The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) is the world’s leading resource for economic and business research, forecasting and analysis. We provide accurate and impartial intelligence for companies, government agencies, financial institutions and academic organisations around the globe, inspiring business leaders to act with confidence.

Our global expertise helps to produce the highest-quality research, analysis and data about countries, industries, and companies – to help our clients to decipher and navigate the toughest economic challenges.


Views Wire gives you EIU data and briefs you on the implications of important economic, political and market developments around the world.

This in-depth country analysis service draws on the EIU’s vast country intelligence databases and combines comparable country-specific data and forecasts with extensive country-intelligence assessments of key events worldwide.

Drawing on the breadth and depth of the EIU’s analysis, ViewsWire is a one-stop shop for forward-looking global intelligence.

Analysis of major global themes, focused on the future impact for policymakers and businesses.

Economic forecasts for countries, as well as trade, commodities, the business environment and risk.

Comprehensive insights from an international, multidisciplinary team of experts.

ViewsWire for 51 countries (Authorised to iGroup for distribution) – updated monthly with the following channels:

Politics:           News analysis, Background, Political structure, Outlook

Economy:       News analysis, Background – Country fact sheet, Background – Basic data, Latest indicators, Outlook

Business:      Outlook

Regulations: Investment, Competition and price, Licensing and IP, Trade, Foreign exchange, Tax

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What The EIU Offers

The EIU is the world’s leading provider of country analysis and forecasts. Subscribers get access to regular, detailed economic and political forecasts for countries as well as assessments of the business and regulatory environment in different markets.

Our services provide clients with a briefing on the outlook for a country, helping them to understand how things stand at the moment and the direction a country is moving in. We also interpret new data and recent events in light of their implication for the future.

Coverage is structured in the same way for each country allowing for easy comparison. Our wide network of on-the-ground contributors, a team of highly skilled analysts and a rigorous forecasting model offer subscribers assurance of the highest possible quality of content.

Our risk services identify actual and potential threats around the world and help our clients understand the implications for their organisations.

Country credit risk is a major concern for institutions that have investments overseas. We publish regular reports to help subscribers make informed and immediate decisions regarding a country’s creditworthiness.

The EIU is approved by the European Securities and Markets authority as a credit rating agency.

Companies also need to understand operational risk across the globe.

Our operational risk experts provide regularly updated risk ratings for 180 countries to help our clients assess and confront the risks facing their businesses. Our content serves as a valuable early-warning device, alerting clients to threats in areas as varied as security, tax policy and the labour market.

We offer a unique perspective on industries because of our understanding of global economic and political factors. This enables us to deliver strategic context for each industry.

We provide our clients with regular analysis of key events and company news for all major industries, keeping them abreast of how these events affect their businesses and giving them a deeper understanding of what future market trends mean to them.

Our forecasts are based on the latest data and in-depth analysis of industry trends. We also publish price forecasts for 25 of the world’s key commodities.

Our forecasts are based on the latest data and in-depth analysis of industry trends. We also publish price forecasts for 25 of the world’s key commodities.

We offer immediate access to a huge array of data for countries through our data subscription services.

Our databases allow you to:

  • Compare economic criteria across countries
  • Predict economic growth in countries and regions
  • Understand demographic shifts around the world
  • Forecasts demand for goods and services
  • Compare the cost of living and prices in cities
  • Understand trends in foreign direct investment

You can search, select, display and download required data via our interactive data tool.

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