Wednesday 15, March 2017 by Jessica Combes

AFED introduces four new data feeds

African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) has announced the release of four new Data Feedst to complement its comprehensive online platform of over 26.5 million data records and covering all 54 African economies.

AFED, a provider of definitive financial and economic intelligence on Africa and product of Exchange Data International, now offers a range of electronic feeds designed to meet clients increasing demands for data which they can manipulate themselves.

“We are now pleased to announce the availability of a feed service containing the data from AFED’s database. This feed can be customised to include whatever datasets are of interest to the client. The feed will be of use to corporate and bank research departments; government departments and anybody doing in-depth macroeconomic research,” said Jonathan Bloch CEO of Exchange Data International.

AFED works as a subscription-based, package system where subscribers can choose to see the data at country level, where the Country Profile package comprises all 54 countries; sector level, the Sector Focus package comprises 15 sectors, or absolutely everything available in the database–the Data Hub package is organised into seven datasets: economic data, exchange rates, interest rates, fixed income, closing prices, stock indices, and calendars.

Country Profile Feed is a tailored version which includes specifically selected indicators for each country. Only the selected indicators for a specific country will be included in the feed.

Economic Data Feed  includes all economic data and it is laid out into 13 topics: National Accounts; Government Finance; Money & Banking; Inflation, Prices & Wages; Balance of Payments & Trade; Total Debt: Domestic & External; Business & Industry; Resources & Energy; Employment, Income & Poverty; Politics, Government & Society; Population & Health; Education, and Geography & Environment.

Economic Calendar Feed provides the customer with expected and confirmed releases dates from local and international sources. The file extension is TXT, fields are tab delimited and every row is in a new line.

Key Interest Rates Feed allows subscribers to monitor key interest rates issued by all African countries. The file extension is TXT, fields are tab delimited and every row is in a new line.

“The Feeds are a mechanism to deliver information to our clients as fast as possible. Clients with their own in-house databases will have the advantage of timely updates on their favourite indicators, countries and/or aggregates,” said Ilze Gouws, AFED Project Leader.

Feeds for all other datasets under Data Hub will follow.



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