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2017-04-05Data

Your overview of data additions

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)