Your overview of data additionsEmerging 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.
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.
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.
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.
Data by country/region
AlbaniaAverage Monthly Wages
AustraliaImport Prices for Broad Economic Categories
China200 Veggie Basket Wholesale Price Index
EgyptCentral Government Budget Revenues
GeorgiaEffective Exchange Rate Indices
Net Money Transfers
GermanyBulwienGesa AG Real Estate Price Index
Population by Age
MalaysiaLoans by Purpose
NigeriaCentral Bank Balance Sheet
NorwayNumber of Households
ScotlandGovernment Expenditure & Revenue Scotland GERS
Independence Opinion Polls
Consolidated Banking StatisticsSummary 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
Sentiment Indicators (e.g. Belguim)
Production in Services (e.g. Germany)
Holston-Laubach-Williams Natural Rate of InterestInternational Estimates
Public Spending on Labor Markets (e.g. Sweden)