Wednesday, November 26, 2014

12 Electronic Databases: Statistical & Financial Sources

इस ब्लॉग्स को सृजन करने में आप सभी से सादर सुझाव आमंत्रित हैं , कृपया अपने सुझाव और प्रविष्टियाँ प्रेषित करे , इसका संपूर्ण कार्य क्षेत्र विश्व ज्ञान समुदाय हैं , जो सभी प्रतियोगियों के कॅरिअर निर्माण महत्त्वपूर्ण योगदान देगा ,आप अपने सुझाव इस मेल पत्ते पर भेज सकते हैं -

12 Electronic Databases: Statistical & Financial Sources  

2. Introduction

Social science research often needs data and statistics to support their work. A   subject like economics and finance largely consists of empirical evidences and rely on statistics heavily. Even sociologist and psychologist look for socio-economic indicators in support of their findings.

Though data is collected by governmental agencies but several database vendors have emerged who organize, add further value and sell commercially. Similarly there are  several  national and international  organizations  which  have developed   databases of  different indicators and  provide access on subscription basis.

Some of the important financial and statistical databases and their important features are described below.

3. India stat

Promoted by Datanet, New Delhi, collects, collates and compiles in ready to use socio-economic information about India and its states and to make it available online.

Currently is a cluster of 57 sites including India-specific, Sector specific and State specific sites rendering its dedicated services to the research fraternity from academic, professional and corporate world with authentic and comprehensive compilation of secondary level socio-economic statistical data about India and its states on more than 35 variables. The details are as under:

Sector-specific Sites

National/State-specific Sites

Further data is available in tabular form for the following areas.

  1. Agriculture
  2. Banks and Financial Institutions
  3. Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs
  4. Companies
  5. Cooperatives
  6. Crime and Law
  7. Demographics
  8. Economy
  9. Education
  10. Electoral Data
  11. Environment and Pollution
  12. Foreign Trade
  13. Forest and Wildlife
  14. Geographical Data
  15. Health
  16. Housing
  17. Industries
  18. Insurance
  19. Labour and Workforce
  20. Market Forecast
  21. Media
  22. Meteorological Data
  23. Mines and Minerals
  24. Per Capita Availability
  25. Petroleum
  26. Power
  27. Social and Welfare Schemes
  28. Sports
  29. States and Union Territories
  30. Telecommunication
  31. Tourism
  32. Transport
  33. Urban Areas
  34. Villages

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4. India Statistics

India Statistics is another socio-economic online database brought   out by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, government of India and   contains official data on a wide array of subjects. The data is freely available and covers following sectors.

  1. India An Overview
  2. Agriculture Sector
  3. Industry Sector
  4. Service Sector
  5. Social Sector
  6. Miscellaneous Sector

Further data is available on each sector in tabular format and can be downloaded and saved for use.

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5.CMIE Databases

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy is a leading business information company established in 1976, it straddles the entire information food-chain - from primary data collection through analytics and forecasting. It provides services to the entire spectrum of business information consumers that includes governments, academia, financial markets, business enterprises, professionals and the media.

CMIE produces economic and business databases and develops specialized analytical tools to deliver these to its customers for decision making and for research. It analyses the data to decipher trends in the economy.

CMIE is a commercial organization and its databases are available on subscription basis only. Some of the important databases useful for social scientists are as under:

5.1 Economic Outlook
Economic Outlook consists of macro-economic forecasts and insights.
5.2 Prowess
Prowess is largest database of financial performance of Indian companies and corporate sector
It is powered by versatile software that empowers the user.
5.3 CapEx
Tracking the creation of new capacities, from Intentions through implementation and completion.
5.4 Industry Analysis Service
A forward-looking analysis of 70 industries, presents forecasts of changes in capacity, production, sales, trade and prices.
5.5 Commodities
The most comprehensive and reliable source of Indian commodity prices, market intelligence, crop forecasts and time-series data for agricultural commodities.
5.6 Consumer Pyramids
This database compiles results from India's largest survey of households with over 140,000 households surveyed every quarter
5.7 States of India
A comprehensive compilation of State-level statistics, supported by official statistical documents from state governments

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6. Capitaline Plus

Capitaline Plus provides fundamental and market data on more than 20,000 Indian listed and unlisted companies, classified under more than 300 industries, along with powerful analytic tools.  Company section of Capitaline Plus has extensive financial and non-financial information on Indian companies. Coverage of data on each company includes Balance Sheet, P & L, Segment Finance, Funds Flow, Cash Flow, Forex, R & D, Key Ratios, Quarterly Results, Finished Products, Share Price data, Raw Materials, Price Chart, Share-holding Pattern, Corporate events, Directors' Report, News, Research & Analysis and much more.

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7. ISI-Emerging Market

Internet Securities, Inc. (trading as ISI Emerging Markets), was founded in 1994 and acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC in 1999. It delivers hard-to-get information on more than 80 emerging markets through its online Emerging Markets Information Service. It aggregates and produces unique content including full-text news articles, financial statements, company information, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information, which are derived directly from more than 13,000 local and global publications.

7.1. Type of Information
  • Company information (Analyst reports, News)
  • Country information (Country profiles, Economy, Emerging markets, News, Statistics)
  • Industry information (Industry reports: Agriculture, Automotive, Banking, Beverages, Business and professional services, Chemical, Computing, Construction, Cosmetics, Electronics, Energy, Financial services, Food, Healthcare, Household appliances, Information technology, Insurance, Leisure, Machinery, Metal, Mineral and mining, Paper and packaging, Printing and publishing, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunication, Textile, Tobacco, Transport, Utilities).

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8. CEIC Asia Databases

CEIC Data Company Ltd specializes in providing high quality databases, focusing on Asian economic, industrial and financial time-series data, and company fundamental data.
  • Cover 13 Industry Sectors, including
  • Agriculture
  • Automobile
  • Banking
  • Cement
  • Chemical and Petrochemical
  • Energy
  • Metal and Steel
  • Mining and Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Textile
  • Tourism
  • Transportation, Post and Telecom
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9. World Bank Online

Statistics form the foundation upon which sound policy is built. The mission of the World Bank's Data Group is to provide high quality national and international statistics to clients within and outside the Bank and to improve the capacity of member countries to produce and use statistical information. 

  • World Development Indicators Online (WDI)   provides direct access to more than 800 development indicators with time series for 209 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2008, where data are available.
  • Global Development Finance Online (GDF) provides direct access to more than 200 debt and financial flows indicators for the 128 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. These data run from 1970 to 2016, where available. (updated February 3, 2010)
  • African Development Indicators Online (ADI) contains over 1,400 indicators and time series from 1960 for 53 countries, where data are available. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators.

10. Conclusion:

Thus it can be seen that there are several database available online to researchers containing statistical information in different areas of economy. These databases allow researchers with solid empirical evidence in support of their    work and immense value to it. Most of the Universities subscribe to these databases for the use and benefit of their students and teachers. The biggest advantage of these databases is that they are updated on daily basis and contain highly up-to-date information.

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