Global Forecasting Service  Connect to Global Forecasting Service
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
  1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s global and regional economic forecasts spell out prospects for the world economy over the next five years. You can view analysis and data worldwide or narrow down to regional forecasts for North America, Japan, Western Europe, Transition economies, Asia & Australasia (excluding Japan), Latin America, or Middle East & Africa.

World in focus presents a series of analytical pieces looking at themes of global significance. These 800-1,000-word articles analyse major economic and political trends and spell out their implications for business and the world economy over the next five years.

A charting tool allows you to select indicators and time series from across the data provided in the service and to present the information in chart or tabular form. You can also opt to download the selected data for use in your own applications.

Updated: daily; between four and six World in focus articles are published every month
Alerts: Click on “Sign up for e-mail updates” (free) to receive monthly e-mail alerts when content is updated
Permitted Uses: Terms of access
Output Formats: Summary tables, downloadable to your desktop, give a comprehensive view of the outlook for all the key economic variables
Help: For further assistance, Ask the Library.
Related Resources: Databases for Business Administration
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: Economist Intelligence Unit

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/19/14