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Your Overview of Data AdditionsAug 9, 2017

A variety of new additions, from data on India's FX interventions to presidential approval ratings in the US


India’s FX Interventions

We’ve added data on the interventions of the Reserve Bank of India on FX markets. In the chart below we compare the value of the Rupee to the net purchase or sale of foreign currency by the RBI.


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US Presidential Job Approval

This data comes from the University of California. The data is presented as a single series of ratings over time. In the chart below a slice analysis was used, which allows us to compare the evolution of individual presidents’ approval during their first term in office.


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Japan, More Public Debt Data

We’ve expanded our coverage of public debt for Japan. This week’s addition provides data on public debt by type of investor. In the chart below we compare 10-year government benchmarks to the net acquisitions of public debt by foreign investors.


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Detailed US Export & Import Data

We’ve increased our coverage of foreign trade data from the Census Bureau in the US, by adding SITC 2-digit & 3-digit categories. The data covers all the countries involved in trade with the US. In the images below you’ll see that we’ve mirrored the database structure created by the source. Given that the data is highly detailed you can improve the search process by using the slider function to tailor the level of detail shown, and switch between tabs for various categories.

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Data additions by country/region

Albania

IIP

Argentina

Regional CPI

Botswana

IIP

Burma

GDP Expenditure Approach

Costa Rica

IIP

Czech Republic

Bank Reserves Daily

Finland

Quarterly Data on International Trade in Goods & Services by Area

Iceland

Number of Employers & Employees

India

Liquidity Aggregates
Liquidity Operations by RBI
Sale & Purchase of USD by the RBI

Ireland

Retail Interest Rates - Buy-To-Let Properties Mortgages
Retail Interest Rates - Principal Dwelling Houses Mortgages

Japan

IIP by Region
JSDA Trend in Bonds Transaction

Kazakhstan

IIP

Lithuania

Investment in Tangible Fixed Assets

New Zealand

Quarterly Survey of Domestic Electricity Prices

Norway

Eiendom Norge Real Estate Approved for Sale
Opinion Polls for the Norwegian Parliamentary Elections 2017

Oman

Central Bank of Oman Balance Sheet Assets
Central Bank of Oman Balance Sheet Liabilities
Central Government Revenue (Quarterly)
Central Government Expenditure (Quarterly)
Central Government Balance (Quarterly)

Pakistan

IIP

Palestine

BOP

Saudi Arabia

Bank Credit by Economic Activity
Consumer & Credit Card Loans
Government Final Consumption Expenditure

Singapore

Vehicles Prevailing Quota Premium

South Korea

Housing Affordability

Sweden

Demographic Dependency Ratio (R2) by Counties

Turkey

Bank Prime Loan Rates
Bank Deposit Rates
Gold Prices

Uganda

Construction Sector Price Indices
Index of Production

U.K.

BOE Banking Sector Regulatory Capital
GVA Weights

U.S.

Presidential Job Approval
Revised Broad Treasuries Financing Rate
SITC 2-digit & 3-digit Trade by Commodity & Country

Venezuela

National Public Debt Bonds

Vietnam

Core Inflation

World:

Eurostat

Employment & Activity by Sex & Age Annual Data. E.g. France

Economically Active Population by Sex, Age & NUTS2 Regions. E.g. France

HICP (2015 = 100) Annual Data (Average Index & Rate of Change) E.g. France

Summary of Road Freight Transport by Type of Operation & Type of Transport E.g. France

OECD

Taxing Wages

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Your Overview of Data AdditionsJul 12, 2017

Asian bond market indicators, USA consumer credit delinquency bulletin, loans per sector for Jordan, & housing loans & residential property price index for New Zealand


Asian Bond Market Indicators

We’ve added approximately 500 series covering corporate and government bond markets for 10 major Asian countries. The data comes from the Asian Development Bank. The indicators include categories such market size, type of investment, turn over, and maturity profiles. The chart below looks at the securities maturity profile for corporate bonds in China, between 1999 and 2017.


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ABA Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin

This data from the American Bankers Association covers 11 types of consumer loans. The data looks at the percentage of past-due loans per category. In the chart below recession bands have been added to provide added context for interpretation.


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Jordan: Loans Per Sector

We’ve added data for Jordan on loans by economic sector. In the bar chart below we’ve compared data from 2006 to 2016. You’ll notice that construction loans represent the largest proportion of loans taken, having increased from 15 to 25 %.


