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  To make informed business decisions, you need accurate data. The EIU DataServices portfolio, comprising six global databases, has been designed with the needs of your business in mind. If you are not a subscriber, take a tour to see what our databases contain or contact your nearest Bureau van Dijk or Economist Intelligence Unit office for further information. To enter the databases, click on the product names below.

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A comprehensive database of economic indicators and forecasts, covering 317 series for 201 countries, as well as 45 regional aggregates, running from 1980 and forecasting out five years. For the 82 most important markets, key variables are additionally projected to 2030 in order to facilitate business planning. EIU CountryData

A powerful database of economic, demographic, consumption and industry data on 60 major countries worldwide and 11 regional aggregates, stretching back to 1990. The product includes detailed economic and industry forecasts for the next five years and longer-term economic projections. It also covers 56 major cities in Asia. EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts

More detailed energy data covering the market size and potential growth of the energy sector can be found in EIU Energy Indicators & Forecasts.

More detailed financial services data covering the market size of financial assets economy-wide and within the financial, non-financial and personal sectors can be found in EIU Financial Services Indicators & Forecasts.

More detailed technology data covering the market size and potential growth of the telecoms and IT sectors can be found in EIU Technology Indicators & Forecasts.

Essential support for all your foreign investment decisions. World Investment Service features a detailed database containing flows of investment by country and industry, overseas mergers and acquisitions and business costs. The service covers the world's 60 largest economies and provides detailed analysis on political and economic background, business environment, foreign investment regulations and trends in foreign investment. EIU World Investment Service

A global database of over 327 price and salary levels providing information on the cost of living in 140 cities worldwide from 1990 to the present day. EIU CityData

EIU Country Risk Model measures five risk categories: currency, sovereign debt, banking, political and economic structure across 144 countries, assigning each a rating which can be compared across markets and over time. Country Risk Model

EIU Operational Risk model measures ten risk categories: security, political stability, government effectivness, legal & regulatory, macroeconomic, foreign trade & payments, financial, tax policy, labour market and infrastructure across 150 countries, assigning each a rating which can be compared across markets and over time. Operational Risk Model

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Latvia coverage converted to Euro

The Economist Intelligence Unit's local currency coverage for Latvia has changed from Lats to Euro reflecting the country's adoption of the single currency from the beginning of 2014. Latvia's entry to the eurozone is also reflected in our eurozone aggregate, available in CountryData. We expect a 0.9% expansion in real GDP across the region in 2014, rising to 1.5% next year. Latvia should outperform its currency partners with growth of 4.0% this year and 4.4% in 2015.

ESMA approves The Economist Intelligence Unit as a credit rating agency

The European Securities and Markets authority today formally approved the registration of The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) as a credit rating agency under Article 16 of the Credit Rating Agency (CRA) Regulation. The registration takes effect from 3 June 2013, as detailed in ESMA�s Public Statement ESMA/2013/630.

The EIU�s registration as a CRA means that its credit ratings can be used for regulatory purposes under EU legislation. A registered CRA must continue to comply, on an ongoing basis, with the regulatory requirements set out under the CRA Regulation.

Confirmation of The EIU�s regulation marks the completion of an intensive period of examination of issues such as the company�s independence, governance and transparency. Robin Bew, Editorial Director of The EIU, said: �We are extremely pleased to have been able to meet the rigorous requirements of regulation and to have put in place the processes that will ensure continued compliance.�

The Economist Intelligence Unit publishes country risk ratings and assessments of sovereign credit risk through its Country Risk Service and Country Risk Model product on BvD.

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