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Two Business/Economics Databases from CMIE, Mumbai

Columbia University Libraries now has access to two online databases from Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy. The two new electronic resources are Prowess and CapEx.

Prowess includes data on the financial performance of more than 27,000 companies, including those traded on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange, as well as many unlisted public and private limited companies. The database is compiled from Annual Reports, quarterly financial statements, and Stock Exchange feeds, and includes more than 3,500 data fields per company for customized search queries. Time-series data goes back to 1989-1990.

The name CapEx is a concatenation of the short-forms of Capacity Expansion and Capital Expenditure. Thus this database includes investment projects with a capital expenditure of Rs. 10 million or more that involve the setting up of new capacities. The CapEx database captures the life-cycle of projects from the years 1995-96 to the present.

Bull at Bombay Stock Exchange

Bull at Bombay Stock Exchange Photo by Elroy Serrao