countries and regional institutions Publication (text) Statistical tables
Israel "Red Book" (2000)  
Lebanon "Red Book" (1998)  
Qatar    
Saudi Arabia "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter  statistics (2013)

 

Europe   (back to the top)

Countries and regional institutions Publication (text) Statistical tables
Armenia "Silver book" (2008)  
Austria   "Blue Book": see European Union
Belarus "Red Book"(2001)
"Silver book" (2007)
 
Belgium "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
"Blue Book": see European Union
Bulgaria "Blue Book" country chapter (2002) "Blue Book": see European Union
Croatia    
Cyprus   "Blue Book": see European Union
Czech Republic "Red Book" (1997)
"Blue Book" (1999)
"Blue Book": see European Union
Denmark   "Blue Book": see European Union
Estonia   "Blue Book": see European Union
European Union "Blue Book" (accession countries, 2002)
"Red Book" country chapter (2003)
"Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
"Blue Book" December 2006 (2005 figures)
Finland   "Blue Book": see European Union
France "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
"Blue Book": see European Union
Germany "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
"Blue Book": see European Union
Greece   "Blue Book": see European Union
Hungary   "Blue Book": see European Union
Ireland   "Blue Book": see European Union
Italy "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
"Blue Book": see European Union
Latvia "Blue Book" chapter 2002 "Blue Book": see European Union
Lithuania   "Blue Book": see European Union
Luxembourg   "Blue Book": see European Union
Macedonia, FYR "Red Book" (2013) "Red Book" statistics (2013)
Malta   "Blue Book": see European Union
Netherlands "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
"Blue Book": see European Union
Norway "Red Book" (1995)  
Poland "Blue Book" Chapter 2002 (compressed .zip file) "Blue Book": see European Union
Portugal   "Blue Book": see European Union
Romania   "Blue Book": see European Union
Russia "Red Book" country chapter (2011) "Red Book" country chapter  statistics (2013)
Serbia "Red Book" (2007)  
Slovakia   "Blue Book": see European Union
Slovenia   "Blue Book": see European Union
Spain "Blue Book" country chapter 2001 (English)
"Blue Book" country chapter 2001(Spanish)
"Blue Book": see European Union
Sweden "Red Book" country chapter (2011) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
"Blue Book": see European Union
Switzerland "Red Book" country chapter (2011) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
Turkey "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
Ukraine    
United Kingdom "Red Book" country chapter (2012) "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)
"Blue Book": see European Union
CPSS   "Red Book" country chapter statistics (2013)

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