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The Report aims to take stock of the products and services currently developed, and/ or under development in the different Central Balance-Sheet Data Offices members of it. To that aim, it was developed a questionnaire to acknowledge the different work done across Europe. The questionnaire comprises five parts: General Information, Raw data, Products and Services (P&S), Future P&S and Summary Table.

BACH Working Group

Get Insights: Portfolio of selected economic and financial indicators enabling to easily get a picture of the most recent situation of European non-financial corporations also exploring developments on European business environment and specific topics concerning companies.

  • Outlook #8 (October 2020) - Methodological notes on the economic impact of Covid-19 on European firms
  • Outlook #7 (November 2019) - Technological intensity of industries in European non-financial corporations from 2005 to 2017
  • Outlook #6 (October 2018) - High profitability activities: a review on the concepts of profitability
  • Outlook #5 (December 2017) - Assessment of the transposition into national law of the new European Accounting Guideline 2013
  • Outlook #4 (October 2016) - European non‐financial corporations from 2007 to 2014
  • Outlook #3 (October 2015) - Developments in the Deleveraging Process of European Companies Some Effects on the Asset Side
  • Outlook #2 (October 2014) - Financial Structure and Profitability of European Countries
  • Outlook #1 (October 2013) - SMEs in European countries

You may find the “Get Insights”, the “Outlooks” as well as the “List of external studies based on BACH” available free of charge at the BACH and ERICA website.


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Previous documents:

Financial Statement Analysis Working Group

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Previous documents:

The papers in 1997, 2000 and 2005 were published under the former name "Own Funds Working Group".

The paper in 2013 was published under the name “Study Group”.

Publications associated with the Financial Statement Analysis Working Group:

Mouriaux F., Foulcher-Darwish S.: Corporate equity and financial stability: An approach based on net worth at risk, Banque de France, Financial Stability Review, No. 8, May 2006

Risk Assessment Working Group

The research of the Working Group on Risk Assessment of the ECCBSO is dedicated to credit risk modeling and measurement.

Credit Risk Assessment Revisited: the collection of papers contained in this publication shows well the spirit behind the work of this group. The papers do not only address concrete and timely problems in credit risk assessment from a purely methodological side but also study their practical implications.