Reminder- Eikon training next week!

By Victoria Bird|November 20, 2017|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Financial and Management Studies|

A basic introduction to how to utilise Eikon, a database which provides access to key financial data for both developed and emerging markets; statistics on equities and equity indices, company fundamentals, bonds, international macro data, interest and exchange rates, commodities and derivatives; a comprehensive time-series of up to 50 years for 175 countries and 60 markets; in total more than 255 mil time series data. Date: 29 November 2017 Time:

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Introduction to the UK Data Service Webinar TODAY!

By Victoria Bird|October 11, 2017|Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Financial and Management Studies|

The UK Data Service holds the UK’s largest collection of research data. This introductory webinar is for anyone with an interest in social research who wants to hear about the vast array of resources we offer. Participants will learn about the different types of quantitative and qualitative data we hold, how to find those data collections using our online resource discovery tools, and how to register to access datasets in

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Eikon Training

By Victoria Bird|October 10, 2017|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Financial and Management Studies|

A basic introduction to how to utilise Eikon, a database which provides access to key financial data for both developed and emerging markets; statistics on equities and equity indices, company fundamentals, bonds, international macro data, interest and exchange rates, commodities and derivatives; a comprehensive time-series of up to 50 years for 175 countries and 60 markets; in total more than 255 mil time series data. Date: 29 November 2017 Time: 12:00 PM

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If you use international data… from the UKDS

By Victoria Bird|August 23, 2017|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|

The international data at the UK Data Service via UKDS.Stat (http://stats.ukdataservice.ac.uk/) currently only has funds to continue for another year to July 2018. This means that we might be unable to access this resource after this time. This includes data from the IEA, IMF, UNIDO, OECD and the World Bank. Some is in the public arena, but not all of it. UKDS are currently considering other options and trying to

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An introduction to the World Trade Organisation

By Victoria Bird|June 7, 2017|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|

Full Fact have asked Professor Aoife O’Donoghue to put together a quick rundown on the World Trade Organisation and how it works as part of their series on Brexit and Europe. It provides a basic introduction on the organisation so might be of interest to undergraduates starting to look at globalization, trade and/or governance. To access, follow this link: https://fullfact.org/europe/introduction-world-trade-organisation/ Aoife O’Donoghue is an Associate Professor at Durham University Law School: https://www.dur.ac.uk/law/staff/?id=5868

Data seminar presentations from IODS (INSEAD OEE Data Services)

By Victoria Bird|May 11, 2017|Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

IODS (INSEAD OEE Data Services), one of our data providers recently held a seminar in Paris on Data for researchers in finance: Recent Developments and Outlook. Here are the presentations from the sessions: ESG Signals: Integration of Financial and ESG Variables through Machine-learning (Antonio Celeste, Director Institutional Relations, Sustainalytics / Christophe Geissler, CEO, Advestis) Corporate Governance Data, Directors’ Remuneration and General Assemblies (Loïc Dessaint, CEO, Proxinvest ) Empirical Research in

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Trial of African Blue Books of Statistics, 1821-1953 – available until 1 May 2017

By dsw|April 5, 2017|Africa, Economics, History, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The Library has arranged trial access to: African Blue Books of Statistics, 1821-1953 – trial available until 1 May 2017 ‘Blue Book’ is the name given to the annual statistical reports of the former British colonies in Africa. Colonial regulations issued in 1843 state: ‘The Annual Blue Book containing accounts of the Civil Establishment, of the Colonial Revenue and Expenditure and of various statistical particulars, etc. … must be filled

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New Books on Southeast Asia recently arrived in SOAS Library

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|February 28, 2017|Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, Development Studies, Economics, History, Politics and International Relations, Religions, South East Asia|0 comments

The politics of Shari’a law : Islamist activists and the state in democratizing Indonesia / Michael Buehler. Landscape, memory, and post-violence in Cambodia / James A. Tyner. Foundations of Islamic governance : a Southeast Asian perspective / Maszlee Malik. Migration, micro-business and tourism in Thailand : highlanders in the city / Alexander Trupp. (Ebook) Unresolved border, land and maritime disputes in Southeast Asia bi- and multilateral conflict resolution approaches and

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Free FT report on Japanese economy and globalisation

By Victoria Bird|January 22, 2016|Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Japan|0 comments

The Financial Times last week published a special report on Japan and the World with some joint reporting by our new partners at Nikkei. It’s available free here: http://www.ft.com/reports/japan-and-world. The topics range from the change of mindset that Japanese CEOs say is necessary for Japan Inc to survive globalisation to a light-hearted column on how Japanese tourism has everything going for it except more tourists. The FT’s chief economics commentator Martin

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UK Data Service 2016 training webinar programme

By Victoria Bird|January 18, 2016|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The UK Data Service has released its 2016 programme of free regular introductory webinars, which will be held throughout the year. These will introduce different aspects of the service and explain our key datasets. These webinars are repeated throughout the year so you can choose a webinar session which is convenient for you. These are free and easy to join without the expense and trouble of travel any further than to

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