Economist Intelligence Unit (Contract with SilverPlatter Information to Offer Global Business Data on CD-ROM)

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For the first time ever, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) will be offering a broad range of its global business information on CD-ROM through a just-announced arrangement with SilverPlatter Information. This CD-ROM initiative represents another step in EIU's electronic publishing strategy to provide customers with instant access to its information through the electronic format of their choice. Released under the brand name, EIU on Disc, this highly useful new line of CD-ROM products will be available from both SilverPlatter and EIU Online, the newly formed electronic publishing division of the EIU.

EIU on Disc will help managers stay on top of rapidly changing world market conditions by providing electronic access to EIU's practical business analysis, forecasts and advice on over 180 country markets. This unique CD-ROM series, which will be released in early 1994, will include the complete versions of EIU's four leading business services: EIU Country Reports, EIU Country Forecasts, EIU International Business Newsletters, and EIU Automotive Reports.

Compiled by EIU's global network of analysts, EIU Country Reports on Disc provides a comprehensive review of the latest economic, political and market conditions for five major regions of the world: the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East/Africa and Western Europe. Each 25-40 page report offers a summary of the previous quarter's major business events, analysis of recent political and economic developments, short-term political and economic projections and the latest economic and trade data. EIU Country Reports on Disc is updated bimonthly and includes both Country Reports and Country Profiles. Subscriptions will be available for individual regions or for the complete five-disc set.

For professionals seeking a valuable global planning tool, EIU Country Forecasts on Discs provides the latest objective forecasts of medium- and long-term political, economic, and business trends. The service covers five regions: the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East/Africa, and Western Europe. Each country profile provides an in-depth analysis of the current and future political and business environment; comprehensive five-year projections of GDP growth, inflation, population, foreign indebtedness and many other important indicators; appraisals of the country's prospects over the next ten years; five-year summaries of historical data; special alerts to recent developments affecting forecasts; and executive summaries is consistent to facilitate summaries and fact sheets. …