Alacra, Inc. and the Economist Intelligence Unit Partner on Country Snapshots

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Over 200 country profiles with free economic data now available in the Alacra Store.

The EIU's comprehensive country coverage and their unparalleled reputation for quality made them the natural fit for a partner on the Alacra Store Country Snapshots

Alacra, Inc., a leading provider of online business information solutions, announced today the launch of over 200 country snapshots in the Alacra Store highlighting economic data and reports from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Economist Intelligence Unit, the business information arm of The Economist Group, publisher of The Economist, is the most respected provider of country analysis for governments, multi-national corporations and financial institutions around the world. In partnering with Alacra, the EIU has made many key economic indicators publicly available on the Web for the first time.

“The EIU's comprehensive country coverage and their unparalleled reputation for quality made them the natural fit for a partner on the Alacra Store Country Snapshots,” said Alacra CEO Steven Goldstein. “In one place, users can now find many pieces of economic data and all country-related premium content.”

Some of the highlights of the Alacra Store Country Snapshots include:

  • Premium Content Results with the latest Credit & Investment Research, Market Research, Economic Data and News on a given country
  • A 3-year Country Forecast Overview, featuring key economic indicators such as Real GPD Growth, Consumer Price Inflation, and Current Account Balance
  • Historical GDP and GDP Growth Rates in both table and chart format
  • A quantitative risk assessment of the risk of doing business in each country
  • A list of the largest public companies in a given country with links to their respective Company Snapshots

Lou Celi, EIU’s Senior Vice President and Publishing Director, emphasized that “the Alacra Store provides simple one-stop access to the Economist Intelligence Unit's full range of country intelligence. The Store's intuitive design, comprehensive coverage and pay-as-you-go model make it a valuable tool for executives seeking the latest global analysis.”

With country-specific content from publishers such as the Economist Intelligence Unit, Datamonitor, and TF Market Research, Alacra Country Snapshots meet the need for complete country information.

About the Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit (http://www.eiu.com/) is the world leader in global business intelligence. It is the business–to–business arm of The Economist Group, which publishes The Economist newspaper. The Economist Intelligence Unit provides geopolitical, economic and business analysis on more than 200 countries, as well as strategic intelligence on key industries and management practices. With over 300 full–time professionals in 40 offices around the world, supported by a global network of more than 700 contributing analysts, the Economist Intelligence Unit is widely known for its unparalleled coverage of major and emerging markets. More information about the Economist Intelligence Unit can be found on the Web at http://www.eiu.com.

About The Alacra Store

The Alacra Store (http://www.alacrastore.com) is an e-commerce website offering consumers access to select reports from a host of Alacra premium databases. Searching the Alacra Store is free. You register to purchase and download reports with a credit card. Types of business information available include company fundamentals and financials, credit research, earnings estimates, economic data, filings, market and investment research and news. The Alacra company coverage includes more than 45,000 global public companies, 20,000 private issuers of public debt and 350,000 global private companies with more than $20 million in revenue or 200 employees. For more information, visit http://www.alacrastore.com.

About Alacra, Inc.

Alacra (http://www.alacra.com) creates sophisticated online technology and services to help clients find, package and present business information. Financial institutions, professional service firms and other corporations have long used the same content sets to support clients, research deals and investigate market opportunities. The Alacra mission is to package this content and deliver it in a format that best meets each organization's precise needs.

Worldwide, more than 600 investment and commercial banks, management consulting firms, law firms, and other corporations, representing 50,000 end users worldwide, use Alacra to effectively find and deploy business information in their daily workflow. For more information, visit http://www.alacra.com.

For further press information, please contact:

Carol Ann Thomas

Marketing Manager

Alacra, Inc.

1 212 806 3841

carolann.thomas @ alacra.com

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