[The 30-country dataset] is a great advantage to EM-focused investors and multinationals who subscribe to the data, but it also represents a very exciting development for the global economy.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2013
Frontier Data Corp, a fast-growing data collection firm focused on emerging markets, completed expansion of its data service into 30 countries around the globe, uncovering dramatic new insights into their economic trends, activity and overall health. The new countries include the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China; the CIVETS countries of Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa; and many others around the globe. The data collected spans all major industrial sectors within these markets, comprising transportation, real estate, consumer goods, health care, finance, construction and more. See the full country coverage and example data sets here.
From its offices in New York, Dubai and Washington and its other locations across over 50 countries, Frontier Data Corp is systematically opening up the most opaque markets in the world for decision-makers at multinationals, investment firms and other organizations. The company's data provides globally-minded organizations the concrete market intelligence needed to take advantage of the myriad opportunities that exist across emerging markets.
The granularity and frequency of the data have revealed surprising insights into the realities of emerging market economies as they relate to the global marketplace. In Malaysia, the purchasing price parity of physicians is over 50 times that in Yemen. The price of gasoline in Israel in December 2012 was 30 times the price in Saudi Arabia. An iPhone in Ethiopia is nearly twice the price of one in its African neighbor Libya. High-end commercial rents in Myanmar are approaching those of Tokyo. These revelations enable Frontier Data Corp’s subscribing clients to peer deeply into the activities of a particular country or region without the onerous capital expenditure of a dedicated research project whose value diminishes quickly with time.
“We have developed a data collection system that can penetrate almost any market in the world and capture information typically denied to non-locals and non-native speakers,” explains CEO Dr. Anthony Vinci. “Our datasets bring unprecedented transparency for market prices and consumption patterns across energy, finance, technology, food & beverage, real estate, consumer products, and transportation sectors. In our view, this not only gives great advantage to EM-focused investors and multinationals who subscribe to the data, but it also represents a very exciting development for the global economy.”
Most existing emerging market datasets lack high fidelity and continuous data on microeconomic essentials—costs of capital and pricing data for consumer products, foodstuffs, healthcare goods, services and education. Frontier Data Corp’s datasets reflect the underlying supply and demand conditions at work in the focal country while capturing the impact of major political activity that directly drive price movements. Frontier Data Corp generates CPI proxies that can be used to get ahead of official statistics reported by governments and international financial institutions, which are infrequent and, in many cases, fundamentally flawed.
Today’s announcement marks the latest step toward Frontier Data Corp’s goal of building a marketplace for the transparent exchange of economic information in emerging markets. Their subscription services contain thousands of data points and are rich with insights about consumer demand, credit market trends, infrastructure growth, and political and economic stability.
The Frontier Data Corp network delivers unique, granular and continuous data on frontier and emerging markets through its robust network of trusted, on-the-ground sources. By tracking and quickly relaying local economic datasets, which include dozens of data points consisting of construction trends, consumer sentiment, retail prices, in-port waiting times, interest rates and more, clients around the globe enjoy a decided advantage in modeling future outcomes and gauging market and political risk.
To receive more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Frontier Data Corp, please visit our site at http://www.frontierdatacorp.com or contact Bob Murray at info(at)frontierdatacorp(dot)com or (855) 935-5997.