06 Apr

African Financial & Economic Data’s Data Hub, Sector Focus and Country Profile packages now available via the Beast Apps

London, United Kingdom, April 6, 2017 – African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) a provider of definitive financial and economic intelligence on Africa, announces the release of the BeastExcel plug-in, built in partnership with the Beast Apps.

This collaboration combines AFED’s services with the BeastExcel technology from the Beast Apps, enabling clients to calculate more efficiently their investment.

Clients will be able to access AFED’s data using excel directly through the cloud, without the need of any programming or ftp download, which will help with workflow integration challenges. Team members will be able to work collaboratively and see real-time changes updating in Excel as soon as the data becomes available. All data is now accessible using a browser, Excel, tablets.

We are pleased to provide our data through The Beast Apps. This will allow clients to manipulate their data, view it on their desktop and save on integration costs.” – said Jonathan Bloch CEO of Exchange Data International

In that regard, Ashok Mittal, President of the Beast App emphasised “Excel is a very powerful tool and is a de facto integration tool for most professionals. The Beast App’s ability to deliver data, analytics or trading directly into Excel in an existing spreadsheet, through the cloud, without any programming helps solve workflow challenges. The data updates automatically as soon as it changes, without having to do anything. We are happy to extend our relationship with EDI and make their African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) from Excel. A user interested in this data can access the rich set of data available through a simple and easy to use dialog driven interface into Excel without doing any programming.”

Visit www.africadata.com for more detailed information on the different datasets and request a 1-month free trial.

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About African Financial & Economic Data

African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) is a product of Exchange Data International and provides definitive economic intelligence on Africa. AFED’s unparalleled overview of all 54 African economies provides interested parties in African countries with the detailed financial and economic information they need to make good political, financial, strategic and investment decisions. Learn more at https://www.africadata.com/

About The Beast Apps:

The Beast Apps (tBA) is a Financial Technology leader that helps build, expand, integrate and migrate clients’ Pre-Trade, Trade and Post-Trade systems, deployed in a data centre or the cloud. The Beast App’s customers include large financial firms to entrepreneurial firms, and has a team that understands the working of the financial industry and financial products through decades of experience of trading, brokering, management and technology. For more information about tBA,  please visit https://www.thebeastapps.com/

15 Mar

African Financial & Economic Data Introduces 4 New Data Feeds

African Financial & Economic Data Introduces 4 New Data Feeds

London, United Kingdom, March 15, 2017 – African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) a provider of definitive financial and economic intelligence on Africa and product of Exchange Data International, announces the release of 4 new Data Feeds.

To complement its comprehensive online platform of over 26.5 million data records and covering all 54 African economies, AFED now offers a range of electronic feeds designed to meet clients increasing demands for data which they can manipulate themselves.

AFED works as a subscription based, package system where subscribers can choose to see the data at country level (Country Profile package – comprising all 54 countries), sector level (Sector Focus package – comprising 15 sectors) or absolutely everything available in the database (Data Hub package –  organised in 7 datasets: Economic Data, Exchange Rates, Interest Rates, Fixed Income, Closing Prices, Stock Indices, Calendars).

“We are now pleased to announce the availability of a feed service containing the data from AFED’s database. This feed can be customised to include whatever datasets are of interest to the client. The feed will be of use to corporate and bank research departments; government departments and anybody doing in-depth macroeconomic research.” said Jonathan Bloch CEO of Exchange Data International

The latest 4 FTP Data Feeds are:

Country Profile Feed: A tailored version which includes specifically selected indicators for each country (± 3,000). Only the selected indicators for a specific country will be included in the feed.

Data Hub: Economic Data Feed, feed includes all economic data and it is laid out into 13 topics:

  • National Accounts
  • Government Finance
  • Money & Banking
  • Inflation, Prices & Wages
  • Balance of Payments & Trade
  • Total Debt: Domestic & External
  • Business & Industry
  • Resources & Energy
  • Employment, Income & Poverty
  • Politics, Government & Society
  • Population & Health
  • Education
  • Geography & Environment

Data Hub: Economic Calendar Feed: Provides the customer with expected and confirmed releases dates from local and international sources. The file extension is TXT, fields are tab delimited and every row is in a new line.

