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EPFR Data Available Via The Macrobond ApplicationJun 21, 2017

Acquire a license to access fund flows from Informa’s EPFR Global, directly in the Macrobond application


Access fund flows in an application designed for productivity

Get access to aggregate fund flows for both equities and fixed income funds. The data is categorized by emerging or developed markets, as well as by weekly or monthly frequency. The application provides a simple and highly efficient way to browse the data, via our intuitive database structure, allowing you to instantly visualize the data, easily apply analyses with a single click, and generate dynamic, high definition charts.


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About EPFR Global & Informa Financial Intelligence

Informa Financial Intelligence, part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa plc, is a leading provider of critical decision-making solutions and custom services to financial institutions. From the big picture to the smallest detail, Informa Financial Intelligence’s leading-edge financial information and decision-making products, such as EPFR Global, provide specialized industry research, intelligence, and insight. For more information on Informa Financial Intelligence visit them at:
financialintelligence.informa.com


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If you are not already a Macrobond user and would like to access this data via the Macrobond application, feel free to contact us to arrange a demonstration or trial. If you are an existing Macrobond client, please contact your account manager to discuss acquiring a license.


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Press Release: Chief Economist to Join MacrobondJun 1, 2017

Nordic leader in research platforms, Macrobond, hires chief economist of major Nordic investment bank.


Macrobond, a company leading the shift towards more user-friendly tools for economists and analysts, is adding a Chief Economist to their team. Roger Josefsson is leaving his role at Danske Bank, as Chief Economist for Sweden, to join Macrobond. This change is a strategic step intended to integrate a user perspective at both the executive and operational levels.


User-focused product development

The mission at Macrobond is, and has been since the start, to develop solutions that help people work more productively, by understanding, and designing for the specific work-flows and tasks their clients face. It’s a challenging goal, given that change is not always welcomed with open arms. But, impressive growth, a 96% retention rate and positive feedback from users, suggest they must be doing something right.


With such a central user focus, hiring a chief economist was a natural progression for the company. However, finding the right person for the job proved difficult. It wasn’t until a discussion with one of their users, Roger Josefsson, that the possibility of finally filling the position really made sense.


In addition to his experience with the application, Roger has worked in both the public and private sectors, with everything from research, forecasting and policy, to communicating with clients and back again. He joins Macrobond after working at Danske Bank, as Chief Economist for Sweden.


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Roger has firsthand experience of the way the industry is developing, and how user-needs are changing. It’s these insights that are so valuable in his new role. One example he mentions is the trend towards self-sufficiency he’s seen himself, “these days people are relying less on banks and research institutions, they prefer to do their own research”. Roger sees this as an area in which Macrobond is ideally positioned to offer innovative and relevant solutions for the way people work with data and analytics going forward.


Roger will be involved in this, and many other areas of development at Macrobond, when he joins them at their headquarters in Malmö, in August 2017.


About Macrobond

Macrobond offers a better way to work with economic and financial data. Macrobond solutions are designed and tested based on real user cases, and developed using the best possible technology. The flagship product, the Macrobond application, is a single platform that combines an extensive database with easy-to-use tools for analysis and smart data visualization. With the platform as a digital port, work-flow integration, and standardization across offices or teams is simple. The result is a powerful hub of data, tools and work product, seamlessly connected via the Macrobond application.


Macrobond clients include investment banks, central banks, ministries of finance, research houses, fund managers, hedge funds, corporates, consultancies and universities. Macrobond is an independent, privately-held company, with offices in Sweden, London, New York, Hong Kong, and Poland.

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Moving Select Databases to the By Source viewMay 18, 2017

Penn World Table, JEDH, FAOSTAT & Maddison Historical Data databases moved


More data, more efficient navigation

As we increase the number of databases available in the application, it is important to keep navigation as simple as possible. By reducing the amount of databases shown in the drop-down database menu, the list will be less cumbersome to navigate.

As of today, the first in a series of changes will be put in place in the application, in which we begin to move certain databases away from the initial drop-down database menu in the time series tabs of Browse and Analytics. The databases that will be affected at this time are:



Click on the databases above to open them in their new location in the application.


Finding data by source

These four databases will be moved from the drop-down database menu you see below, to the Economics - By source view, shown in the image that follows.


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Finding data By Concept

The headline series of these databases can also be found in the By concept view, to facilitate quick comparison of indicators across countries, shown in the image below.