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New Zealand: Housing Loans & Residential Property Price Index

In this chart, we take a look at recently added data for New Zealand. We’ve lagged the residential property price index by six months, and compared it to the growth rate of housing loans, between 1999 and 2017.


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Data Additions by Country/Region

Argentina

CPI San Luis

Austria

Consumer Confidence Indicator

Canada

Condo Market Report – Residential
Condo Market Report – Listings
Condo Market Report – Value
Condo Market Report – Volume

China

Inter-Depository & Inter-Bank Pledged Repo Rates

Ethiopia

BOP

Finland

Pension Indices

France

Rental Prices Tertiary Activity Index (TARI)

Georgia

VAT Turnover

Greece

Flow of Funds of Non-financial Corporations
Households & NPISH Sector Accounts

Iceland

DMBs Undergoing Winding-Up Proceedings

Ireland

Flow of Funds, Households & NPISH Liabilities

Jordan

Loans by Borrowers
Loans by Economic Sectors
Total Population

Kenya

Average Interbank Rate
Central Bank Balance Sheet

Kuwait

Terms of Trade

Luxembourg

Insolvencies

Malta

Central Bank Balance Sheet

Montenegro

Labor Force
Unemployment Rate

Morocco

Consumer Credit Rate

Mozambique

CPI
Gross Reserves

Netherlands

Population by Age Groups
Employed Persons

New Zealand

New Residential Mortgage Lending by LVR Compliance Data
Loans by Purpose
RBNZ Residential House Price Index

Nigeria

Capital Importation
Cash Flow
Capacity Utilization
Energy Production, Transmission & Distribution
Pipeline Breaks

Oman

Conventional Banks Balance Sheet

Philippines

Transactions on BSP-registered Foreign Portfolio Investments

Singapore

Population by Ancestry

Syria

CPI

Taiwan

Housing Price Index

Tanzania

Inflation
Inflation Weights
Public Domestic Debt by Holders & Instruments

UAE

Banks Liabilities
Foreign Currency Deposits

U.K.

NHBC New Homes Registered by Region

U.S.

Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin

Vietnam

Core Inflation

World:

ADB

Asian Bond Market Indicators

ECB

IRS

OECD

Product Market Regulation
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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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Get the data

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.


Penn World Table
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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.


Penn World Table

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


Penn World Table

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Your Overview of Data AdditionsJul 26, 2017

Insolvencies data for Austria, a variety of economic data for Saudi Arabia, & the Mastercard Index of Consumer Confidence



Over the last two weeks we’ve added data for 21 different countries. From Mozambique, Zambia, and Oman, to New Zealand, Japan, and Russia to name a few. To get a good overview of all these different additions, we suggest you have a look at the full list at the end of this article, grouped by country or region. If you’re a Macrobond user, you can use the links provided to take you directly to the data in the application.

Below we’ll have a look at three charts to highlight specific additions. Remember, that as a user you can click on the charts to open them in the application. The benefit of doing this is that you can see exactly how the charts were built, and which calculations were used to get to the end result.

Being able to easily get a complete overview of any Macrobond documents is one of the things we like best about shareable charts. It makes collaborating on projects so much more efficient when everyone involved can easily locate the data that was used, see the steps taken, and which calculations were applied.

Enough about that, here are the charts.


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Chart Notes: In this chart the bankruptcy series was disaggregated in the series list, and a reversed axis-scale used, to better illustrate the relationship between the series.


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Chart notes: Read more about the key take-aways, a discussion of the discrepancies between and within markets, as well as background information about methodology.

http://www.masterintelligence.com/content/intelligence/en/research/press-release/2017/aseans-confidence-boosted-by-optimistic-youths.html


Data additions by country/region

Australia

IIP Assets
IIP Liabilities

Austria

Insolvencies

Belgium

Nonfinancial Corporations Debt
Sector Accounts, Households

China

Major Bonds Holding Structure
Number of Bond Investors by Custody
Number of Bond Investors by Market

Ethiopia

Federal Government Finance
Money Supply

Georgia

Employment

Greece

Flow of Funds Stocks

India

HDFC Bank Lending Rate
ICICI Bank Lending Rate
Net Foreign Institutional Investments

Ireland

Gross National Income

Japan

International Transactions in Securities by Types of Investors – Debt Securities
International Transactions in Securities by Types of Investors – Total
International Transactions in Securities – Investor types totals
International Transactions in Securities by types of investors – Equity and Investment Fund Shares
Reserve Requirement Rate Change Adjusted

