Archive for July, 2012

Foreign Direct Investment in Bulgaria: Signs of Recovery

CEIC News@lert: Recently released data for the first quarter of 2012 on Foreign Direct Investment Flow indicate that the overall recovery trend in investment flows may persist. The net amount of FDI inflows for the first quarter of 2012 amounts to EUR 478.5mn compared to an FDI outflow of negative EUR 42.2mn during the same [...]

Sugar Production in Mauritius: A New Chapter Has Begun

CEIC News@lert: Ever since sugarcane was introduced by the Dutch more than 350 years ago, sugar production has been a pillar of Mauritius’ economy. In 2001, Mauritius produced 645,597 tonnes of sugar annually, consisting both raw and white sugar. Almost all of Mauritius sugar outputs are in the form of raw sugar, a minimally processed [...]

Engineering Machinery Sales in China: Direction Sign of Economy

China Data Talk: Sales figure of engineering machinery is always treated as a barometer of the economic cycle, just like a thermometer, direction indicator. The recent layoffs and debt problems of some key domestic engineering machinery firms, together with the large decline of engineering machinery sales since this year – sales of major engineering machines [...]

Malaysia: Capital Stock

Database NEWS@lert: CEIC Database Team is pleased to announce the newly added dataset of Capital Stock under the National Accounts section, in response to market feedback. The dataset is a product of the collaboration between the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) and Economic Planning Unit (EPU). The continuous updates will be done annually by DOSM [...]

Can Sweden Replicate its Post-Crisis Miracle Growth?

Database NEWS@lert: When the financial crisis hit a few years ago, most of the countries in Europe implemented stimulus policies and borrowed massively in order to boost their local economies. Sweden, in contrast, cut corporate taxes and reduced welfare spending, in order to encourage business investments and battle the recession, when the central-right government took [...]

United States Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey

Database NEWS@lert: CEIC Data team is pleased to announce the enhancement of US Business and Economic Survey sector with the addition of Texas Service Sector Outlook Survey statistics. The dataset is collected from the Federal Reserve Board of Dallas, has coverage from January 2007 and is presented on a monthly basis. These State-specific surveys are [...]

New Data on Banking Sector: BIS, Consolidated Foreign Claims and Other Potential Exposures on Individual Countries

Database NEWS@lert: The CEIC Sector Database’s Banking Sector has been further enriched with the addition of Bank for International Settlement (BIS) Foreign Exposures on Selected Individual Countries on an Ultimate Risk Basis. This additional dataset provides consolidated Foreign Claims vis-à-vis individual countries by nationality of reporting banks on an ultimate risk basis. The dataset contains [...]

CEIC sourced in WSJ: Wage Rises in China May Ease Slowdown

BY TOM ORLIK AND BOB DAVIS – Written for The Wall Street Journal BEIJING—Wages are still climbing rapidly in China and many companies are having trouble filling jobs despite the sharp economic slowdown here—evidence of a structural shortage in the labor market that may help China adjust to slower growth without political instability and whet [...]

Malaysia: Islamic Government Investment Issues

Database NEWS@lert: CEIC Data team is pleased to announce the expansion of Islamic-compliant Government Investment Issues for maturities up to 10 years. The data set is collected from the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia) and are presented on a daily basis. Islamic Finance, as defined by the Malaysian Islamic Banking Act 1993, refers [...]

Sentix Economic Report on WorldTrend Database

Database NEWS@lert: CEIC WorldTrend Database is pleased to announce an addition of another reliable and reputable 3rd party research onto our database. WorldTrend database now incorporates qualitative research reports from Sentix, a sentiment index provider, on CDM. Subscribers can now freely download the monthly economic reports under WorldTrend database’s Research Links. These reports complement existing [...]