Economic and Financial Data: Home


The objective of this LibGuide is to provide information on where to find and how to access economic and financial data, either through web-based resources or online databases subscribed by the Victoria University. The main online databases available are Datastream Professional, Eikon, Mint Global - Bureau van Dijk, and Orbis - Bureau van Dijk

There are also two other LibGuides that have a similar objective, i.e. Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Business - Statistics and Reports, and a general information regarding business, commerce and economic library databases.

The LibGuide Statistics and Mathematical Softwares also contains some pages on data sources. However, this LibGuide will be different in the way that it uses a data type-based approach rather than a source-based approach. It means that this LibGuide will guide users to locate the sources of data they need.


Ms Lou Connell
Victoria School of Business Librarian)
+61 3 9919 4423

Mr John Tripotseris
(Business Librarian)
+61 3 9919 1233


Learning Hub assistance for Business students

Victoria School of Business Librarians Lou and John can help you find information using databases and other resources. They are available at:

  • Footscray Park campus Wednesdays in the Library Hub 12-1
  • City Flinders campus (Level 9), Tuesdays  from 12pm to 2pm

VU Research Ambassadors (RA)

They provide peer to peer support for VU research students and staff in accessing the databases. If you are interested, RA is also able to organise a miniworkshop on how to utilise the databases.

For more information and contact details see below:

Skype: look for contact name vuseekra

If you are interested at finding other data not covered in this LibGuide please contact us. 

Should you need further assistance, you may contact us to create a mini workshop economic and financial databases, in particular about  Datastream Professional and Orbis


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Eikon with Datastream

Growth and development data are economic indicators related to aggregate measures of output produced by a country. These include gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national product (GNP), either measured at level, growth, or per capital figures.


Eikon with Datastream Due to Covid-19, Eikon with Datastream is currently not available. Other VU Library databases that may provide you with the information you require. For example:

Factiva will provide you with current  and time series stock market data, market data charts, currencies/unit trust common market indexes, company and industry information.

Orbis Bureau van Dijk will provide you with detailed time series company information.

Business Source Complete will provide you with company information, company profiles, industry reports, financial data, country reports, market research reports, investment research reports and SWOT analysis.

Business Market Research Collection This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analystica, and Snapshots.



Orbis Bureau van Dijk

Orbis Bureau van Dijk provides comprehensive data and information on companies around the world either private, listed and listed companies. Mint Global and Orbis are products of Bureau van Dijk. They are essentially similar; however, Mint Global is claimed to have enhanced end-user interface designed for end user and desktop access. 

General information about Orbis Bureau van Dijk can be found here and click here to get general information about Mint Global.