Mozambique

Industrial Production Index

New Zealand

Core CPI

Oman

International Reserve Assets

Poland

BondSpot Government Bonds Data

Russia

Banking Sector Credit Operations

Saudi Arabia

Automated Teller Machines Statistics
Bank Financed Imports
Crude Oil Export
Crude Oil Production
GDP per Capita
Gross Fixed Capital Formation
Merchandise Imports
Non-Oil Merchandise Exports & Imports
Points of Sale Transactions
Population
Terms of Trade

Singapore

Central Government Development Expenditure

South Korea

Inflation Perceptions

Spain

Barcelona Rental Housing Statistics - Prices
Barcelona Rental Housing Statistics – Available for rent
Barcelona Rental Housing Statistics - Volume
Labor Costs for Autonomous Communities

U.K.

MFI’s Loans to UK Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises

Zambia

Quarterly BOP

World:

Eurostat

Cows' Milk Collection & Products Obtained, example UK

Markit

Dubai Economy Tracker

Mastercard Intelligence

Mastercard Index of Consumer Confidence

WHO

Estimated Number of Road Traffic Deaths

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Your Overview of Data AdditionsJun 28, 2017

Portugal Flow of Funds, Geopolitical Risk Index, CPI breakdowns for Malaysia and detailed construction sector data for Germany.


Portugal: Flow of Funds data

We've added Flow of Funds data for Portugal, covering the various institutional sectors of the economy. In the chart below, we used some of these data to calculate a credit impulse as % of GDP and comparing it with the annual growth rate of the domestic demand. The concept of "credit impulse" was introduced first in November 2008 by an economist from Deutsche Bank. The idea behind “credit impulse” is that, since spending is a flow, it should be compared with the "net new lending" – also a flow – rather than with credit outstanding – a stock. Here, we used the quarterly variation of the stock of loans held by the non-financial private sector, and then calculated a 2nd derivative, finally expressed as percentage of GDP.

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Geopolitical Risk Index (GPR) from Boston College

This addition includes Geopolitical Risk indicators, built by Dario Caldara and Matteo Iacoviello in the working paper "Measuring Geopolitical Risk", working paper, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board, 2017. More information about the methodology can be found here

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CPI breakdowns for Malaysia

We've added CPI breakdowns for Malaysia. In the chart below, CPI Components are displayed in a bar chart. Sub-components have also been added. To access these data in a structure similar as the source’s tables, remember to use the “By Source” entry in the Economics database.

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Construction Sector data for Germany

These two additions from the German statistics agency provide breakdown indicators of the construction sector, in terms of persons employed and turnover.

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Data Additions by Country/Region

Australia

Companies Entering EXAD & Insolvency Appointments by Region

Belarus

Loans

Canada

Insolvencies Filed by Businesses

Chad

CPI

Chile

Banks Spot & Derivatives

Ethiopia

Balance of Payments

Germany

Persons Employed in the Main Construction Industry
Turnover in the Main Construction Industry

Hong Kong

Composite CPI at Commodity / Service Group Level

India

FDI by Country
FDI by Industry

Indonesia

CPI Detailed Breakdown

Kosovo

Balance of Payments
National Accounts
Foreign Trade
Unemployment

Luxembourg

Flow of Funds, Nonfinancial Corporations

Malaysia

Citizens by Origin
Detailed CPI Breakdown

Montenegro

Tourists Arrivals

Morocco

International Reserves

New Zealand

Housing Loans Reconciliation

Norway

Average Debt & Changes in Average Debt for Households by Decile for Total Household Income
Households’ Size of Debt Compared to Total Income
Income Indicators for Different Groups by Population, Group & Identification Mark
NHO Business Tendency Survey

Portugal

Bankruptcies
Banking Sector Indicators
Non-consolidated Flow of Funds by Sector

Seychelles

Visitors’ Arrivals by Purpose
Weekly Data on Arrivals

Singapore

Monthly Government Operating Expenditure
Monthly Government Operating Revenue

Sweden

Voting by the Executive Board on Interest Rate

Taiwan

Depository Corporations Domestic Claims

Thailand

Daily Outright Trading Value
3-Month Foreign Currency Deposit Interest Rates (USD)

U.K.

Alternative Measures of Real Household Disposable Income
Underemployment & Overemployment

Uzbekistan

Interbank Rates

Zimbabwe

Import & Export Totals

World:

Geopolitical Risk Index

OECD STAN Database for Structural Analysis (ISIC Rev.4)

(database recreated and updated after significant changes)


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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

World:

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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