Commercial Databases Providing Aggregate Financial Sector Data

The CEIC Data Company Ltd. produces the CEIC Asia Database. This database provides, in addition to economic data, aggregate balance sheets by banking groups (e. g., all banks, commercial banks, and, in some cases, foreign banks and state-owned banks). For some countries, a limited number of FSIs are available, mainly bank lending and asset quality indicators. However, for some countries, available are bank capital adequacy indicators and, in some cases, a limited number of structural and insurance indicators (e. g., number of banks, some insurance data). For some countries, individual bank balance sheets are provided. In addition, the database has information on financial markets (e. g., stock mar­ket capitalization, indices, turnover ratios) and, for some countries, on real estate prices. Data also include the following:

• Years covered: vary by country (from 2-3 years to 5-6 years); frequency is usually monthly, quarterly,, and annually: the balance sheet and FSIs data have a lag of 1-2 quarters.

• Countries covered: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong (China), India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Vietnam

CEIC’s emerging Europe and emerging Americas databases provide, in addition to eco­nomic statistics, aggregate bank balance sheet data. In addition, the database has informa­
tion on financial markets: stock market capitalization, indices, and turnover ratios. The data coverage is as follows:

• Years covered: varies by country (usually 5-6 years); frequency is usually monthly, quarterly, and annually

• Countries covered: emerging Europe (Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Romania, Russia, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia); South Africa; Turkey; and emerging Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela)

Haver Analytics provides—in addition to economic statistics—financial data, which, depending on the country, may include aggregate bank asset information, or capital mar­kets data, data on domestic and external government debt, number of bankruptcies in the corporate sector, and the like. The data coverage is as follows:

• Years covered: Varies by country and indicator, monthly frequency for the market data

• Countries covered: Africa, Asia Pacific, Central America, Eastern Europe, G10+ countries, Latin America, Middle East, and Western Asia

Global Insight provides—in addition to economic statistics—data on bond indices, commodities, energy pricing, equities, equity indices, exchange rates, fixed income, futures, interest rates, money markets, and options. The data coverage is as follows:

• Years covered: varies by indicator and country, annual, semiannual, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily frequencies

• Countries covered: worldwide coverage

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