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Datastream Global Equity Indices User Guide Issue 5

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Datastream Global Equity Indices


Datastream Global Equity Indices draw on the wealth of the Thomson Datastream database to provide a range of equity indices across 53 countries, 32 regions and 170 sectors worldwide. They form a comprehensive, independent standard for equity research and benchmarking. For each market, a representative sample of stocks covering a minimum 75 - 80% of total market capitalisation enables market indices to be calculated. By aggregating market indices for regional groupings, regional and world indices are produced. Within each market, stocks are...