FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ISI EMERGING MARKETS EXTENDS GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE OF ITS CEIC DATA SUBSIDIARY: TIME SERIES DATA FROM EASTERN EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA AND NORTH AMERICA ON A NEW EXCEL PLATFORM
New York, October 4, 2006 - CEIC Data, a subsidiary of ISI Emerging Markets, today extended and increased its geographic reach by releasing hundreds of thousands of Emerging Market time series. The release of this new data coincides with the introduction of an Excel based platform for its use and manipulation, the CEIC Data Manager.
Said Brian De Lacy, CEO of ISI Emerging Markets, “CEIC Data is well known as the preeminent source for macroeconomic and financial time series data for Asia. Now, we’ve leveraged the global footprint of ISI Emerging Markets, and we’re delivering economic, industrial and financial data on a whole new range of countries. Up until now, Emerging Market economists have had to settle for very thin gruel when it came to time series data and now they have a four course meal of data.”
“The application we’ve designed for this new data is easy to install and use. We opted to use an Excel plug-in as the tool for accessing this new data, because it’s the application of choice for the economists and modelers for whom this data is indispensable,” said James Hammond, Executive Vice President Marketing for ISI Emerging Markets.
A key enhancement includes powerful search technology designed to facilitate navigation through more than 800,000 emerging market time series.
With this release, the total number of countries covered by ISI CEIC data’s time series databases now stands at 51, with further countries slated to be added in the near future.
Headquartered in New York, ISI Emerging Markets, a Euromoney Institutional Investor Company has a network of 26 offices around the globe. ISI Emerging Markets delivers hard-to-get information on over 83 emerging markets through its flagship Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS). Available through 15 language interfaces, ISI Emerging Markets aggregates and produces unique content including full-text news articles, financial statements, company information, industry analysis, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information.
Established in 1992 and acquired by ISI Emerging Markets in 2005, CEIC is the preeminent authority on Asian, Chinese and Emerging Market macro-economic, industrial and financial time-series data. CEIC databases have been developed by experienced and professional specialists and researchers, leveraging on well-established relationships and direct data distribution arrangements with the prime national and regional statistical agencies and major industrial data issuing organizations of each country covered.
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