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Using Bookmarks for quick access

So, what do you do if you are used to the ease of finding these databases in their old location? In version 1.17 we introduced Bookmarks, which allow you to create custom shortcuts and access them through the Bookmarks tab in Browse and Analytics. If you’d like to find out more about creating bookmarks, have a look at this tutorial


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Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, we’re always happy to help!

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CANSIM updated data structureMay 9, 2017

CANSIM database in Macrobond restructured to mirror the structure of the source


The CANSIM database has been available in the application since April 2016. During that time we worked on reorganizing the database to present the data as it is structured by the source. The project is now complete.

In the images below you’ll see that the data is structured using the same categories and subcategories. We have also included the data table reference number, which should make searching for a particular table very efficient.

Remember that the slider tool is helpful if you want to view different levels of granularity for a selected data category. That way you can choose to quickly scan an overview of the data, and easily drill down if you find a sub-category that interests you.

If you have any questions feel free to contact you account manager or reach us here.


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Your Overview of Data AdditionsApr 19, 2017

Taking a look at the Middle East, & more BIS additions


The freshest data for emerging markets

When it comes to developing our coverage of the Middle East, and for all emerging markets really, we believe in providing a solid foundation of data from national sources. It’s not the simplest way to cover these regions, given the variety of different formats that need to be dealt with. But, the ease of using international sources can’t beat the immediacy of data from local sources. With national sources, you get the latest statistics as soon as they are available, rather than having to wait for the once-monthly, or -quarterly, update made by the international sources.

This week we’ve added a variety of data from national sources for countries in the Middle East. Below you’ll see some chart examples for the banking sector as well as foreign trade.


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More indicators from the BIS database

We continue to increase our coverage of BIS consolidated banking statistics. Our aim is to provide complete coverage of this database by mid-2017. You’ll find links to the latest additions at the end of the list below.


Data additions by country/region

Albania

Central Government Debt by Maturity

Armenia

Central Government Debt

Bahrain

Balance Sheet & Flows of Islamic Banks

Balance Sheet & Flows of Retail Banks

Balance Sheet & Flows of Wholesale Banks

Domestic Assets

Net Foreign Assets

Botswana

International Reserves

Brazil

Conjuncture Survey Manufacturing Average Real Wage

Croatia

Labor Productivity Index in Industry

Egypt

Production Age Population

France

FDI
IFOP Political Data

Germany

BulweinGesa AG New & Existing Residential Rents

Hong Kong

Centa-City Index
Positions in Forwards & Futures

Iraq

Foreign Trade
Participation Rate

Ireland

Business Credit to SMEs Interest Rates

Italy

Harmonized CPI

Kazakhstan

State Government Budget

Kuwait

Balance Sheet & Flows of Central Bank
Deposit Rate
Lending Rate

Mexico

Savings Deposit Rate

New Zealand

Mortgage Lending Rates by Bank

Sweden

Foreign Trade Volume Trends – Export
Foreign Trade Volume Trends - Import

Switzerland

Youth Unemployment Rate

Tanzania

International Reserves

U.K.

Foreign Finance Gilts Turnover

U.S.

ALFRED Corporate Bonds

World

BIS

Consolidated Banking Statistics B2
Consolidated Banking Statistics B4

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Your Overview of Data AdditionsJun 14, 2017

Indicators for Switzerland from KOF, French parliamentary elections polls, UK debt to income ratios, & tourism data for Iceland.


Indicators from KOF Swiss Economic Institute

We’ve added two indicators from KOF, one is an employment indicator and the other an indicator of the business situation in Switzerland. In the chart below the employment indicator has been lagged by two quarters and compared to the unemployment rate presented on an inverted axis.

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Poll data for the French parliamentary elections

In the chart below you have poll data for the French Parliamentary Elections. The first round of elections was held this past Sunday, the 11th of June 2017. At this point there is little doubt that Macron’s party will win the majority. So, the question now is, just how large will that majority be? Some have speculated that it is likely be one of the largest in the history of the 5th republic. The second and final round of elections will be held this Sunday the 18th of June.

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UK: Debt-to-income ratios

Household debt-to-income ratios have been added for the UK. In the chart below the data is presented as a stacked area chart and broken down into two categories, mortgage debt and non-mortgage related debt.

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Tourism data for Iceland

The final chart shows how the slice function can be used for tourism data, using the recent addition of tourism data for Iceland. In this case, the chart shows the monthly mean since 2002, for tourists from the UK and the US entering via the airport.

