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Database description

RefinitivDatastream is a global financial and macroeconomic time-series database, providing data on equities, stock market indices, currencies, company fundamentals, fixed income securities and key economic indicators for 175 countries and 60 markets. Equity data from IPO to present is updated daily. Macroeconomic time series are monthly, quarterly and annual - with up to 60 years of coverage.

Datastream is accessed directly from Excel on EUI desktops:

  • Open Excel on an EUI desktop computer
  • Click on the 'Refinitiv Datastream' tab in the Excel top-bar
  • Click on the red icon (upper right) which turns green.

NOTE: If the icon does not turn green, go to:

- Programs
- Microsoft Configuration Manager
- Software Center
- Launch 'Datastream Charting
- Credentials'
- Click 'Install' or 'Reinstall'
- The red icon should turn green.

  • If the issue persists, write to [email protected] and [email protected]
  • At the upper left of the Excel top-bar; click either 'Time Series Request' or 'Static Request'
  • The search panel opens
  • Use the 'Series/List' field or the 'Datatypes/Expressions' field in the search panel to retrieve data series
  • Click 'Submit' to populate the Excel file
  • Idle sessions are timed out after 15 minutes (not applied to running downloads).

Datastream is published by LSEG Data & Analytics, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group.

 


Time period
  • Equity data is available from the date of initial public offering (IPO) to present, updated daily
  • Macro time series in the 'Economics' section are monthly, quarterly and annual - with up to 60 years' coverage.

 


Support links

The Datastream training site provides step-by-step instruction videos:

  • Datastream key features' overview
  • Datastream Navigator series' finder
  • Datastream charting features
  • Creating customised indices.

 


How to access data

The following desktops have Datastream Excel add-in access:

  • All researcher room desktops in the Economics Department (Villa La Fonte)
  • 8 desktops on the garden floor (left side) of the Badia Library
  • 3 desktops in the LIB 338-650 room, entry-level floor, Badia Library
  • 7 desktops in the EDC/Law area, upper floor, Badia Library, and one machine in the law reading room
  • Professors and Fellows can request installation on office desktops. Write to [email protected] and [email protected] 

To access data series:

  • Open Excel
  • Click on the 'Datastream' tab in the Excel top-bar (upper right)
  • Click on the red icon (upper right) which will turn green
  • [ If the icon does not turn green - write to write to [email protected] and [email protected] ]
  • At the upper left of the Excel top-bar; click either 'Time Series Request' or 'Static Request'
  • The search panel opens
  • Use the 'Series/List' field or the 'Datatypes/Expressions' field in the search panel to retrieve data series
  • Click 'Submit' to populate the Excel file.

External visitors to the EUI Library do not have access to this resource.

 


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Data homepage

Contact: [email protected]

 

Page last updated on 11 June 2024

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