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Spotlight on EDI – Global Economic Data

Monday 28th June 2021

Global economic data at IOWArocks

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Since 1994, Exchange Data International (EDI) has been helping the global financial community make informed decisions with high-quality securities reference data, corporate actions, and end-of-day pricing services. EDI currently covers global equities, ETFs, fixed income, listed/OTC derivatives, and US Mutual funds. Their business model of selling customizable datasets that cover all major markets, instead of renting out fixed datasets, differentiates from other providers and offers clients better value.

EDI offers an extensive range of data via IOWArocks, read below to learn more.

Global Economic Data Fast Facts

  • Global Economic Data covers 253 countries worldwide.
  • EDI’s 20+ years of experience in sourcing and delivering Global Economic Data provides users an essential source of information.
  • Most of the data is published monthly, supplemented by daily, quarterly, biannually, and annual data once they become available.
  • EDI’s proprietary databases are built upon primary official sources: central banks, statistical offices, finance ministries, stock exchanges, industry associations, and other government and semi-government bodies.
  • Global Economic Data covers 4 major regions, members of Eurostat, and advanced economies. The data is organized by country
    • G7 & Europe – provides comprehensive economic and financial data for Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and the euro area. The database has over 274,030 series from primary sources.
    • Forecast – 195 countries and regions based on the 22 categories of topics, using the TRAMO-SEATS model. The database has over 317,640 forecasted time series or an average of 1,630 series for each country and forecasted data is extended up to the future eight years.
    • Eurostat – provides comprehensive and comparable data for Europe under various definitions (e.g., Euro Area, EU15, EU25) as well as for 37 individual countries. The database has over 461,660 series.
    • Emerging Americas – 48 major emerging markets in Latin America, over 87,500 series from primary sources or an average of around 1,820 series for each country.
    • Emerging Asia – 50 major emerging markets in Asia, over 317,330 series from primary sources or an average of 6,340 series for each country.
    • Emerging CIS – 12 major emerging markets in the Commonwealth of Independent States, over 65,400 series from primary sources or an average of 5,450 series for each country.
    • Emerging EMEA – 108 major emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, over 236,650 series from primary sources or an average of 2,190 series for each country.
    • Emerging Africa – 54 major emerging markets in Africa, over 134,940 series from primary sources.

Economic Indicator Service (EIS) Fast Facts

  • EIS aims to deliver economic content to financial institutions on both the buy-side and sell-side, as well as service providers.
  • Covers 41,000* recurring macro-economic indicators from 135 countries such as GDP data, unemployment releases, PMI numbers, etc. with historical data.
  • EIS gathers the major economic events from a variety of regions and countries worldwide, it provides users an Economic Events Data feed and Economic Calendar service.
  • Includes historic data on economic indicators that are available in EIS’s database.
  • Additional Features of EIS:
    • Delivery of a unique newsfeed based on algorithms and expert analysts.
    • White-label feed to the user’s website.
    • Desktop Ticker Updates.
    • Mobile App Integration.
    • Bespoke dashboards for macro-economic & industry reports

*as of 31st January 2021

Spatial Risk Systems (SRS) Knowledge Graph Fast Facts

Founded by data experts from FactSet and Bridgewater, Spatial Risk Systems’ massive proprietary “Knowledge Graph” allows financial institutions to rely on hard data sources to effectively measure climate, environmental, and socio-economic risks to their investments and proposed transactions.

  • 5 Million Asset Locations.
  • 800 Million+ attribute Attribute Values.
  • 18 Million+ Open Data Set Mapping Relationships.
  • Standardized Taxonomies

Check out EDI’s global economic data in the IOWArocks data marketplace now.


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