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New databases: CapEx & Prowess from CMIE

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CapEx provides information and data on investment projects that involve the setting up of new capacities in India.

  • New capacities to be created in India
  • Location of plant or facilities being created
  • Costs involved in creating new capacities
  • Name and contact details of promoters, co-promoters and other associates
  • Progress of implementation based on
    • scanning of company releases
    • regular phone calls to promotors & contractors
    • scanning of media coverage
  • Expected date of completion of projects

Prowess is a database of the financial performance of over 27,000 companies. It includes all companies traded on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange, thousands of unlisted public limited companies and hundreds of private limited companies. It also includes a number of important business entities that are not registered companies. Prowess contains time-series data from 1989-90. It is updated continuously.

– from vendor web site

New database: Mutual Fund Links (MFlinks)

MFLINKS is now accessible on Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS).

Description from WRDS:

“MFLINKS provide a reliable means to join the mutual fund performance and expense information in the CRSP Mutual Fund Database (MFDB) with the equity holdings information in the Thomson-Reuters Mutual Fund ownership database (TFN/CDA S12). MFLINKS allows a researcher to gather details on holdings for either particular funds or fund families and groups of funds at specific points in time. MFLINKS has been developed with Professor Russ Wermers from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, as a contributor and ongoing consultant to the project. Professor Wermers was one of the first researchers to use linked mutual fund data. A good example of how MFLINKS can be used is his article, “Mutual Fund Performance: An Empirical Decomposition into Stock-Picking Talent, Style, Transactions Costs, and Expenses” (Journal of Finance, 2000). It decomposes mutual fund performance into its various components based upon actual holdings.

MFLINKS provides links between the 98% of the domestic equity funds in CRSP and Thomson-Reuters. The database consists of two tables that provide the mapping between CRSP and Thomson-Reuters mutual fund identifiers, to a common Wharton Financial Institution Center Number (WFICN), which is a unique and permanent fund portfolio identifier. There are 23,340 WFICN-CRSP_FUNDNO pairs in MFLINKS Table 1, including 4,600+ new links added in the 2013 update. There are 8,476 FUNDNO-WFICN pairs in MFLINKS Table 2, including 1,850 new links added in the 2013 update.”

Fall 2013 Bloomberg introduction sessions

This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.

Spaces are available for the following sessions:

 

All sessions will take place in the 1st Mezzanine reading room on the west side of Watson Library.

Reservations are required. Please register to reserve your spot.

Industry research and analysis from Bloomberg

Bloomberg Industries is a service that provides comprehensive data, trend analysis, thematic perspective, and Bloomberg functionality into one platform for more than 100 industries across 10 major sectors.  To access Bloomberg Industries, type <BI> and hit the green [GO] key.

For example, if you are looking for data and analysis for the defense industry, you can select “Defense Primes” under “All Industries” tab on the Bloomberg Industries default starting page.  Bloomberg presents the industry coverage under 3 main categories: Analysis, Data Library, and Monitor.  Continuously-updated industry outlook and analysis, and key data such as market share, cost analysis and segment analysis, as well as market news are all incorporated into one platform. Macro-level industry factors as well as company-specific operating, financial and valuation statistics are included in the Data Library.

For instance, detailed defense industry data such as recent U.S. Air Force annual procurement budgets for missiles are available via Bloomberg.

To learn more about how to navigate through Bloomberg Industries data and analysis, hit the green <help> key on any Bloomberg Industries page.

Summer 2013 Bloomberg introduction sessions

This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.

Spaces are available for the following sessions:

All sessions will take place in the 1st Mezzanine reading room on the west side of Watson Library.

Reservations are required. Please register to reserve your spot.

Olympics 2012

The 2012 Olympics begin on July 27 in London!

Follow the Flame with Figures interactive map
“The 2012 Olympic Torch will travel across the UK starting from Land’s End on the 19th May and ending at the opening Olympic ceremony at Stratford on the 27th July. The map plots the approximate route and presents a range of key statistics for each evening stop.”

For more data and analysis about the United Kingdom and London search the UK’s Office of National Statistics.

New dataset added to WRDS

11-9-2011 2-48-01 PM

The Watson Library now subscribes to millisecond level trade and quote data from the NYSE through the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS).

All current faculty, full-time graduate students, supervised research assistants, and staff are eligible for WRDS accounts. If you do not have an account you can request one online.

Other current Columbia affiliates may use one of the computers available in the Watson Library or the Digital Social Science Center to access WRDS.