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About EIU

What is the Economist Intelligence Unit?

What other related titles does the Economist Intelligence Unit publish?

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What is the Economist Intelligence Unit?

The Economist Intelligence Unit is the world's leading provider of country intelligence. As you'd expect from part of the organisation that publishes The Economist newspaper, we guard our independence fiercely. Our only agenda is a determined pursuit of the truth in the service of our clients' needs. That means an unswerving commitment to clarity, accuracy and reliability.

The EIU operates unfettered by the concerns or influence of governments, commercial organisations or special-interest groups. We are not interested in rosy scenarios. Nor are we afraid of uncomfortable conclusions, if that is where our logic leads us. We simply provide the best, most dependable analysis of the countries we cover.

Our country intelligence draws on the best sources and a wealth of experience; we began producing research and analysis 55 years ago in London. Over that time we have built up a peerless global network of more than 500 analysts, editors and correspondents. This powerful combination underpins everything we produce, from global macroeconomic forecasts to political and economic analysis for almost 200 individual countries.

What other related titles does the Economist Intelligence Unit publish?

The Worldwide Cost of Living survey is produced by the EIU's Executive Development and Data division. In addition to the Worldwide Cost of Living survey, the division also produces a number of reports related to recruitment and executive development:

* Recruitment

Which headhunter should you use to help you find a new CFO in Venezuela or a new COO in Indonesia? A series of titles by region (and one by industry sector) on the leading headhunters provides the answers.

* Development

We publish two complementary titles on where to go for the best in executive development and training. Which MBA? is published annually and is currently in its 12th edition. This title is also sold in bookshops around the world through an agreement with Pearson Education. The book contains details of more than 100 schools and MBA programmes and gives good advice on how to choose a school or programme in the first place plus first-hand insight from current students.

Which executive programme? covers short executive programmes (i.e. 3 days to 10 weeks). Programmes are divided by subject (e.g. marketing, finance) and by region.

In addition, the price data which underpin the Worldwide Cost of Living survey are available in a separate time-series database called EIU CityData. This powerful database enables users quickly to compare prices of products across cities and regions and to watch the evolution of prices over time, as well as to access additional price data on costs such as office rents and salaries.

How do I contact the Economist Intelligence Unit?

The Economist Intelligence Unit has five major offices worldwide:

20 Cabot Square
London E14 4QW
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7576 8000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7576 8500
E-mail: emea@eiu.com
New York
750 Third Avenue
Fifth floor
New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: + 1 212 698 9717
Fax: +1 (212) 586 1191/1182
E-mail: americas@eiu.com
Hong Kong
1301 Cityplaza Four
12 Taikoo Wan Road
Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2585 3888
E-mail: asia@eiu.com
#23-01 PWC Building
No. 8 Cross Street
Singapore 048424
Tel: (65) 6536 4402
Fax: (65) 6438 8043
E-mail: asia@eiu.com

The Economist Intelligence Unit also has representatives worldwide.