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Data additions by country/region

Chile

Detailed IIP

China

Bond Depository by Investor Types

Czech Republic

Harmonized CPI

Egypt

Core CPI
Export by Commodities
Import by Commodities

Ethiopia

CPI

France

Parliamentary Election Polls

Hong Kong

Centa-City Detailed Leading Index

Hungary

FDI Inflows & Outflows

Iceland

Foreign Visitors to Iceland through Keflavik Airport
Household Debt as Percent of GDP

Kenya

Loans & Non-Performing Loans

Lebanon

Unemployment Rate Projection

Mauritius

Budgetary Central Government & Public Sector Debt
Cash Reserves

Montenegro

Government Debt
HICP
Non-Performing Loans

New Zealand

Balance Sheet of Commercial Banks

Oman

Central Government Revenue & Expenditure

Russia

Predetermined Short-term Net Drains on Foreign Currency Assets

Senegal

Credit Institutions Prime Lending Rate

Suriname

CPI

Sweden

Production Value Index by Industry
Non-Resident Trade in Swedish Shares

Switzerland

KOF Employment Indicator
KOF Swiss Economic Institute Business Situation
Securities Holdings in Bank Non-Resident Custody Accounts
SNB Exchange Rate Indices (for Third Market Competitors)

Taiwan

Factors Responsible for Changes in Reserve Money

Tunisia

Credit System

Uganda

Central Bank Loans
Non-Performing Loans

U.K.

Debt-to-Income Ratio for Households

Uzbekistan

CPI
Current Account
GDP
Unemployment Rate

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Eurostat

At-risk-of-poverty Rate by Poverty Threshold, Age & Sex - EU-SILC Survey (e.g. France)

Asylum & First Time Asylum Applicants by Citizenship, Age & Sex (e.g. France)

OECD

Consumer Price Index Weights (e.g. Sweden)

West African Economic & Monetary Union (UEMOA)

Interbank Rates

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Your Overview of Data AdditionsMay 31, 2017

Brazil Itaú leading indicators, supply of industrial robots, population projections for Germany, and various economic indicators for Sri Lanka.


Brazil: Itaú leading indicators

We’ve added leading indicators for Brazil, including the monthly GDP series and Surprise Index you see in the chart below. The data comes from Itaú BBA which is Latin America’s largest corporate and investment bank. You can find out more about their methodology for the surprise index here.

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Data from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR)

This addition includes global data on the supply of industrial robots, containing both historical and forecast values. As you can see in the chart below the top three suppliers in Asia are China, South Korea and Japan, with China forecast to represent 40% of the market by 2019.

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Detailed economic indicators for Sri Lanka

We’ve added a substantial amount of economic data for Sri Lanka. This addition was focused on more detailed categories, such as data on the capacity utilization per sector, shown in the bar chart below.

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Population projections for Germany

This addition from the German statistics agency includes various projections for the German population, some of which you can see in the chart below. You can read about the considered variables and methodology here.

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List of data additions by country/region

Brazil

Itaú Unibanco Monthly GDP
Itaú Surprise Index
Leading Indicator of Employment & Coincident Indicator of Unemployment

Burundi

International Reserves

Chile

Total Central Government Finances

Egypt

Banking & Credit Coverage
Commercial Bank Loans

Germany

HPI for Regions
Population Projections
Property & Corporate Tax
Tariff Earnings

Hong Kong

General Revenue Account

Israel

Yields on Government Bonds

Japan

International Transactions in Securities, Long Term Debt Securities

Kuwait

Reserve Assets

Lebanon

Population

Lithuania

Dwellings Completed

Malaysia

Deposit & Lending Rates
Population Mid-Year Estimate

Mexico

Detailed data on Export
Detailed data on Import

Montenegro

Average Monthly Gross & Net Wages
Cost & Hours Worked in Construction

Singapore


Hotels Occupancy

South Korea

Equipment Investment Index
Unit Labor Cost

Spain

Interest Rates for Loans
Mortgage Market Reference Rates

Sri Lanka

Capacity Utilization
Central Government Debt
Employment
Foreign Trade
Government Finance
Gross Official Reserves
Export Prices
Import Prices
Monetary Aggregates
National Accounts
Unemployment

Switzerland

SNB Lending Rates
SNB Mortgage Lending Rates

Taiwan

Monthly Interbank Rates

Turkey

Liquidated Companies & Cooperatives

U.K.

House Loans from CML

U.S.

