FitchConnect’s BMI service is one of our favourite resources for industry and country data and analysis.
Industry and sector reports
To access the sector research, ensure that you are on the top-level tab for ‘BMI’.
For a comprehensive listing of industries covered, click on the ‘Industries’ sub-heading and browse…
BMI’s industry coverage
Selecting an industry from this menu will take you to the industry homepage where you can either use the search function, head directly to analysis on specific countries or use the filters on the left to browse to the content you require.
Industry analysis in BMI
Country risk reports
Country risk reports can be accessed in a similar way to industry content. Simply select the ‘Country Risk’ option from the Fitch homepage to access the main dashboard. Either search all country content, select an individual country from the dropdown menu on the right or browse content via the menus on the left.
Country risk dashboard in BMI
Each country has its own homepage with key information and useful tabs where you can navigate easily to different kinds of content. For documents, including country risk reports, regional and FX analysis, use the ‘Reports’ option. If you’re interested in your country’s position in the Risk Index, you can find there here too.
Country coverage in BMI
Data and forecasts
If your country or industry research is data-drive, head straight to the ‘Fundamental Data & Analytics’ page from the Fitch homepage and select ‘Data Tools’. The option for ‘Interactive Charts’ allows you to source the data you require and display it in whatever format you like.
Data Tools and Interactive Charts
Once you arrive at the Interactive Charts page, start by selecting your entities / geographies, then the data items you require (be it macroeconomic or industry-focussed) then your date range, etc.
Defining your datasets and parameters
When you choose your data items, you can either search or browse the menu. Wherever you see the > symbol, click for more granular data options. If you are unsure of a dataset, use the ‘i’ icon to view its definition.
Finally, visualise your data via a wide variety of charts and tables. You can also annotate, change colours and styles to suit your needs. Export your end product via the ‘More’ button on the right.
Charts or tables? Your choice…
If you have any questions on FitchConnect’s BMI service or on any of the data and reports this service includes, please contact the School of Management Library.
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