|Sample Search: Give the S&P500 quotes for 1992-1993 on a monthly basis.
Finding the Code:
Things to Remember:
1 A - L (Argentina to Luxembourg)
2 M - Z (Malaysia to Zimbabwe)
3 Discontinued Codes
The following countries have data directed from the exchanges:
Argentina Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
Dates of coverage and availability of datatypes vary widely. Datastream is constantly expanding coverage, so always check HELP SI? for the latest coverage.
Datastream also obtains market data from a number of organizations. Data for each country is grouped under the issuer and is not found in the national indices section.
The following provide data under the Global Indices section:
Datastream Global Indices, Jardine Fleming Small Cap Indices, ING Barings Emerging Markets, M.S.C.I. Indices, Cazenove Rosenberg Small Companies, Nomura East European indices, Dow Jones Global Indices, Private Investor Indices, FT/S&P World Indices, GPR-Life Real Estate Securities, European Indices, IFC Emerging Markets, HSBC Securities Indices, and Salomon Smith Barney World Equity.
Of particular interest are the IFC (International Finance Corporation) Emerging Markets data. A vast number of developing countries are covered in this dataset by the IFC portion of the World Bank. With many of the private providers, Princeton's access is limited to select portions of the data.