SEC Money Market Fund Statistics

Vietnam

International Reserves
Total Import Prices
Total Export Prices
Total Population

World

IFR

Industrial Robots

UNCTAD

FDI Individual Economies Percent of GDP data

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Your Overview of Data AdditionsMay 17, 2017

Poll data for the UK & Italy, & increased coverage of the Balkans and Southeast Asia



Poll data for the UK and Italy

The general election in the UK is coming up in less than a month, on the 8th of June 2017. If voting follows the polled intentions, the Conservative party is facing a potential landslide victory. This would substantially increase the slim majority of 17 they currently hold, an important development for May and her party leading up to their negotiation of the UK’s exit from the EU.

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Given the growing popularity of the Italian populist party, the Five Star Movement, it is all but clear what will happen in the upcoming general election in Italy. Unlike the UK polls, there is no consistent or overwhelming front runner. The general election is scheduled to take place in June 2018, but both parties have urged that it be held earlier, pending the reform of an electoral law, requested by the president.

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Centa City Residential Price Index

In the chart below we’ve demonstrated how to create an early warning indicator, inspired by BIS methodology, using Residential Price Index data from Centa City, and an HP filter. In the bottom pane you can see the leading index as well as its HP filter.  In the top pane the HP filter (the trend component) has been subtracted from the index, showing only the cyclical component of the series. A simple formula was then applied to highlight the periods when the value exceeds the mean by one standard deviation.  Click on the chart to open it in the application, if you’d like to have a look at how we set it up.

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Taiwan enterprise bankruptcy data

In this chart we’re taking a look at the recently added bankruptcy data for Taiwan, which we’ve lagged by 5 months, effectively pushing it forward in time, and compared it to data on loans given to private enterprises.


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Vehicle registration data

In the last two weeks we’ve added vehicle registration data for a few emerging markets. In the chart below we take a look at registration of tour taxis in Bangkok, relative to tourism data.


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Data Additions by country/region

Bosnia & Herzegovina

CPI of Republika Srpska
Foreign Reserves of Central Bank
Monetary Aggregates

Georgia

Central Government Budget
Central Government Debt

Hong Kong

Centa-City Leading Index
Labour Productivity Index
Nominal Effective Exchange Rate Index (Period Average)

Ireland

Clearing Banks Prime Rate

Italy

General Election Polls

Kazakhstan

FDI

Lithuania

Interbank Lending Rate

Luxembourg

New Vehicles Registration (STATEC)
Total Industry Gross Earnings

Mauritius

Central Government Debt

Montenegro

Industrial Production
Retail Trade

Mozambique

GDP
General Government Budget
Treasury Bills

Philippines

Compensation Per Employee in Non-Agricultural Industries

Romania

T-Bill Average Rate

Serbia

Bank Gross Lending Activity by Sector

South Korea

Total New Vehicles Registrations

Spain

Employment, Affiliation to Social Security System Detailed Data
Interbank Rate - 3 Month (Weighted Average)
Long-Term Central Government Bond
Portfolio Investment

Sri Lanka

Commercial Banks Prime Lending Rate
CPI
Domestic Credit
New Motor Cars Registrations
Number of Housing Approvals
Wholesale Price Index

Switzerland

Passenger Cars Registrations
Swiss Services PMI (Service Purchasing Managers’ Index)

Taiwan

Bankruptcies of Companies
Base Lending Rate
Loans by Category
Reserve Money

Thailand

New Registered Vehicles in Bangkok

U.K.

Britain Political Parties Elects
Trade in Goods Chained Volume Measures by Commodity

Yemen

Unemployment Rate

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Your Overview of Data AdditionsMay 3, 2017

Tourism data, US health insurance, Household loans in Portugal & European Commission EU Budget



Tourism Statistics

Though we haven't highlighted it in the news previously, over the last few months we've made substantial increases to our tourism data for a variety of countries. The last two weeks were no exception, with the focus being on Asian countries: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore and the Philippines. In the chart below we take a look at how much tourists from different countries spend on average, per visit, in Indonesia.

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US health insurance coverage

Health insurance in the US has been a well discussed topic of late. As has the blight of fake news and alternative facts. Which makes this addition rather well timed. The data covers both private and governmental health insurance, and can be broken down by type within those categories. The chart below takes a state-by-state look at the proportion of inhabitants not covered by health insurance, comparing values in 2012 and 2015.

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Household loans in Portugal

This addition provides detailed data on secured and unsecured housing and consumption loans.

