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Communications or Telecommunications?

S&P Global and MSCI are making some major changes in the GICS sectors which will be enacted at the end of September.  Under the old GICS, Telecommunications was one of the 11 GICS sectors which included primarily telephone companies.  S&P Global and MSCI are changing the Telecommunications Sector to the Communications sector which includes not only Telecommunication Services, but Media and Entertainment stocks, which includes Advertising, Broadcasting, Cable & Satellite, Publishing, Movies and Entertainment, Interactive Home Entertainment and Interactive Media Services ...

Global Financial Data Adds Thousands of Series on Tariffs

With Jack Ma predicting that the trade wars between the United States and China could go on for another 20 years, Global Financial Data has added data on tariffs so our customers can analyze tariffs between countries and over time.  With Donald Trump using tariffs as his primary weapon in his global trade wars, it is important to understand what tariff rates are throughout the world.


GFD has collected data from the World Bank covering over 2800 series on tariffs from every country in the world.  The data include tariff rates for primary products, manufactured pro ...