The Global Financial Database provides long-range financial data on stocks, bonds, bills and other instruments, covering approximately 200 countries from the medieval period to present. EUI members can create an account by following the instructions below, at 'How to access data.' The GFD platform is called 'Finaeon.'
Financial and economic data series are assigned nine metadata descriptors: Series ID; Description; Start date; End date/most recent; Periodicity; Country/territory; Currency; Series type (eg. government bond yields) and GFD sector designation (eg. equity). Series include:
- Asset Allocation from the 1800s to present
- National accounts and GDP from 1790 to present
- Equities from 1694 to present
- Economic, commodity and exchange rate data from 1200 to present
- Fixed income and inflation from the late 13th century to present.
- Global Financial Data coverage is for approximately 200 countries from the medieval period to present - varying by series and country.
The publisher, Global Financial Data Inc. provides the following online training resources:
EUI members can access the data as follows:
|First time EUI users of Global Financial Data
||Returning EUI users of Global Financial Data
Create an account by clicking the 'Register' link on the GFD platform. Use an eui.eu mail address
A unique user name and password (case-sensitive) will be assigned via the eui.eu mail account
Enter the user name (EUI mail address) and GFD password on the login page
Data can be accessed via:
Example of series
||Italy 10-year Government Bond Yield
||Monthly from Nov. 1807 to Nov. 1983; Weekly from Dec. 1983 to Dec. 1988; Daily From Jan. 1989 to Sep. 2016.
||Government Bond Yields
Data collated and provided by Global Financial Data has been compiled from multiple archival sources including financial reports, news periodicals, sectoral journals and other publications. "Finaeon GFD has produced continuous chain-linked data sets by appending the current data series with the historical data which have been verified, cross-referenced and transcribed prior to their inclusion."
Related EUI resources
EUI members also have access to these related financial and company data resources:
- Datastream (Refinitiv) global financial and macroeconomic platform covering equities, stock market indices, currencies, company fundamentals, fixed income securities and key economic indicators for 175 countries and 60 markets
- S&P Global Market Intelligence (Standard & Poor's) banking and financial database covering public and private banks worldwide
- Amadeus (Bureau van Dijk / Moody's Analytics) database of comparable financial and business information on Europe's largest 565,000 public and private companies by total assets. 43 countries are covered.
EUI members also have access to these historical data resources:
External Library users do not have access to this resource.
Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]
Page last updated on 17 February 2021