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European Commission

We've added EU budget data from the European Commission. This time we will not highlight the data with a chart, but rather take the opportunity to demonstrate how the data is structured. This also acts as a reminder about the slider, which helps you to filter for granularity.

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List of data additions by country/region

Chile

Job Vacancies

France

Net Migration by Administrative Area
IFOP Second Round Election Polls

Gambia

International reserves

Greece

HCPI
Volume of Loans to Non-Financial Corporations (without a Defined Maturity)

Indonesia

Arrivals by Nationality & Transport
Average Expenditure of International Visitor per Visit by Country of Residence

Ireland

Potential Labour Supply

Italy

Hourly Wage Rate Index per Employee

Japan

Visitors Average Spending by Origin & by Category

Kyrgyzstan

CPI
Exchange Rate Indices
Government Bonds
Lending Rate

Malaysia

International Arrivals
Tourists Receipts

Montenegro

Foreign Trade SITC Classification

Philippines

Economic Blocks Export
Economic Blocks Import
International Arrivals
Tourists Receipts

Portugal

Secured & Unsecured Household Loans

Saudi Arabia

WPI

Singapore

International Arrivals
Tourists Expenditure

Switzerland

SBV Construction Index

Taiwan

International Arrivals
Tourists Expenditure

Thailand

Visitors' Spending Statistics

Turkey

House Sales by Provinces & Districts

Uganda

Markit Whole Economy PMI

U.S.

Health Insurance
FHWA Highway Statistics (Topics: 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)

World

European Commission

EU Budget

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Your overview of data additionsApr 5, 2017

Emerging markets and sub-Saharan Africa, Scottish independence sentiment survey, OECD LAMA database, & Natural rate of interest estimates.


Emerging Markets and Sub Saharan Africa

We’ve continued to expand our coverage of these economies, with data for countries such as China, Honduras, Kuwait and Nigeria. If we take Nigeria as an example, a recent addition covers the central bank balance sheet. In the chart below we look at the development of total assets in comparison to International reserves and the exchange rate with the US Dollar.


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Scottish Independence – Social Sentiment Survey

Since Brexit we’ve noticed an increased interest in political poll data. As a result, we continue to cover major political issues and events, where the data is reliable. Examples of past additions include, data for the US, French and German elections, and the Italian and Turkish referendums. Our latest addition, from Scotcen Social Research, is a poll of attitudes on Scottish independence if a second referendum were to be held.


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OECD Labor Market and Productivity database

We’ve added a new category to the OECD LAMA database, Public Spending on Labor Markets, as shows in the chart below.


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Natural rates of interest: international estimates

This is a rather unusual but interesting addition to the database taken from a 2016 research paper produced by Holston, Laubach, and Williams for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The researchers identified a 25-year decline of natural rates of interest in the US, Canada, United Kingdom and Euro Area, and discuss the important role of global factors in this trend. These estimates can be used to, among other applications, calculate a Taylor Rule, as shown below.


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Data by country/region

Albania

Average Monthly Wages

Australia

Import Prices for Broad Economic Categories

Belize

CPI

China

200 Veggie Basket Wholesale Price Index

Egypt

Central Government Budget Revenues

Georgia

Effective Exchange Rate Indices
Net Money Transfers

Germany

BulwienGesa AG Real Estate Price Index

Honduras

CPI

Kuwait

Labour Force
Population by Age

Lebanon

IIP

Macao

CPI

Malaysia

Loans by Purpose

Montenegro

Foreign Trade

Netherlands

Business Statistics

Nigeria

Central Bank Balance Sheet

Norway

Number of Households

Poland

Quarterly BOP

Scotland

Government Expenditure & Revenue Scotland GERS
Independence Opinion Polls

Singapore

International Arrivals

Spain

Madrid Mortgages

World

BIS

Consolidated Banking Statistics

Summary of Consolidated Statistics, by Nationality of Reporting Bank
Summary of Foreign Claims on Immediate Counterparty Basis, by Nationality of Reporting Bank
Summary of Foreign Claims & Other Potential Exposures on Ultimate Risk Basis, by Nationality of Reporting Bank

Eurostat

Sentiment Indicators (e.g. Belguim)

Production in Services (e.g. Germany)

Gross Value Added at Basic Prices by NUTS 3 Regions

Holston-Laubach-Williams Natural Rate of Interest

International Estimates

OECD

Public Spending on Labor Markets (e.g. Sweden)

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