Financial accounts

List of data sources for economics and finance

Posted on 31 May 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

This is a table of database sources for commonly requested topics in the area of economics and finance. WRDS is available for Cardiff University postgraduate students and staff. Register here The other databases can all be found on the library databases A-Z list. [click on image to enlarge] The table is not a complete list
Read more


Getting started with Datastream

Posted on 31 May 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Datastream broadly contains 3 different types of data: Company (known as equities), Economics and Finance. Examples: Company data – share price for Tesco, total assets for Apple, corporate social responsibility information on Rio Tinto Economic data – Real GDP for South Africa, consumer price index for China Finance data: Gold prices, US Dollar to Japanese
Read more