The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Subscription Services provide several distinct sources of information on global political and economic trends, based on original EIU research and analysis and other sources. Custom data is also available in conjunction with a service package or separately (on a one-time or periodic update basis).
One set of EIU subscription services products, "Country Analysis and Forecasting,”consists of data, reports and analysis produced by in-house researchers, freelance contributors from a range of countries worldwide, and from open sources such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
Country Analysis and Forecasting includes five main titles:
Related exclusively to China, this service claims to be the single comprehensive source of economic and political reporting on all of China’s 31 provinces and 287 of its major cities.
This segment serves as a practical guide to the business laws and regulations of 56 countries, including permits, taxes, labor laws, and ecommerce.
This segment, written from the perspective of foreign investors, provides continually updated analysis of the potential impact of political and economic factors on the local business environment in 82 major economies. These analyses are augmented by a 20-year forecast for key indicators, and assessments of long-term economic trends potentially influencing business decision making. Quarterly forecasts are available for major economies.
This is considered EIU’s flagship product. Research, and analysis of 197 countries includes reporting and forecasts of political and economic trends and events. Quarterly forecasts are available for major economies. Country Reports can be purchased as a complete set or by individual countries.
This is a daily service of economic and political forecasts and developments. It aims to provide both country-specific and international perspectives and insights.
For academic markets the EIU also offers Financial Services Reports, formerly known as Country Finance Reports. This spreadsheet data is extracted from a larger financial services database which EIU markets under the “Industry Analysis” group of products.
In October 2014, CRL hosted a webinar entitled “Mining Big Economic Data,” which explored how the publications and custom data feeds from the Economist Intelligence Unit can potentially support the complex global data needs of major academic research projects in the field of international trade and economics.