IN THIS ISSUE
GROWTH IN US CONTENT Negotiate the world’s “info-noise” with Datastream’s expansive and reliable US-focused content. NEW VALUATION RATIOS RELEASED 14 new Datastream valuation ratios have been released, giving you a detailed overview of markets and sectors as well as enabling you to compare company to industry ratios.
FEATURES Introducing Intelligent Information from Thomson Reuters Regional Focus – Growth in US Content PRODUCT ENHANCEMENT Functions, Units and Country Datatype Enhancements New Interface for Datastream Custom User-Created Indices in Development Coming Soon – Interactive Charting 1.6 Datastream Extranet Samples CONTENT ENHANCEMENT Equities and Equity Indices Update • Global Update • USA Update • Middle East Update • Asia Update I/B/E/S Global Aggregates Content Enhancement – Release of Additional Monthly History for Five Asian Indices Datastream Delivers Sought-after Commodity Information from Platts Metals Expansion Coverage Economics Round-up • New Series • Revisions and Methodology Changes • Key Indicator Changes • Interest Rates New Valuation Ratios Released in March Company Additions to Worldscope CONTRIBUTORS 3 4
9 12 14 16
20 20 23 25 25 27 28 29 31 31 34 35 35 36 39 41
INTRODUCING INTELLIGENT INFORMATION FROM THOMSON REUTERS
THOMSON DATASTREAM IS NOW PART OF THOMSON REUTERS.
With operations in 93 countries, a market capitalisation in excess of $30 billion and 50,000 employees, Thomson Reuters has the resources and experience to serve our customers in the financial, media, legal, tax and accounting, scientific and healthcare markets. We hope you will see many positive changes from Thomson Reuters, starting with our new brand. One thing we do not intend to change, however, is our commitment to speed, accuracy, independence and freedom from bias, and our commitment to our customers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. We aim to deliver on our promise to bring you intelligent information that provides knowledge to act.
REGIONAL FOCUS – GROWTH IN US CONTENT
AMERICA’S DATA OBESITY PROBLEM: SOLUTION – GO ON A DATASTREAM DIET
Negotiate the world’s “info-noise” with Thomson Datastream’s expansive and reliable US-focused content. The US investment management industry is estimated to be worth over $30 trillion*. To support this financial leviathan, there is data in abundance available through a host of sources, including the Internet and any number of financial solutions, reports and delivery vehicles, so much so that the result for the end-user is a cacophony of “infonoise”. The author Neal Stephenson wrote that, “All information looks like noise until you break the code.” With Thomson Datastream, the US asset management industry has the ultimate code breaker. A modern-day Enigma machine.
Thomson Datastream, although international in its scope, allows unparalleled access to a landscape of historically deep, cross-asset and US-focused data, which is being continually expanded to address client needs and market developments. Sourced from such trusted third-party suppliers as Frank Russell, The Conference Board, MSCI and The University of Michigan Consumer Surveys, to name but a few, this US-orientated data can be placed alongside Thomson Datastream’s robust time series content (100 million series, including exclusive proprietary content) to better understand the performance of the US markets and construct investment strategies accordingly.
INFOSTREAM MAY/JUN 2008
© THOMSON REUTERS 2008
Current market conditions are forcing the US investment community to work harder to “crack the code” and generate alpha. Thomson Datastream is the “codec” that allows them to achieve this, with the continual addition of North American-focused content. Recent additions in Q1 2008 include Platts commodity pricing (see page 29) and increased coverage of US Corporate and Sovereign bonds. The Platts database is now...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document