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Historical financial and economic information and worldwide coverage.

Key data sets include equities and company financials, stock market indices, unit and investment trusts, warrants, bonds, interest rates, exchange rates, commodities, and macroeconomic data sourced from the IMF, OECD and other government agencies.


The length of time series varies. New Zealand stock market data is from 1973 onwards.
Frequencies include daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual.


Datastream is available to University of Auckland postgraduate students and teaching staff only.

There is no access via public PCs in the General Library. Business School staff and postgraduates who have swipe card access to the Sir Owen G. Glenn Building can use Datastream on a terminal in Room 240A. You have to be signed into the Excel interface to Eikon in order to access Datastream.

For more information and assistance please contact us.


The 'Datastream for Office User Manual for Excel' is a 50-page PDF document. It can be found in the Excel ribbon menu under 'Refinitiv Eikon Datastream > Help > Help drop-down > User Manual'.

This guide covers topics including the following:

Creating time series and static requests
Selecting, creating and using lists
Using functions and expressions
Using request tables


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