Economist Intelligence Unit - EIU

DEFINITION of 'Economist Intelligence Unit - EIU'

An organization that provides forecasting and advisory services to assist entrepreneurs, financiers and government officials. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) provides country, industry and risk analyses based on the work, research and insights of a worldwide network of economic, political and business experts. Additionally, the EIU has a system of country specialists that provide country-specific insight and analysis.

BREAKING DOWN 'Economist Intelligence Unit - EIU'

The EIU operates as an independent business within The Economist Group. The EIU has provided services since 1946. Free access to certain reports and other information is granted on the EIU website; other reports and data are available for purchase or through paid subscriptions.


The Economist Intelligence Unit offers its clients detailed analyses and forecasts for 187 countries. Clients can access certain data for free or purchase individual articles or complete country access that provides access to a selection of economic, political and business information for a particular country. The service covers a country's economic and political outlook, credit risk, business environment and market opportunities, regulatory environment and financing conditions.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Sovereign Credit Rating

    The credit rating of a country or sovereign entity. Sovereign ...
  2. Country Risk

    A collection of risks associated with investing in a foreign ...
  3. Macro Risk

    A type of political risk in which political actions in a host ...
  4. Country Basket

    A selection of countries that are grouped together in order to ...
  5. Business Economics

    The study of the financial issues and challenges faced by corporations. ...
  6. Economist

    An expert who studies the relationship between a society's resources ...
Related Articles
  1. Options & Futures

    Evaluating Country Risk For International Investing

    Investing overseas begins with determining the risk of the country's investment climate.
  2. Investing News

    Evaluating Country Risk When Investing

    The main risks of investing overseas are economic and political.
  3. Forex Education

    Forex Tutorial: Economic Theories, Models, Feeds & Data

    There is a great deal of academic theory revolving around currencies. While often not applicable directly to day-to-day trading, it is helpful to understand the overarching ideas behind the ...
  4. Forex Fundamentals

    Forex Outlook For December 2012: Upcoming Events To Watch

    December 3 - Germany will release its PMI Manufacturing Index, providing traders with insight into the country's manufacturing sector. In October, the index fell for its eighth straight month ...
  5. Economics

    Can The IMF Solve Global Economic Problems?

    The IMF is an important tool to help struggling countries, but it's not without its problems.
  6. Fundamental Analysis

    How Globalization Affects Developed Countries

    The increase in communications technology has companies competing in a global market.
  7. Personal Finance

    How Intelligence Relates To Wealth

    Being smart doesn't necessarily mean you'll be wealthy, but there are many ways intelligence can influence how much money you earn.
  8. Economics

    How to Invest In Developing Markets

    Developing markets can be attractive additions to many investor's portfolios, but carry additional risks that must be considered.
  9. Economics

    What's a Political Economy?

    Economics and politics are intrinsically linked. An economy is frequently one of the biggest points of contention between different political parties. And a political party’s ideologies will ...
  10. Budgeting

    Tools for Finding the Right Loan or Grant for Your Small Business

    Learn more about some of the best tools, resources and organizations available to connect small business owners with business funding opportunities.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What are some common functions of business intelligence technologies?

    Understand the common functions of business intelligence technologies, and learn how business intelligence is used to increase ... Read Answer >>
  2. What is the difference between business intelligence and business analytics?

    Find out what differences, if any, exist between business intelligence and business analytics, and learn the role of each ... Read Answer >>
  3. What are the historical origins of business intelligence?

    Find out where the term "business intelligence" came from and how it evolved into the widely used concept in modern corporate ... Read Answer >>
  4. What economic indicators are most used when forecasting an exchange rate?

    Discover what economic indicators are most widely used to forecast a country’s exchange rate and how various factors influence ... Read Answer >>
  5. What is political risk and what can a multinational company do to minimize exposure?

    For multinational companies, political risk refers to the risk that a host country will make political decisions that will ... Read Answer >>
  6. What does a company use CI (competitive intelligence) for?

    Take a brief overview of the art of competitive intelligence, or CI, and how companies compete with one another for information ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Demand Curve

    The demand curve is a graphical representation of the relationship between the price of a good or service and the quantity ...
  2. Goldilocks Economy

    An economy that is not so hot that it causes inflation, and not so cold that it causes a recession. This term is used to ...
  3. White Squire

    Very similar to a "white knight", but instead of purchasing a majority interest, the squire purchases a lesser interest in ...
  4. MACD Technical Indicator

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence (or MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between ...
  5. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, ...
  6. Quarter - Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

    A three-month period on a financial calendar that acts as a basis for the reporting of earnings and the paying of dividends.
Trading Center