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Table 42. Changes in banks' international assets (in billions of USD)(1)

1996 1997 1998 Total 532.7 1 286.2 239.1 Of which vis-a-vis: Non-banks 306.1 370.6 126.1 Banks (and undistributed) 226.6 915.6 113.0 Q3 Outstanding 1998 1999 30 Sept 1999 Total 85.7 155.9 9 864.8 Of which vis-a-vis: Non-banks -22.0 37.2 3 282.8 Banks (and undistributed) 107.7 118.8 6 582.0 (1) International assets (external positions) comprise

-- cross-border claims in all currencies -- foreign currency loans to residents -- equivalent assets, excluding lending

Source: Bank for International Settlements

Table 43. Banks' international claims by currency. Percentage of total international assets

December 1996 1997 1998 US dollar (USD) 32.6 35.1 34.3 Deusche Mark (DEM) 11.6 10.6 11.3 Swiss franc (CHF) 2.6 2.6 2.6 Japanese yen (JPY) 9.9 10.0 10.1 Pound sterling (GBP) 3.5 4.0 4.2 French franc (FRF) 3.5 3.3 3.5 Italian lire (ITL) 3.7 3.7 4.6 ECU/euro(1) 1.4 1.0 1.4 Undistributed(2) 31.2 29.7 28.0 Total in billions of USD 8 326.9 9 036.8 9 665.4 Q3 1998 1999 US dollar (USD) 34.3 32.7 Deusche Mark (DEM) 11.9 .. Swiss franc (CHF) 2.7 2.6 Japanese yen (JPY) 8.4 8.3 Pound sterling (GBP) 4.3 4.6 French franc (FRF) 3.7 .. Italian lire (ITL) 4.8 .. ECU/euro(1) 1.3 28.9 Undistributed(2) 28.6 22.9 Total in billions of USD 9 504.5 9 864.8 (1) From January 1999

(2) Including other currencies...

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