Data Hub: Key Interest Rates Feed: Allows subscribers to monitor key interest rates issued by all African countries. The file extension is TXT, fields are tab delimited and every row is in a new line.

“The Feeds are a mechanism to deliver information to our clients as fast as possible. Clients with their own in-house databases, will have the advantage of timely updates on their favourite indicators, countries and/or aggregates.” said Ilze Gouws, AFED Project Leader

Feeds for all other datasets under Data Hub will follow.

For anyone already with, or now seeking, an African footprint, AFED provides direct access to standardised, comprehensive and clear data, derived only from trusted, named sources.

Visit www.africadata.com for more detailed information on the different datasets and request a 1-month free trial.

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About African Financial & Economic Data

African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) is a product of Exchange Data International and provides definitive economic intelligence on Africa. AFED’s unparalleled overview of all 54 African economies provides interested parties in African countries with the detailed financial and economic information they need to make good political, financial, strategic and investment decisions. Learn more at https://www.africadata.com/

29 Nov

African Financial & Economic Data Launches its 2.0 Version

African Financial & Economic Data Launches its 2.0 Version

3 New Packages Are Introduced Giving Subscribers Full Control Over the Data

 
London, United Kingdom, November 29, 2016 – African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) a provider of definitive financial and economic intelligence on Africa and product of Exchange Data International, announces the release of version 2.0 of its online service.

AFED provides subscribers access to a comprehensive suite of Africa’s economic, macro-economic and financial information. In version 2.0, subscribers have more control over the data and a brand-new subscription based, package system is introduced – Country Profile, Sector Focus and Data Hub.

We listened to clients and have made substantial changes to the database. Clients can now subscribe to individual countries or sectors. In addition, the data is available via data feeds. As commodity prices stabilise and economic uncertainty hits the developed world, Africa will become relatively attractive. The AFED database contains the information required to make informed decisions about investments in Africa.” – said Jonathan Bloch CEO of Exchange Data International

Divided in 13 Topics (National Accounts; Government Finance; Money & Banking; Inflation, Prices & Wages; Geography & Environment; Balance of Payments & Trade; Total Debt: Domestic & External; Business & Industry; Resources & Energy; Employment, Income & Poverty; Politics, Government & Society; Population & Health; Education) and with +3,000 key economic indicators, Country Profile provides in-depth coverage for all 54 African economies.

Sector Focus allows users to access economic and financial indicators, on all 54 African economies, for their sector of interest. Subscribers can select from a list of 15 Sectors: Agriculture, Fishing & Farming; Automotive & Transportation; Education; Employment, Income & Poverty; Energy; Environment & Infrastructure; Financial Sector; Governance, Politics and Violence; Health & Pharmaceuticals; Information & Communications Technology (ICT); Manufacturing, Retail & Wholesale; Population; Real Estate, Building & Construction; Trade; Travel & Tourism.

With over 26.5 million data records for over 50,000 key economic and financial indicators, Data Hub contains everything in the database. For ease of use, Data Hub is divided into 7 datasets: Economic Data, Exchange Rates, Interest Rates, Fixed Income, Closing Prices and Calendars (Public Holidays, Economic Calendar and Bond Auctions). Users can query each of the available datasets individually, produce time series analysis, extract the customised reports and easily commingle datasets.

We strive to give our clients the best possible options to make the data selection process as easy as possible. We cover more than 190 sources (divided into local, international, and regional) for easy comparison and analysis. Clients can stay on top of expected and confirmed releases via our economic calendar” – said Ilze Gouws, AFED Project Leader

AFED focuses on local sources and complements the data with carefully selected international ones to provide the highest quality data.  All figures are reported as published by the source leaving subscribers the choice to adjust if required.

For anyone already with, or now seeking, an African footprint, AFED provides direct access to standardised, comprehensive and clear data, derived only from trusted, named sources.

Visit www.africadata.com for more detailed information on the different datasets and request a 1-month free trial.

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About African Financial & Economic Data

African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) is a product of Exchange Data International and provides definitive economic intelligence on Africa. AFED’s unparalleled overview of all 54 African economies provides interested parties in African countries with the detailed financial and economic information they need to make good political, financial, strategic and investment decisions. Learn more at https://www.africadata.com/