Research Databases

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About our databases

Research databases are provided for research students and staff of the Faculty of Business and Economics. These can all be accessed in the Research Data Facility, Upper Ground South, Giblin Eunson Library. See below for brief descriptions of the databases.

Note: Use of the electronic resources made available by the Faculty of Business and Economics is restricted by licence to members of the Faculty community for the purposes of research, teaching and study. Commercial use and systematic downloading, copying or distributing of information are expressly prohibited. Users are individually responsible for compliance with these terms.

Other databases are available through the Giblin Eunson Library and can be accessed from any PC with Internet access. Note that user authentication is required when accessed off campus.

BLOOMBERG Professional®

Bloomberg Professional® data service is a real-time financial information network. This online database provides flexible access to the complete financial database for use in custom applications, real time prices, history, news, analytics and research for global financial markets. Bloomberg Professional® data service collects data for 3.7 million securities across all markets worldwide. The markets covered include government and corporate bonds, mortgage, money-market, indices, currency, commodities and equities.

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DATASTREAM - Thomson Reuters (Financial)

DataStream contains international financial, economic, stock market and company data, including coverage of equities, stock market and bond indices, economic statistics, foreign exchange rates, interest rates, fixed income instruments and derivatives.

Extensive worldwide economic data for governments and international organizations such as the IMF and OECD also are included. Information can be displayed and analyzed statistically against user-defined criteria and downloaded to a spreadsheet.

ASSET4 ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) data is now available on Datastream - company-level social responsibility data on ~4,000 companies worldwide.

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IRESS provides a range of information about Australian and New Zealand equities and equity derivative markets including:

  • real time ASX, NZSX, options market and SFE quotes
  • full market depth information
  • news and company reports
  • market summary information (top movers, market capitalisation, index contribution)
  • comprehensive historical time series database
  • powerful and historical and real-time charting capabilities
  • integration with other applications (e.g. Excel)

SDC Platinum™ - Thomson Reuters (Financial)

SDC Platinum™ is a collection of databases with information on financial transactions. SDC Platinum™ offers an extensive query and report database for the private equity industry and buyout financing.

Collection of databases includes:

  • SDC Global New Issues
  • SDC Mergers & Acquisitions
  • SDC VentureXpert
  • SDC Corporate Restructurings

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SIRCA Data Services

  • Australian Equities Tick History (AETH)
    A full tick history of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) equities, options and warrants markets, recording every trade, including volume of each order and executed trade back to 1991.
  • Australian Company Announcements (ACA)
    Online access to company disclosures made as part of the ASX's continuous disclosure rules, converted into text files to enable free-text searching, from 1992 to present.
  • Core Research Data (CRD)
    Contains 3 main sections of daily Australian data:- Prices; Announcements; Indices.
  • Thomson Reuters Tick History (TRTH)
    Thomson Reuters Tick History is an historical market data service offering global intraday Time and Sales, Time and Quotes, Market Depth and Corporate Actions content from 1 Jan 1996. Data is provided for instruments across Equities, Futures, Options, Commodities and Energy, Indices, Foreign Exchange, Money Market, Fixed Income, Funds and Economic indicators asset classes.

WRDS Data Services

Wharton Research Data Services, or WRDS, is a comprehensive web-based data management system that allows easy retrieval of information from a wide variety of financial, economic, and marketing data sources. WRDS provides historical financial data, as well as stock market indices, bond prices and interest rates, mutual fund and stock ownership information, options data, and a wide array of macroeconomic time series.

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  • Share Price and Price Relatives Database (1974 -2013)

The Share Price and Price Relatives (SPPR) data base is an historical record from 1974 to present of ASX monthly share prices and calculated price relatives of all Australian listed and previously listed companies with fully paid shares.

For each company, the share price, dividends including franking credits, adjustments for share issues and reconstructions, number of shares on issue and price relatives are held on a monthly basis. Pertinent company name information is also supplied.

  • Annual Report Record Database (1951-1985)

The Annual Report Record (ARR) data base is a historical record of the published annual accounts of Australian listed companies. All significant Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss data is recorded for each company. This is the most comprehensive summary of Australian corporate financial data available to 1985. It is useful for a variety of purposes including equity selection for portfolio management and time series and cross-sectional analysis of companies.

COMPUSTAT - S & P Capital IQ

COMPUSTAT (from S & P Capital IQ) provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items on more than 24,000 publicly held US companies.

  • Compustat Historical Segment Files
  • Compustat Annual Backdata (1962-1981)
  • Compustat Annual Company Data (1982)
  • Compustat Monthly Prices Earnings & Dividends
  • Compustat Daily Prices Earnings & Dividends
  • Compustat Bank
  • Compustat Global
  • Compustat Emerging Markets (Legacy file only, to 2011)
  • Execucomp

CRSP - Centre for Research in Security Prices

The Centre for Research in Security Prices, University of Chicago , maintains the most comprehensive collection of security price, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq stock markets. Additional CRSP files provide stock indices, beta- and cap-based portfolio, treasury bond and risk-free rates.

  • CRSP Daily and Monthly US Stock Database
  • CRSP US Indices Database
  • CRSP US Monthly Treasury Database
  • CRSP Mutual Funds

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Australian Databases

  • ABS Time Series Statistics Plus
  • ABS National Accounts (Annual)
  • ABS State Accounts (Annual)
  • ABS Labour Force Statistics
  • ABS Demographic Statistics
  • ABS Treasury Model Database
  • RBA Bulletin Database
  • RBA Australian Economic Statistics
  • RBA Preliminary Annual Database
  • IC Australian Manufacturing and Trade

New Zealand Databases

  • New Zealand Time Series Database

International Databases

  • OEDC Main Economic Indicators
  • OEDC Economic Outlook
  • OEDC Quarterly National Accounts
  • World Bank World Tables
  • Penn World Tables
  • IMF International Financial Statistics
  • Annual Report Record Database (1987)

I/B/E/S - International Broker Estimate System

I/B/E/S (Institutional Broker Estimate System) provides consensus and detail forecasts from security analysts, including earnings per share, revenue, cash flow, long-term growth projections and stock recommendations.

  • I/B/E/S US Detail History
  • I/B/E/S INTERNATIONAL Detail History
  • I/B/E/S US Summary History
  • I/B/E/S INTERNATIONAL Summary History
  • I/B/E/S on DataStream

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MERGENT Fixed Income Securities Database (FISD)

A comprehensive database of publicly-offered U.S. Bonds. FISD covers over 100,000 corporate, U.S. Agency, U.S. Treasury and supranational debt securities and includes more than 400 fields or data items. FISD provides details on debt issues and the issuers, as well as transactions by insurance companies. It is used to research market trends, deal structures, issuer capital structures and other areas of fixed income debt research.

Other databases

Some relevant databases available through the Giblin Eunson Library.

  • Annual Reports Collection (Connect4)
  • Boardroom (Connect 4)
  • Business Source Complete
  • Company 360
  • Company Prospectuses (Connect 4)
  • DatAnalysis Premium
  • EconLit
  • Economists Online
  • EIU Country Data & Global Forecasting
  • Expert Reports (Connect 4)
  • Factiva
  • Hoover's Company Profiles
  • IBISWorld
  • IMF eLibrary
  • MarketLine Advantage
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (Connect4)
  • Mint Global
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Papers
  • OECD Economic Surveys
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)